Sunday, April 03, 2011

January peanuts, part 2

  • Rachel is pissed at Apple for using non-standard charging and data interfaces on the iPod. I approve because that is a pretty nerdy thing to get mad about.
  • Isaac's Baby Genius keyboard has a "Cowbell" button.
  • It is hard to schedule things when Isaac might be ready for his nap at 10:30, 11:30, or 2:30. You just never know.
  • Rachel tells me that "Musical Therapist" is a real occupation. It makes me want to start making up jobs when people ask me what I do, to see how unusual I can make it before they stop believing me.
  • Seen on Twitter: "The PhD student is someone who forgoes current income in order to forgo future income."
  • Melissa and her friends are just constitutionally unable to use indoor voices. Referred to Rachel's Haagen Dazs Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bars as "fudge bars." Boy, did I get an earful.
  • Introduction to Guy Logic: if a mug has unusual blemishes when you take out of the dishwasher, scrape it with your fingernail. If it doesn't come off, it's part of the ceramic. If it does come off, the mug is clean now!
  • No live TV is awesome. My kids are almost completely immune to fad-du-jour toys that afflict other parents.
  • Rachel: "Do you know what happened to the strudel?" Me: "I ate it."
  • Melissa came down the stairs holding both of her keychain flashlights. Me: "Oh, you found both of your keylights!" Melissa: "No; this one's Keylight, and this other one's Sally."
  • Rachel has been chopping up Belgian chocolate bars to make cookies with lately. Ordinary chocolate chips hold no interest for me anymore.
  • Holding Isaac on your lap is dangerous. Tonight he drew blood when he threw his head back into my lips.
  • Me: "I'm going to buy more jeans." Rachel: "Do they even have dressing rooms at wal-mart?"

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