Oral Retentive

Top ten non-food related things the Hatchling enjoys putting in her mouth (this week):

10. Keys – real, fake, whatever9. Her own toes8. The TV remote7. My forehead/cheeks6. The horns on her stuffed giraffe5. Mr. Squab’s nose4. My hands3. The eyeballs of her stuffed frog2. The trunk of her stuffed elephant 1. Both her fists. […]


‘What will your obituary say?’ at QuizGalaxy.com

(thanks to Matt for the link)

Angels and Demons

Yesterday, the Hatchling took a glorious three hour nap in the afternoon, on top of a 70 minute nap in the morning. Rather than enjoying this unprecedented event, my inner demon came out and started bitching about how it would just be nice if I knew in advance that she was going to sleep that […]

Read ’ems

Three links for your delectation:

Twisty has an AWESOME post about female “empowerment.”

Shakes Sis wrote a really delightful short story about an unusual friendship.

Ask Moxie has a great set of recommendations on parenting books – what to get, and what to avoid. Wish I’d seen this advice when I was still pregs!


Reason #8,293,564 why I’m glad I’m insured with progressive doctors

Did you hear that Ortho-McNeil, one of the largest makers of birth control products like the pill and the patch, has just hiked its prices by 1800%?

No one much noticed, but thousands of family-planning clinics across the country went into a tailspin last month. They were reacting to a drastic price increase by Ortho-McNeil, […]

More lazy blogging

You Are Fish You have a well formed palate and a daring appetite. If it’s served to you, you’ll at least try it.People are pretty scared of your exotic ways. But once they get a taste of you, they’re addicted! What Kind of Meat Are You?

(via Brazen Hussy, who is also fish)



Seen at the Clutter Museum. Go here and pick out 5 random quotes that reflect some aspect of who you are. Here are mine:

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)

Our doubts are traitors,And make […]

Long Tall Sally

The Hatchling had her 4 month check-up today. I was a wee tad apprehensive about the visit, since last time she FREAKED OUT about her shots, resulting in me inadvertenly spraying milk all over the pediatrician’s office in my efforts to nurse her back to sanity. But she was amazingly low key about the whole […]

4 Months Old

Dearest Hatchling,

Friday you turned four months old. Your daddy and I had brought you up to Grandma and Grampa’s house so they could watch you while we went to a wedding, so it was a busy weekend. I think your grampa had his hands full with you (evidence: he put your diaper on backwards), […]

By any other name

One of the things we got the most compliments on when the Hatchling was born was her name: Eleanor Johanna. It is a pretty one, and while my southern relatives were quick to point out that the perfect nickname for her would be Ellie Jo, there are also lots of less redneck nicknames for her […]