It's Laura's Birthday
On this March 30 edition of Scraping, I get to wish my sister a happy birthday. She's the kind of talented that ticks you off, taking a job she'd never done before and quickly becoming the premiere cake decorator in Colorado. Here's her Facebook page http://coloradocake.ninja that's about to surpass my fledgling comedy page.
about the holes
Every spring our boys end up digging holes in the garden. This year they're more serious than ever about making a network of tunnels. I think they have the Star Wars rebel base on the ice planet Hoth in mind. (What a terrible way to be known, "The ice planet." "Hey I'm selling my house for cheap!" Where is it? "The Ice Planet." Oh...yah, I'm renting in Scranton but thank you.) These holes are bigger than any previous efforts, even the one that's purportedly going to China and is compromising our home's foundation on the south side of the house. I was actually at work for a few hours and when I came home the boys and Sarah had passed the two-feet-deep mark and had stumbled across some 'treasure' in the form of discarded concrete. I helped pull that out of the ground and we were all high fives and happy until we realized we'd spent most of the day making our home less safe for our toddler. As the third human child, we're totally cool with putting her outside as we would Paco (our first child of any species) but now we've rigged her toddling wobble-scape with craters that would make even an ice planet feel superior.
an exciting gig
So I've been asked to emcee the Go Code Colorado apps challenge, where over 200 coders will compete to improve how government operates. No word on if we can reprogram greed into compassion and lobbyists into renewable energy, but we can be inspired by civic engagement above the call of (jury) duty. (I worked for the government. Talk all the smack you want, but managing you people and your issues is a pain in the ass.)
The kickoff soiree that I'm hosting is on April 8th, is free to the public, and promises to be amazing. Learn more about this premiere event at http://gocode.colorado.gov/
Politics: acronymous acrimony
I'm calling Indiana's terrible new law where business owners can use their religion as an excuse to discriminate America's ISIS (Indiana's Stupid, Ill-Conceived Statute.) Whether your Middle Eastern or Midwestern, there seems to be some common tangles amongst the fringe of world's right wing.
The oxford comma
I've been using it more lately. Please don't think me an asshole, an elitist, or a douchebag who would like you to take more pause with my sentences.
This morning's meerkat
It's interesting to see how the Meerkat shows up on YouTube. Any point where the connectivity was too low and goes to 'audio only' it cuts that part of the video. I thought you'd at least get a black screen of some sort. What you missed at the end there was the giant worms in the holes we dug. I know...it's going to be hard to get over.