Catching Glimpses RSS

A tumblelog of images, quotes, and thoughts from the day-to-day life of Jamis, Tarasine, Nathaniel, Kaitrin, Britton, and Phoebe!

Who are these people?

Jamis Buck (a.k.a. Dad) is a computer programmer for 37signals. He enjoys reading fantasy, science fiction, and history, tinkers with woodcarving some, and loves making string figures.

Tarasine Buck (a.k.a. Mom) is a full-time homemaker and homeshcooling mom. She is also a licensed Kindermusik educator, and loves to knit, read, and learn new things.

Nathaniel is nine years old, and loves to read, invent, do magic tricks, solve puzzles and math problems, and play computer games. He is learning the piano and programming.

Kaitrin (a.k.a. Katie) is seven years old. She's a budding artist, loves to read, is learning to play the piano, and has a rich fantasy life.

Britton is three years old, and loves puzzles, playing with numbers, running, jumping, and all things Pixar. He is in the beginning stages of learning to read!

Phoebe is a year old. She loves music, dancing, learning ASL, snuggling, and bringing sunshine to the world with her smile.

Feb
19th
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Steps to Insanity

1. Attempt to renew subscription online. Enter Customer ID# and delivery ZIP-code.

2. Receive error notice that subscription cannot be renewed online at this time, but must be renewed by calling Customer Service at 1-800-bla-blah.

3. Call Customer Service at 1-800-bla-blah.

4. Listen to recorded instructions.

5. Press correct number for renewing subscription.

6. Wait.

7. Listen to syrupy greeting of live support person.

8. Explain situation to live support person. Supply Customer ID# and delivery ZIP-code.

9. Wait.

10. Listen to live support person say, “I’m sorry, but your subscription cannot be renewed online at this time. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-bla-blah.”

11. Say, “Um, yes, that would be why I called. Is that not the number I just called?”

12. Listen to live support person say, “Well, yes it is.”

13. Ask, “Is this not Customer Service?”

14. Listen to live support person say, “Well, no. This is the Order Help Line. You’ll have to call Customer Service on Monday.”

15. Ask, “At 1-800-bla-blah?”

16. Listen to live support person say, “Yes, that’s correct! Have a great day!”

Jan
2nd
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My legs are tired because they slept all night.
— Britton
Jul
24th
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If a seagull lives by the bay, do you call it a bagel?
— Kaitrin, who has inherited her parents’ love of a good pun.
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Jul
6th
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Mom, my hands are dirty! See? Dirty one, dirty two, dirty three …
— Britton
Jun
6th
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Morning Time With The Family?
— Nathaniel’s attempt to figure out what the letters “M T W Th F” could possibly stand for.
May
5th
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Some new photos of our cute kids.

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Turning the Tables

  • Britton: Mom, there's a monster in my room!
  • Tarasine: Oh, no! What are you going to do?
  • Britton: I'm going to EAT him!
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Mom, I love you and Sudoku SO MUCH!
— Nathaniel
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Apr
16th
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  • Britton: Daddy, you have to hold me!
  • Jamis: I do? Why?
  • Britton: Because I love you!
Apr
11th
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It all depends on how you look at it...

  • Britton: (Pointing at a KFC we were driving past) Look! A bird house!
  • Tarasine: No, that's KFC... Which, I suppose, you could call a bird house...