Sunday 31 August 2008


Powained: Owain McFarlane, Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh at Penny Arcade Expo 2008Yesterday, we went to the Penny Arcade Expo downtown. It's a game festival organised by some local cartoonist. I got passes through work for Heather and I. Owain sneaked in without paying and headed straight for The Guild booth to have his piccy taken with Felicia Day.

This is Vegas wasn't actually on display at the show but there was a Midway booth showing games like Wheelman, a high-octane driving game that is most notable for enlisting the help of A-list mega-star Joe Borthwick Vin Diesel.

In general, I found the show every bit as impressive as the European Computer Trade Show that used to take place in London. But now, I'm just an ageing, jaded programmer whose life (and blog) has been stolen by a bald, tubby mute with no social skills or bowel control (yet somehow twice as much charm as me). He, on the other hand, had his eyes popping out of his head: everywhere bright lights and strange sounds and slightly funky-smelling people passing by in a continuous procession. Pity he won't remember any of it in a few days. I suppose we'll have to go back next year.

Sunday 24 August 2008

Not Much News

But I better blog anyway or I will hear the wrath! I'll just post a little about what Owain's been up to. He is able to walk all over as long as he's holding onto something with one hand. Lately he's been stealthily hugging the walls like he's in some action movie trying to sneak up on the baddies. He has been waving but he'll never do it on command. And he gives kisses but only when he feels really lovey. Just yesterday and more today he has started to give John and I things. He will place a toy in my hand, of course he immediately wants it back but I think the fact that he will actually put something in our hand and let go of it is a big deal! Also tonight he put a rusk (baby cookie) in John's mouth. I can't get over how cute I think these things are. If that's not enough cuteness here's Owain getting a bath in the kitchen sink from Daddy.

He was absolutely FILTHY DIRTY after the PEPS bbq we went to yesterday. It was at Carkeek Park which was a surprisingly lush forest only a 10 minute drive from our place. Owain crawled all over without even caring where we were. I'm pretty sure he ate his fair share of dandelions and grass/bark/sticks/dead leaves. It was a good time. Too bad I didn't bring my camera. I'm sure I will get some pics from the other moms.

Thursday 7 August 2008

Mmmmm Avocado

Its been a fun-filled week already and its only Thursday. Monday my Dad and Leroy arrived. They are on their annual motorcycle road trip. This year they'll be on the road for five weeks or more. While they were here they checked out our local bars the Viking and the Copper Gate and spent time watching Owain be his cute self. Speaking of the young sir he is doing something new. Dancing!! As soon as I can capture it on video I'll post it. My Dad left yesterday, they are off to Northern Washington, then Idaho, and Montana where they plan on attending the Testicle Festival. Those guys know how to have a fun. As Leroy says,"Its all good!"