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Mar 10 2014

Modernism

Published by under Snippets,Travel

Conversation held in a rural flea market in Tennessee, between me and the two elderly proprietors…

Man: I was telling my wife, you have a real different kind of hair cut.

Me: Oh?

Wife: It’s modern!

Man: You don’t see hair cuts like that around here.

Me: Hmmm. Well, it’s short.

Man: Yep, different.

Neither one of them mentioned the nose piercing.

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Feb 19 2014

More bees

Published by under Current Events,Outdoors,Snippets

I saw this article today on the BBC. Even more reasons to plant for the bees – bumblebees never hurt nobody. Well, OK, bumblebees probably hurt somebody at some point, but they will mostly leave you alone unless you stomp on their nest or pick them up off their flower. Bumblebees are the furry, dumbass teddy bears of the bee world. Plant some wildflowers for them.

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Sep 04 2013

Robot

Published by under Photos,Snippets,The Boy

Kid at Meijer, looking at The Boy:
“I wish I had a robot, I wish I had a robot, I wish I had a robot, I wish I had a robot…shirt like that one.”

It is a pretty cool robot shirt.

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Sep 03 2013

Bilingual

Published by under Parenting,Snippets,The Boy

Well, The Boy just said “¡Muy bien!” Pretty soon he’ll be planning daring escapades in Spanish and I won’t know what the heck is going on.

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Sep 02 2013

KEE!

Published by under Pets,Snippets,The Boy

Today was the first time The Boy attempted to say Fate’s name. Usually, he calls her KEE! or just says “Meow” at her. But today, when I was talking to her, he said “Fay!” and I said, “Yep, Fate.” So, he said “Fay!” again. The cat was unimpressed.

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