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Spyderkl
Out and about, or chained to my wheel
You basic average atheist geeky fiber-junkie mom.
Interests: music, archaeology, horror movies, politics, knitting, crochet, handspinning, adoption
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The last time I was in a Trader Joe's was when we lived in Sacramento 10 years ago. *sigh* Only one of three things I miss about living there. Someday we'll have TJ's in Colorado. Someday...
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2009 on i really love trader joe's at WWdN: In Exile
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Wow! That's a lot. I'm sorry about your cousin, but relieved that your mammogram turned out okay. Considering the amount of effort expended by certain people in CA, I'm puzzled that Prop. 8 went through, but not too surprised. I think it'll eventually be overturned, though. On the other hand, I'm livid about what happened in AR. Livid.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2008 on 1234 Testing? at the OTHER mother
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Happy 20th, Riah!
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2008 on The Mayor of Grrrlville Turns 20 at the OTHER mother
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I've been so out of it this past week that I finally figured out who WK is. The makers of our daughter's introduction to RPGs - Pirates of the Frozen North (because we love pirates and Vikings equally). Fuck. So...anybody got any recommendations for a 7-year-old budding RPGer?
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2008 on RIP WizKids Games at WWdN: In Exile
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I've been so out of it this past week that I finally figured out who WK is. The makers of our daughter's introduction to RPGs - Pirates of the Frozen North (because we love pirates and Vikings equally). Fuck. So...anybody got any recommendations for a 7-year-old budding RPGer?
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2008 on RIP WizKids Games at WWdN: In Exile
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Aww! That's so exciting. How'd the tooth fairy do last night?
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2008 on Pearl Loses Her First Tooth at the OTHER mother
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I'm not voting today. Already did that 3 weeks ago when I dropped off my mail-in ballot. Hubs voted a week later in our early voting; as of this morning, more than 50% of all registered CO voters had already voted. We can't vote in CA anymore, but we've still got a lot of friends there. Keeping our fingers crossed that Prop 8 dies a swift, well-deserved, permanent death today.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2008 on one last time . . . at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm not voting today. Already did that 3 weeks ago when I dropped off my mail-in ballot. Hubs voted a week later in our early voting; as of this morning, more than 50% of all registered CO voters had already voted. We can't vote in CA anymore, but we've still got a lot of friends there. Keeping our fingers crossed that Prop 8 dies a swift, well-deserved, permanent death today.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2008 on one last time . . . at WWdN: In Exile
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Aw, hell yeah. Seeing that made me think of It's the Great Pumpkin, Rudolph and (for some bizarre reason) TV showings of The Wizard of Oz. I just showed that to my almost-7-year-old, and she said, "I don't get it." *sob*
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2008 on so fucking special at WWdN: In Exile
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Aw, hell yeah. Seeing that made me think of It's the Great Pumpkin, Rudolph and (for some bizarre reason) TV showings of The Wizard of Oz. I just showed that to my almost-7-year-old, and she said, "I don't get it." *sob*
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2008 on so fucking special at WWdN: In Exile
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I like reading books in parallel too, except I usually pair a "real" book with a knitting/crochet book. Right now I'm reading "The Somnambulist", which is pretty good so far if you're a fan of Victoriana/steampunkish things (I am). I'm also reading "Naughty Knits", which is completely different. But fun so far.
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I like reading books in parallel too, except I usually pair a "real" book with a knitting/crochet book. Right now I'm reading "The Somnambulist", which is pretty good so far if you're a fan of Victoriana/steampunkish things (I am). I'm also reading "Naughty Knits", which is completely different. But fun so far.
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Oh, no. We're all starting to get sick *after* this weekend - lots of cold rain. Hope everybody's feeling better soon.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2008 on Sick Sick Kids at the OTHER mother
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I love Depeche Mode. Yep, Music for the Masses, closely followed by Construction Time Again (long story involving an ex). T-shirt? Well, not me, but definitely hubby. And thank you for saying something about the CNN/MSNBC spam! It's been going straight into the spambox, but it might not for others.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2008 on various awesome things at WWdN: In Exile
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I love Depeche Mode. Yep, Music for the Masses, closely followed by Construction Time Again (long story involving an ex). T-shirt? Well, not me, but definitely hubby. And thank you for saying something about the CNN/MSNBC spam! It's been going straight into the spambox, but it might not for others.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2008 on various awesome things at WWdN: In Exile
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Yep, this is one massive Epic Fail. I'm so pissed this evening. So, so pissed. Yes, the telecom companies *could* still be prosecuted. Just don't hold your breath that they *will* be.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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Yep, this is one massive Epic Fail. I'm so pissed this evening. So, so pissed. Yes, the telecom companies *could* still be prosecuted. Just don't hold your breath that they *will* be.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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Yay! Happy belated birthday, Pearl! She looks like such a big kid now...
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2008 on Pearl Turns Four! at the OTHER mother
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Congratulations to eveerybody there, especially Ryan! Graduating high school is indeed a big deal. My husband and I are adoptive parents too, and he'd agree with you - he too is our daughter's dad in "all the ways that matter". Hope you had a terrific Father's Day.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2007 on i am so very proud of him at WWdN: In Exile
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Congratulations to eveerybody there, especially Ryan! Graduating high school is indeed a big deal. My husband and I are adoptive parents too, and he'd agree with you - he too is our daughter's dad in "all the ways that matter". Hope you had a terrific Father's Day.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2007 on i am so very proud of him at WWdN: In Exile
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Ooops, that was "husband". Sorry.
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Ooops, that was "husband". Sorry.
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I'm a lurker, but I just had to say something this time. My husbnad and I both love horror movies. Love them. We have a pretty extensive collection at home. We also have a 5-year-old. If we don't have a babysitter, we don't go to the movies. Period. The last horror-ish movie we've seen was The Host, and only because my parents were in town and willing to watch The Kid. I wouldn't go as far as saying that parents who *do* bring their little ones into a violent movie are guilty of child abuse, but it seems pretty close to me. Honestly, if you can't leave your kid at home, just be patient. In 3 or 4 months it'll be out in the video store, and you can let your little darling watch it at home as much as you'd like. Lori is, unfortunately, right - if there's an adult along with a group of kids, they can't really be prevented from seeing an R-rated movie. Doesn't even have to be their parents, unfortunately.
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I'm a lurker, but I just had to say something this time. My husbnad and I both love horror movies. Love them. We have a pretty extensive collection at home. We also have a 5-year-old. If we don't have a babysitter, we don't go to the movies. Period. The last horror-ish movie we've seen was The Host, and only because my parents were in town and willing to watch The Kid. I wouldn't go as far as saying that parents who *do* bring their little ones into a violent movie are guilty of child abuse, but it seems pretty close to me. Honestly, if you can't leave your kid at home, just be patient. In 3 or 4 months it'll be out in the video store, and you can let your little darling watch it at home as much as you'd like. Lori is, unfortunately, right - if there's an adult along with a group of kids, they can't really be prevented from seeing an R-rated movie. Doesn't even have to be their parents, unfortunately.
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I saw the turkey recipe and followed the link. That's just sad. It's a tribute to Walter Scheib's talents, just the same. As my dad says, a true cook can make a great dinner from trash. Ahem. The scallops recipe looked pretty good. I'm hoping the "old friend" is one or both of the Clintons.
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