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If you make red velvet cupcakes be prepared.  No matter how careful you are not to spill, or drip batter or otherwise make a mess, sooner or later your kitchen will end up looking like the set of a slasher film.

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A comment the C-Man made at dinner:

Why do they waste rest time on kindergarteners.  It’s the middle schoolers who really need it.

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From the wrapper on the chopsticks (capitalization and punctuation copied exactly as written :

try your Nice Chinese Food With Chopsticks the traditional typical of Chinese glorious history and cultural.

 

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The C-man staggered out of school with a very heavy backpack today.  He weighed it when we got home.  18 pounds of homework.  Although, admittedly, there is a lot of flotsam and jetsam rattling around in there too.

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I was so tired this afternoon that when I made coffee I forgot to put the coffee grounds in the filter.  I looked over at the machine halfway through the brewing cycle and thought to myself “wow, that looks really weak”.  D’oh

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I am making cookie bars.  They are the C-man’s favorite.  At least they used to be.  Tom has been treating them to a wide variety of gourmet sweeties in my absence.  I hope plain old Tollhouse Cookie Bars are still adequate.

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I have started eating The Children’s Halloween candy.  It’s been three weeks (ish) I think the statute of limitations has expired.  But if they ask, I am going to deny it heartily.

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Knitting popcorn is a real pain in the you-know-what.

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Apparently baseball is going to expand the playoffs to 10 teams.  I don’t have a link for that, Tom just told me from the other side of the table.  I don’t think this is a particularly good idea.  But I suppose it does give the Cubs a better chance of getting in.  Unfortunately it also gives them a better opportunity to embarrass themselves.

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Harry Potter tomorrow.

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I cannot find my blue flip-flops.  This is not really a crisis as I also have pink flip flops, tie-dye flip flops and black and white polka-dot flip flops.  But the blue ones are my favorites.

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I think I might need this book:

Because I think I might need to knit me some pigs.  And maybe a skyscraper or two.

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I have not called the tattoo parlor yet.  Maybe I will do that on monday.

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I am rooting for the Twins and the Giants in the baseball post-season.  But if Kerry Wood makes it to the Series with the Yankees, it won’t break my heart.  I just wish it was the Cubs.

 

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The C-Man has praciced the drums and bells three times so far.  That’s three times more than he ever practiced the viola so things are trending upward there.

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I never thought I would miss Samantha Harris on Dancing with the Stars

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Less than two months to go.  I can’t wait:

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We caught The Mouse.  Eew.  Eew.  Eew.  Many thanks to Tom, The Disposer of Vermin for removing said mouse.  The funeral is tomorrow.

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If you eat at Steak and Shake at 11am you will be the only people in the place.

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While in Steak and Shake, waiting lunch and drawing on the kid’s menu The C-Man made the following comment when we told him his shake had arrived:

“Okay, okay, can’t a man finish his dot-to-dot?”