I would probably like you…



You are a genius, you:

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I considered dressing up as the Spaghetti Monster this year but decided against it. The effort it would take, the icky noodles on my head, the all-night explanations…

I’m sorry FSM, I have failed you. I am shamed.

Instead the huzbond is going as evolution and I am going as intelligent design. May many pirates be with you FSM!

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The boy who speaks no consonants



My friend Kim works in a childcare centre and on the weekend she told me about an unusual four year old she takes care of. He’s unusual because he speaks using only vowels.

Intellectually, his development is on par with other children his age and he’s in speech therapy to learn how to speak using both consonants and vowels. I think it’s quite fascinating how children develop and process learning. What happened in this child’s brain to block the use of consonants?

In his honour, here is an all-vowel poem from the island of Protocosmo:

A eo,
A ea,
Ae ie.
Ooo! I ee a ooaa.

(Translation: A rising sun / A river / One pine tree / Ooo! I eye a bird!) – courtesy of The Dictionary of All-Vowel Words

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ZOMBIFIED!



Below is a photo of me at yesterday’s Toronto Zombie Walk… It was awesome. (courtesy of the Huzbond, see more photos at the photobin)

As we lurched into Dundas Square, we passed through a gathering for UMOVE (United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere). I was worried that we’d disturb a very serious rally but a smart DJ united the two worlds by launching into “Thriller”! All the zombies immediately morphed in Michael Jackson video extras… It was a spontaneous and magical experience. Everyone laughed and enjoyed the moment for what it was – strangers coming together and having fun.

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pingüinos pingouins pinguins penguins



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