My pre-vacation to-do list
Check the stove Check the locks Check the stove Check the locks Check the stove Check the locks Pack Zoloft
I HOPE YOUR NOT NADS.
(via mikemorrow) Hope your not Dad?
Okay let me know which tweets I need to go back...
Also check out this one of mine. I had to live through it; the least you could do is star it.
If Em gets cranky at the Chicago tweetup, we can... →
Is that a thing?
Losing tumblarity points. All day. Apparently.
I don't like this meme
Let’s go back to the one with the mustaches.
We know you love him, but if he happens to die, we’ll give you two...– Crazy People (1990 Film) Still one of my favorite movies.
bcompton: If you don’t all have kids right now I think you’re Nazi sympathizers. I propose forced abortions for all with IQs under 100. The fetus shall be replaced with embryos created from randomly paired gametes of the favrd/tumblr crowd.
None for me, thanks. (part deux)
milkglassmao: delgrosso: bcompton: So I always feel a little bit bad when I see an intelligent, talented person who decides not to spread those important, talented, intelligent genes forward. But I’d never make anyone feel guilty about that. No one is stupid because they don’t want to have kids. But it does bother me a little, as someone who (for whatever reason) cares about the future of...
None for me, thanks.
milkglassmao: I have never wanted children. I’ve always been the victim of the “you’ll change your mind when you get older[!]” line. You know what? I’ve never changed my mind. There is nothing wrong with the fact that I don’t want to procreate. People can make their own choices. I’m just sick of people assuming there’s something wrong with me, or that I’m so unschooled in the ways of life that...
The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is an example of a plant said to have a naturally high tannin content….. If ingested in excessive quantities, tannins inhibit the absorption of minerals such as iron which may, if prolonged, lead to anemia.…Tannins only reduce the bioavailability of plant sources of iron, also known as non-heme. Animal sources, or heme iron absorption will not be...
Free your mind
It’s amazing how the simple act of writing down every one of the tasks I need to do makes my stress level drop dramatically. The list is still long and at times overwhelming, but I don’t need to spend any mental energy trying to remember what I need to do. Plus I can see clearly what is left and the progress I have made instead of only knowing that there is still more to do.
I appreciated all of the thoughtful posts about your own fathers and your own experiences of being fathers or planning to become fathers. Not all were pleasant of course, but I am thankful that all of you took the time to show a deeper side of yourselves today. I am happy that there are still people who think in bursts that are longer than 140 characters. My dad left a huge impact on me. On...
Another Random Memory of Dad
Fourth grade. I had to do something for school called “Invent America”. Which meant I had to come up with an invention, complete with an advertising campaign. The school made it sound so damn easy. The other kids thought it was so damn easy. I’m smart but I don’t have a creative bone in my body. We had a few weeks to work on it, and a few days before the due date I...
“Brogdon was said his Christian faith gives him a responsibility to help...– OUDaily.com | Gubernatorial candidate Brogdon pushes for smaller government Potential Oklahoma governor’s wife sounds like a real treat. Government shouldn’t be doing anything to help people so that we get the joy of doing it ourselves? Dontcha think that people who would feel the...
My Wish for You.
tbmimsthethird: A home is not a place. It is a living, organic mass of energy with a roof. When you delete or modify one of its elements, it’s no longer the same home or energy. And kids get that. Kids understand the waves and forces and light that make up a home. They also inherently understand that once it’s changed, it will never reshape into that familiar energy again. This causes fear and...
Breakfast with Dad
When I was small, my dad had a morning paper route. I went with him very early one summer morning. One of his drop off points was at a 7-11 store. I asked him if I could buy a donut with my allowance money, which might have been the first thing I purchased with my own money. He said yes, and I picked out a chocolate one. He bought one for himself too, and he also bought me a Peach Nehi drink. ...
Clip from the Father’s Day show my dad did...
An open letter to toldorknown
Why is the old TiVo remote with no batteries still on the couch? I would think that one of us would have had the bright idea of placing the remote in the junk drawer or in the office or something. Frequently I pick up a remote thinking “this one is too light to have batteries” and I am right. Chances are, I will just post this and do nothing with the offending remote, cuz it kind of...
Dyslexia or Illiteracy?
I kept reading inthefade’s “Ten Quick Questions” as “Ten Trick Questions”. And was confused that both the questions and the answers seemed so straightforward.
Me, to green-shirt-wearing-colleague: So are you wearing green as a political statement today?
Them: No, this is just a new shirt. Why, what's going on?
Me, to self: Why do I even bother talking to people?
Liz sounds like she'd be a real treat to work... →
toldorknown: (via lumber Awesome comments on the original politico article My favorite: “Lighten up, Francis”
Saw this last night on the Tee Vee →
Why not give the jewelry back to your ex, you know, to compensate him for the time he spent putting up with a whiny ungrateful little urchin like you.
Gist of recent exchange
Them (male): Why doesn’t autorun work on my CD drive? Me: Because VMWare disables autorun when you install it. Them: That doesn’t sound right. (wait 30 minutes) Them: Hey, NotEntropyAS says that it’s caused by VMWare. Them #2 (male): NotEntropyAS rules! Me: I said that 30 minutes ago. Even though that’s all I said, I immediately regretted saying the equivalent of “I...
The Responsibility Project, Presented by Liberty... →
Is anyone but me creeped out by some of these commercials? I expect the next one in the series to be something like “When my teenage daughter’s friend stays at our house overnight, should I watch her take a shower? I mean, she might fall or something. I’m just trying to do the right thing.”
Get your free premarital counseling right here
I spent some time last night talking to someone close to me about the pros and cons of getting married. I was hoping to lead this person in the right direction using a series of questions, some of which are included here: 1. Do you want to be around this person? If you are going to see your partner that evening, do you look forward to it? If they knock on your door are you filled with excitement...
I can't even believe I spent time thinking about... →
From my other blog….a response to a post advocating plastic surgery on economic grounds. And by response, I mean a series of questions indicating that I have no true opinion on it.
The cause of my dad’s death (heart disease) drives me to eat better; the pain caused by my dad’s death drives me to eat any horrible comfort food I can get my hands on.
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If you just say “yeah” or “cool” every now and then, you can fool anyone into thinking that you’re listening to them.
Horses, good. People, good. Builds, bad.
I wonder what my high school life would have been like if things like Twitter and Facebook were around back then. Would they have made it easier for me to make friends in real life, since I’m much less awkward in writing than in person, or would they just have been additional ways to be outcast?
A little bit morbid.
So one of my current hobbies is the act of trying to put my whole life into a neat little package. If I died right now, what would people have to handle on my behalf? Will people be able to find my car keys? And car title? I pity those who would have to go through my filing cabinet and figure out how to do my taxes. Will my baby know how much I love her? Will my coworkers figure out how I...
I'm just saying....
Can you imagine the neverending amount of crap we’d be giving George W. Bush if he did something as contrived as writing a child a teacher’s note?
Tragic, Not Senseless: How pro-choicers should... →
Attempting to understand where the other side is coming from? What?
If you take a man and a woman doing the same office job and the same parenting...– New gender gaps for the new millennium
I'm just saying....
When a couple brings a child into the world, it would be nice if there were some kind of legally binding commitment that cannot be dissolved with divorce. Each member of the couple would agree to take care of the other’s affairs such as funeral arrangements, estate settlement, arrangement for long term health care, etc. This responsibility would continue until the death of both parties,...
Thrift stores are reacting to the new regulations by closing their children’s...– Why is Congress “Protecting” Children from Books?”
Fatal Distraction →
As a type-A multitasking woman who has the cutest baby girl ever and is married to a guy with ADD, this story made me want to cry and throw up.
Flight 447 was an Airbus, which uses so-called “fly-by-wire”...– Computers Key To Air France Crash
There’s a 47% chance that something is wrong at... →
I love my hometown’s local news…