Mike Schaeffer's Blog

Articles with tag: personal
November 17, 2006

Teresa and I were married five years ago today and it feels like yesterday, almost literally. I love her more than the day we got married and continually thank my lucky stars to have her in my life. Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart.


August 27, 2006

There's a long running joke about Ken Thompson's car. It goes something like this: 'Ken Thompson's car replaces all the confusing gauges with one warning light – the experienced user will know what's wrong when the light goes on.' Ryan is just like that if you replace the 'one warning light' with 'one piercing cry'.

The compensating factor for Ryan's lack of communications skills is that babies don't need or want all that much. It basically boils down to food, clean clothes and diaper, a comfortable enviroment, and some companionship and cuddling. That makes an exhaustive search of all possible 'error conditions' relatively brief. It is frustrating at times (1:00 in the morning and nothing seems to be working), but I don't know if it'll end up more or less frustrating than 15-16 years from now when he's asking for a new sports car or extended curfew.

January 5, 2006

My alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, won the national NCAA football championship last night. After 35 years, balance has been restored to the world...

I just wish I was in Austin tonight, the Tower will be in full regalia. Barring that, a live Tower cam will have to do.