Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More the Uncle I

I'm sorry I've been so remiss in writing. A rather overwhelming busy-ness keeps intervening. But I needed to share a bit of news, so a brief entry:

As of yesterday I am an uncle! The amazing thing about being an uncle is that I had to do literally nothing to make it happen! People keep calling to congratulate me and I didn't have to do a single thing. Very exciting.

So, a photo:

Just Hatched

Carter James Siebels
Born June 24, 2006 at 9:00 am
7 lbs, 13 oz; and 21" long

Mother, father, and baby are all doing fine, but 2 of 3 are going to be in the hospital until Friday. Hopefully Carter will be fine home alone until then....

In other news:

The big white truck is now officially Rasputin. I tried it out for a few weeks and I was definitely driving a Rasputin. Fortinbras was a close second, with Dan and Floyd holding the runner up slots. Thank you greatly to the lovely Jessica Sharzer for suggesting the name.

It has an evil history and flavor to it -- "Rasputin." But what could be better than driving around in an evil truck?

"I'm so sorry officer, I didn't want to speed! It was Rasputin!"

"I'D sure like to help you move, but RASPUTIN won't do it."

"Mr. Romanov! Get your hands off Rasputin!"