It’s been raining a lot lately, and Jen discovered today that we have a child who is afraid of the resulting mud. Fortunately for him, he has a caring younger brother who decided to help him fight his phobia.
By throwing mud at his face.
This is one of those tricky parenting moments, where an immediate judgement is required, and may shape the life, and future patterns of behaviour of both children. So, with that in mind, what is the correct course of action?
RodeoClown: thought it was pretty funny.
If you do, I’m selling a copy on eBay.
It’s just the game (no guitars) and it is in perfect condition (it’s still sealed).
Bidding starts at $25.
RodeoClown: public service announcement
Loose Change AUD $5.80 by Joriel “Joz” Jimenez, on Flickr
I just tipped out the coins I had in my change bucket next to the PC (Jen’s friend needs some change for a market stall over the weekend), and found that I had $123 in $1 and $2 coins. About $150 in total.
That’s a whole lot of milk and bread.
How much cash is in your change bucket?
RodeoClown: worth checking
On Wednesday I walked to Wynyard Park to meet up with an unknown number of Â people I didn’t know for lunch.
Of the millions of people who could have shown up, 6 of us did, and we went to Starbucks, as it looked much warmer in there than it was in Wynyard Park. Anti-clockwise from the wall there was: Justin, dvm, CraigS, Michael Canaris, RodeoClown and Luke.
As Andrew (dvm) said: “…it turned out to be just a normal conversation between six people”. In fact, it was almost entirely unlike a group blind man-date, with the exception being that there was a group of men who turned up unaware of who else would be there. Actually, put like that, it does indeed sounds quite a bit like that. Hmmm.
It was nice to put some faces to names, and to be surprised by who turned up (Luke had posted over at Justin’s blog that he would try and get there, but Andrew was there first, and both Justin and I both mistook him for Luke, which (having now met both of them), is kinda wierd as Andrew is not exactly tall or British, and Luke is kinda not small, blonde, or a criminal lawyer.
Meeting people from the internet is fantastic (assuming you don’t hang out in seedy places online), I highly recommend it! In fact, we are having a family we met on the internet over for dinner next week.
RodeoClown: loves meeting new people (and even people who aren’t new at all, but just ones I haven’t met before).