Saturday, July 25, 2009


I is has sad.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lovely Child.

Last night Naomi had Susie (at the time 9 months, 26 days old) on her lap while she was on the computer and Susie kept kicking the laptop. While she did so I said "Kick, kick, kick…" in an attempt to make her smile. (She did.)

And then she said "Kick." She said it at least twice later.

I taught her her first word!

EDIT: Well, her first fully-pronounced word.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Fortune.

Q. What is contain it everything?
A. Wisdom.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I had this revelation a little while ago, and I just thought of sharing it.

The Goose Girl, page 6:

[Ani's aunt speaking:] "I've never known one with the gift of nature-speaking, though there are tales that insist it once was. I strain my ears and my eyes and my insides"—she tapped her temple lightly—"But I don't know the tongue of fire or wind or tree."

So I'm hoping Rin, the main character, has tree-speech. Wouldn't that be SO COOL?

Dreems in the plural.

I just really love telling peeple my dreems, I guess.

As we left NYC it was getting very late and I quite tired, so I cleared the back seat of luggage and lay down for an hour or two, I don't know, I wasn't watching the clock, and had the fairly uneventful dreem of Amanda Pearl's name being in the newspaper. She got into all sorts of shows—including fabulous Broadway musicals—and was nominated for Tonys and such and didn't tell us.

(If you're reading this, Amanda, I haven't won at Solitaire on the iPod since we left you, and it's not for lack of trying.)

Which reminds me. Amanda got an iPhone. She didn't want to have both an iPhone and an iPod, so she got a little mp3 player for the gym, and gave me her 30 GB iPod to replace my 4 GB one that no longer works unless it's actively being charged. ( :D )

As a sidenote to explain the above parenthetical message to those who have not been traveling with us, I started playing the Solitaire right away, and I won easily 50% of the games, whereas Amanda had hardly ever won any.

So the second dreem, once we got to the Days Inn and settled down. We were on a grassy hill, me and Nat and Zeke and Paul and Ethan and a gril scout trying to sell me cookies. (Before you comment, that spelling was intentional.) Zeke's and Paul's faces were kind of blurred. (Have you seen The Ring? Kind of like the faces in the photos in that movie.) I didn't talk to Nat much. Ethan had a full black Irish beard. Yes, his hair was black too. Actually, he didn't look anything like Ethan. He just was.

We were all doing whatever it is we do, and the boys started playing some sort of game or something while the gs and I watched. After a little while people passing by started yelling and throwing rocks at Ethan, and I had to explain to the gs that sooner or later, everybody hates Ethan. Sometimes it's his fault, sometimes not, but if you don't understand this then you will hate him forever. If you're smart enough to comprehend, you kind of get over it. She was a bit dim and couldn't grasp the concept.

Also I bought a box of trefoils and two boxes of junior thin mints from her, even though a box was now $5.25. (When I was selling it was $3.00, though soon after I left it quickly escalated to $3.50.) I was slightly disappointed that the regular thin mints had been discontinued, but the new ones were not bad. She had a selection of about three dozen variaties, and was offering free samples.

P. S. We're not getting home on Wednesday like I thought, it's Tuesday. If it matters.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Bis bald.

We're leaving for New York today. We'll be back next Wednesday.

Thursday, July 02, 2009


I failed JunNoWriMo big time. Even worse than Script Frenzy.

I am accepting reviews for Paul Dies to put on the back of Ethan Dies. If you want to give one, e-mail it to me. It would get you a discount like last time, only I got tired of charging so they're free. (That doesn't mean one person can take all of them, though. I'll start charging again if you get greedy.)

Since Sita came I've started memorizing classic Disney songs. So far I know
  1. Once Upon a Dream — Sleeping Beauty
  2. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo — Cinderella
  3. part of Cinderally, Cinderelly — Cinderella
  4. A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes — Cinderella
  5. Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho — Snow-White
  6. Someday my Prince will Come — Snow-White
  7. I'm Wishing — Snow-White
  8. Pink Elephants on Parade — Dumbo
  9. Baby Mine — Dumbo
  10. Little April Shower — Bambi
Unfortunately, the book I'm using was published in 1979, which means it's missing some great ones, like Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.