Monthly Archives: April 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

  • I'd pay cash on the barrelhead to the person who can tell me what Alice means by "ahkoon". #SMAtuS #
  • Taught Max 3 rules of scissor safety. Asked him to repeat them to me. He extrapolated about 15 rules from my 3. "Do not cut nose." #SMAtuS #
  • I've gotten inexplicably clumsy. Crashing into doorways, tripping over imaginary dead turtles, dropping foodstuffs and bags, etc. #SMAtuS #
  • Apparently, Max hates it when people say "perfectimundo". I don't know why, but he said it three times, so it must be true. #SMAtuS #
  • Might be time to think about cutting back on the sugar… http://tinyurl.com/5vekcu2 #
  • TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan: Those who are good are very very good, and those who are bad are horrid. Plus Old Testament-style judgment. #
  • Wow, @onestarwar, I didn't think your profile icon could get any better. Boy was I ever wrong! #
  • @RipOffRed @margolanagan Ah, sweet irony. But I was thinking more about the eye for an eye bit. Also, getting eaten by bears. in reply to RipOffRed #
  • @RipOffRed @margolanagan Also, no need to defend. I *liked* the book. 🙂 in reply to RipOffRed #
  • SANDSTORM by Christopher Rowe: An epic in microcosm. Beautifully self-contained. Surprisingly satisfying Forgotten Realms novel. #
  • The Politics of No: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/17/965571/-No-We-Cant?detail=hide Strong and painful stuff. #
  • @margolanagan HA! The funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks for that. *wiping tear from eye* in reply to margolanagan #
  • @margolanagan Thanks! (So does my 1.5 year old daughter. 🙂 Who I hope will be reading books like yours when she's older. in reply to margolanagan #
  • THE TABORIN SCALE by Lucius Shepard: Short and sweet. Why use 400 pages when you can tell a sharp little story in ~100? That's a big dragon! #
  • Today, I started reading Octavia Butler's PARABLE OF THE SOWER. I've been meaning to read it for at least a decade. #fridayreads #
  • According to LibraryThing stats, I've read a total of 600,000 pages! (If stacked, just taller than the Taj Mahal.) http://bit.ly/gCYimj #
  • Uncanny memory! Max remembers breaking Brian and Jamilah's "octopus toy" from our Santa Cruz visit last year. #SMAtuS #
  • Sarah asked Max what his favorite thing about today was. He pointed to her and said, "You." All together now: Awwwwww. #SMAtuS #
  • Max wants to work in a robot factory when he is a grown up. He doesn't need robot school because he can learn on the job. Smart kid. #SMAtuS #
  • As Sarah was carrying Alice inside from the car, she pointed to the sky and said, "Alice back out!" #SMAtuS #
  • @chowderino Congratulations! I'm basically doing the same thing as I sit here looking out the window… in reply to chowderino #
  • @HillaryJacques It'll probably take me another ten years at least. 🙂 Not bad for an illiterate! #DidIsaythatoutloud in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @joecollver No, I haven't. I've heard I've the publisher, though. Thanks for the recommendation! in reply to joecollver #
  • Wall Street's dirty, rotten scoundrels – Roger Ebert's
    Journal (via Instapaper) #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-17

  • Max: Alice is working on being a woman. #SMAtuS #
  • THE LIFECYCLE OF SOFTWARE OBJECTS by Ted Chiang: So many things in this short book. AI, obsolete software, robots, early childhood learning. #
  • Alice visited the gorillas today. "Gagilla! Gagilla!" beating her chest. The gorillas were… amused. #SMAtuS #
  • FEERSUM ENDJINN by Iain M. Banks: Bascule's "dialect" was slow-going, painful to read. Liked the book, but not nearly as much as his others. #
  • Felt like I was in a Tennessee Williams play. Every beat, Max had some new strategy for keeping me home. Crying, pleading, etc. #SMAtuS #
  • Alice, while operating sandbox digger (for the first time?): "Oooooh… wow… yaaaay…" (x3) #SMAtuS #
  • I'm looking for an experienced Python programmer to help as a subject matter expert for a course I'm writing. ~2-4 hours/week. Paid! #
  • Everything was fine until I said I had to go to work. The screaming & crying sure woke me up though! #betterthancoffee #brightside? #SMAtuS #
  • Everyone wants to follow @onestarwar! Seriously: I've been learning so much! #
  • Max: Let's go to the tofu store [thai food restaurant] and bring our [chop] sticks! #SMAtuS #
  • Just finished reading SANDSTORM by Christopher Rowe. A D&D Forgotten Realms novel. Open the nostalgia floodgates! #fridayreads #
  • @OrangeTin I dig the profile pic. in reply to OrangeTin #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-10

  • BLACKSAD by Juan Diaz Canales: It's got that film noir thing going on, only all the people are animals. Skeptical? It works gangbusters. #
  • This morning, instead of yelling back at her, Max ran over and gave Alice a hug and a kiss. She stopped yelling. Smart kid. #SMAtuS #
  • Alice won't nap because there's a cement mixer truck set up on the street outside our apartment. This kid loves her heavy machinery! #SMAtuS #
  • PYONGYANG: A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA by Guy Delisle: Quietly horrifying. Delisle makes the whole country seem like an oppressive Disneyland. #
  • REDEMPTION IN INDIGO by Karen Lord: A delight. I thought the… wait a minute. Oh hell, I can't remember if I read the book's last pages. #
  • A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY by Denise Mina: SURPRISE! ENDING! I didn't expect it. Be glad this isn't YOUR family. Jiminy Christmas! #
  • Today's Word on the Duck: KLAXON #
  • @MarsGirl75 You know, I think that's probably where I first learned it too. in reply to MarsGirl75 #
  • @shadalicious http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5057247588_225f10faca.jpg in reply to shadalicious #
  • @hodgman BRILLIANT! in reply to hodgman #
  • DAYTRIPPER by Gabriel Ba: Fantastic non-linear story centering on the linchpins of one man's life. Truly excellent. #
  • Alice's first conversation: A: "Hi! Hi!" Sarah: "Hi, Alice! How are you?" A: "Good." Excited, with glee: "Good! GOOD!" Beautiful. #SMAtuS #
  • CAGES by Dave McKean: At times, self-indulgent in the worst way. BUT that artwork is stellar. #
  • @radiomaru How about Mark Danielewski's HOUSE OF LEAVES house? in reply to radiomaru #
  • LOCAL by Brian Wood: Boy, I'm glad I'm not in my early 20s anymore. Pretty interesting. #
  • Started reading WINNIE THE POOH with the kids last night. So happy to not read a picture book! Max had a LOT of questions. #SMAtuS #
  • JERUSALEM POKER by Edward Whittemore: Poker in the Holy Land. But oh so much more. #fridayreads #
  • Went for a walk at lunch. In the sun(!) Like I need another distraction from work… #
  • At the park, Sarah: Let's go. Max: But Mom, it's so nice out I can actually see the sun. We have bagels. Let's stay all of the day! #SMAtuS #
  • PROGRAM OR BE PROGRAMMED by Douglas Rushkoff: It's worth thinking about the world we're creating. Also: Learn to Program! #
  • @chowderino @MarsGirl75 Whooo! (Although I find it funny that you told her first… 😉 in reply to chowderino #

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