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Posted on 2007.02.16 at 12:58
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I was driving into work this morning remembering when my children liked nothing more than being pulled around the acreage in Texas in their little red wagon. It was very boring for me to cart them around the house and around the backyard in their wagon, but they really enjoyed it, so that's what I did. Today, I really missed the simplicity of that. I never thought I'd be one of those parents who 'looked back' with fondness & longing. I guess I was wrong.





I was at work late yesterday, so for giggles I booted the UX280P with my external laptop drive installation of kubuntu via USB. It made my naughty-bits tingle logging in. How very cool. Of course with the tether to the external drive, its functionality becomes greatly limited (unless I were to install it directly to the device) but way fun anyway - ubuntu handles wireless very well, and it was just fun to play with it, despite that I had nothing really to do with it once it was up and running.





During photogoot's visit, he was on a quest to photograph the arch. I stumbled upon this photograph of me quite by accident on his pbase photography site. I was likely trying to photograph him shooting the arch. It was during this part of the trip we were actually standing on the top-deck of the Casino Queen in zero-degree weather on a very windy night, accentuated by being elevated right on on the water.



Comments:


wardlejew
wardlejew at 2007-02-16 19:50 (UTC) (Link)
Kids and growing up. If you didn't 'looked back' with fondness & longing, I'd question how loving of a Father you are. I too miss certain things, but not others from the past, look forward to some things, while not others in the future, and currently enjoy some things, and am crazy in the head because of other things my kids do now. All part of the gig. My kids are what keep me going though!!!

One thing I know I'll miss in the future is checking on the kid before I go to bed.... ahhh...

How can we know joy if we don't know sorrow.
Being a good parent is being selfless, and that is where the joy comes from.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-16 20:04 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks jw, that really touched me. I enjoy reading to the kids each night at bedtime, and I know that's going to be something I miss. I enjoy that time with them.
galinda822 at 2007-02-16 20:02 (UTC) (Link)
Aw! Look how cute the kids are...they're so little!!!!
I've always heard parents say that kids grow up to quick. I guess you're finding out it's true.

Glad you were able to find something to keep you occupied last night while being stuck at work!

ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-16 20:08 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure that the things they do now, I'll miss later, much as I miss the things they did then, now. It's a no-win situation.
JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-02-16 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
wagons = cool
having children = envious JaceMan
KDE = sucks!
photography = cool
oh so stylish clothes = uhm, yeah... sure I guess!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-16 22:27 (UTC) (Link)
Wagons are cool, but not usually when your carting children around the acreage...until you look back on it later with longing. You're welcome to come play Playstation games with my boy and Polly Pockets with my girl anytime. KDE sucks, agreed, but its better than many of the alternatives out there currently. Someday, I'll have my Canon S3 and then I'll really show you some pictures. Oh yeah, and:

Warm clothes on a below freezing day = Priceless!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-02-17 03:22 (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes simplicity is the best. Love each and every moment with your children; they won't be kids for long.

That last shot of you looks like Spielberg.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-17 04:41 (UTC) (Link)
Simplicity is fleeting. Its sad.
snapper521 at 2007-02-17 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
Kids: I thought she was older then him... meh anyway doesnt matter.

The little Vaio thingy is kool... I sorta like Vaio. Aside from the fact that they cost so stinkin' much.

Got my computer back so I'm officially an XP brat. Lisa yelled at me through Dad and said I have to much shit on the computer. *frown* No I dont... she only thinks I do because she rebooted it from a really old "floppy" she had of our basic set up files. And at that time I DID have to much stuff on it, but since then (2 yr) I've learned how to not have so much stuff... if that makes sense. *frown* I dont know whatever. Unless she SHOWS me what the flip she's talking about I dont know. I mean the woman could be scolding me for having one to many music files on here or somthing. Which btw I dont even KEEP music on this pc... grrr...*scowl* Whatever. Everytime we go down there, she yells at me for somthing. And it's always stuff I didn't do!!

If I told Tomas he'd "yell" at me to and tell me "well you probably DO have to much shit on your computer! Remember a little bit of knowledge is very dangerous!!"

Grrr...

However. I'm happy to have my computer back. Oviously since I'm on it at this late hour.

Also doing homework and eating chicken. Yummy. *grin*
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-17 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
She's 4, he's 7.

The UX280P is $2000.

Congratulations on getting your computer back.

Tomas is a little high-strung.

Grrr...

I know you are. Your life is now complete again.

Wife made a fantastic dinner today which included chicken as well.

Have a good night.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-02-17 04:38 (UTC) (Link)
They do grow up quick don't they!!!

Well at least I won't have to be cleaning my guns on Friday nights in a few years like some people will!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-17 04:49 (UTC) (Link)
The picture of your eldest holding the newborn drove that point home.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-02-17 09:55 (UTC) (Link)
Because of the flag that your boy is holding, I somehow take pride in this picture over our Great Nation. To me, this photo is a great cross-section of the nation and it makes me proud to be an American.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-17 16:06 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like it. That was 4th of July weekend out at my great-uncle's cabin on Lake Kiowa in Texas two and half years ago. He could pick out the Texas flag then too.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-02-17 11:22 (UTC) (Link)
The picture of your kids is incredibly cute.

And the last pic should definitely be an icon.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-17 16:13 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I think that last one would be most difficult to iconize for use as an avatar; the out-of-focus colors of the backdrop (which IMHO helps make the picture) would, at that size, become unintelligible if included. I'll play around with it nonetheless and see if I can come up with anything creative.
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