July 2005

Potty talk

20 July 2005 Uncategorized

I’ve given up. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that Tristan will never in fact be potty trained. We will just have to contact Pampers and special order diapers in sizes 7 through 15, which should transition him into the adult-sized Depends. Hopefully, he will pair off with an understanding young woman who can take […]

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Needed: moms and dads who read blogs! Now!

20 July 2005 Uncategorized

The inimitable Cooper over at Been There is writing a feature article on parenting in our generation, with a specific emphasis on how blogs help us connect with each other. She is looking for interview subjects, but is on a very tight deadline – tomorrow! If you could take a minute or two to read […]

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Endless hours of entertainment

19 July 2005 Uncategorized

I’ve been peeking in the referral logs again. I tell ya, there be some weird people walking around out there. I can only imagine how disappointed some of these people were when they found blog, based on their search criteria. Despite the inherent ick factor, my favourite google this month is “free videos of tickly […]

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This should bring some interesting Google traffic

18 July 2005 Uncategorized

I’ve been a member of four or five gyms over the past decade or so, everything from the local community centre with five pieces of equipment, some freeweights and an ancient standing bicycle to the commercial gym I now frequent. Up until now, though, I’ve managed to avoid the phenomenon of the locker room shower. […]

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10,000 maniacs

15 July 2005 Uncategorized

Back on February 2, I posted my very first blog entry. I wondered, in considering whether to blog or not, “What if I install a hit counter and I have to spend all my free time hitting refresh so it looks like somebody is reading my blog?” Well, either I’ve got waaaaaay too much time […]

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10-pages-in book review: Eleanor Rigby

14 July 2005 10-pages-in

I’ve just started reading Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland, so here’s my 10-pages-in book review, at about 30 give-or-take pages in. I should admit a bias up front. I have a sentimental thing for Douglas Coupland, and he could write the instruction manual for my sewing machine and I’d read it three times. And because […]

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Why we should explore space

13 July 2005 My inner geek

This is for Nancy, because she asked. I, too, watched the space shuttle explosion in 1986, and the more recent Columbia disaster in 2003 (or was it 2002?) and I remember crying my heart out watching the coverage. But I still believe that the space program needs more, not less, funding. For a really great […]

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A little something for everyone

13 July 2005 My inner geek

Every morning, I read the newspaper on the bus ride into town, making mental notes of stuff that might be interesting to blog about. This morning, there is so much going on that I have no idea where to start! First and coolest, NASA will be launching the space shuttle Discovery at a little after […]

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Three year olds shouldn’t have cavities

12 July 2005 Uncategorized

I’m bringing Tristan to the pedodontist today for two fillings. Really, three year olds shouldn’t have cavities, and they certainly shouldn’t need fillings. I feel awful for him. I think the worst part will be that he has to fast from midnight to the appointment at 9:50 Tuesday morning (I’m typing this Monday night, guessing […]

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Bedtime rituals

11 July 2005 Uncategorized

Bedtime is one of my favourite times of the day, and not just because a few hours of blessed peace and respite are close enough to be palpable. I love the rituals of bedtime. I love that Simon gets excited and runs to the gate at the bottom of the stairs when you say, “time […]

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