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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-28

  • I'm pretty sure Max had the Best Day Ever. Also, I rode the Seattle Duck for the second (last?) time in my life. #SMAtuS #
  • ….and Sarah wrote up a nice little summary of our day here: http://t.co/0XJUJ3G #SMAtuS #
  • @HillaryJacques A friend of Max's introduced him to the zombie concept. His parents didn't know where he got it from either… in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques Made the mistake last night of making a joke about vampires. Realized too late I really didn't want to go there… in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques PARANORMAL PITFALLS FOR PARENTS: Chapter 6 — "How Not to Feed Your Vampyrickal Two-Year Old" in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • Both kids asleep by 7 on the button. Chin chin for the early dinner! #SMAtuS #
  • Alice: "I big girl! I no baby." About her "think tank" crib: "Want climb in bed myself!" #SMAtuS #
  • Alice to Sarah: "You go buy goldfish [crackers]!" Two minutes later: "You go buy goldfish?" #SMAtuS #
  • The kids love the new bunk bed. Sarah was right. There's no way Alice is going back to the crib. Another milestone achieved! Hotcha! #SMAtuS #
  • @mitdasein I'd say yes. in reply to mitdasein #
  • @mitdasein If you've any customer service exp, you can even stretch email or IM into "tech support software". It's how you talk about it. in reply to mitdasein #
  • @mitdasein I see. I have more of a library background, but I think you could stretch that to fit. It all depends on the job, though, right? in reply to mitdasein #
  • @mitdasein Like, do they want you to have managed the MUD? Or just used it? in reply to mitdasein #
  • @mitdasein Oh yeah. No sweat. I'd talk about the tech support system as a multi-user database then. Gotta love the magic lingo. in reply to mitdasein #
  • @mitdasein How about Facebook? Geeze…. in reply to mitdasein #
  • @HillaryJacques So glad you didn't actually name your kid "Kiddo". Like some people I have heard about… in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques Friends of a friend. Horrifying. in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • Alice loves her new bed so much she stays in after she wakes up. This morning, she to herself: "Lacklee Girl and Alice in Big Bed!" #SMAtuS #
  • Last night, Max had a dance-off with Alicia. He even staged his own entrances. That kid is a born performer! #SMAtuS #
  • Okay, this is FUNNY. Some ubernerds rage about non-existent comics: http://t.co/RiSD6QH Kid Centipede, Nantucketeer, Zapper Hotpants, etc. #
  • Following up Bullington's ENTERPRISE OF DEATH with Edgwood's THIRTY YEARS WAR: I can't get enough of the 17th century! #fridayreads #
  • @leverus Kid bedtime foils another literary event attendance! Would be there, otherwise. TMK was delightful! I hope you get a packed house. in reply to leverus #
  • The lifeguard at the wading pool asks what grade Max is in
    . Shocked that he has another year until kindergarten, says he: "He big!" #SMAtuS #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-21

  • At bedtime, Max said he was going to tell himself a story. He did. Whispered, so I couldn't hear. Too bad. Said, The End then slept. #SMAtuS #
  • Day 4 of my Stay-At-Home Dad "Vacation": 4-5pm = not my finest hour. But Sarah took the kids so I could relax & cook dinner. Hotcha! #SMAtuS #
  • @HillaryJacques So…. WORLD WAR Z as bedtime reading material? Or maybe a little PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES? in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • I just finished the delightful MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman. Liked it better than the first. #fridayreads #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-14

  • Thinking, I'll let Max run off: what could happen? Max found the bubble machine. Bubbles everywhere as bride & groom exchanged vows. #SMAtuS #
  • Looks like it's time to learn how to build stuff! I'd love to see something like this in my neighborhood. http://t.co/JOyL0MZ #
  • Alice's lunch: popcorn, turkey, string cheese, "stinky" cheese, hummus, chocolate milk, crackers. Where does it go? To her muscles. #SMAtuS #
  • Alice to Sarah, when being dropped off at a local playgroup: "Bye Mom! Go now!" Guess she's ready for preschool… #SMAtuS #
  • Alice's complex sentences exceed her ability to pronounce them. Also, she talks really fast. Also, very loudly. Like the Bellman. #SMAtuS #
  • Alice is STRONG. She was doing chin-ups today. Don't let the small size fool you! #SMAtuS #
  • Instead of napping, Alice says: "Go go dancer! Ah ha ha ha ha! {Shriek!} {Giggle} Go go Alice! Hee hee heeeee." #SMAtuS #
  • Max had a huge breakthrough with something that's been bedeviling him for years! (I'd say what, but I'd rather not immortalize it.) #SMAtuS #
  • @nfarina Shackling him to the mainframe terminal might've been excessive, but. Results! Just being cruel to be kind. in reply to nfarina #
  • @HillaryJacques I wish I could say I was sending you this message from a bookstore… in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • For Alice, it appears the orange superhero mask may have replaced the red and blue baseball hat. Super cute! #SMAtuS #
  • Chortling my way through THE AFFECTED PROVINCIAL'S COMPANION by Breaulove Swells Whimsy. #fridayreads #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-07

  • It was pretty cute/scary when Max and Alice thought it would make a fun game for her to jump off the couch into his arms. #SMAtuS #
  • I absolutely LOVE it that Alice can and does! talk to me on the phone now. #SMAtuS #
  • @nfarina You hit the big leagues, fella! I enjoyed reading your article. It was highly technical (to me), but I love solid writing. Cheers! in reply to nfarina #
  • @nfarina Well, I am subscribed to your blog's RSS feed (I'm one of 3 still using RSS, right?). Pretty sure I read it before @gruber did. 🙂 in reply to nfarina #
  • Max would like us to have another baby. A boy. He would like it to be named Mac Shawn (MacShawn?). Too funny! #SMAtuS #
  • Max's description of my job: "He writes stuff that people tell him to write about." That pretty much sums it up. 🙂 #SMAtuS #
  • @L_Hoff Shhhhhh. I've got to leave him *some* surprises. in reply to L_Hoff #
  • @HillaryJacques Also, I bet you simultaneously move REALLY slow while moving REALLY fast, confusing cats and small children (me 30 yrs ago) in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques I haven't. But that's when this cat first got confused by the slowest running fast man in the world! Hotcha! in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • I just finished the third volume of LOCKE & KEY by Joe Hill. Unusually, it's getting *more* interesting the further it goes. Recommended! #
  • Milestone achieved! Alice "breaks and enters" for the first time. Max: Nice work, Alice! #SMAtuS #
  • Alice, after an hour of fussing in the dark, "No nap. I need Maxee. Max! Max! Maxeeeeee! Max no nap. Alice no nap! No way!" #SMAtuS #
  • As Alice walked into the living room, Max said "Oh hi, Alice. Are you not sleeping today?" Alice: "No way! Sit with you!" #SMAtuS #
  • Alice vacuumed. Max said: Look at me! I'm dizzy, but I'm standing still. That's one of my skills. (skillz?) #SMAtuS #
  • Max and Alice's current favorite song: "Go Go Dancer" by the Pizzicato Five. They request it at least once daily. (Thanks Linsel!) #SMAtuS #
  • Max: "I don't like the sun. It's too hot for me. When is it fall time?" Soon, my son, soon our Sunless days will return! #SMAtuS #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-31

  • Poor Max is so sad and anxious about being a big kid that he cried himself to sleep this morning. #SMAtuS #
  • Max was so excited to look at the green beetle outside our apartment building with his magnifying glass, he was dancing with glee. #SMAtuS #
  • According to this: http://t.co/T7ACz54 I know ~39,400 words. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself! #
  • Max says, "Alice is my favorite girl and I want to be with her all of every day." Walked around park, holding hands. #SMAtuS #
  • Alice burst into tears today because she had to wait a couple minutes for me to read a book to her. That's my girl! Max hugged her. #SMAtuS #
  • Sarah: Alice, do you want a bottle? Alice: No! S: It's time to lay down for a nap. A: No way! Alice runs off to find Max. #SMAtuS #
  • @HillaryJacques That's beautiful. Now if only my library would let *me* do that! in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques I wish my student loans would let me read down my debt! I'd have repaid them long since… in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • When we use the word "little" around Alice, she frowns. When we say "big", she smiles. Okay! She's "Big" Alice from now on! #SMAtuS #
  • Max at school. Alice "napping", says: Brother Max! Are you school? Max Max! (Cried all the way home after dropping him off.) #SMAtuS #
  • Finishing Jonathan L. Howard's JOHANNES CABAL THE DETECTIVE. Necromantic detective, that is. Made me laugh aloud at least 2x. #fridayreads #
  • From her ThinkTank, Alice said, happily, "Max, I missed you!" over and over again. #SMAtuS #
  • Max to Sarah: I call you sir because I want you to be a professor. #SMAtuS #

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