Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Did I mention

I passed what I'm pretty sure is one of those motorized bicycles the other day. I felt bad for the guy riding know...right after I gloated about it to him.

Just kidding...I didn't feel bad.

I had a really cute picture of Kyle to post, but it seems I've temporarily misplaced my camera.

Monday, November 28, 2005


Sitting in the left hand turn lane preparing to turn into my apartment complex, I watch the lady in the mini-van coming toward me yet attempting to turn into Target mouth the words "What is this bicycle doing in the middle of the road?"

To which, I respond:
A) I have just as much a right to be in the middle of the road as you do.
B) Turning left, duh!
C) What is that mini-van doing in the middle of the road?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

It's Freezing

Literally. It's supposed to be at or below the magic 32 degrees tomorrow during my morning commute.

Nothing says welcome to the holiday season like freezing your toes off!!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy T-Day!

Over the last couple days to weeks Kyle has learned how to suck on his thumb.

Some of you may be impressed by this. However, I think I'll wait and be impressed when he takes out the trash ;-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

My family likes camera phones!

Happy uncle, happy nephew!

Monday, November 21, 2005


It was previously stated, although not on this blog, that Kyle has more clothes than Mindy or I.


I forget about the volume of "seasonal" clothes Mindy keeps stashed away in bags.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

And another thing...

If ID was science it would ask scientific questions. "Couldn't those also point to an intelligent designer?" is not a scientific question - it's a hypothetical question.

Friday, November 18, 2005


Kyle and me!!

Too long...

This has probably been the toughest week I've ever had, academically speaking. That said, posting is back on, and I've got some articles for you:

Did you think Vioxx was bad? Think again (via KevinMD):
That brings us up to penicillin, a drug with a clean reputation if ever there was one. But at the same time, everyone has heard of the occasional bad allergic reaction to it and related antibiotics. Even with the availability of skin tests for sensitivity, these antibiotics cause about one fatality per 50 to 100,000 patient courses of treatment. Other severe reactions are twenty times as common. Those are interesting figures to put into today's legal context: over 9 million prescriptions were written for Vioxx, for example. Any modern drug that directly caused that number of patient deaths and injuries would bury its company in a hailstorm of lawsuits, because (unlike the Vioxx cases) there would be little room to argue about other risk factors. Anaphylactic shock is hard to mistake for anything else.

And, today a Jesuit scientist came out against ID in school:
"Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be," the ANSA news agency quoted Coyne as saying on the sidelines of a conference in Florence. "If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science."
Too bad they won't get Benedict to agree.

My rant
They may or may not have the archeological evidence to support evolution - I don't know. That's not really my field, and I've never really looked into it. But, I can make a case for it biologically. For instance: correlations in brain structure and function in mammals? Similar if not exact biochemical pathways between species or even separate classes of animals? How about the fact that we need a new flu vaccine every year?

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Weekend Update

My abstract (which, BTW, is harder to write than any paper I've ever written) is 75% done.

I'm 90% done with my OCT lab report. I haven't started the 2 photon lab report.

I did get my single speed from Bicas. It's geared a little low, but I think that's OK - it'll build more muscle on my rides to school. A group of local guys do a 25 mile single speed only ride. I figure I'll join in the fun as soon as school gets out.

I've decided it needs a paint job before I add the track wheelset to make it a fixed gear.

Oh, and I've decided I still need a real road bike.

The "after" pic is on the way.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Goals for tomorrow

Maybe if I post my goals they'll actually get done...

1) Finish the text of my abstract for the ISMRM conference. (It's in Seattle this year!)
2) Start both the 2 photon and OCT lab reports, and finish one of them.
3) Leave Bicas with my new single speed! (Well, new to me!!)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

It is well known...

that cats can cause health issues in humans, but did you know humans can cause health issues in cats?

This is further proof that we should not keep cats as pets - we were created to live separately.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

There are 3, 4 things I learned today on my mountain bike ride.
1) My technical skills are not quite up to par.
2) I can't pick a line to save my life (which probably effects number 1).
3) I chicken out on more trail than I care to admit (which probably effects number 1 and 2).
4) At the end of the day, I love to mountain bike!!

On another note, Arizona not only beat, but embarrassed highly ranked UCLA team. I'm not what you would call Mike Stoops' biggest fan, but you have to give him props for the win yesterday.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

We took Kyle to the Red vs. Blue scrimmage. It's never too early to teach kids the virtues of Arizona basketball!