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    My girl (27 mo) did NOT seriously hurt herself today. She fell over walking swiftly on a sidewalk in the afternoon, and unfortunately, she banged her chin on the ground (the scratch she got off the concrete looks like one of those super-silly thin goatees that only cover the part between lower lip an chin). She spent almost an hour on mom's lap saying nothing, and when she came home she was silent, slightly confused, wouldn't open her mouth and tried to avoid swallowing, spitting out large amounts of drool from time to time. I tried to bribe her with a small piece of chocolate, but after some chewing, she spit that out as well. We were about to make for the local ER but decided to give her an hour or so and watch her closely. She was walking normally, had a good pupillary reaction, wasn't bleeding and was already climbing around her nightstand again to fish books out of the shelf for me to read.

    One hour later she was happily chatting away at the dinner table. She was eating brie cheese submerged in fruit yoghurt, but what the heck. She accepted my offer to prepare her for bed, tolerated my cleaning (and examining) her teeth and was fast asleep after a few pages of rhymes and a good cuddling.

    Am I happy.

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    There is no relief like "my kid isn't seriously hurt" relief, is there?
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    Indeed not. Can't beat that, ever.

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    My garden shed.

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    Cats giving birth. ^_^ Kittens - yay!

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    KITTENS! Oh, do please post pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokergirl View Post
    KITTENS! Oh, do please post pictures.
    I don't have any pictures, sorry. But YouTube has some good birthing clips. ^_^

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    A good name for a kitten: Velcro . (Sharp little claws on pants legs )

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    Quote Originally Posted by danscope View Post
    A good name for a kitten: Velcro . (Sharp little claws on pants legs )
    My queen cat is currently snoozing on a stack of pillows. The other evening, I had to move in deference of her.
    Dip me in ink and toss me to the Poets.

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    Yep, sounds about right. Many cats have an ego the size of the national debt.
    "Ferocious" seems fond of laying down on freshly cleaned and folded tee-shirts (usually on the back of the couch).
    Then he looks at us and says..." What ?? "
    His nickname is "His greyness" .( He's all smoky grey).

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    I was demonstrating a problem on the board with a 4th grade class, and was a bit sloppy about aligning a sum vertically. I had five or six hands go up, and one student came up to show me how to fix it. I love it when they catch me out on this sort of thing. It shows me they're paying attention and care about their learning.
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
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    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Today, Simon climbed all the way down a fairly long flight of stairs by himself. He had never done more than the one four-inch step in front of our apartment before. Also, I think I may have just seen a second tooth when he opened his mouth as I was typing. He won't let me check for sure, though.
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    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    I got a huge laugh reading this letter from camp: http://t.living.msn.com/family-paren...from-camp-ever

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    Randall Munroe gives me a shoutout in the mouseover text in today's XKCD!
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    Update--not a single tooth coming in. All four top front teeth at once.
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    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    Super crunchy sugar cookies with more sugar sprinkled on top. Sugar!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Update--not a single tooth coming in. All four top front teeth at once.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Super crunchy sugar cookies with more sugar sprinkled on top. Sugar!!!
    I'm getting quite a chuckle from the juxtaposition of these two posts!
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    " Sugar !!! ....One of the five main food groups. "

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    "I'm going to eat a whole box of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bomb cereal and be incomprehensible all day!"

    I recall that "Calvin" used to so threaten his mom in the good old days of comic strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    "I'm going to eat a whole box of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bomb cereal and be incomprehensible all day!"

    I recall that "Calvin" used to so threaten his mom in the good old days of comic strips.
    Lol!!

    Ironically, last evening while watching "Chopped," which featured a vegan chef who continually reminded us she's vegan and doesn't use canned products, I was munching on dry Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal - hand in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I'm getting quite a chuckle from the juxtaposition of these two posts!
    It gets better--today's baking for the wolves in my gaming group is a cake I'm considering for Simon's first birthday, which will be the first time he'll eat something really sweet.
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    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by danscope View Post
    " Sugar !!! ....One of the five main food groups. "
    Many years ago, over some chips and salsa, my wife and I decided that the four junk-food food-groups are: crunchy, salty, greasy, and sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Many years ago, over some chips and salsa, my wife and I decided that the four junk-food food-groups are: crunchy, salty, greasy, and sweet.


    I like junk food more than I'm usually willing to admit; though it's very much in moderation.

    p.s.: Hope your flight isn't further delayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Many years ago, over some chips and salsa, my wife and I decided that the four junk-food food-groups are: crunchy, salty, greasy, and sweet.
    According to Pratchett, one of them is Burnt Crunchy Bits.
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    I just spent about 40 minutes watching an osprey, perhaps 50 feet away, in the top of a tree! I first noticed it because it was making quite a lot of noise (sort of a very loud chirp) but by the time I got the camera out of my pocket and tried to take video it had become quiet. Eventually it launched out of the tree and splashed into the little lake but failed to catch a fish. While I was watching a bald eagle flew over as well. This is all in a heavily populated area! Lovely.

    ETA: Osprey call, from Wikimedia.
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    The Frozen Soundtrack. Nothing like what I normally listen to, but I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Many years ago, over some chips and salsa, my wife and I decided that the four junk-food food-groups are: crunchy, salty, greasy, and sweet.
    "You need to focus on the neglected food groups, such as the whipped group, the congealed group and the choco-tastic!" -- Doctor Nick

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    A good friend broke up with the fiancee that none of us liked. His daughter may well have actively hated her, and I've made her promise not to be too obnoxious to her father on the subject.

    Also, on tonight's episode of The Daily Show, John Waters appears to have dressed up as Mr. Rogers.
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    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    In the northern germanic countries we've found about a thousand small talismans from the viking age which are generally called Thor's hammers, though there has been some doubts whether they actually did represent hammers.

    Recently the first one with writing on it was found, which answers the question once and for all.

    As an ancient counterpoint to Magritte, the inscription simply states "This is a hammer".
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    It's still not a pipe.
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    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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