Monday, June 12, 2006

More genetics

So, at the Museum of Science, there was an annoucement that a live animal presentation would happen in five minutes.

We got down to the stage and were waiting, and then a lady comes out and brings a snake out of a pillow case -- a fairly long one (three or four feet?) -- and is telling us about snakes.

Austin was very excited and tugging on my arm. "Daddy, Daddy!" Yes? "What do snakes taste like when you eat them?"

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Wow, can't wait for the header on this one to hit the adbot!

Okay, do you believe that women and men, or boys and girls, are biologically different? Need the final nail in the coffin?

I'm driving home from the Museum of Science with the kids in the backseat and flipping through the radio, listening for 30 seconds and then scanning to the next station. I stop on "I Will Survive" and shortly hear a weird clicking sound. Mari is popping her tongue in time to the music and when I look back, she's waving her arms up and down, too, dancing in the carseat.

Google ads

You may have noticed that I've "sold out" and have a Google ad box floating above this post. This is my pathetic way to earn a few pennies per click, so feel free to just click on it randomly throughout your workday.

Strangely, the ad on it right now (June 10), correlated to all my posts up to now, is for "Bridezilla." Huh? Must be because I've written about... jumping on beds?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Book Review: Smart Moves for the Liberal Arts Grad

So as part of our fun packed Memorial Day weekend (yes, I'm still behind), we went to a party for Suzanne Greenwald, one of the authors of Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads. I haven't read the book through, but flipping around I find it extremely readable (they're mini-biographies, after all), and with lots of tips highlighted in the margins and at the end of each bio.

I also love the fact that there's a separate forward for parents that basically says, "Don't Panic!"

Good gift for recent grads, parents of recent grads, or people in college now. Probably not freshman, but maybe a junior who's decided to major in philosophy but doesn't know what that means for her future.

Oh, here's their website with profiles of the authors.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Like a dog

Lots to report but haven't had time to write, sorry.

The funniest thing that happened in the past couple weeks was when it was hot and we had the kiddie pool out in the backyard.

The kids were running around naked, getting in and out of the pool and then Mari suddenly stopped on the grass in front of me and I smelled something stinky. Yes, she had just pooped standing up.

Austin, horrified, kept yelling, "Mari just went poo poo -- like a dog!"