June 26, 2006
Just posted a small handful of photos from the past couple of weeks. One group is in "The Homeplace" in the album "Summer Fun" and the other set is in Zoie's album. This is from a couple of weeks ago when we were in Olympia after coming back from Jackie's graduation from Seattle Pacific (which is the 3rd set incidentally). Enjoy!
June 23, 2006
June 21, 2006
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Minutes
1. Study origins, insertions and actions of muscles using handmade flash cards on a crowded MAX during rush hour en route to class
2. Converse with adorable nervousness and transparent joy (stuttering is ok, so is fumbling over words)
3. Be totally present and enjoy the moment
4. Enjoy every feature of those warm dark eyes, sincere dazzling smile, and brown hair that was curly but not too curly
5. Get off the MAX quickly and unexpectedly as you suddenly realize you are at your stop
6. Don't get his name
7. Don't get his number
And that's how to lose a guy in 10 minutes!
Needless to say, my kines classmates were sorely disappointed in me, though they did generously offer to make me flashcards for such situations in the future. I thought that was nice of them.
June 20, 2006
The Search for Bigfoot by the Himes Family
Update: if you're having trouble with the m4v file, try this link instead:
The Search for Bigfoot by the Himes Family (Quicktime Movie)
Cutest video EVAR. Seth and family goes on a search for Big Foot in the Mount St. Helens wilderness area.
Link (you'll need the latest version of Quicktime 7 or iTunes):
The Search for Bigfoot by the Himes Family
Yep, my nieces are the cutest.
June 15, 2006
Massage School Update
Well I officially completed Massage I yesterday. We finished a week early because of my instructor's schedule. I now am equipped to give a 1 hour Swedish massage for stress reduction and relaxation. For free. No charging until I get my license (in a year or so). Next term I take Massage 2 in which we learn treatment-oriented massage. Treatment-oriented massage involves targeting specific muscles and incorporate hydrotherapy, stretching and movement to affect specific areas of tension, pain, and decreased mobility. I'm really looking forward to it. The Saturday Homework Massage queue is pretty much open. I'm taking a beginning rowing class through the Lake O. rec district on Saturdays this summer. So homework massages will start at 1pm on Saturdays. Contact me if you're interested. Last term I gave between 1 and 3 massages nearly every Saturday from mid-April through the first week of June.
Next week I finish up Kinesiology with a quiz on the muscles of the leg and foot and a final on Friday covering the muscles we've learned since the midterm (spine & thorax; head, neck & face; pelvis & thigh; leg & foot). That should be a great time.
Also featured yesterday were words that I never imagined I would utter:
"Yes I'm interested in a Ph.D. in Anatomy."
Still processing that. Must counter decades of thinking that I'm retarded in math and science. I have this sneaking suspicion that I'm not as dumb as I thought I was. Anyway, more to come on that, potentially. The main issue is that I'd have to get a Bachelor's of Science degree and take a load of prereqs in math (calculus! yikes!) and science (chem, biochem).
Oh the irony.
June 13, 2006
Cool Cousin Stephen Makes the Front Page
Yep, Cool Cousin Stephen made the front page of the Oregonian this morning. I haven't seen him in a while, not since he got married. He doesn't look too well. Oh well. Maybe his stint on the front page and ensuing cousinly blog publicity will entice him to call his long lost second cousin for a little chat. (Hint hint). We'll see. Maybe after the World Cup is over, huh Stephen?
June 12, 2006
Jeans and Multimedia at the Pulpit Delight Over 50 crowd
My brother Brant is involved in leadership at a neighborhood church plant in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle and as this weekend was his bride's college graduation there was an abundance of family members in town. My parents and Grandpa Doug attended the church service and when I asked them about it later that day, I was pleasantly surprised and a little bit amused at the irony of their responses.
Dad remarked that he was very impressed at how the young leaders of the church today are preaching the Word. He seemed very enthusiastic and refreshed by the pastor's approach.
Grandpa Doug beamed at how the pastor wore jeans and had the scripture up on a screen on the stage. He seemed delighted by his approach and encouraged by the sermon.
As I understand it, that church mainly targets young adults in the Queen Anne neighborhood. Well, your message was well received by a widower from Medford, OR in his mid-80s and a married man in his 50s from Portland as well. That says to me that the message was presented and received clearly, warmly, and authentically. Very encouraging to hear.
June 09, 2006
Pics posted from Dadoo's 56th birthday
We celebrated Dadoo's 56th birthday (also known as his 37th) in Lacey, WA at Seth and April's house last Sunday, June 4. We had a great time celebrating and waiting for Zoie to show up. (Alas, it was not to be that day.) Enjoy the pics over at The Gallery...
Pictures of Zoie posted!
Zoie Faith Himes, the third daughter of Seth and April Himes was born June 7, 2006 at 7:51 am. She weighed 9lbs 3oz and measured 21 inches from 14" head to ten tiny toes. April was at the hospital for 50 minutes before delivering and was in labor for about 2 1/2 hours. The nurses all wanted to show Seth some of the other mom's deliveries at the hospital so he could see what a "real" labor was like. =)
Adalie and Kylia are very excited to have a new sister at home.
I just uploaded the pictures straight from my camera. I actually have made some minor lighting/color adjustments on some of the pictures, but those are on my computer at home. So I'll re-upload pics next week. (If you plan to print out pics, let me know and I'll let you know when the better quality ones are posted. Also, I can burn CDs for the interested.)
Sorry for the delay, but Seth and April didn't have an Internet connection at their house. Without further ado...
June 07, 2006
It's baby time!!!
Baby time is in progress. Stay tuuuuunnnneeeddd!!!
June 06, 2006
Slideshow of Aunt Helen's 90th Birthday
A bit of an overdue posting of Uncle Steve's pictures of great Aunt Helen's 90th birthday. My cousins, Drew and Jason, were there along with my Grandpa Doug. (Aunt Helen is his sister.)
June 02, 2006
Pics posted from the Memorial Day Weekend Waiting Game
While we waited for the baby to come (she's still not here yet) we played and played and played s'more. Top of the list was the Princess Bounce House. Oh the delight. Oh the wonder. Oh the bouncing babies. Though the magic of a Radio Flyer wagon will never fade, there sure are some amazing toys for kids these days. And with the teeny tiny "yards" nowadays, a little bouncing goes a long way. New pics are under Memorial Day Weekend 2006. Enjoy!
Worth reading: Sitepoint's "HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner's Guide"
For all you blogging web tweakers, might I suggest this excellent primer on XHTML and CSS:
Even if you've already been hacking your code and stylesheet, read it anyway...you might just learn something you never knew you always wanted to know.
If you have any questions about the concepts or code in there please feel free to ask me...after you've read it all the way through. ;-)
June 01, 2006
Pirates invade Portland
Rose Festival has begun. Translation: summer weather is on hold until after the final parade on June 10. My office was within earshot of the cannon fire of the pirate ships, VJ and I scurried down to the waterfront to snag some pictures. Here is one of mine. I call it: Impression of a Pirate Invasion. My medium of choice was Photoshop's Curves Adjustment Layer.
Apparently the Rose Festival peeps don't really consider this a Pirate Invasion but prefer the more politically correct Tall Ships Coming to the Waterfront Village!
To each her own, I suppose.