October 2005

20 questions

19 October 2005 Uncategorized

Have you ever played the old game 20 Questions? Animal, vegetable or mineral – you know the one. Want to try playing against a computer? Warning, the computer wins almost every time! Welcome to my latest Internet obsession, 20Q.com. You can play online or free, or you can fork over $15Cnd and buy the handheld […]

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Swimming in angst

18 October 2005 Uncategorized

You’re gonna laugh at me for this one. You know what? This parental angst thing doesn’t end when you get them potty trained. After going through all that worry, there’s still even more things to worry about. Hard to believe, isn’t it? We’re on the cusp of bigger things to fret over. I can’t believe […]

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Simon, the human alarm clock

17 October 2005 Simon

I’m a morning person. In the first half of the day I’m at my most productive, my most energetic. I like waking up, knowing a fresh day stretches out before me. Most mornings, all I need is a cup of coffee and a couple of minutes to shake the cobwebs from my head, and I’m […]

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Lonely books meme

17 October 2005 Uncategorized

It’s been a week or so since I’ve blogged about that LibraryThing, and you’d think I’d’ve run out of things to blog about it by now. No such luck! I was over at Phantom Scribbler, and she and Julie and a few others started chatting about books in their Library Thing collection that nobody else […]

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Googlewhacking, Star Wars and shameless boasting

14 October 2005 Uncategorized

I got one of the oddest comments ever the other day (and that says a lot around here!): Hello!Did you know you’re a googlewhack?(deleted – see original comment)Matt 10.04.05 – 3:21 pm I’ve been called a lot of things in my day, but being called a googlewhack was a first for me. Not sure whether […]

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The sentimental pack rat

13 October 2005 Uncategorized

I spent a good portion of one morning this past long-weekend sorting through the boys’ clothes, having finally capitulated to the fact that summer is over once and for all. Even though there are two years between them, I can now mostly sort things directly out of Tristan’s drawers and into Simon’s – largely because […]

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What’s that you say? More memes?

12 October 2005 Uncategorized

Ack! Don’t have an original thought in my head lately, so I’m posting lots of filler waiting for the Muse to come back from getting that pack of smokes at the corner store. Hold on to your hats, it’s meme day yet again boys and girls. But wait, first let me tell you my most […]

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The one where the house didn’t burn down

11 October 2005 Uncategorized

The good news is, I didn’t set the house on fire. The bad news is, I didn’t sleep a wink thinking about that red and black wire getting jiggy with each other. Oh right, you have no idea what I’m talking about, do you? The short version is, I installed a digital thermostat on the […]

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Dani needs…

10 October 2005 Uncategorized

Saw this over on Marla’s blog and couldn’t stop laughing. Hers is funnier than mine, but it’s still worth a lazy-day blog. The game is, Google “(Your-name) needs”, including the quotation marks, inserting your name where indicated but without the parenthesis. (I’m not insulting your intelligence, really. I’m quite sure you get the idea. But […]

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Again with that Library Thing

9 October 2005 Uncategorized

Just a note of thanks to the guys (and girls?) at that Library Thing, also known as my newest obsession, for quoting me on their buzz page. I am truly addicted to Library Thing, and keep finding excuses to huddle in the basement and catalogue more and more books. Gonna have to pony up the […]

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