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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Games people play

So, Wild Thing's great uncle has learned that it's dangerous to gloat when you defeat a four-year-old in a game of Uno. He got ejected from the game.

The GU commented that in Vegas they sometimes break your kneecaps when you go on a suspicious winning streak. WT immediately threatened to break his kneecaps. We worry how this new idea is going to play out at school.

WT responded better to my comments about his style of dealing, which is pretty chaotic. I told him that wouldn't play in Vegas, though he could probably get away with it in Laughlin.

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Wild Thing update

Wild Thing is enjoying reading on his own a bit more now. He still prefers to be read to, mostly, but will wander off and read Curious George by himself from time to time.

He's also mastered the rules to the card game Uno. When asked this morning whether he prefered Uno or Go Fish, he replied, "Uno. Because it's more challenging."

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

An ambiguity

Tonight Wild Thing saw a sign that read, simply, "Watch Repair." He read the sign.

He paused, then asked "So ... Does that mean you can go there to watch repairs? Or do they repair watches?"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Postmodern fairy tales

Wild Thing (not yet a misnomer, though he is tamer than he used to be) is playing with some online coloring website. It's one of those where you click on a color and then click on some black-and-white picture on the screen to do some "virtual coloring."

WT is clicking everywhere; the whole scene is turning blue. He shouts,

"Everyone's got a blue disease!"


"They got it from a wicked giant."

Friday Random Ten: Intermittent Edition

1. "Rocky Dennis in Heaven"--Jens Lekman, Oh You're So Silent Jens.
2. "Section 19 (When the Fool Becomes a King)"--The Polyphonic Spree, Together We're Heavy.
3. "Sanchez"--Calexico, Spoke.
4. "Long is the Way"--Jehro, Jehro.
5. "Blues Chair"--Django Reinhardt, Best Of.
6. "Redwoods"--Hayward Williams, Another Sailor's Dream.
7. "You Are the Everything"--REM, Green.
8. "Oil in the Fields"--Paul Duncan, Be Careful What You Call Home.
9. "Another Radio Song"--Okkervil River, Black Sheep Boy Appendix.
10. "Broken Hearted Blues"--Etta Baker, One-Dime Blues.

Friday, December 07, 2007

FRT: The easiest quarter draws to an end edition

1. Tin Pan Alley--Sunnyland Slim, Sunnyland Train.
2. Hobo's Blues--Paul Simon, Paul Simon.
3. Feather--Page France, Hello, Dear Wind.
4. You're the Top--Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.
5. Itzcuintli-Totzli Days--The Mountain Goats, Beautiful Rat Sunset.
6. I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground--Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs.
7. No Self Control--Peter Gabriel, Plays Live.
8. Millionaire--The Eames Era. No idea where this came from.
9. Coming in From the Cold--Bob Marley and the Wailers, Uprising.
10. Odds and Ends--Bob Dylan/The Band, The Basement Tapes.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

New videos

Some recently uploaded videos of Wild Thing are available on Youtube. I'm not linking to them here but you can find them at[my real name, no spaces]

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Fussy reader

Mimi attempts to show Wild Thing the cover of Ceramics Monthly. "Isn't that a pretty design?"

Wild Thing's reply: "Hmm. I don't want to look. I only like New Yorkers."