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This elevator has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down…


It’s oh-so comforting to know that the elevators in the hospital are running Windows! Yikes. Anyway, we had a little scare last night, but everything is alright. You see, Shawnee is supposed to count how many times the baby moves in an hour, roughly an hour or two after dinner. If the baby doesn’t move 10 times, she’s supposed to call into the OB clinic. Last night was only 4 so she called in and was told to go to the hospital. So, into the car we went. But which hospital and where? Another phone call and three transfers later we found out where to go at Fairview Southdale. We got a little worried when it took the nurse a couple of minutes to find Mac’s heartbeat, but then everything was OK after an hour of monitoring. The nurse called our doctor to follow up, and then came in to give Shawnee a shot to settle down some of the contractions she has been having. Fine, but then we had to stay another hour and a half to monitor that the meds were working right and there was no reaction. Everything was fine, but it meant that we got home very late.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on September 29th, 2007 at 10:13 am. Filled under: Family,Geek,Random. | No Comments |

Chicago

We’re off to Chicago, but you can see what we are up to by checking out our Web Gallery throughout the weekend. This is my first attempt, so we’ll see how it works…
http://gallery.mac.com/flybynight#100013


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on September 21st, 2007 at 12:01 pm. Filled under: Family,Geek,Photography. | No Comments |

They Might Be up late…


TMBG
took the First Avenue stage on Monday night for a late show. It worked out since I was working late at College Press and got downtown in the middle of the opening act – a 2-man band from Ireland called Oppenheimer. They were decent (a lot better than Corn Mo), but John, John and the band of Dans didn’t take the stage until after 10, so it was well after midnight when they finished. Oh well… to be young and stupid for just a bit longer! Other than the obligatory pot shot at our president, it was a really fun show. They opened with their venue song “FIrst Avenue Stage” and then went right into “Birdhouse…” They didn’t do James K. Polk, instead opting to launch confetti during their encore with “Dr. Worm”. Saw a couple people I know (hi to Amanda and Brian), but I found that drunk girls are very annoying when they dance into you repeatedly. Maybe I’m getting old.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on September 18th, 2007 at 8:06 am. Filled under: Random. | No Comments |

He did Albuquerque!


Sorry this took forever to get on the blog… But had to mention the “Weird Al” Yankovic concert. Awesome as usual! The man has so much energy. Although a lot of the new songs are parodies of a genre that just doesn’t interest me, they are still funny, even if I don’t know the tune. And his live show is a good mix of the old and new. Comcast digital cable subscribers can see his video “Trapped in the Drive Thru” for free in the music video section of OnDemand. Just make sure you have 12 minutes to kill! Al deviated from tradition and didn’t close with “Yoda” (first time ever, as far as I know – or at least since 1992). Instead he had it close to the end, but closed the regular set with “Fat” (pictured above), then came back out for an encore of what we were all waiting for: “We All Have Cell Phones, So Come On, Let’s Get Real!” WTF? Then, he did “Albuquerque!” OMG, was that cool. On the last tour, he only did that song in one place… I’ll let you guess where. It’s got to be rough on his voice, but it was so cool. The guy next to me was sure that I had recently been let out from the mental ward for actually knowing all of the words. Well, except for the extra donuts that he added…
Also of note, we saw Dennis DeYoung at the Fair. Now, I’ve seen Styx without Dennis and Dennis doing the music of Styx. He IS the mod-ren man…


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on September 12th, 2007 at 7:58 am. Filled under: Random. | No Comments |