Monthly Archives: January 2013

Things I wish I had said, Part 22

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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childhood living is easy to do

I’m sitting in the living room pretending I’m going to wake up at some point. Liza Minelli is creeping me out on the TV. Mo is in the next room drawing a pig to illustrate a story about a cow. … Continue reading

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Things you don’t want to hear while Mo cuts your hair

“Huh. Well, I guess this isn’t any worse than the time you accidentally shaved your head.”

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Thanks. This should not be a problem.

“These chips are sensitive to angle and proximity with the timing mat, such that if you do do a somersault over the timing mat, it may miss you. … Some of you don’t like to stop when you are done, … Continue reading

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Hey. Why are they calling me “Brisket?”

Things I realized last night reading the county livestock show story: 1. If the people are bidding on you refer to you as a “roaster” or a “broiler,” you likely should start organizing a jailbreak. 2. I’m craving fried chicken. … Continue reading

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Mr. Pants’ Eleanor Roosevelt Q&A

what kind of paradise am i looking for? i’ve got everything i want and still i want more. maybe some tiny shiny key will wash up on the shore. – ani ___ Q. Hey, Daddy-O. I have this dilemma. A. … Continue reading

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shoes

Never underestimate the power of new shoes. My knees are hurting. The ITB is reminding me why it’s important to retire zapatos once they are worn enough on the outside that my feet start leaning outward, giving me the ol’ … Continue reading

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