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May 30th, 2005

“I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.”
– August Strindberg

Star Trek afternoons

May 27th, 2005

All these warm, sunny days make me think of being 12 years old, cool and happy watching television for hours in our dark, cocoon-like basement. No exercise, no running around sweating at the park, just Froot Loops and the tube. We’d watch my sister’s favorite, Speed Racer, then Gilligan’s Island, the Brady Bunch was next, I think, followed by Star Trek, then Emergency…

Ah… Johnny Gage, you fox you. But Star Trek, that was the best. The comforting theme music, the Troglodytes, the Tribbles. The sexy girls, the fake rocks, the fights.

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Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

May 26th, 2005

Star Trek quote of the day:

“There’s a way out of any cage.”
– Captain Christopher Pike, “The Menagerie” (“The Cage”),
stardate unknown.

Not if you’re at the zoo on a field trip with 40 kids and EIGHT THOUSAND OTHER PEOPLE and it’s NINETY G.D. DEGREES.

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The Bad Ol’ Days

May 25th, 2005

Have you gotten that chain e that’s been going around the last few years? It’s usually headed “And we Lived to Tell About It.” (WM has received five copies, and counting. Honest to God, if I wanted to hear a granny rant, I’d pick up the phone and call her.) The e is all about “our parents used lead paint in the nursery, and we lived,” “We got to play outside for hours — and were fine…” etc. and ends with “…kinda makes you run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it?”

No, it doesn’t, and here’s why:

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A.A. Milne

May 25th, 2005

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.

sunny day here

May 24th, 2005

A guide to flowers:

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Book list

May 21st, 2005

What we’re reading at Wacky House:

Kids:
1) The “Fudge” books by Judy Blume (too funny) and the Babysitters’ Club series.
2) Anything with dinos.
3) Anything with helicopters, planes, monorails and other “Things that Go.”

Grown-ups:
1) Ethan Canin — “Carry Me Across the Water” — This made me cry it was so good. All about a grandpa’s memories of World War II and how it changed his life.
2) “Babyville” by Jane Green — Great chick lit. And I mean that as a compliment.
3) Anything by Philip Roth, especially his new one, “The Plot Against America.”
4) Mona Simpson, Mona Simpson
5) Alice Munro
6) The New Yorker and The Nation

ttfn, and have a great weekend!!!

WM

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”
– Joan Didion

All the Weird Things That Mommy Does

May 19th, 2005

Complaints about Wacky Mommy (and Wacky Boy), by Wacky Girl:

1) Doesn’t let me sleep.

2) They (WM & WB) always tell me to watch Boohbahs and Teletubbies.

3) Wakes me up too early.

That’s it.

Vent?

May 17th, 2005

Anyone need to vent? You’re amongst friends… all anonymous…

“I and the public know. / What all schoolchildren learn. / Those to whom evil is done. / Do evil in return.”

–W.H. Auden, poet (1907-1973)

Greens, with Love

May 17th, 2005

Recipe of the day, a la Hockey God:

heat oil in pan
add 1 T black mustard seed, cook until they start snapping
add 1/2 T turmeric, salt and pepper, onions and garlic, sautee
dice potatoes and rinse, add to sautee
dice greens, add to sautee with water to prevent sticking and to make a little
sauce
cook until greens and spuds are tender (20-30 min), adding water as necessary
add lemon/lime juice, coriander (about 1 T), cook for another 5 minutes
garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve over rice

serve with love.

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