Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
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Haven't posted much substantive lately ... and today's thought-mulch pretty much continues the trend. :)

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Today's word on my "word-a-day" calendar: zedonk.

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Things with The Hang are going pretty swell, actually. She's a sweetie and fun to hang out with, and I really like getting to know someone. Noticing her quirks, habits, reactions, word choices, how she interacts with people, I absolutely love that, and for some reason I'm much more attuned to the fact that I'm paying attention to this aspect of a developing relationship than I recall having been before.

Is it because we're being trained by the reality-TV phenomenon to soak up personality indicators more so than we have been before? Is reality-TV so popular because this is a standard human trait that media producers have just figured out how to tap?

So yes, things are going pretty neat. I get her little stuff, she gets me stuff, I like it.

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I thought it might be interesting to get on an elevator, pick a random person to stare at blankly and see if they actually call you on it, then apologize and explain that you're blind.

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"Zedonk" is a term for the hybrid offspring of a male zebra and a female donkey.

What would the spawn of a female zebra and a male donkey be? A donkza? An eybra?

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I visited with my parents last weekend. Usually my trips to Salem involve much chaos and screeching, just because my nieces are all usually running around and trying to sit on me. I love them all, of course, but it was gratifying to just hang with my folks.

My mom, all last week, had been all excited because of a gift she got for me. I'm difficult to buy gifts for, since I'm typically (1) into things too expensive to get me for a gift, (2) so habitually into instant gratification that I just buy anything I want anyway, and/or (3) a snob. Anyway, apparently she believed that she'd traversed all of these obstacles, and could barely contain her enthusiasm. I mean, it's not even close to my birthday and she got me a gift. Just the sheer expectation and build-up had me worrying that I'd have to manufacture some fake excitement in case it wasn't up to the hype.

So, she happily presented it to me on Friday night after we'd had some dinner. It was ...

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a pop-up book.

But not just any pop-up book. This is the coolest pop-up book, EVAR. I mean, check this:



I truly geeked out because this thing's gee-whiz factor is truly stratospheric. My mom was so gratified she nearly popped.

"But that's not all," she said, and proceeded to give me another pop-up book! This one is called "Structural Engineering for Pop-Up Books" or some such (can't find it on Amazon and it's not in front of me right now), containing examples and instructions on how to make these incredible things. Holy cow, it's a science!

So now, guess what my project is? Can anyone suggest a good theme for a pop-up book? I want to try to make one!

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Zedonk, zedonk, zedonk.

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New popizzle in the vatizzle ... everything clever about him has already been said, mostly by the smart and funny people on my friends list, but I thought I'd contribute this: check out what's at Benedict XVI.com.

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Happy Wednesday!

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