And Then What Happened?

Warriors ...I got back from a trip yesterday and was greeted by my three‐year old son. He had something to tell me about preschool:

He said, “Matthew hit me today.”

So I said, “Really? And then what happened?”

He said, “I hit him.”

Reasonable enough for a three‐year old. And around this time the teacher is probably about to get involved, and I’m pretty curious about what she did. “What happened after that?”

He said, “He hit me again.”

Uh‐oh. This might not be a very good story. “And then what happened?”

He got a big grin on his face. “I tumbled him.”

I started to grin back. It was partly a response to his grin, partly amusement at his inventive use of the word “tumble”, and partly pride in my warrior son.

“I see. And then what happened?”


I burst into laughter. So did Paula. What would you have done?

Scheduling a Quarter or Semester

Stanford 2010 Spring Quarter
Something I need to do every quarter is plan out our Chi Alpha events, but there are few calendars in the format I prefer. I like seeing all the weeks of the quarter stacked on top of one another.

So I made a little tool that generates a weekly calendar for an arbitrary date range (such as a quarter or a semester). Just put the first day of class and the last day of finals in and the program should do the rest.

A feature I’m particularly proud of is that you can export the resulting calendar to .doc (Microsoft Word) format so you can customize it with your own events.

The script is ugly but functional. The resulting calendars, on the other hand, are pretty and functional. 🙂

An Easter Ballad

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “When I was a kid what I
needed for Easter was a basket filled with candy. But what do I need
for Easter now that I’m all grown up?”

And the answer is: you need a ballad. You didn’t know you needed a
ballad until just now, but you do.

Happy Easter!

Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has been raised! Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Luke 24:1–7, NET