Archive for January, 2009

the more it snows – tiddly pom

January 13th, 2009

“… the more it goes – Tiddly-pom the more it goes – Tiddly-pom on snowing.” – Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner I’ve been reading two chapters a night of Winnie the Pooh to Will and Sylvie. Our collection is tattered from 34 years of use so I flinch when the kids reach […]

irrational behavior

January 12th, 2009

Somehow we’ve acquired 3 scooters and 4 scooterers, so we’ve been busy scooting around, recently. As a result, I’ve got only interesting things other people have found on the Internets to show you. Here’s a talk by Dan Ariely, a professor at Duke University illustrating how humans make irrational decisions. And if you are really […]

silent night

January 11th, 2009

[This is not for the faint of heart] I’ve mentioned, we have a mice problem- a few have snuck inside to winter in our pantry and under our kitchen sink. Disgusting, I realize, but we’re in good company as the topic of how to get rid of the mice comes up at neighborhood dinner parties […]


January 10th, 2009

[Passing the donut store on our run] “Dad, can we get donuts?” “We’re having something just as good this morning – waffles, but we’ll see what tomorrow brings.” “If tomorrow doesn’t bring anything, can we get donuts, Dad?” And one caught on film:

the secret to a recession-proof marriage

January 10th, 2009

Girls, marry someone who fulfills your expensive addictions, inexpensively. I could have married for love, but marrying for to-die-for homemade espresso and sushi was far more cost effective. I got love in the deal, but some mornings it is all about the espresso. You know. We’ve all been there.

deflowering etiquette

January 9th, 2009

In case you’ve been deflowered, amusing Edward Gorey etiquette book on the appropriate response.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black Hole

January 6th, 2009

I’m actually working, but found this on the internets this morning and thought it was too cool to not share. What would it be like to die in a black hole? Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers that for us. (thanks to How Good Is That) more about “Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black H…“, posted […]

black eyed pea burritos

January 1st, 2009

The Californian husband consumed this year’s luck and money in the form of a black eyed pea and cabbage burrito. He may be lucky and wealthy this year, but the mockery he made of our traditional dish might have bought him a ticket to a special layer in hell. Just can’t bring myself to share […]

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