Monday, March 15, 2010

It's (going to be) a...! We just got back from the OB/GYN where Debby and I went for her ultrasound exam, which is where of course I finally got to find out if I am going to be a mother or a father.

Wait, that's not right. Actually, we found out the sex of our child, and can now proudly report that around August 1st we will be welcoming into the world Miss Cara Jade Prouty Daniels.

I must admit, we were both hoping it would be a girl (here's a clue: Debby's email name has been 'caraprouty' for the last 10 years), which is one of the reasons I was almost certain it would be a boy. Now comes the fun part: Since we know it's going to be a girl, we can head out to the stores that we're going to register at and pick out a lot of little-girl-themed gifts for the list.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fantasy Baseball? Wait Till Next Year...

I've made the decision not to play in a fantasy baseball league this year. I didn't reach this decision lightly; baseball is the only sport I follow and the fantasy league is a joy for me, mixing strategic gaming with the national pastime. Unfortunately, I've found that the amount of fun of playing FB is directly related to how much time you put into it. Preparing for the draft properly takes time, as does setting your daily lineup and pitching rotation. Not to mention following the real-life pitching match-ups, lineup changes, injuries, trades, rookie call-ups, and so on. If you don't put in the time, you don't get back the payouts, and it also lets the rest of the league down if you're not being competitive.

Why don't I think I'll have enough time this summer to do it justice? Well, for one thing, I've been given a chance to get involved in a Shadowrun campaign (running it, in fact) for the first time in around 15 years. In addition, I've been trying to increase the amount I write, and I sometimes remember that I'm a musician, as well. Also, there's this little matter of becoming a father in a few months...

Speaking of which, we are going to find out if we're having a son or a daughter next Monday. I wrote earlier that the initials are going to be "C.J." regardless; that's because we've decided that if it is a daughter, her name will be "Cara Jade", and if it is a son, his name will be "Colin James".

See you in a week with the answer.