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Friday Five

Never fear, I have no plans to stick Big Righty in your face today. But if you’re jonesing for some digits, click for a large handful:


Big Righty asked to address his readers, the hammy phalange. I fear I’ve created a navel-gazing toe. I include his thoughts here:

I’m currently purple, black, and yellow, thanks for asking. I need a pedicure, but I don’t want anyone to touch me. Yesterday, even though Lisa was wearing her rigid shoe-thing, she bumped into her son, and when I made contact with his sneaker, she screamed for both of us.

It’s those graceful motor skills that landed me in this velcroed contraption.

Lisa has been doing a lot of lolling lately. Not by choice, of course, but she doesn’t need to combine the lolling with bowls of Love Potion #31, does she? Someone needs to remind her that hobbling doesn’t burn that many calories, so she should ease up on the groceries.

I am the proud auntie of a brand new niece. Welcome to the world, sweet baby B. I get to meet her in 15 days, yay! Mother and baby are doing very well. YAY!

See my icon? The Simpsons have already thought of everything, haven’t they? In FLASH BURNOUT, my main character’s dog is named The Dog Formerly Known as Prince. Now I see that I’m not as clever as I thought I was. (I re-learn that all the dang time.) I swear I never saw that Simpsons’ episode. But I’m not changing it, no way!

I finished N.A. Nelson’s book, BRINGING THE BOY HOME, and loved it! Now my son is reading it. I’m afraid he’s becoming a “reluctant reader,” so I’m thrilled whenever he gets captivated by a book.

“Mom, can I ask you something?”

My son always sounds very serious when he poses that question. I always say, “Of course,” while mentally gearing up to address something like “Why is there cruelty in the world?”

But so far, they have always been questions along the lines of: “Which rap group came first? Grandmaster Flash, The Sugarhill Gang, or Run DMC?”


I hope when the hard questions come along that I’m up to the challenge.

Special note to lisa_schroeder: Lisa, they had LP #31 at Baskin-Robbins in pre-packed quarts!!!!


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Jul. 26th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
You're lucky. The other day my five year old asked me, "What does it feel like to die?"

I said, "well I've never died before, so I don't know for sure but I imagine it is a lot like going to sleep."

he shrugged and said, "okay."


Scary, but I managed. I'd have to google the rap stuff.
Jul. 26th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're doing just fine with those Big Questions.
Jul. 26th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Lisa's toe, this is Angela's chin. I can totally relate to injurous colliding with children. When Son#1 was two, we were in a pretty bad car accident. And a week later, as Angela was sitting on the couch with him standing between her legs, she was bent over tying his shoes. He was bouncy, really bouncy. He jumped up as Angela leaned over, his head hitting me square in the fresh stitches all along me and we had a broken jaw too. You can probably still hear me screaming and that was 17 years ago.
Jul. 26th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Even reading that is painful.

Ow ow ow ...
Jul. 26th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Hey, I got a new niece this week, too! On Wednesday! Congratulations!

Jul. 26th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Yay for girl babies!
Jul. 26th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
That ice cream sounds divine!

You and your poor toe. Maybe if you apply the ice cream directly to your toe, it will improve more quickly.
Jul. 26th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
And be less fattening.
Jul. 26th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Aunt Lisa! Hope your toe is feeling better...
Jul. 26th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kate.

I can't wait to cuddle her!
Jul. 26th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
A baby niece - how wonderful!!!

I must get myself to B-R tomorrow to try some of that delicious stuff. I can't wait to try it!!
Jul. 26th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
My toe watched me eat the rest of the LP #31 last night while we watched Doctor Who.

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Jul. 28th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
I said Grandmaster Flash ... but now that I look it up, I find that GF was getting started the exact same year as Sugarhill Gang.

Who knew?
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