Archive for April 25, 2008

New Blog Feature…Allow Me to Explain

April 25, 2008 Leave a comment

WordPress has added a new feature to blogs this evening. At the end of most of my posts, you will find a “possibly related posts” section, if you are viewing just one post, rather than my whole site. The bold links at the top of that section link to posts that I have written. The non-bold links below them link to blogs that are not mine, and that I have no control over. So peruse them at your own risk. This is a great feature for people that may be interested in a certain topic that I may write about a lot, for example, Swedish unicycle speak no evilriders and their addiction to Snicker’s bars. If I have a post about that, then in that new section there may be a link to a post I did a month ago, also relating to Swedish unicycle riders, but their addiction to Ragtime music, rather than Snicker’s bars. You get my drift… If you find that the links are referencing inappropriate sites, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I have the power to turn this feature off. Here is a picture of a monkey, trying not to be inappropriate. Such things are funny to me late at night. Silly monkey.

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It’s That Time of the Year Again

April 25, 2008 1 comment

Two words become the staple of Lael’s vocabulary in the spring. It’s not “spring cleaning”, “baseball games”, or “suntan lotion”. It’s “garage sales”. It’s an obsession, and one that I must admit I have fed. Why do I throw money at Lael to allow her to spend willy-nilly at garage sales? It’s because long term, it’s for the best. Here’s the formula.

Lael buys a shirt at a garage sale for 50 cents. This saves us from buying a new one for 10 dollars. Bryce will wear it five times, then Lael will sell it on ebay for 75 cents, probably in a lot with other boys clothes. So the way I look at it, we’re MAKING money, especially if we figure in what we aren’t spending on new clothes. And that’s why I’m probably going to get up early on a Saturday to go with my family to garage sale. That, and it’s an excuse to not fix the ceiling tiles in the basement that need to be replaced…

Brielle got a weird rash today. We think it may have been a reaction to sunscreen. It’s was cute, she wanted us to scratch her back, and she would just stand there. At one point, she was laying across my lap while I scratched her back for a few minutes. What a cutie, it’s nice to be needed.

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