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GinBaby
...passing into the epiphanic stream...
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Well, a few people have made the grievous error of requesting to see pictures of the GinBaby. Y'all been warned. me as infant The GinBaby as a baby, before the introduction of gin. I was bald. But cute, huh? me, 3 years old There I am at 3 years old.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at GinBaby
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From Glamour Mama: 1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Grew cardoons. Taught a class entirely online. Recoiled at the sight of a homegrown tomato (freakin pregnancy hormones!). 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
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Now, you're tagged. Sucker! Four Jobs I've Had: Teacher Medical Transcriptionist Assistant cook in a Vietnamese restaurant--which means I have made a lot of damned spring rolls Ethics tutor/grader of tests (very fun, grading freshman ethics tests--such a power trip to give out those F+ and F- grades) Four Movies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What's the first image that comes up when you Google your name? I don't think I get any actual images of my name, but I'm pretty sure there should be a picture of a Tom Collins. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What's the most famous movie you've never seen? Submitted by Mike. Forrest Gump. I don't care for Tom Hanks much, and I frequently skip his movies, particularly when every third moron is going off about how life is "lahk a box o' chocklits." Come up with your own pithy sayings,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
Who taught you how to cook? Submitted by Donna. Well, I taught myself a lot of it, as I suspect most cooks do. I discovered fairly early in life that I really liked to cook, especially baking, and I studied recipes and figured a lot of it out for myself.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What's on your "do before I die" list? Submitted by Caroline. LIVE. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
I meant to do this yesterday (because the meme is "5 on Friday"), but then I had a cold and didn't feel like it. 5 Things of Which I am Absurdly Afraid 1. Scurvy. 2. Houston, Texas. 3. Pigeons. 4. Mono- and diglycerides. 5. This headache, because it's totally a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
If you were stranded on a desert island, what five people would you eat first? Submitted by James Poling. Well, Dick Cheney would certainly make a hearty meal, though I fear the taste would be too acidic. Still, one does what one can to stay alive. I am, though, having... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
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Show us something you made yourself. disgruntled The baby. I made the baby. Really, my husband had such a small part in it, it barely even counts. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
Curses! Tagged again! Will the madness never end? 1. What is your favorited red food? Oh, strawberries, I should think. No, cherries. Or tomatoes. Mmm, fruit! 2. Do you own any red clothing? Yes. [I assume we're meant to expand on that.] I have some comfy red shoes. I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
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What books did you love as a child? Submitted by hearts. The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis (The Borribles) The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles 30th Anniversary Edition The Twenty-One Balloons PMC (Puffin Modern Classics) And also the ValueTales, especially The Value of Believing in Yourself: The Story of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
Money Quote: Ewan McGregor -- whose own penis has shown up in at least four of his movies, most recently "Young Adam" -- on how films in the U.S. so rarely show male nudity: "You're quite safe from penis shots in America because American people don't have penises, so you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What's the most obsessive-compulsive thing you do in a normal day? Submitted by Nikki. When I first saw this question, I wasn't going to answer it because I thought I didn't have any. BECAUSE I AM TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY NORMAL AND NOT OBSESSIVE OR NEUROTIC OR ANYTHING--NOT AT ALL. Unfortunately... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What's something you bought, knowing it was a total waste of money? I dunno. Clothes I guess. Because, really, you can have too many clothes, and then they get pushed to the back of the closet, and you forget you ever had them, until one day you're moving or something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
A conversation with my 22-month-old son, tonight at bedtime. Mom: Stop biting your fingers, or I am going to kick your butt. Kid: Angry? Mom: No, not angry. Kid: Goofy? Mom: Yes. Kid: [own name] goofy. Mom: Yes, you are goofy. Kid: Mama goofy too. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What are your superstitions? Submitted by lazywong. That pigeons will attack the nonvigilant and eat their souls. I am very vigilant. That George Strait can cure any disease, particularly those of the heart. That my son grows exponentially and only at night. That's why I don't let him sleep. That... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Submitted by sami711. When we were all kids (my cousins and I), we were forced to put on a skit every Christmas Eve. We had to write, produce, and perform the thing. We could not open gifts until we had done the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
My mom reminded me today that it was, or would have been, my Aunt Susie's birthday. I hadn't remembered, and, really, I never remembered her birthday when she was alive, either, I guess. It was just a little over 4 years ago that I sat in a hospice room and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at GinBaby
What's the last thing you usually do or think about before you fall asleep? Well, the true answer to this will be perilously sweet and sappy, I'm afraid. The last thing I usually do is...go into my son's bedroom and watch him sleep for a few minutes. He's 18 months... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at GinBaby
What's the most memorable building you've lived in? Submitted by Shelly. That would certainly have to be the first house I lived in in Japan. Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It's a fairly small city in central Japan, right at the base of Mount Fuji. In fact, one of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at GinBaby
Or at least so far. Normally I don't want to write about my kid too much because even though he is only 18 months old, I respect his right to privacy. He may grow up and not care about random people having read about him, but his father and I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at GinBaby
What do you like to make or order for brunch? Make: Either pancakes (usually) or a big-ass Southern style hoedown with creamy scrambled eggs, lots of pork, biscuits and gravy, and (fuck yeah!) grits. That's a lot of work, though, so that's on days when I'm feeling especially rested and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at GinBaby
Without some types of power struggles, life would be boring. I believe that successful couples, for example, need to go through one in the early days of the romance, the fiery days, and eventually call something of a truce with both sides being equal and only occasional grapples for position.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at GinBaby
What was your very first job? Submitted by Laurel. Man. I was going to blow this off because I was thinking my first job was at Wendy's when I was in high school. I almost totally forgot I worked for a couple of summers, underage and under the table, at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at GinBaby