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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby KMD » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 01:37 pm

I thought that was what Kickstarter was for!
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 01:53 pm

I'm thinking about setting up a Kickstarter for my dining room addition... :)

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby KareNin » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 02:39 pm

I really need a hot tub. Or a heated Endless Pool...
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 01:10 pm

We have a mystery! Saturday Rocky filled our above-ground pool to the top and pumped up the air ring around the top. Turned out no one had time to go swimming. Sunday afternoon we noticed that it was way low again, on both air and water, probably a drop of nearly a foot in the water level, which is quite a bit of water. On one side of the pool there was a place that had eroded, and the wood chips downhill from that were all washed away. It would have had to be one heck of a leak to have that result, but it wasn't leaking when we looked at it. He refilled it this morning and didn't see any signs of leakage.

The only conclusion we can come to is that someone or something leaned heavily on the side of the pool for several minutes. If it had been a bobcat or something, jumping up to get a drink, I would think the flow of water over the side would have driven it away. It seems like it had to have been a human, doing it on purpose. But why? I do not understand.

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Fri 30 Aug, 2013 12:34 pm

I just want to say that opening up here this morning and seeing SIX threads with new posts was just like the olden days! It made me happy and started my day out great!

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby KMD » Tue 03 Sep, 2013 08:29 am

Me too! That is awesome to see! And so glad to see QuidScribis posting again too! Yay!!
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby quidscribis » Tue 03 Sep, 2013 08:17 pm

Um... I think I'll just say Hi!

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Mon 09 Sep, 2013 11:41 am

This doesn't qualify as a whine, and it's not one of my usual parent stories, but I just have to share. A special ed student (emotionally disturbed) brought in a flashlight the other day that he had taken apart, so there were wires sticking out. His teachers sent it to the office in a panic, because they were afraid he was going to electrocute himself or someone else. A flashlight. College educations here. A BATTERY OPERATED FLASHLIGHT.

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby SDR » Mon 09 Sep, 2013 03:30 pm

While I agree with the assessment regarding him electrocuting himself, there are other dangers, including overheating or fire or leakage. Those are not necessarily likely scenarios, but possible. He ought not be playing with that at school. And the teachers ought to know to just take it away from him and send it home with a note that it is not an appropriate "toy" to bring to school.

Not that you were advocating he be allowed to play with a disassembled flashlight during school hours.

I can just see the Darwin award headline in my head about the kid who took out himself and a classroom from a fire caused by a shorted D cell.

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Mon 09 Sep, 2013 03:47 pm

I guess I didn't mention that it had no batteries. They were worried that he would touch the wires and be electrocuted.

Totally inappropriate toy for school, of course, but should not have induced the panic that it did.

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Postby SDR » Mon 09 Sep, 2013 04:13 pm

Oh, no cells either. Well, that is a horse of a different color. Reminds me of people that plug a power strip into itself and don't understand why other things connected to it don't work.

By the way, the answer to that last question is that they forgot to connect the Zero Point Module to the power strip. DUH! ;)

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Postby quidscribis » Tue 10 Sep, 2013 04:45 am

Where can I get a Zed P M? I don't want to pay for electricity anymore and I'd like to go all megalomaniac and take over the world, so I need one...
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby KMD » Tue 10 Sep, 2013 11:07 am

I'm surprised the schools didn't think he was trying to fashion a homemade bomb, and evacuate the whole school!
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Tue 10 Sep, 2013 11:37 am

I thought of that, too, KMD. Luckily the principal has more sense than some of the teachers.

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby quidscribis » Tue 10 Sep, 2013 06:12 pm

SDR wrote:Click and ye shall receive: http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/looflirpa/zero.shtml
It's not in stock. Dang.
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Wed 18 Sep, 2013 12:32 pm

It was kind of foggy and cool this morning, about 59 degrees at 7:00. My phone says it's 68 right now, at 11:30. Most of us are enjoying it, but there have been several teachers and other adults who have walked through and complained that it's freezing. They are actually using that word, freezing. Come on, man! It's beautiful!

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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby quidscribis » Wed 18 Sep, 2013 08:09 pm

We had a day last week that was something like 24C. In Singapore. 24C = 75F. That's shockingly cold for Singapore. We didn't have AC on for a whole week. It was glorious!
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby KMD » Fri 20 Sep, 2013 07:51 am

I had no idea where to post this, so I thought I'd put it here.

This just looks like something awesome as a present for some of the harder to shop for people on my list, and I thought I'd share. They take the texts of some really great classic books, and print them on t-shirts, tote bags and postsers. http://www.litographs.com/ I am definitely getting a tote bag from here for my sis-in-law for Christmas. Just having trouble picking which book, but leaning towards "The Last Unicorn".
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Re: And now, for something completely different...

Postby Momma Snider » Fri 20 Sep, 2013 08:35 am

Great idea! I hope I have my sister this year, because she's a school librarian and would probably love a tote bag. I'll have to start casually asking her what her favorite books are.


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