Monday, December 31, 2007

Iowa Caucus Coming Soon



Yesterday Lucy experienced her first political event. We went to listen Hillary Clinton in Waterloo, IA. Well, sort of. We started very good. Lucy was excited by the amount of people around but then all the people started to pay too much attention to her. Then all those crazy people started clapping and applauding for Hillary and Lucy lost it. So we had to take turns in listening our future president (hopefully) and wait with Lucy on the corridor.

Iowa is right now political hot spot as the candidates are competing to gather as many supporters as it is possible to win Iowa caucus. This Thursday we are planning to see Joe Biden (my second choice for president). Right now Rob went to listen Chris Dodd and we marked calendars to possibly watch Barack Obama. We are living in the interesting times and Iowa is a great place to be right now!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

MeBeam


Check that out! New, completely free and easy to use web based video conferencing! Just go to www.mebeam.com , name your room and tell your friends to join you there at certain time. Camera and headphone mic are helpful but not absolutely necessary.

I am not sure how many people can be in this same room at one time but the most I saw was 16 people talking over each other, waving, holding signs, making silly faces and customized sign language. Fun, fun, fun!

The only downside is that you are talking over each other and you almost would have to use someone as a moderator to be able effectively communicate. But as I describe above, human kind is innovative! As long as we can see each other, MeBeam is a cool tool to shrink even more the physical space and to be with your friends.

I am hoping that we can connect over Christmas with my brother in Ireland and dad in Poland. Do you care to join us?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

David Pogue Extravaganza


I just saw the Keynote of David Pogue at ITEC Conference (Iowa Technology Education Connection). Delightful! Guy is brilliant! He started the presentation by saying “Ich bin Iowaner” (remember president Kennedy’s gaffe?). The whole thing from the beginning to the end was the display of knowledge, eloquence, geekeizm (Is that a word?), good humor, talent and just plain fun.

Few new things I learned from the show:
- popularitydialer.com – set the time, date and phone number and they will call you (way to get out from the boring meeting or blind date gone bad). Wait, there is more! You can select the voice that will carry with you conversation (boss, kid, woman…).
- grandcentral.com – The new way to use the phone brought to you by Google (newest purchase of the giant). You can record all your messages, have the transcript of them, set up the number that will ring ALL your phones (office, home, cell). Check that out!
- Google Cellular 46645 –free directory assistance on your cell. Sent the text message to google at 46645 (GOOGL) ask for movies, business address, restaurants, conversion, maps, zip codes, translations…. You name it, and Google will send you info within 5 seconds from your SMS. Example? Let’s say I feel like eat seafood. I will send SMS lobster50791 (fictional zip code) and they will send me back the list of restaurants in my area I can eat lobster! http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/sms/

Who is David Pogue? David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and tech correspondent for CBS News. You may know his name from the series of books “..for Dummies” or “The Missing Manual “ series. Check out www.davidpogue.com

Friday, August 31, 2007

Showered with Love!



Last few weeks we have been just showered with warm feelings and generous gifts for Lucy from our friends. We keep receiving gifts and congratulations send via snail mail, e-mail and phone. People stopping by our house, following Rob’s and my blogs or calling via Skype to see Lucy. On the picture above we are opening tones of gifts from our colleagues during the department meeting! 

We are very touched. Thank you so much folks! Lucy, You are lucky to grow in such a friendly environment.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Narodziny Lucy - Lucy is Born - Urbi et Orbi!

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PL: Nasza mala myszka, Lucy Evalee, urodzila sie w czwartek, 14 czerwca 2007 roku o godzinie 9.38 rano. Cale osiem dni przed planowanym czasem! Wazyla 3 .5 kg i mierzy 49.5 cm -)
Jestesmy pijani szczesciem i miloscia do tej malenkiej istotki.
Galerie ze zdjeciami jak zwykle mozna znalezc na tej stronie.

Lucy dostala tez w prezencie od Dr. Z swoja wlasna domene www.lucygalloway.com

En: Our bundle of love, Lucy Evalee was born today, Thursday,  June 14, 2007 @ 9:38am. Her weight is 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg) and she is 19.5 inches (49.5cm) long.
Check her my website @ lucygalloway.com This domain name is her birthday gift from Dr.Z

All the pictures galleries here

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Quite a Painful countdown


She is coming. Doctor said that I will not last till June 22. We had ultrasound done couple days ago to figure out the source of my big discomfort (as it turns out her arms pushing on my bones and probably pushing on some nerves) and we had a chance to see how she looks like this days (upside-down and squished). She is resembling her daddy (squished) ha-ha.

Hurry up little girl, mammy is really anxious to see you and to check if you really will look like Little Buddha:-)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Due in June 22


Our little girl started last trimester inside my belly. In June we will welcome the new human being on this crazy planet. Lucy Evalee is slowly becoming single most important aspect of our lives. And she is not here yet!

So many things to do, so many questions. Will I be able to take care of such a tiny girl? How she will look like? Will I manage to teach her speak Polish? I cannot wait to share with her my favorite books:-) But what if she will have trouble to learn at all?!!! Is it really true that first months are sleepless nightmare? Will she be tomboy or a little princess? How can we protect her form allergies, ADHD, autism and all more and more present diseases? Is it possible?

I know that she will be daddy’s little girl:-) Be careful daddy, if she will be anything like her mom, I foresee a lot of headaches in your life ha-ha!

We just learnt that we should enroll her on the waiting list if we would like her to be accepted to the UNI Child Development Center next year!