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Thursday – 23 August 2012
Man, I turn my back on this thing for a minute… and nearly two weeks go by!

To make up for it, here’s a little Team DiVa goodness for you:

Vanessa (l) and Diana

Yep, they’re in overalls that their grandparents bought them – and have been waiting for them to grow into – a few months ago. What you can’t exactly tell is that they are also wearing matching/coordinating t-shirts that their Aunt Galadriel bought them: Diana’s says “Copy,” where Vanessa’s says “Paste.”

These shirts, in fact.

The girls are doing well. Diana’s has trying out the whole “walking” thing; Vanessa has taken steps, as well… just not as frequently (or as daringly) as her big sister. They are also learning some sign language. So far, the big hits have been:

  • “Change,” as in “change your diaper” (although, we don’t get this one until after we ask if they need a change…)
  • “Water”
  • “Ball” has picked up some traction lately
  • and a sign that Vanessa has come up with for “excuse me,” which she seems to have picked up from something I do when I say it.

And, at this point, we are slightly over two weeks away from them turning one-year-old. Wow.

Sidenote 1: Last night, I started teaching the girls to shake their fists and scowl – although, so far, I’ve only getting smiles and smirks – when I say “DOOOM!”  It’s pretty amusing.

Sidenote 2: I totally missed an opportunity to video Diana rocking out to Rage Against the Machine’s Renegades of Funk. BAH!!!

Stray Toasters

  • The Ravens came up with a big win in Preseason Week three tonight. 48-17 over the Jags.
  • The train room is coming along nicely. Walls are up and mudded. Ceiling went up – and was mudded – this past weekend. Just need to go back and sand and add a coat of topping compound on the ceiling… and then we’re ready for painting!
  • Vote for Robot Hall of Fame 2012 inductees
  • Wow.
  • I’ve been enjoying the new Sunday Ticket commercials with Deion Sanders and the Manning brothers.
  • The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy
  • Starship Troopers: Invasion.  Uh, riiiiiight.
  • It seems that there’s some… static… between Paul Ryan and Twisted Sister over the use of We’re Not Going to Take It on the campaign trail. Okay, help me with a concept: How hard is it to call a band – or their designated agent – and ask permission to use it before making it part of your media presentation!? It’s not rocket surgery, is it?
  • Wiki Weapon Project’ Aims To Create A Gun Anyone Can 3D-Print At Home’

Okay, off to do some gaming, I think…

Namaste.

Team DiVa

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Sunday – 12 August 2012
Another Pleasant Valley Day, although it’s a bit hazy. I’m not sure if that’s fully attributable to the recent fires, if it’s just the inversion kicking in again, or both. Still, it’s not a bad day.

Since it’s been claimed that I never post pictures of the girls smiling…

Diana

Vanessa

Here’s a little Team DiVa photographic rebuttal:

Diana, with books and a smile

Vanessa, all smiles

Q.E.D.

Namaste.