Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Dessert first

Married Life Rule # 99512b.4

When your wife takes the time to make you some dessert (especially by hand).. Eat at least a little of it. Don't tell her it has too much sugar.


Thursday, June 16, 2005

Beware female commenters:

A conversation with my wife:

[16:45] Mrs Fuller and the Baby: i dont trust that bitch who is trying to be fuuny about the ray gun
[16:45] Mrs Fuller and the Baby: i think she wants you
[16:45] MikeFuller720: huh?
[16:45] Mrs Fuller and the Baby: on your blog
[16:45] MikeFuller720: what bitch raygun? hrm
[16:46] MikeFuller720: Oh yeah!
[16:46] MikeFuller720: You need to kill her
[16:46] Mrs Fuller and the Baby: i think you should write something about how jealous and mean i am and how once i had to be sedated cause my hands are illegal in 45 states
[16:46] Mrs Fuller and the Baby: and i am a private eye and know how to find anyone
[16:46] Mrs Fuller and the Baby: yeah

Free Cookies, Jacob Cam, and the soon to be adventures of Fathers Day

So I spent Tuesday night at the Hilton in Tampa. There was a VMWare workshop Jamie and I attended for work. Those workshop things are soo funny. You come out all cheery thinking 'Wow, they have the best product in the world'. It doesn't really matter what the product is, it's just the best. I'm sure if we went to a Microsoft Virtual Server workshop we would have felt the same way.

Jamie booked his hotel room first, and then sent me the info on the hotel. When I went to book, they were out of 'normal' rooms. But for just 15 dollars more, I could get the 'executive' suite. OooOOOOoooo.. Feeling all executivy, I (er.. VERITAS) splurged. So we arrive at the hotel, and I check in. Jamie and I walk up to the counter to seperate Hilton-Check-In-People and hand them our 'It's on VERITAS' credit cards. The woman tells Jamie 'You will be in room 121'. My hotel person says 'Oh, hello Mr. Fuller. You are on the executive floor. You will need to swipe your access card in the elevator to access that floor. Your Concierge will be available to you till 9pm, and if there's anything you need let us know. Oh, and there are free cookies"

I'm not sure if it was 'Access the elevator with a keycard', 'Concierge', or 'Free cookies' that got Jamie, but the next thing he said was 'I want to upgrade to his floor'. Denied. Well, he mumbles something to the effect of 'Why am I being a baby about it, I dont need to be on the executive level'. I tell him that's what people who aren't on the executive floor tell themselves. They gave him access to the floor though, and he did pilfer a free cookie. I would have turned him in but instead I argued with there engineering team about granting me access to the TV's front video inputs. Jamie said I should have demanded to speak with Paris Hilton.. But it wasn't that important to me.

Besides that the trip was uneventful. Was pseudo insiteful, I would have been happier with something a bit more technical. On the way back we stopped at the Hard Rock Casino for lunch. Good food, REALLY nice casino. They had about 100 poker tables, and had to have 500 slot machines. Will have to return with Rachael.

I missed my Wife and son, it was the first time I went somewhere without bringing her. Rachael has a new name for Jacob, 'Mr. Baby'. I'm still stuck on Gangalor!

Microsoft sent me a webcam for beta testing Microsoft Messenger. It was really nice since not only did I not submit a bug the entire beta cycle, but I didn't even load the program (Jacob was keeping me too busy). Thank you Microsoft! The Jacob-Cam will be up soon.

Fathers Day is coming Sunday. Mom and Dad are coming up Friday, and it's going to be great to see them. He's grown so much since they've seen him last. Plus they want to go to the potato patch. It's a breakfast joint in Deland, FL. This is going to be my first Dad's day. I think to me, becoming a Father was like finally getting to wear a glove that I've always had but never fit. Well, it fits now.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Free Ice Cream

Got your attention, didn't I? Yes, today, we got free Ice Cream. I wasn't hungry.. At all. We just went to Amura's where I had some chicken and some sushi, and low and behold, Veritas tells us there is free ice cream. I really wish they would give us more warning, because, how the heck can you say no to free Ice Cream. With Dip. And.. Sprinkles. Ugh. Thank you Veritas, it's all your fault.

Gangalor, destroyer of the universe had his 4 month checkup today. Rachael said the doctor called him Super-Baby.. He put his fingers out to test Jacob's grabbing reflexes. Not only did he grab the doctors hand, but he pulled himself up, JUMPED, and said 'OOOoooohhhhaaak', which, if you've been reading, means 'I want a hot pocket'. The doctor said he's never seen that before from a 4 month old, and was quite amused by it. He's 16 pounds! I think that means he's big enough for space mountain now.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I'm a pirate. Posted by Hello

Look at my tie! Posted by Hello

What I'm listening too lately:

Gorillaz: Demon Days
This is album is very hit and miss. Half the songs are really bad, but the other half are really good. It was produced by Danger Mouse, (the guy behind the grey album).. If you know who that is, you'll probably wanna go listen to this.

Moby: Hotel

Fischerspooner: #1
I dunno, I cant get away from this album. We used to listen to this like a year ago when I worked in a different department.. And.. I still listen to it. All the time. try Emerge.

Delerium: Poem
Sarah Mclaughlen before she was Sarah Mclaughlen

Month 4. Beginning to breath!

Well, Jacob is 4 months.. and.. He gets cuter every day. My wife surprised me with a 3 night cruise for my birthday, and we left, excited. Jacob stayed at Nana's house. We were both excited and sad to have 3 nights alone where we could just hang out.. but.. each night, going to bed, we agreed.. We missed him so much. I dont think Rachael could have handled another night.. It was a great birthday present.

He's starting to talk the baby-talk alot now. Here are some words we've learned.

woooooooooooooooh: (loud)
Means 'Do it again, that was funny'

OOOoooohhhhaaak: (Low volume)
This means 'I would like a Hot Pocket, please. Well done, ham and cheese if you have it. If not, pepperoni is always good'. He actually was saying this at 3 months, but we hadn't fully grasped the language yet.

This one was easy, it means 'I know kung fu'. Jacob can kick in his chair so loud you can feel the vibration on the other side of the house.

Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm: (very soft)
This means 'Turn that Dr Phil crap off the TV and put on Star Trek. Rachael doesn't believe me but I'm standing fast on this one.

aaaaaHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr: (medium volume)
We're still working on translating this, but we have it narrowed down to 3 things. 1) 'I'm a pirate and I'm looking for burried treasure'. 2) 'I'm a pirate and I want a hot pocket'. or 3) 'I'm a pirate and I have burried treasure in my diaper.' We're thinking it's 3.

reH nay'meylIjyIn Dujablu'jaj: (loud)
This one confused me for a while, until I searched google. It means 'May your dishes always be served alive' in klingon. Go figure.
We're still working on the rest

Also, he has some pet names from the family.

Rachael has calles him 'stinky' most of the time. I've heard her call him pookie too, but that was one of my old names so I'm not giving her credit for it.

Nana and Papa call him Little Mikey

I call him Gangalor, destroyer of the universe (which Rachael isn't too find of), buddy, Jake, and Peter Rabbit (which is what my mom called me when I was very young)