Going The Wong Way I'm ALWAYS going the Wong way

Colorado 2015

It was our first time flying with a child, and it didn’t go too badly! Colorado had plenty of natural wonders, and it was nice to get out of the normal routine. In any case, you can also check out a few more pictures in the gallery.

Catching Poop

This post is vulgar and dirty (as many things in parenthood are). Just FYI.

As I was changing the Bear’s diaper, she grabbed the changing pad (as she is wont to do). There was already some poop in the old diaper that I was changing so I moved that away before she could touch it. However, while I had her butt in the air (off of the changing table) she proceeded to poop some more. This new poop was fresh stuff (unlike the poop in the diaper which was more pebble-like). I was in a bind because one hand was holding up her legs, but the poop was going to land on the changing table. In order to save the poop from landing on the changing table, I had to just go for it. I decided that catching it with my hand was better than letting it fall.

And thus I achieved another parenting milestone: I willingly chose to catch poop with my bare hand (thankfully not watery in any way).

Ah parenthood, gotta love it.

Moving Around (Or The Crawling Mischievous Bear)

The Bear is starting to push herself backwards. Some might call it crawling, but others might laugh in their faces because it doesn’t look like crawling. She is also making it difficult to get our weekly picture. This means putting the props in her mouth, but more often it means knocking over blocks. Bothersome? Yes! Amusing? Yes, indeed!

What Do Kids Do With Their Hands?

The Bear’s not even that mobile yet. Are we doomed? Probably, yes.

Things heard around my house much more now than pre-Bear:

Hi! 😆

Where’s the poop?

Hey, get your hands out of there!

How’d you get over there?

Migrating To Jekyll

I’m migrating this blog from Octopress to vanilla Jekyll. I had initially enjoyed Octopress because it seemed to get me up and running in a short amount of time. It also included a pretty nice default theme along with some tools to use. However, the project seems to have been on a bit of a hiatus, and I think that it would be better in the long term if I just start to use Jekyll itself. While I lose some of the included tools in the Octopress rake tasks, I can probably re-write some of them myself now that I’m more comfortable with Jekyll.

I did the following items while migrating, which maybe someone will find useful.

Syntax highlighting

Rouge is now the default syntax highlighter with Jekyll 3.0. After converting to the Liquid tags and running jekyll serve, I got the following error:

Liquid Exception: undefined method `t' for nil:NilClass in /Users/blah/blah/YYYY-MM-DD-some-post.markdown/#excerpt

Turns out that I couldn’t have syntax highlighting for the whole post. I didn’t dive too deep into it, but my simple fix was to add a first paragraph to the post so that there would be an excerpt available.


I used the Lanyon theme. At the time that I did it, I had to manually apply this pull request to get it working with Jekyll 3.0.