Thursday, February 14, 2008

Quick Hits

So I've been more absent lately than my usual, but I have a good excuse.

Same old. Work.

But in a good way. I'm delivering some stuff I've been working on for quite a long while now. It's deep-in-the-weeds stuff that makes a great impression with the boss and only the boss, the only person who can really understand what an endeavor I've undertaken. He's a cool boss to have. He really trusts me, and that is a rare commodity in this business indeed. He has basically been at the company from its inception and has written most of the software that I am now modifying. So when I call him and say that I need to make a change to it, I expect that he would be leery or more inquisitive as to the what and why. It's not like he doesn't ask, but he is satisfied quickly that I'm on the right track.

I would be a fool to work for anyone else.

Now I just have to prove that his trust is well-founded.

Happy Valentines Day!

A couple cute things that my son did. First, which actually isn't so cute--more on the gross side--he has discovered that the base of this thumb can come "unhitched" if you will. So he can basically move the bottom of his thumb from side to side in little jerks. It's freaky. It was one of those family moments with Emmett standing on our bed while Jackson, my wife and I were cracking up and cringing at the same time.

Did you know that Emmett can spell? He's only four years old but can spell almost any word. For instance, "Hey Emmett. How do you spell encyclopedia?" Answer: "H-J-K-11-12-14-16-20."

He's been playing Metroid Fusion on his Gameboy, both of which he inherited from his older brother when Jackson got the Nintendo DS. It's one of those games that has a boss every so often that needs to be defeated before moving on to the next level. For some reason he calls each boss "L-M-N-O-6", which sounds like "Elemenosix." Super cute.

And lastly, and only because I'm drawing blanks on anything else at the moment, Emmett came out of our room yesterday when his momma's suede high-heeled boots, which fit his legs perfectly. He looked like puss-in-boots from the Shrek sequels. Don't worry, we've got pictures.


Kaycie said...

What a cute kid. I love four year olds. That picture will be great to blackmail him with when he's seventeen. Trust me. I know.

Sarah Hina said...

I love his "spelling." I bet he thinks he's hot stuff.

My daughter is four, and my son is three. They crack me up (and infuriate me) daily.

Glad you have a cool boss! Good luck with your project, Scott.

Kathleen said...

What I like is that you and your wife didn't freak out because he tried on her boots. I'm pretty sure my brother would lose his mind and make sure the kid never did it again, because it would make him gay or something. *eyes rolling*

That spelling is fabulous!

Minnesotablue said...

Reading about your son makes me miss the times when mine were that age.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Elemenosix sound like a jazz prog album title.

Tee said...

LOL - Glad you got pics of Emmett in the boots. That'll come in handy later.

So what is it that thing he does with his thumb? Yuck! Does that mean he's double jointed?

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, this stuff melts my heart, Scott. Soooo super cute!

(Kudos on successful work endeavors too!)

Toni Anderson said...

Very sweet. I have photos of my naked kids getting into my wellie boots. Very cute. Not for sharing, except maybe for those extra special embarrassing moments :)

And my son especially likes his sister's plastic dress up high heels, the more sparkle and feathers the better :) Gotta love it.

Don't you think the world has got more tolerant for kids? They can enjoy hair color and make up and dress up and even temp tattoos in a way were weren't really able too. In my world everything seems less judgmental about the little things. Here's hoping.

Jada's Gigi said...

would love to see the kid in the boots! :) jada asks what every word means...can't spell them but wants desperately to know all of them..its exhausting but cute.

Moni said...

Kudos on your job, it's great to have a job where you know your creativity will be taken seriously.

Bless your little boys, they sound so precious. :)

Alan said...

Scott, give me permission to use the name "Elemenosix" for a villain in my audio adventure series!! Please!!! :-D

The Zombieslayer said...

Cool you like your job and have a good relationship with your boss. That's more important than money, I say. I won't be leaving my job any time soon. :)

Yikes about your son's thumb. That's something I probably wouldn't want to see.

And off topic, how did the Cowboys manage 2 1st round picks? I looked at the draft and my jaw dropped. You'll be picking twice before we're even on the board. :(

Just save a decent DB for us, mmm-kay?