Tuesday, May 30, 2006

We're still here

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Tell me something I don't already know.

I found this over at Phantom's place. I wish I could say I was surprised by the results....

Your results:
You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt)

Since your accomplishments are seldom noticed, and you are rarely thought of, you are expendable. That doesn't mean your job isn't important but if you
were in Star Trek you would be killed off in the first episode you appeared in.

An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi
Geordi LaForge
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Will Riker
Jean-Luc Picard
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Mr. Scott
Mr. Sulu

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

Friday, May 26, 2006

Friday Fun!

24 beers a day for 8 years.
And I thought I had a pack-ratting problem.

Because it's never too early to start training for the NSA.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I am NOT a Freelance Writer

For those of you coming to visit after reading this ninepounddictator post and Googling "Rebecca Eckler," I'm not the Freelance Writer who did a Mother's Day column criticizing Rebecca for having a blog and also having a nanny. Here is the link you are looking for.

Thanks for stopping by!

Favourite Finale

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Post one hundred

Wahoo! I've reached my 100 post milestone! (Actually this was my 100th post, but I missed it and figured that you weren't counting along.)

Not bad considering back in February I had no idea what I would possibly post about!

Saturday, May 20, 2006


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Friday, May 19, 2006

Bonus fun!

An enterprising chap from Montreal started an interesting project in July 2005. Could he parlay a red paperclip into a house?

It looks something like this:
Red paperclip --> fish pen -> door knob --> Coleman stove --> red generator --> instant party --> famous skidoo --> trip to yahk --> cube van --> recording contract --> a year in Phoenix ...

Now he's got one afternoon with Alice Cooper up for trade.

What do you think? How many more trades until he gets the house?

I wonder what I could get for a slightly used teether ....

Friday Fun!

Air with flavour:
'The oxygen comes in two flavors: "strong mint" and "grapefruit" ... '
Does flavoured air _taste_ like the flavour? or just smell like it?

Liquid with scent:
(a repeat from Bacon and Eh's place)
Hasbro is releasing a perfume, 'Eau de Play-Doh'
Urm. No thanks. I can get mine directly from the can.

Visual simplicity:
From the article In pursuit of simplicity.
A montage of the Yahoo and Google homepages from 1996 to 2006.

Hearing and touch:
The final two senes are left as exercises for the reader.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Random Bullets of Today

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday Fun!

The evolution of dance in 6 minutes. [warning: sound]

Apple vs PC. The gloves come off.
(at least 4 variations, keep hitting refresh!) [warning: sound]

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The "New Mom Look"

Fame? Talent? Beauty? Procreating with the movie star with whom you had a teenage crush? Apparently none of it can immunize you against the "new mom look" with which we're all so intimately familiar.

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Monday, May 8, 2006

Note to self: Party ideas

Some gems to tuck away in this surrogate memory.

Birthday party tidbits from Andrea Gordon and Don'tLet'sStart. Fire stations and appliance box spaceships sound like so much fun! Crafts and bowling sound good too. I especially love the clown photo board and the carnival theme in the latter blog!

Hopefully, I'll remember where I filed these!

Sunday, May 7, 2006

The Compact: Update

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Saturday, May 6, 2006

New to the blogosphere

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Friday, May 5, 2006

Prevent or Cure Asthma

Apparently someone out there has cured themselves of asthma by infesting themselves with an intestinal parasite. I think for me, the cure is worse than the disease.

But look here, there's a sister story about the prevention of asthma by feeding children dirt. I think I'll save myself the time and aggravation by letting up on the housekeeping 'round these parts. Anyone care to join me?

Friday Fun!

The Pop Culture Translator. Brought to you by the Canadian College of English Language.

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Thursday, May 4, 2006

The Mother of All Jobs

(I didn't title the article to which I'm referring, but I feel I should apologize to Ann Douglas anyway. Sorry Ann!) I know it's been done once or twice before, but I never get tired of reading articles like "The Mother of All Jobs."

The job: a full-time stay-at-home mother.

Massachusetts-based Salary.com has calculated the pay scale for a non-working mother based on the tasks she performs every day.

They looked at the pay scales of 10 jobs that appear to be part of a mom’s day-to-day routine – including a janitor, a housekeeper, a daycare teacher, a cook, a laundry machine operator, a van driver, a CEO and even a psychologist – then averaged out what the typical matriarch should be making.

The amount: $148,462.37 (Cdn.), if someone was willing to pay her for all her hard work.

I love this part too:

Salary.com has a website where moms can plug in their circumstances (number of kids, their ages, time spent on certain chores, etc.) It will calculate how much those services would be worth if there was an official job title consisting of ‘full-time mom’, and even produce a printable document in the form of a paycheque.

Maybe I should print that off and and take it to the bank!

Wednesday, May 3, 2006


I wonder how good or bad it is, that today, someone from the Toronto Star did a Google Search on "about Miche."

Overly sensitive?

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Monday, May 1, 2006

The InterWeb spells D-O-O-M

Technology is allowing us to make more mistakes faster than ever before!

Thanks to people like me that can't spell, but have internet access "traditional phrases are now more commonly misspelled than rendered correctly in written English." So says this article.

Common errors:

Common | Correct

straight-laced | strait-laced
just desserts | just deserts
font of knowledge or wisdom | fount of knowledge or wisdom
free reign | free rein
slight of hand | sleight of hand
phased by | fazed by
butt naked | buck naked
vocal chords | vocal cords
a shoe-in | a shoo-in