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Today! 5PM!   
02:38pm 19/06/2010
  If you like RenFaire music, you'll probably like this concert. If you're coming, make sure to check the directions. You want to follow the cemetary - go through the open gate - then go up the hill to your left. See you tonight!


Afterward- mayhem? POSSIBLY
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Author help!   
01:57pm 20/05/2010
  My dad and I were discussing language the other day, an were reminded of this:

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling by Mark TwainCollapse )

We were also reminded of another author who, in a sort-of tribute to this, successfully used only the words "there," "their," and "they're" to make a complete paragraph (tongue-in-cheek). We can't remember the author though! & we can't find it anywhere. Anyone else recollect this?
12:46pm 16/03/2010
  I am excited about my choral concert next Sunday! If you're into that sort of thing, come check us out!
It's a free show + cheap, homemade (not by me) sweet, baked goodies.
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03:16pm 11/02/2010
  I feel the chains breaking with every inch of melted snow. *butt wiggle*  
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Where the WIld Things Are   
03:49pm 06/11/2009
  I'm getting really tired of hearing that this movie is not for children. It certainly isn't only for children, but it's absolutely child-appropriate.

This movie has layers, complexity, and symbolism. Yes, it does manage to reach out to the adults in the audience, and bring them to a place of introspection... the inner child certainly is reflected onscreen. & There are some concepts that will go way over a child's head, but not anything inappropriate for a child to see.
Further, even though those are present, a child can still relate to the characters, playfulness and emotions represented. It's not at all unlike what a child's imagination might conjure.

The main character, a boy named Max, does have some strong emotions and is exploring how to express those emotions. Is this what has everyone's panties in a bunch? Did I miss the memo where parenting forbids emotional discourse?

Every child has experienced the basic emotions represented in this movie- anger, sadness, joy. I mean, a full range of emotion is kind of ideal for a little human. Just because they're not all happy emotions, doesn't make it child-inappropriate. In fact, I think it makes it more appropriate. Dim-witted comedy/action does not have to be the only genre for children. Give your child some credit, and go see this movie with them.
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The short version   
12:37pm 21/08/2009
  As noted previously, we took a Family vacation to the Shanendoah Valley.

We went to Grandma's house:Collapse )

We visited Weyers Cave:Collapse )

Then we hit the Bridgewater Petting Zoo:Collapse )

There was also a Carnival going on. Zoe decided that it was a day to practice bravery, and went on ALL the rides. Lucky for her, she was just barely tall enough to make that happen. It was a success, too. She loved all the rides... until the Octopus:

While we were standing in line, I thought this one might be out of her league. We watched as the first group went up and around, spinning wildly. We heard the screams. She looked a little apprehensive.
Me: "We don't have to go on this ride, if you don't want to. It's okay to change your mind."
Zoe: "No. I want to go."
Me: "Okay... you just look a little scared already."
Zoe: *looking determined* "I am. But I want to go anyway."

I couldn't have been more proud of that statement! So, we boarded the Octopus...

And I never saw so much terror come out of such a little body. >_< Every muscle tightened, she was holding onto the bar for dear life, and she was screaming uncontrollably.

Luckily, the Carnival engineer noticed, and stopped after the first go round to ask if she wanted off. Zoe said: "Yeah... I'll try this again when I'm older."

Obviously, she's fine. I think her reaction may have scarred me, more than the ride did her. o.O

Anyhoo. Here's some of my favorite pics from the carnivalCollapse )
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Things you might want   
12:27pm 05/08/2009
  Free!Collapse )  
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Videos of the day   
11:03am 05/08/2009
  Taking cat-loving internet sensationalism to the... orchestra? (It doesn't actually get good until 1:14)

A dance off with Chewbacca "The original gangsta." (No, really, she did just say that.)
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Picture Day, Insallment 2: Moe-Moe!   
01:15pm 14/07/2009
  This past Sunday we took Zoe to Salami_Salome's house to meet Moe-Moe the bunny! I never knew bunnies could make such awesome pets, 'til I met this little dude. He's so cool. :)

First, here's some video of Moe-Moe. I suggest you turn the sound off, as there is some Zoe-screeching in the background that's likely to make your ears bleed if you don't. ;)

This is Moe_Moe:

Click the picture for the whole set, or...
see more Moe-Moe hereCollapse )

Zoe had a good time, too.Collapse )

YAY! Good times.
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Today is Picture Day   
10:49am 14/07/2009
  AKA: The day I finally dump my cameras memory. Thus, I have many to share!

For the first installment, I give you Kira the Destroyer:

Knock them over...
See more bad kitty pictures here.Collapse )

But sometimes she is teh cute, too!Collapse )

Stay tuned for more adorableness, in the form of BUNNY!
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We're OK!   
05:55pm 22/06/2009
  In case anyone else gets worried- If you've heard about the red line train collision.... we were not on them! We are OK!

Thanks for checking on us! :)
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Nerds vs. Jocks and the President of the United States   
11:43am 21/06/2009
It's absolutely worth the 14 minutes.
(Ganked from Eracerhead)
Everyone loves a little biblical hypocracy!   
08:43pm 17/06/2009
  Have some! ;)

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Really old laptop   
06:15pm 31/05/2009
  I've got a 10 year old laptop that is just hanging around because it's got personal info on it. I'd like to get rid of it, though. Anyone know how (and is willing) to wipe it?

Also, if anyone happens to want a really old laptop before I donate/recycle it, let me know!
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It's here (maybe)   
04:00pm 01/05/2009
  *doomdoomdoomdoomdoom* /grr ;)

Rockville High School was closed on Friday, May 1, under the order of State of Maryland and Montgomery County health officials, due to a probable H1N1 flu case. The school will be closed until further notice. The administration of the SAT scheduled at Rockville High School for Saturday, May 2, has been moved to Earle B. Wood Middle School at 14615 Bauer Drive in Rockville. Rockville High School students who have signed up for the May 2 administration of the SAT at other locations should go to those locations. All extracurricular and interscholastic sports events involving Rockville High School students have been cancelled for the upcoming weekend. All activities at the school scheduled for this weekend also have been cancelled.
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11:49am 11/04/2009
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Baby girl's got her first loose tooth!   
08:44pm 08/03/2009

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02:31pm 09/01/2009
  I totally just banged the shit out of my thumb with a hammer.


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07:35pm 03/01/2009
NerdTests.com says I'm a Nerd.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!
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Merry Xmas time...ish. *waves*   
04:22pm 26/12/2008