Kite or cursor?

Posted by dkidwell on July 24th, 2006 — Posted in parenting, Uncategorized

While this isn’t game related, my kids just thought this was hilarious. Austin is a city that just adores kites, and we have a rather large kite festival in the spring. This one has got to be the most ingenious I’ve seen.

Boing-Boing: Cursor kite

Cursor kite

The generosity of gamers

Posted by dkidwell on May 16th, 2006 — Posted in Uncategorized

One of the things I love about the gaming community is how generous and compassionate they are. A perfect example was posted on Dubious Quality today, where a gaming clan has come together to help one of their own visit Disney. The poor kid has ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating arthritis of the spine that strikes young people. The typical age of onset is between 17 and 35, and can result in a fusion of the spine. Rick is 23 and would like to go to Disney – and it’s just incredible how the gamers gather together to help out.

Read the whole story (especially the article “So how did all this come about…”) and consider donating over at: Rick 2 Disney – NFL – Patriots’ Flutie converts first drop kick since 1941

Posted by dkidwell on January 2nd, 2006 — Posted in Uncategorized

Gamermom loves Doug Flutie. Fantasy football should mean gathering the greatest players on the field – and for this owner, character matters. I’ve been known to pass incredible value for guys in our drafts because they are thugs. Flutie, is a very good guy.

He does wonderful work for autism, and created the
Foundation for Autism

The Foundation’s mission is to aid financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism; to fund education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism; and to serve as a clearinghouse and communications center for new programs and services developed for individuals with autism.

In today’s game, he had a bit of pure NFL fun on the field: – NFL – Patriots’ Flutie converts first drop kick since 1941

How great is that?! Get out of here…go read that article…

Happy New Year!!

Posted by dkidwell on January 1st, 2006 — Posted in Uncategorized

It’s 2006!

Tiki Barber scored my team 23 points…great way to go into the new year and that championship!

There are still fireworks going in Animal Crossing – all the townsfolk are in a wonderful festive mood. Great fun…

Pussycat Dolls performed and seemed to actually dance and sing live….fantastic!

Dick Clark sounds great and is just inspiring. (Can’t say the same about Seacrest…but hey!)

Grandma and Aunt S. arrived on a flight from Cincy tonite and we had fantastic texmex – can’t go wrong at Chuy’s!

Yep….great way to ring in the new year. May 2006 be warm and wonderful!

Gamermom and the Ladies of Football League Championships!

Posted by dkidwell on December 29th, 2005 — Posted in Uncategorized

While I’m back and forth between my Nintendo DS, cleaning the house for visiting family, making gingerbread castles, etc. etc….I’m also very excited about the football games this week. I’m in the league championships for the Ladies of Football. Whahoo!

Greg Kellogg, who was writing fantasy football articles for Kellogg’s Komments and is now an advisor for, started a ladies league back in….oh man….1997?! For 8 years we’ve been playing. A few of us have played the whole time. The drafts are great fun, and while there isn’t as much smack talk during the season, there are a few players there that I truly admire.

This year, I’ve made it to the final game…the big matchup! Woohooo!

My lineup:

Brett Favre (Q)
Tiki Barber (RB) – I adore those brothers!
Clinton Portis (RB)
Chad Johnson (WR) – my opponent has him as well – we’re essentially 2 leagues battling it out
Jimmy Smith (WR)
Donte Stalworth (WR)
Jason Whitten (TE)
John Kasey (K)
Chicago Bears (d)

Leaving Reggie Wayne and Thomas Jones on the bench – those folks in Indy need a hiatus.

There’s a trophy at stake – alright! If you want to check out the league, we’re out at