Schmuckie's Blog

Two big Schmuckies, and three wee Schmuckies.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

I Passed!

I passed the qual. I knew it would be tough, but it was even more difficult than I imagined. I would rather have my teeth pulled than go through that experience again. Congratulations to Dan, who also passed his qual a few days ago. I think he described it best: "It was pretty much the most miserable experience of my life, but I survived."

Monday, August 28, 2006

More Posts Coming Soon

The oral portion of the qualifying exam that I mentioned previously is scheduled for Wednesday. Once this is behind me, there will be more activity on the blog. We have lots of Gilly pictures and videos waiting to be posted!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Roger Irwin Photography

Gilly's grandpa ("Pops") is a nature photographer, and he now has a website: The website is a work-in-progress, but please check it out and see some of Pops' cool moose photos.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Gilly's Kitchen

Gilly is fast becoming a master of the kitchen. In this first photo, the culinary artiste is searching for the tools to cook her first masterpiece:

"What do you mean I'm making a mess?"
(she pulled out all of those pots and pans by herself)

Looks like Chef Gilly is going to sautée some beef for dinner.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Bear Wrestling

Gilly is training to go bear hunting with her Uncle Jared and Aunt Kelly some day. In this picture she is practicing the barehanded takedown.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Swinging Gilly

We received requests for more videos, so here is another clip of Gilly in action.

Video Clip (click)