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A series of events

I was just visited by some Jehovah's Witnesses. I was not rude and did not slam the door in their face or ask them any difficult questions - mainly because I was working and in the middle of something when they rang my bell. The one lady had a glass eye. That was a bit disconcerting.

When I got back to my desk, my husband had sent me this video:



Is it just me who finds it hilarious that right after turning away the JWs, I enjoyed a video that they would find utterly scandalous and unGodly?

Followed that by IMing my husband this exchange:

Alice: But really, why would you roll a 6-sider to prevent death?
Alice: 6'ers are usually for damage.
Ferret: *swoon*
Alice: ;)
Alice: It's Geek Foreplay.

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"On Children"

Posting this for myself, so I don't lose it.

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet:

On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Hockey Night in Canada

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Dear Entertainment Executives

Infertility is not funny.

It's not funny that the lady has five people looking up her skirt at one time. It is not funny that the guy has to go "perform" in a little room of second-rate porn. It is not funny when a couple doubts their chances of having a child. It is not funny that people have sex every day for months and don't conceive.

Just like rape is not funny (although, I know that's a losing battle), infertility is not funny. The only time it can be treated as such is when it is also treated as heartbreaking, a la Forget Paris. Infertility just for laughs is cheap and demeaning.

Thought you ought to know.

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A pretty great TED Talk. It's worth getting all the way to the end.

Creative PVC

I love it when people get creative with music.

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Strong Character, Female

Saw this today, and wanted to share.

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How to Make a Puppet



Gracious, I miss Jim Henson.

You may have already seen this video

... but you still want to watch it again.



More about the making of this video here.

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Best birthday wish ever

Even if it is for somebody else!





...and yes, some of those penguins I have in my own collection...

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