For reasons that I know -- but don't really feel like going back into -- I have almost no pictures from 2006. If you happen to have any of me, and especially of the Pumpkin, I would appreciate you sending them to me.

A proper "Hey here's how 2009 was" update will be coming soon -- at lot has happened (hence the reason I haven't updated).

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so I turned 33 yesterday.

I don't always share everything about what I am thinking but people who know me well know that I tend to think about too much. one thing I have given a fair amount of thought to is the whole birthday LJ post. there are some people who unfailingly post greetings to everyone that automatically pops up next to their log in screen. there are those that post selectively, for reasons I don't know, and then there are those that don't post greetings at all. I am in the third category, mostly because I would hate to leave someone out if I posted to some and not others.

for those that do post to some and not others, on the same day, if they have a reason to exclude a person from something so basic as a three word post of generic happy birthday, then I would not think of that person as a friend.

in any event, i've been meaning to make some changes to my friends list for some time, removing some people who every time I see their name bring me only pain and sorrow. I should have done it well before now, but sometimes I am slow.

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Pumpkin was sitting next to me on the couch while I was trying to figure out FaceBook. I kept repeating "I can't find my Wall!" He astutely points out that "We have a wall right there, and there..we have walls all over the house!" Way to keep it real.

Things I like about having a boy

I have an excuse to play video games. Not that I am not an enlightened woman that can do what ever she wants; and that if I am ever blessed with a daughter I will of course introduce her to the joys of the electronic entertainment; but there is something very satisfying about being able to sit down with my son when I should be doing other things and play 30 minutes of Lego Star Wars and call it "family time".

On an slightly related note, Timon and Pumba (animated TV show based on the two characters from the Lion King) just made a reference to 1984 (double plus ungood). Just goes to show you that if you aren't well read you won't understand children's television programs.

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Rules for life, via the pumpkin:

1) Follow directions
2) Put on your listening ears
3) Pick up your toys
4) Touch only in friendly ways

words we could all live by, I think.

Sammy Sosa's Chicken

So we are watching an episode of MythBusters. It's about corking bats. One of the Busters argues that perhaps the whole "corking" thing is psychological. The Hub points out that this would be a "Mojo Bat" in reference to the old baseball movie, Major League. I get the reference and point out that they need a chicken. Then the pumpkin says "A chicken! I have two plans, we can either saw of the beak of the chicken, put cork in it, and then swing it, or we can open up the chicken's mouth and put cork in it and then we can see which chicken swings faster."

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I posted this in my International Economics online class:

"After the tainted food scares of the past year or so, they made it a law that you have to list the origins of the food on a package. So when I was looking at the frozen vegetables I had been buying for about 2 years, I noticed that all three items in the package came from different countries. This would not have been so weird if I hadn't been eating broccoli and cauliflower. Just two different vegetables. But the "tree" part of the broccoli came from Guatemala, and the "stem" part came from Mexico. "

I thought that it explained everything that was right and wrong with America.

Only because everyone will

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song or Album:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarkey) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
28. Will you repost this so i can fill it out for you?

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So I was telling the Hub that the pumpkin's Nana wanted to take him to church. I said, "that was fine as long as she tells him that is her belief and not the only way". The Pumpkin pipes up with "I believe", so I ask him "What do you believe?". "I believe in going to church" was the reply. So I ask, "What do you like about church". And (deadpan) he replies:

"The donuts."