Thursday, December 29, 2005

We visited my Uncle Dick at his new assisted living apartment out in Eagan tonight and had 14 people jammed into the small private dining room for dinner. The 60ish waitress asked everyone's name as she took their order and I whispered to Liv that she'd better make up a new name that would be understandable. But when she answered, "Liv," the woman said, "Like Liv Tyler?"

After dinner we checked out the exercise room and the older generation showed their stuff. From left to right, ages 85, 82, and 77.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy 59th birthday dad! and Merry Christmas to the entire Anderson clan!

More Christmas pictures here

Monday, December 26, 2005

DaHjaj *linguist* jIH

(today, I am a linguist!)

Thank pod, a sermon
you can download

Once upon a time, God spoke from a burning bush.

These days, you're more likely to hear the Word from an iPod.

Welcome to Godcasts: religious podcasts - radio-style programs posted on the Internet - that have become one of the hottest new uses of technology. ...

There's even a regular biblical podcast in the madeup "Star Trek" language of Klingon (although there's some English, too).

"Podcasts have an immediacy that seems very personal - you don't just see something, you hear a friendly voice. I think that spiritual subjects are a natural fit for this kind of radio," said Joel Anderson, 51, a computer professional and linguist in Minnesota who started The Klingon Word in March. ....

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Ander-Christmas North

Some scenes from Christmas 2005 in Minnesota.
Liv says, "The best Christmas ever!"

Ho-Ho-Happy Birthday to Mark!


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Merry Christmas to one and all!