Chris Corwin is a UX engineer at @salesforce who digs bourbon, beer, bikes, and beef. And pork. Aaand chicken. And asparagus. Food, really.

my niece drinks milk and chats

YouTube – Silly Audrey drinks milk and chats


according to J2, “chest” is a game you play on a checkerboard, with pieces vaguely resembling mideaval characters, such as “knights”, “kings” or “pawns”.


according to J2, a woman who is great with child is “pregnick”

you know, for listening to fruit on

so, whenever we go to pizza king, J2 always wants a couple quarters, so that he can play some music on the “juice box”

dark guns

…shoot “darks”, according to J2


so, that’s what J2 yells, instead of “open sesame” when we approach an automatically opening door.

the Js on mothers day

Js mothers day

annual mothers day photo – 2008

cutest. ever.

best thing about 2007

this year has been the best year, ever.

here’s why:


little hint

i love this quote from fake steve jobs, in a post about how apple seems to be offering him a buttload of cash to stop pretending to be steve jobs.

i don’t particularly care about that part of it, though i wish someone would offer me so bucks to stop blogging (anyone!? hello? drat.)

no, my favorite part is the tidbit about getting offline:

To all of you who celebrate Christmas I wish you a happy holiday. To everyone else, enjoy the time off. Spend time with your loved ones. Turn off your computer. Remember what’s important. Little hint: It ain’t this. Peace out to all, and to all a good night.

I’m weighing an offer from Apple

the hardest job in the world

I’m keeping you warm, covered, hopefully as comfortable as possible

but you probably don’t know, or care.

Your brain stopped working within an hour of your wreck.

Your mother, brother, sister all cried, and then left you with me.

I just heard, now all we need is an operating suite

to harvest your organs.

As for me and my house

sweetest boy ever

J2 Treats Trog

j2, who was being the sweetest boy in the whole world last night (“chris, can i get you anything else? i just want you to feel at home”) decided that trogdor needed some water, on a tray, and a rose to sit nearby.

j1 and i just about cried it was so sweet.

back from florida

we’re back from tampa.

way too short of a weekend, but it was nice nonetheless.

we went to universal studios, we swam in j1’s mom’s pool, we saw j2 learn to swim right before our eyes.

it was fun.

tomorrow at 4:30 we are getting married, finally, for real, apparently: the attorney who is going to do it is getting sworn in as a “judge pro temp” or something like that, and in a non-ceremoney tomorrow afternoon we’ll be all legal and stuff.


i did OK on my football picks this week — as of this writing i had 8 right.

not enough to win the pool, but way better than 50%.

not nearly as well as week 5 where i only had 3 wrong total.

tomorrow night the colts play on MNF; i predict 43 points total.

we’ll see.

flying was, as always, a bit trying for me.

i have a sore throat and a sinus infection that i’ve been battling since wednesday or thursday or so, and the horribly stale air on the planes didn’t help that.

neither did the inane conversation the early-twenties-newlyweds were having with the overly-bubbly public awareness girl for some stupid charity or something girl sitting next to them in the row in front of me that i could not possibly pretend wasn’t WAY TOO LOUD.


anyway, the trip was good, if too short.

we survived the runways and we had a great time.

it is, as j2 just said as he was being put to bed, good to be home.

vacation & marriage

okay: a wedding date has been set for monday, october 22


and we’re leaving tomorrow morning for florida.


going to the city/county building today

check this out:

Previous Marriage

If either applicant has been married previously, the license application requires information on the month, year and manner (e.g., divorce, death, annulment) in which the marriage ended. If either applicant has been divorced for less than 60 days, a copy of the divorce decree must be provided.

Previous Marriage


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