Allan jammin' to the beat

Ken Jennings’s alphabet mural

It took him over a year, but Ken Jennings (the guy that won all that money on Jeopardy a few years ago) painted a beautiful mural on his daughter’s wall.


Buying the correct scissors for the Oval Office

From The Economist:

WHETHER Barack Obama or John McCain triumphs in November, the victor will be the eighth left-handed president of America. While making up just 10% of the general populace, 18% of American presidents have been lefties, perhaps given extra drive by centuries of persecution. Of the past six presidents, four have been cack-handed.

Those four were Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Both Elena and I are left-handed. Or cack-handed, but only when we’re in Britain.

Allan crawls

Helen saw Allan crawl for the first time yesterday, and she captured some of it on video. You can see a larger version of the same video here.