Happy Birthday you old mong!
2009 has been yet another remarkable year with some step changes. It's been invigorating, though and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. In some vaguely topical/chronological order...
Felix has an unusual name. We always felt that was right. In contrast, we thought his toys should have inappropriately normal names. I had trouble remember who was who, so I took some photos. Then I had an idea. (Click for biggies, 1920x1080)
A GTA moment is when you have enough stars that the police are throwing themselves at you and you use real-world common sense to solve the problem and make a get away.
On Friday 16th of October at 05:00 Kate's waters broke. It began one of the most incredible and emotional 46.5 hours awake any person can experience. Nothing will be the same again but then nothing ever is. I am writing this as accurately as I can - Kate remembers only patches and I didn't check my watch that often.
So, I've accepted a job with Prisym ID as a Senior Software Developer. Hurrah. That's one thing sorted. I start on the 19th, which gives the little lad some time to arrive. He'll be late so go knows when I will start.
While watching the superb Gameswipe from Charlie Brooker it occurred to me that all those nay saying reports of gaming ruining children and turning them into psychopaths is just bollocks. It's a bollocks now as it was then.
So, we've done our last National Childcare Trust (NCT) meeting and all the NHS healthcraft lessons, so we're 'ready'. Of course, no one is ready when the baby actually arrives but I'm ready enough. We know what we want when Kate goes into labour - did you know that there are lots of choices?
Arranging get-togethers can be a real pain. Spontaneity has gone out the window. I find myself only spending time with people to engage in a given activity. This is bad, this is wrong. I have a solution:
Drop In, Drop Out (DIDO) Events