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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Oh, being there with a little kid *COMPLETELY* changed everything.

    There was a meet and greet with Anna and Elsa (which is to say, two born-beautiful young women who looked uncannily like the Frozen main characters in awesome costumes). This is something that wouldn’t have much appealed to me but the kiddo? Holy cow, it was just fun watching her face as she looked at those two.

    I ended up making up a joke for her:

    Q: What did Elsa do when she got a balloon?
    A: She let it go.

    I thought that that was, all things considered, a pretty decent uncle joke. As it turns out, I had it explained to me that there might be some things worth joking about, but Frozen is *NOT* one of them.

    So back to burping, I guess.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Jaybird
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      On a 1-10 scale of being upset, with with “1” being irritated to discover that all of the “everything” bagels were gone by the time I got to the supermarket, and “10” being an explosive supernova of blinding, cardiac-stopping rage, I would normally land somewhere around a 2 to learn that you had been in SoCal and didn’t shoot me a line to come bend elbows together. I’d have totally made the drive down to the O.C. for you, dude.

      But it sounds like it was pretty much all the time available accounted for with family, and relatively limited time in the area to begin with. So I forgive you… this time.Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman
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    Lain is unwittingly announcing her bedtime as 8:00 or so lately. That’s when she has a burst of hyper at the expense of a terrified dog.

    This morning we did “story time” at the Library for the first time this week. Lain had a blast with all of the other kids. She wasn’t good about sitting in my lap, but it was okay because there was another that was far more unruly than she was. Afterwards, someone was reading a book that she likes (“Put Me In The Zoo”) at which point she climbed on the woman’s lap. The woman’s kid didn’t like this and walked off. so I watched her kid while she read to mine.

    I was the only father there, which reminded me of all of the mother’s groups in the area that appear to be mothers-only, which is kind of depressing.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Will Truman
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      “I was the only father there, which reminded me of all of the mother’s groups in the area that appear to be mothers-only, which is kind of depressing.”

      +100.

      I am dreading this summer when I am home with both boys — one 4+months and the other solidly in his 2’s — and having little available to me in the way of connecting with other parents/kids.Report

  3. Avatar LeeEsq
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    Dentist and preparing to go to San Francisco.Report

  4. Avatar Burt Likko
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    My docket this weekend consists of a pizza-making party Saturday with another couple, for which I will need a pizza dough recipe (hint, hint, @zic) and Sunday a hike at Vasquez Rocks, which some of you may remember as the place Kirk built a cannon out of a log to fight the Gorn.Report

  5. Avatar aaron david
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    I have surgery scheduled for next Tuesday, so this weekend is just chill out, and a lot of walking.Report

  6. Avatar dragonfrog
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    It’s a long weekend here, and unusual-wise we don’t have anything much planned. There’s a friend’s birthday potluck tonight. Maybe I’ll finally get to try the skates I bought a month ago.Report

  7. Avatar Kimmi
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    Ahh… so glad I’m not on jury duty!
    Judge declares recess.
    Person on trial declares that judge has abandoned ship (see the contended “naval flag” fringe on the US flag), declares himself captain (and thus judge), and dismisses all charges against himself with prejudice.
    Substitute bailiff allows person to leave courtroom.
    Normal bailiff (not on duty, there for a check) sees accused. Tasers accused.
    “How did you know he was fleeing the courtroom?”
    “I didn’t.”

    Trial is continuing so long that they’ve run out of money to pay the jurors (into its 13th week). Now they’re paying them from the county foodbank.

    [no, not pittsburgh.]Report

  8. Avatar Morat20
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    I plan to spend the weekend worrying about my brother. He’s going to the oncologist Monday. There’s a mass in his lung. (The doctor called it ‘giant’ and my brother apparently felt that it was sufficient, and didn’t ask things like ‘how big is that, in actual units of measurement’). The doctor was apparently unsure of what it is, but pretty much every mass big enough to show on an X-ray has to be dealt with and most of those are Bad Things That Start With C.

    On the upside: Never smoked, no family history of cancers at all (other than one guy with skin cancer more than likely due to his teenage occupation as ‘lifeguard unburdened by sunscreen’ followed by years of ‘working outdoors a whole lot’). Symptoms were a three-month long cough (plenty of liquidy infection to go with it — he’s gotten bronchitis once or twice a year for 30 years now) that just wasn’t going away despite treatment. The fact that he’s moved to an inhalor (helping) and whatever it is (the mass, the infection he’s got — one or both) is impeding lung function is just worrisome.

    I’m not really sure how to deal with it, other than depressing myself with Google. I worry about him, I worry about his two little kids, I worry about my parents…

    Fingers crossed for “benign”. My mother-in-law lost a lung of her lobe to something almost identical (except she had multiple, much smaller, nodules. Not masses) — some weird cyst formed around a fungal infection.

    “Giant mass” is not heartening. I guess it beats ‘I’m just your GP, but that’s obviously a whole lot of cancer all over the place’ after seeing your CT.Report

  9. Avatar Will Truman
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    So I was listening to the first episode of season three of The Good Wife. It opens up with Chris Isaak’s “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing.”

    Two hours later, I start season two of The Blacklist. It opens up with the guitar riff from Chris Isaak’s “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing.”Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Will Truman
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      So Redding just went on a rant about how we wet our pants about the government snooping, but Big Data (Google, Facebook, etc) knows everything about us.

      And yet, if this were true, their targeted ads wouldn’t suck so much.

      I mean crikey, nobody should know more about me than google, and they’re trying to sell me monitor risers, which they should know I already purchased two months ago and haven’t looked at since.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Will Truman
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      Did they do that sort of thing in the 80’s and we just didn’t notice? Like, both The A-Team and Manimal opening with the starting chords to “Harper Valley PTA” or something?Report

  10. Avatar Will Truman
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    Gah! Our power bill was $500 this month.Report

  11. Avatar Will Truman
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    I need someone to leave a comment to test the RSS app, but nobody is doing it. Slackers.Report

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