Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday Fun!

This post was in no way inspired by DaniGirl's recent pants incident.

This video says it all!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

One Tough Challenge

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This week's most requested ...

... book is Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton.

    Bow to the horse. Bow to the cow. Twirl with the pig if you know how.
    Bounce with the Bunny. Strut with the duck. Spin with the chickens now--CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK!
    With a BAA and a MOO and a COCKADOODLEDOO everybody promenade two by two!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

QOTD: Timely inspiration

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Clearly I'm not part of the target demographic

The post "Programmable Liquid Container lets you customize your cola" was recently brought to my attention. Which linked to this post about Customizable Soda. Imagine that, "up to 32 possible soda choices in a single bottle."

I don't know about you, but I can't even recall 10 different flavours of soda pop! But then again, I can't remember the names of all Seven Dwarfs either.

Monday, March 27, 2006

No doubt based on my extensive medical expertise

Am I the only one who thinks it's a little odd that the first page returned by Google when searching for "Epipen guidelines" is a link to my blog?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Tech Notes: The importance of back-ups

In today's Public Service Announcement I'd like to stress the importance of frequent back-ups of critical data.

Enough said.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday Fun!

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

This week's most persistent ...

... earworm (ohrwurm) is Five Green and Speckled Frogs (lyrics below).

Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Get it out of my head!!!

Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs

One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were
Four green and speckled frogs

(Repeat in descending order.)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Make $$$ Fa$t

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006


The posts in this blog may or may not be works of fiction. Names, persons, places and events described here may or may not be products of the writer's overactive imagination after scarfing back a chocolateFudgeWalnutBrownie. Any resemblance to actual places, events, or people, living or dead, could be coincidence -- or might be intentional.

Thank you and good day.

Never lose track....

"GlobalPetFinder introduces the latest in proven GPS and 2-way wireless technology to help you keep track of your beloved pet."

I wonder if anyone has considered using this for their children?

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Four Meme

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Hogs and Cusses - part three

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Friday fun!

I can't believe there's a market for Puppy Purse Carriers® like these. (Poor, poor, puppies!)

Thursday, March 16, 2006

update: greeting card design

Perhaps creating greeting cards as the play-group craft is a little ambitious for children of weeMiche's age. But there's nothing like glue-stick, markers, stickers and glitter to keep toddlers happy! (Too bad the items are never quite used as intended)

This week's most requested ...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

PSA: I've been targeted... have you?

Hey! How many of you got spammed with this message today? (I've changed the company name to BlahBlahBlah to avoid giving extra publicity to the folks in question.) If you are in any way linked or available from T.O.Mama's post from last year, be warned... this message is headed your way! (This is based on visitor tracking information available to me.)

(I have to say, I'm impressed that one of my posts was actually read... briefly and incompletely but read nonetheless.)
Hello and good afternoon from hope this message finds you well. My name is Chris Cooper and I work with a company called BlahBlahBlahMom, one of the internet's leading resource and shopping sites for Moms.. If you are not familiar with BlahBlahBlahMom, please stop by their site at This morning I was on the 'net looking for some "parent/kid focused" blogs this morning and came across your blog, and I really enjoyed reading your posts. (how did it go with the greeting card submission?)

Anyway, I wanted to contact you today to see about your interest in possibly joining the BlahBlahBlahMom Affiliate Program. Are you familiar with Affiliate Programs? If not, basically they work like this: you would join the BlahBlahBlahMom program (for free, of course), and post an ad or two on your blog promoting BlahBlahBlahMom. Then, whenever your readers click those ads, come over to the BlahBlahBlahMom site and join BlahBlahBlahMom, you are paid a commission on that registration. The affiliate program is a quick and easy way to make some extra money from you blog.

We do have a number of incentives that we use to attract new members to join, in fact right now we are featuring a Free one year subscription to Parents Magazine as well as a $2500 Home Organization Sweepstakes. You could post a banner or text link about these offers on your blog, and since your blog is read by the perfect BlahBlahBlahMom member (moms!), it would seem to be a natural fit to post info about BlahBlahBlahMom and make some money on the side.
Please let me know what you think. If you have any questions or comments - please feel free to get in touch via phone or email. If you would like to get started, you can apply

Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!

Perhaps laying in wait is a bad idea?

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Needed: single-use copywriter

update: Copywriter no longer required!

Thanks for all of your ideas and submissions.

We're syndicated!

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

How Evil Are You?

With thanks to Badger for pointing the way to a place where there are no limits to how unproductive I can be!

You Are 30% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.

Bwahahahahahahaaaaa!!!! Ahem. Hope everyone's having a nice weekend!

Good Deed'O'The Day

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday Fun!

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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Points of Prattle

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Marimba Ponies: Too cute for words!

I'd never heard of the Marimba Ponies until I happened across this post which linked to this 8 MB MPEG of the band doing the Sabre Dance. (Technically I came across the URL to the MPEG first and had to back-extrapolate the post... but that's neither here nor there).

It's worthwhile noting that members of the Marimba Ponies are aged four through twelve.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

101 Things About Me

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Test Results

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Monday, March 6, 2006


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Sing-A-Long On Demand

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Sunday, March 5, 2006

In The News: Canadian Parent Help Line Closes

Canada's Parent Help Line phone-in service shut down last month due to lack of funding. Read the Globe and Mail article.

In The News: Mercury in Fluorescent Bulbs

Not unlike their pole-shaped counterparts, compact fluorescent blubs also contain mercury and should be treated with the same precautions.

Noteworthy points from the Toronto Star article:
  • If a compact fluorescent bulb breaks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advises householders to immediately air out the room to let mercury vapour escape. The broken glass should be swept up, not vacuumed, and then placed in a sealed bag.
  • Manitoba Hydro advises householders to wipe the area where the bulb broke with a damp paper towel, and to dispose of the towel with the shards of glass.Most bulbs will burn out eventually without breaking.
  • Both Toronto Hydro and Ontario's energy ministry have the same advice: Store the burned-out bulbs in a safe place, and dispose of them when there's a community hazardous-waste collection.
  • In Toronto, there's generally one Environment Day per year in each ward, when local residents can bring hazardous waste to be safely disposed of.During the rest of the year, the city's six solid-waste drop-off depots will take hazardous waste. Information is available at 416-338-2010.
Read the Toronto Star article.

Saturday, March 4, 2006

Tech Talk: Unfortunate Domain Names

Adapted from one of February's /dev/null mailing-list posts.
Bit Art -
Experts Exchange -
Mole Station Nursery -
Odds Exchange -
Pen Island -
Power-Gen Italia -
Therapist Finder -
Who Represents? -


Friday, March 3, 2006

Time Travel Meme

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Pushing Candy on a Baby

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