Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bertie in Low Places

A couple of years ago, we made a movie featuring Bertie that we've shared with our family and a few friends. Well, somehow it's managed to find its way onto the internet. It's a large download, but good quality QuickTime movie. If you have a broadband connection you can download download Bertie in Low Places (20 MB) directly to your computer. Or watch it in your web browser here: Bertie in Low Places on It's been a couple of months since Bertie passed away, and we miss him dearly, but it's fun to watch his movie and remember what a great companion he was. Thanks to our mysterious friend who posted the video, the rest of the world will get a chance to enjoy him, too.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Pictures of Cleo

We've added some pictures of Cleo: Cleo's Baby Pictures and Cleo July 2006.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Miss Cleopatra Twinkletoes

Cleo's official name is "Miss Cleopatra Twinkletoes" - Miss because she's a true southern girl, Cleopatra because of her color and regal stature, and Twinkletoes because she has two white toes on each of her back feet. Lisa's Dad used to call her "Twinkletoes" and Steve always thought that was funny.

Friday, July 7, 2006

Ron from Great America

Ron and family
Back in my not-so-wild teenage years, I worked at Marriott's Great America in Santa Clara as an attendant in the Engine Company Skeeball arcade. You might think that making change all day would be boring, but we had a good time, mostly because we had a fun group of people. I especially remember Ron for his great sense of humor, featuring Get Smart quotes and semi-factual historical references. We went our separate ways during college, but a while ago he tracked me down using the internet (that's a warning to you bloggers with shady pasts). It was nice to hear from him after all these years. He's back in California again, and we'll probably get together next time I visit my family in San Jose. Ron sent me this picture to share with the world.

Major Update for Miner Updates

We've move all our old pictures from dot-Mac to our new domain, In the process, we updated a lot of links so it's possible that something is broken. When in doubt, start at the new Miner Updates galactic headquarters or click on the link for Pictures and more in the header of this page. Our Miner Updates blog will continue here. By the way, you can send us email at my new address: steveminer @

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Cleo stats

Cleo and Heidi

Affectionately known as our "little monster", Cleo weighed in today at 26 lbs.  She's 16 3/4 inches tall at the shoulder. Yesterday, she was 11 weeks old. She's shown here with her big sister Heidi (8 years old).