Monday, October 27, 2008

A reminder to vote early

This was so inspiring! I am going to the County Building this week to vote early. I think I will take my kids with me. Dane is still adamant about not voting, but I am more and more relieved to be voting again after 12 long years.

Vaught Thoughts

"Well today, Thomas went with me to the Washington County Courthouse, held my hand and walked up three flights of stairs where I presented my ID and took my place proudly in line with my son. "Electronic or manual?" the clerk said. "Electronic," I said. I thought Thomas would think it was cool to help me push the buttons on the screen. I was right. " Thanks for the reminder!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tongue Twisters

So, I have a few favorite tongue twisters that I love to impress my kids with. I'm always game to learn a new one, so comment if you have a doozy. Here are mine:

From my Mother:

Betty Botter bought some butter

But, she said, this butter's bitter

If I put it in my batter

it will make my batter bitter.

But I think it would be better

if I bought some better butter

So it was that Betty Botter

bought a bit of better butter.

From a Nursery Rhyme book I have:

Moses supposes his toeses are roses,

but Moses supposes erroneously

For nobody's toeses are posies of roses

As Moses supposes his toeses to be.

And from my high school Spanish class:

Paco Peco, chico rico,

insulto de modo loco

a su tio Frederico,

y le dijo

"Paco Peco, poco a poco

poco pico!"


Paco Peco, a little rich kid,

insulted in a crazy way

his uncle Frederico

and he said

"Paco Peco, little by little,

your little beak!" (that's slang for something like shut your mouth or I'll shut it for you)

And from the International Tongue Twisters Database, a Hebrew one:



A snake bit a snake who bit a snake.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

So, I'm Bored


Beautiful wisdom

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing." – Rabbi Hillel

Monday, October 13, 2008

James McAvoy and Craig Ferguson

demonstrating what is now known as the "Scottish vacuum of charm." I love James McAvoy. I don't know how anyone so skinny and pasty white can be so diggity doggone HOT, but he manages it somehow. It must truly be Scottish charm. I know it isn't merely the accent, though, because he spoke with an American accent in Penelope and I still had fits of joy when he grabbed Christina Ricci and kissed her at the end.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I deciphered a secret

I know I have too much time on my hands once Dane goes to bed. But why else do we pay for internet access? If you aren't addicted to yet, you should be. It is so fascinating to read other people's secrets. I may just send in my own secret someday. But until then, I will wait with bated breath every Sunday for the newest secrets to appear. This one was in code, so I went to wikihow and figured out how to decipher a code. It was easy. No, I'm not going to tell you what it says. Figure it out like I did.