Monthly Archives: October 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-30

  • ANYA'S GHOST by Vera Brosgol: A charming little comic about a teenage girl's ghost… problem? opportunity? hallucination? #
  • Ah, pneumonia, what would we do without you? … EVERYTHING. Without coughing uncontrollably + asthma. #SMAtuS #
  • GOLIATH by Scott Westerfeld: The third and final volume. Satisfying conclusion. As always, I love the artwork. (Except for the cover.) #
  • Two or three nights in a row now, Alice has sung Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to herself at bedtime after I left the room. #SMAtuS #
  • It's official. Max is now registered for kindergarten! #SMAtuS #
  • @thebookmaven What's the word? (Also, you probably have access through your local public library!) in reply to thebookmaven #
  • REAMDE by Neal Stephenson: I'm pretty sure that Linsel and Mason, among others, would quite enjoy this book! #fridayreads #
  • Occupy Wigan Pier: an Op-Ed on the State of Occupy Seattle http://t.co/JSTbAfGh via @seattlest AKA Read George Orwell! #
  • Me: Alice, why did you wake up so early this morning? Alice, almost laughing: Because, Daddy-dats! #SMAtuS #
  • @HillaryJacques Maybe you're being haunted by the Ghost of Mondays Past? Or perhaps of Future Mondays Yet to Come? in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques Enjoy! in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques Excellent. (Familiarity with London did help a bit. I've been to some of those neighborhoods…) in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • Another first for Alice: Hot cocoa! Verdict: Awesome! #SMAtuS #
  • Kilburn family outdid itself this year with Darth Vader, Harriet the Spy, pirate, ad Arthur Dent costumes! Go Babelfish! #SMAtuS #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-23

  • Alice likes swinging on ropes. Apparently. Also, jumping on trampolines. #SMAtuS #
  • Is tonight the night for the kids to watch Star Wars for the first time? Maybe. Maybe…. #SMAtuS #
  • Parenting totally rocks! Except when it doesn't. And, boy, doesn't it ever, sometimes! (EG, biting babies, sullen non-participation) #SMAtuS #
  • VICIOUS CIRCLE by Mike Carey: I always imagine Felix as being scrawny, until he headbutts some guy. @HillaryJacques: A series you'd like? #
  • @HillaryJacques No, you'd be wanting THE DEVIL YOU KNOW. in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @HillaryJacques Once I read the second one, though, it made me think that you'd probably like the first. (and second) in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • @waxpancake Oh, I really really do. So misguided. Methinks Google doesn't want people searching like that. Hence, the change. in reply to waxpancake #
  • @legaleagle ….or almost ANY other issue… in reply to legaleagle #
  • BECOMING ATTACHED by Robert Karen: An overview of the science of "attachment". Because parenting is freaking hard. I need help! #fridayreads #
  • Max: Alice, do you remember when Amelia watched us? Alice: Yes! M: What do you remember? A: Amelia a girl! #SMAtuS #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-16

  • Alice to the waves: Here it comes again! #SMAtuS #
  • @shadalicious Sarah wanted to make you dinner. Any dietary restrictions? in reply to shadalicious #
  • @shadalicious Sarah's dinner plan: marinara sauce with turkey meatballs, pasta, veg. and fruit. in reply to shadalicious #
  • Alice has finally outgrown her Snowman and Elephant sleepers after 1+ years of wearing them. Bittersweet! (Also, Airplane PJs) #SMAtuS #
  • Max: No nap drive, Mom. Alice and I can keep it together. #SMAtuS #
  • UNSEEN ACADEMICALS by Terry Pratchett: He's in top form in this one. Lovely, funny stuff. #fridayreads #
  • @nfarina Since you're my iPhone-a-friend: I have a choice of carriers, what's your recommendation? (I'm on AT&T now: that's out.) #
  • I'm going to jump ship from AT&T soon. I've done Verizon before, but anyone used Sprint? If so, what do you think of them? #
  • @FlamingCow Since my last reset (Never) I have used a total of 988 MBs. Unlimited data is not relevant to me. 🙂 Voice quality is key for me in reply to FlamingCow #
  • @shadalicious Good to know. That pretty much sends me screaming away from them. 🙂 in reply to shadalicious #
  • @FlamingCow Oh yeah, I realize that. But I think it's at least several months worth of Never. 🙂 in reply to FlamingCow #
  • @FlamingCow Makes sense. It helps that I'm pretty much always on a WIFI network… in reply to FlamingCow #
  • Max found a Darth Vader costume. Halloween costume: CHOSEN! (He has been told that DV is a bad guy and he's cool with that.) #SMAtuS #
  • @shadalicious Sarah decided to go the easy route, picked up a couple pizzas to bake. Didn't think you'd mind. 🙂 in reply to shadalicious #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-09

  • Max and I went to the library. Four hours later I realized I'd lost track of time. Still not sure how that happened. #SMAtuS #
  • Alice got so so very mad at me because I chose to eat breakfast instead of reading to her. Later, I drew pictures of our family. #SMAtuS #
  • STORIES FOR NIGHTTIME AND SOME FOR THE DAY by Ben Loory: Read some at night, and some at day. Thanks @aarondietzwrite and @L_Hoff! #
  • When Sarah and Alice dropped Max off at school, Alice hugged him and said, "I love you, Max. Good day!" #SMAtuS #
  • @kellysue The Inn at Northrup Station in NW Portland. in reply to kellysue #
  • @shadalicious Me tooooo. Only I never got an iPhone 4. Been living in digital molasses for, oh, decades now. in reply to shadalicious #
  • @kellysue You're welcome. You get free streetcar tickets with your stay. And the continental breakfast is very kid friendly. in reply to kellysue #
  • @asymco What about original iPhone 3G buyers? Wait for iPhone 6? in reply to asymco #
  • Max: Alice, did you paint today? Alice: Yes, I did, Max. #SMAtuS #
  • Max's remembery: I remember being born. One of my ears was all squishy. And in your body I reached out and touched blood mobiles. #SMAtuS #
  • Max: I remember being in your body. It was cool in there. I was little we rode the bus & you carried me all around in a black thing. #SMAtuS #
  • Max: (picking up a Lego seal) Alice took this from playgroup. [in December 2009!] #SMAtuS #
  • Max: Mom, I love you as much as 89 years on the moon! #SMAtuS #
  • @zahgurim You'll do fine. Remember: when you travel with a small child, you get to cut to the front of the security line! in reply to zahgurim #
  • @L_Hoff @aarondietzwrite There's nothing different about MINE. in reply to L_Hoff #
  • @L_Hoff @aarondietzwrite If I had COATS on my chair, they'd probably be covering up something different, though… in reply to L_Hoff #
  • Wow. I had no idea there was an Occupy Seattle going on. http://t.co/3QvFYoCu #
  • It's a shame. I loved DRIVE. And I loved the soundtrack. Just not in the movie. Go see it if you can, anyway. The soundtrack's polarizing. #
  • Max, drinking smoothie: I wonder if Linsel is having a snack. Alice: I want to sleep in Linsel's bed. I read a book in Linsel's bed. #SMAtuS #
  • I may poke fun at the slowness of my old iPhone sometimes, but it's one of the most delightful things I've ever owned. RIP Steve Jobs. #
  • Took Alice with me to get some coffee beans this morning. She, in socks and with pirate puppet. What a nice way to start the day. #SMAtuS #
  • I just finished writing my eighth online course for Giant Campus. This calls for a drink! ….Sometime. #SMAtuS #
  • Instead of watching cartoons this morning, Max decided to hang out with me while I took a shower. Have I got the best kids or what! #SMAtuS #
  • I've got this personal writing project. In it, a girl character. Yet unnamed. You can help me by sending me your favorite girl names! #
  • @ryukochan @librainiac @lauramac95 Oh, brilliant! I'm always game to meet some new librarians! in reply to ryukochan #
  • @ryukochan Ha! It's already on my Possibles list. 🙂 in reply to ryukochan #
  • @shadalicious What happens next Friday? in reply to shadalicious #
  • @shadalicious Ah, nevermind! I remembered! (Or was reminded…) 😀 in reply to shadalicious #
  • Max: Mom, Alice is the best friend to me. She is the tops. Alice: Yes!!!! #SMAtuS #
  • @ryukochan @librainiac @lauramac95 Library Lad makes it sound like I'm 12. And a superhero's sidekick. But I'll take it! in reply to ryukochan #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-02

  • Somehow managed to take an afternoon nap. When I woke, I felt I'd been run over by several small children. So I went back to sleep. #SMAtuS #
  • Max: Mom, if we lost Alice, we'd have to call everyone in the world to help find her. #SMAtuS #
  • @FilmCritHULK What a great game! in reply to FilmCritHULK #
  • I can think of at least four people off-hand who would enjoy this Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: http://t.co/egZsnUOk #
  • Today I confirmed my long-held suspicion that I am tops at acrostics! #SMAtuS #
  • Alice said "I love you" to me for the first time. Is it any wonder I'm a space cadet heading to the moon this morning? #SMAtuS #
  • At naptime, Alice got up and roamed around her bedroom, rummaging around in the dark. Then: "I books in bed." Sounds familiar… #SMAtuS #
  • @HillaryJacques At least the sandwich didn't stand you up… They're very reliable–sandwiches. in reply to HillaryJacques #
  • Alice is killing me today: "I love daddy-dats. Swim with daddy today?" Later running into apt: "Daddy! Where you? Daddy, swim me?" #SMAtuS #
  • Max to Alice: You're the best friend to me. Alice: Oooh hoo hoooo!*

    *Alice says that when she's happy about something. #SMAtuS #

  • It took me a while, but I finally closed my Bank of America accounts. After 15+ years. Now I'm with a local credit union. Hotcha! #
  • Alice to Max: I wear that. Max, taking off his new plaid sweater and handing it to her: Whatever you need Alice. #SMAtuS #BestBigBrotherEver #
  • Alice: Get up. Want Max. Sarah: Max, Alice is going to sit and watch tv with you. Max: Oh good. I want Alice to keep me company. #SMAtuS #
  • @cruickshank It's almost like they don't want people to hold accounts with them… in reply to cruickshank #
  • @cruickshank It's funny. I switched to BECU months ago, but only got around to closing my mostly empty BoA accounts last week. Good timing! in reply to cruickshank #
  • Max: When you go to the moon and then come back that makes you an alien. So I don't want to go there. #SMAtuS #
  • Max: Whoah. That made my heart look like a pretzel stick. Or a volcano! #SMAtuS #

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