The Apple Watch: Half Computer, Half Jewelry, Mostly Magical
We, the people, have made it clear that we don't want smartwatches. They, the watches, have been available for over a year, courtesy of titans like Google, Samsung, and LG. But so far, the only wrists bearing them belong to former members of high ...
April 8, 2015
The Apple Watch: half computer, half jewellery , mostly magical
When it wants your attention — an alarm, an incoming text or call — it actually taps you on the wrist. And if some call or alert starts ringing at an inopportune moment, you can shut the watch by pressing your palm against its screen, as though ...
April 8, 2015
The 101 Best Kanye West-Produced Songs That Don't Feature Kanye
The yelping Bloodstone lift does most of the work for both rapper and producer on this Trap Muzik deep cut, allowing T.I. to be his quintessentially casual self for contrast, quietly pleading for empathy as he plys his trade. Never hugely .. The ...
March 31, 2015
Living With Ghosts: My Time At the Butler Goodrich House
I also employed a few old-fashioned tricks no longer in fashion (including some picked up from former MCLA professor and parapsychologist Ali Allmaker), things like laying very simple machines — old windable alarm clocks, piles of coins, and a ...
March 30, 2015
NHL Insider: Kadri stars in latest Maple Leafs drama
Things were way too quiet in Toronto for way too long. No jerseys had Benched for one game for being late to a meeting (Kadri forgot last Sunday to “spring forward” his clock), Kadri was forced to sit two more games after Shanahan surprised Toronto ...
March 14, 2015
Embraer's quiet, dark cockpit philosophy, honed through several generations of airliner development, is readily apparent and it works. With lights out, aural alarms silenced and knobs at 12 o'clock, all systems are go for the applicable phase of flight ...
March 13, 2015
Jim Boeheim's rationalizing just seems to dig a deeper hole for Syracuse
And Mikey speak at 6 o'clock you bring some box will cupcake sets down on the desk. Just torture. And that's a cake as you know All look let me just yet because you seem to wanna be selective with the facts here wearing no getting Garnett Allen let ...
March 19, 2015
I wrote a “Day in the Life” snapshot during both the twins’ first and second winters, though I’m not sure I ever published them. This particular “Day in the Life” was actually recorded back in January. This day was abnormal because we had three appointments/engagements in one day (I usually try to keep that number down because I like my sanity), and because the Man attended a mandatory “transitioning to civilian life” class with much shorter... So, on the one hand things were a little extra crazy with back to back obligations and none of our usual morning playtime or picture book reading. In contrast, for the last seven days the Man has been on call at the hospital. That means we’ve been up by 4:30 almost every day, and he’s been dragging home from work exhausted at 8:00 or 9:00 or 10:30, sometimes with calls at night. Anyhow, here’s a peek at life with two two year olds, one 8. 5/5 month old, one pregnant mother, and one preparing-to-get-out-of-the-Army father. 5:00 The second alarm goes off. This is sleeping in – usually it goes off at 4:30. I have no idea when the first alarm went off because I’m not responsible for my actions until I’ve been out of bed and vertical for at least five minutes.
Now working for a supplier of offshore wind turbines. It is half one on Tuesday morning, I am sitting in a room with an angry Dutch lady, and this is work. I say angry, she isn’t really, just frustrated I said no to a request to do with work. But, all is well, and we are working away. Or I am writing this after 19 straight hours of work, and there is probably two more to go before I can climb into bed. Despite getting up at six in the morning, the four hours until I had to leave the house flew by, and in that time I packed, had a shower, watched MOTD, had breakfast, editing some shots, wrote a blog entry. And then it was time to leave. I can now leave from Martin Mill, which gives me the grandest of views as we sweep out of Guston tunnel with all of Dover laid out below, and then we swing round the valley, descending to Buckland Junction and then to Priory. He got off at Folkestone West and all was quiet again. At the airport, the check in machines were not working, so I had to join the queue of the great unwashed, until I spotted an empty check in desk, told her a sob story and she let me check in there, so was up stairs, through security and sitting...
Following an amazing pregnancy, my braxton hicks had turned into true contractions on Dylan’s due date and on becoming 5 minutes apart, we had gone excitedly to hospital. However, as is often the case, on entering the maternity ward, contractions practically stopped and when they never returned again, I was sent home at 2cm dilated and told that I would probably return that evening. In fact, I returned to hospital 3 days later after a weekend of on-and-off contractions where I was told I was 5cm dilated. I felt no urge to push and was instructed by the midwife when I was getting a contraction to ‘chin on chest and push’. The whole thing was awkward and uncomfortable and I have never been so tired, having missed a whole night’s sleep. The whole event was traumatic and disappointing and I left the hospital thinking that I never wanted to go through that ever again. It was never going to be an option for me to have anything other than a hospital birth with Betty. I was expecting the same delivery as I had had with her older brother and was very anxious heading into hospital that morning to be induced.
Lies for Lullabies
My gaze sweeps across the snow ... I breath out in a quiet sigh, ignoring the annoying voice calling out my name, maybe if i hum I won’t hear him anymore. To bad I couldn't ignore my alarm clock and that bird thirty minutes ago. My lips curl in a smile ...
April 11, 2015
The Apple Watch: Half computer, half jewelry, mostly magical
And what color you want the sweep second hand to be ... And if the watch is on your nightstand, you can’t exploit its brilliant wrist-tapping feature as a silent alarm that won’t wake your partner. Finally—forgive me for bringing this up—when ...
April 8, 2015