My geek life has been tossed aside for a little while. Mostly because I've been pretty busy with other things. (Though I would like to talk about Wil Wheaton's YouTube series some time this week.) One of the things I accomplished this weekend was taking my daughter to the local carnival. She was excited because this is the first year that we went after dark so all the rides were lit up. Amazingly, some of the scary carnies from last season were not there this time around. (Maybe they failed one of the background checks for employment. We are talking carnies after all.) I think that made the carnival just a little more enjoyable. My daughter had tons of fun and she came home with two pictures and one stuffed frog. Carnival season has officially begun!