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June 13, 2013

Done With Middle School

Filed under: Family — steegness @ 12:40 am

Today was Emma’s 8th grade promotion ceremony. Well, it was mostly a long list of award-handouts with a pace that made the Oscars seem like that guy who did the MicroMachines commercials, but there was in fact a part where they confirmed she made it out of middle school alive.

I was up in the balcony; while I wasn’t late, I was later than everyone else taking up all the space on the ground level. Emma didn’t spot me as she walked in. She looked, I waved, but the connection was never made.

Not until WELL into the event, when they actually called the named of every student (by homeroom), and Emma stood and turned, and shortly thereafter they finished the names and the applause started… I don’t know if I was especially loud, or somehow distinct, but she found me as I clapped, and she lit up.

And there was my little girl, smiling up at me. My baby all over again.

May 23, 2012

Recorder time

Filed under: Uncategorized — steegness @ 8:38 pm

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Sara from her spring concert.  She rocked.

May 22, 2012

Lucy!

Filed under: Uncategorized — steegness @ 10:40 pm

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Say hello.

May 21, 2012

I feel the need

Filed under: Uncategorized — steegness @ 11:14 pm

I need to get thoughts down.  This seems like a good place.

June 11, 2011

Face your family and friends in the back

Filed under: Uncategorized — steegness @ 12:21 am

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This is for my family.  Without you guys (all of you) this wouldn’t have been possible.  I love you all.

June 6, 2011

Project Euler Problem #1

Filed under: Programming — steegness @ 4:57 pm

Solved in Excel!

=SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(A1:A999), 3)=0)*ROW(A1:A999))+SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(A1:A999), 5)=0)*ROW(A1:A999))-SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(A1:A999), 15)=0)*ROW(A1:A999))

(Project Euler)

May 21, 2011

Eight Years Ago Today

Filed under: Family — steegness @ 9:21 pm

I wasn’t raptured today, which is a good thing, because I had something else to do today.

Today marks eight years since I got a second light in my life.  Every moment has been more enlightening and joyous than the last, and I am grateful for the chance to call her my daughter.

Happy Birthday, Sara.  I love you.

March 1, 2011

Hey lawmakers

Filed under: My World,Rants — steegness @ 5:28 pm

I get walking out so that there’s no quorum, and no business can be conducted. I do. I think that sometimes, it’s a necessary evil so that actual discussion can take place on a bill that’s being seemingly rammed through; a consensus can be reached (or at least adequately explained) on an issue that deserves a few extra moments.

This type of stunt though, where you decide to stall other things so you can get your way on something unrelated: not cool.

Work it out.

February 9, 2011

Reading material

Filed under: My World — steegness @ 7:47 pm

A window into my life: what’s currently in the bathoom book container:
- Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys by Dave Barry
- The College Solution by Lynn O’Shaughnessy
- Mummy: The Resurrection (White Wolf)
- When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops? By George Carlin
- The Higher Arithmetic (7th Ed.) by H. Davenport
- Dead Magic II: Secrets and Survivors (White Wolf)
- War of Ages (White Wolf)
- Teachings of Zen edited by Thomas Cleary
- Dilbert Gives You The Business by Scott Adams

Transparency like you never wanted.

October 6, 2010

Words to live by: del Toro Edition

Filed under: Thoughts — steegness @ 3:19 pm

I need to save this link somewhere, and somewhere public seemed appropriate.

http://io9.com/5656279/if-you-get-bored-with-nothing-to-do-you-are-not-a-writer-guillermo-del-toros-words-to-live-by

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