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The garage remodel is dragging on a bit-- the room is usable, but not all of the shelves are in yet. We have, however, cleared enough space to set up some of the piles of baby things we've acquired: A few details: The crib mobile establishes the reptile theme of the decor, with some incongruously…
I have to go to work unpleasantly early to give an exam, and then I'll be occupied for most of the day with a visiting speaker. Here's something cute and fuzzy to compensate: That's the plush triceratops I bought Tuesday at the Natural History museum shop, as an advance gift for FutureBaby. We're…
The Empress of Eastern New York is dissatisfied: Why? Because at this point, my DonorsChoose Challenge entry has only raised $475 from 7 donors. A bunch of theorists are cleaning our clocks. This makes SteelyKid grumpy. And we don't want a grumpy baby. To put things into perspective, this blog…
Let It Dough! - NYTimes.com A different take on Christmas cookies. (tags: art pictures holiday nytimes) Crash Test: 2009 Malibu vs. 1959 Bel Air | Wired Science | Wired.com "Not sure why they (whoever they are) did this test, but it is pretty cool. This is a crash test between an old and new car…

Thanks for the congratulations! It was a pretty unforgettable experience. My legs haven't forgotten yet, anyway. I'm moving like a very elderly person, and groaning when I stand up. But I'm also carrying the medal around in my bag, where I can pull it out and look at it from time to time. :-)