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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Something to Contribute

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Feedback / iPad Smash / Bitcoin Update
  • Budget Deal
  • Some NSA Stuff
  • Beyonce Ramifications

Recorded on 17 Dec 2013

Length this week – 1:17:52

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Playing in the Snow

Once he woke up, I showed Alex the snow. He was excited there would be no school and he wanted to get dressed as fast as possible so he could go outside right away.

He ran out ahead of me and immediately made a snow angel…


Then he explored the back yard.


Roscoe joined us right away to see what was up.


This year’s snowman was not quite as cute as last year’s.

Then we walked the dog. After about 10 minutes, Alex decided he wanted his gloves again even though he had taken them off earlier. But oops, they were not in my pockets as I thought, but we’d left them at home! He gave me the dog, put his hands in his pockets, and we walked another 15 minutes.


Once we got home, he decided the right thing to have as a snack in the snow was a popsicle. But after a minute or so of that he decided he was cold and he was done. He went in first to sit by the fire, but then decided that wasn’t working, and so instead he cuddled under a blanket with his mom until he was warm.

[Minor text edits 2013-12-20 20:23 UTC]

[Update 2013-12-20 21:40 UTC to add the snow angel video]

First Snow (2013/2014 Season)


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