The Logical Philosopher

Friday, January 18, 2008

Stuck in DC

Yesterday I was in Nashville.

Then today I left for France, but got delayed and stuck in Washington DC with no luggage.

Tomorrow I do not really care where I am as long as I can find some clean clothes.

So far it has been a trip of many numbers:
10: "Just missed that plane by 10 minutes" x 2
5: "All I needed was 5 more inches"
4: Number of free Season Tickets to the Nashville Predators Game
3: Number of bars we had to go to find an open kitchen in DC at midnight.
2: Number of room keys we all got.

Let's hope tomorrow brings more happy numbers to us all.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hornby Island here we come!

After 10+ years of saving,
3+ years of searching,
2+ years of setbacks...

It is finally official, we found exactly what we were looking for, and the deal is ready to be closed!

Hornby Island and the Logical Philosopher

  • Minimum ½ acre island property
  • ferry boat accessible
  • walking distance (with 2 kids) to a public, sandy beach
  • Sandstone bluffs to walk on a plus
  • It was serendipitous, as we actually were up looking at different properties when this one, which had been taken off the market, was suggested by the realtor as a private sale. Within the day of us getting back from our 1 day adventure turned into a 3 day tour, the offer was in and we were on our way to testing the structural integrity of the outhouse, and making sure the well was not full of iron supplements for the kids.

    While the only structure on the lot is an outhouse, we have our work cut out for us, but I'm hoping I have a lifetime to get the list done that Logical Philosoph-ette has started to draw up for me.

    This is the view from the Galleon Beach across the road:

    And from Grassy Point, a 5 minute walk:

    And there is even a bike shop! Maybe this summer I will pull my Kona back out and turn back from being a roadie to the dark side of mountain biking.

    Many thanks to Donna at Coast Realty for helping make it happen.

    This summer is so going to rock.

    Monday, January 07, 2008

    Squirrel vs. Bunny

    I saw a squirrel and bunny try to simultaneously make it across 2 lanes of rush traffic today.

    The result: Squirrels are much faster than bunnies. In fact, the evidence is probably still on the road.

    Thursday, January 03, 2008

    Spears vs. Obama

    I've seen it all: The breaking news of Britney Spears beats out any relevant news of the day. I wonder what she would have polled at.

    Tuesday, January 01, 2008

    New Year, Logical Philosopher Style

    Logical Philosoph-ette and I were discussing plans for the 2008 new year and here's what we came up with:

  • Hang out and camp on our own private piece of West Coast paradise.
  • Have no family deaths, or unexpected pregnancies (sorry no link, she wouldn't let me blog about it!)
  • Do some cool schizzle at work.

    As long as I spend a significant portion of time on the first or third point, the year will be considered a success.

    What's your plans? I will be looking for some guest posters, so let me know if that is in your plans for the year. I would be happy to accomidate.