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Taco Salad for dinner.

Rhys took his lettuce (which I didn't really expect him to eat) and for the last half hour has been carefully arranging it on his high chair tray. There is clearly some rhyme or reason to how he's doing so... he's been taking a piece, replacing it with another one, and had a nice even layer across the tray.

Me: *trying not to laugh too much*

Frazer: He's your son.

Me: My son? This is all you.

Frazer: What?

Me: Yes! Carefully arranging things to be esthetically pleasing? That's so you.

Frazer: That's not esthetically pleasing... that's obsessively arranging things in an organised fashion... and that's totally you.

Me: Pah.

Uh... ok.

Sep. 24th, 2008 06:32 pm
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Rhys just tried to put a diaper on the cat.
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Seriously... how do you not laugh, even when you know you shouldn't?

Rhys, while I was otherwise occupied, managed to get a box of cookies down off the counter. When I caught him, he was sitting on the ground, pulling cookies out of the box, taking one bite, putting it down on the ground, then pulling out another one, taking a bite, putting it down, etc.

Really, laughing encourages the behaviour. But how do you not?
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Have Princess Bride going in the background. Just watched the scene where Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen are chatting by the doorway to the pit of despair and the Prince declines to watch Rugen at work, since he's "swamped" with other obligations (my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Gildor to frame for it...) and I realised a rather disturbing thought...

There is so Rugen/Humperdinck slash out there on the internetz. That scene alone makes a relationship between them practically cannon.



May. 7th, 2008 09:19 pm
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The tag-line is whatever, but the image totally threw Frazer off during a client phone-call when he noticed it. Hehehe.



Apr. 20th, 2008 08:50 am
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I thought that those of us who suffered through post-secondary and were subjected to too many authors with too much of a love of their own eloquence would be entertained by these - found on an animated lj-icon.

Definitions of Terms Commonly Used in Academia:

It is believed that: I think
It is generally believed that: A couple of others think so too
Correct within an order of magnitude: Wrong
According to statistical analysis: Rumor has it
It has long been known: I didn't look up the original reference
A trend is evident: These data are practically meaningless
Three of the samples were chosen for study: The other results didn't make any sense
Typical Results are shown: This is the prettiest graph
In my experience: Once
In case after case: Twice
In a series of cases: Thrice

And a poem from a teacher's wall that I saw while TOCing and was moved to write down:

Guiding Hand

I dreamt I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there
The clay they used was a
young child's mind
And they fashioned it with care
One was a teacher - the tool he used
Were books, music and art
The other, a parent, worked with a
guiding hand
And a gentle, loving heart
Day after day, the teacher toiled with touch
that was deft and sure
While the parent laboured by his side
And polished and smoothed it o'er
And when at last their task was done
They were proud of what they had wrought
For the things they'd molded into the child
Could neither be sold nor bought
And each agreed they would have failed
If each had worked alone
For behind the parent, stood the school
And behind the teacher, the home.

Author Unknown.


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