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When we picked up Laurel yesterday, we spotted a familiar pair of sunglasses sitting on the edge of the sandbox in the pre-k and kindergarten gated area. She'd left them there on Thursday, playing there while were waiting for Vogon to give us a ride home after her class party, and they were still there Monday with just a little light scratching. He also decided it is amusing to call her Nanook when she is wearing her new winter coat. Whee.

Today she brought home a plastic maraca and sang bits of "Feliz Navidad" until I started going nuts, so I bought the track from the iTunes store so she has something to sing along with. We're still working on the shaking with any semblance of keeping time -- right now she's twirling around and shaking it at a speed best described as "please for the love of little apples stop before my ears bleed". (The maraca is not going in our carry-on luggage tomorrow.)


I already mentioned this to Kit, but I think the Dyno Kwick Lock Pick, a handy spring-loaded pick for pin-tumbler locks that's compact and inexpensive (about US$20), makes a great stocking stuffer.


And in first-post nerdiness, I'd like to point out that I'm the first LJer to list waymarking as an interest. It's like geocaching, except it's more directory-based than exact location-based, and it's a fun new thing to try. Also, their banners are so cute they're almost twee.

On that note, the Ginormous Everyday Objects category compels me to note the coordinates for and take a photo of Coney Island in Aspen Park while I'm visiting Colorado, see if I can find the the street address of a few places to determine the coordinates of where I've already taken some pictures, and take my own photo of a certain McDonald's near the Dallas Galleria. I knew taking pictures of things that made me laugh would be useful someday. Hee.


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Dec. 20th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
That is the second time I've heard 'twee' used today, what does it mean?
Dec. 20th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
I use it to mean saccharine. Wikipedia says: "Twee", a baby-talk alteration of "sweet", is a British English term for something that is overly sweet or knowingly cute.
Dec. 21st, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Their banners are wicked twee, indeed. But in a cool kind of way.

So can I be the first LJer to jump on the waymarking bandwagon!?

I will never admit that I'm going to buy one of those lock pick and carry it on me at all times. Nor will I admit that I've wanted one of those thingys since I first learned that locks exist. . .

Dec. 21st, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
Sure. I only became aware of it after someone posted to geocaching earlier this week that they heard locationless caches were being phased out [at geocaching.com] and wanted to know what was going on. If you ever want to go caching with me, let me know; there's a bunch of caches in the area that I keep planning to visit but haven't yet.

I bought a lock pick set a couple years ago, then bought a Kwick Pick and found it much easier to carry around, although I'm passable at picking a lock with either method. I've thought about going to trade school to become a locksmith, but a lot of locksmith businesses require employees to have a car and the whole driving thing still bedevils me. (It's of a mix of not being sure I can justify the cost, having a fear of turning against traffic and highway driving and well, mostly being neurotic. I'm working on it.)
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