Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Posted, That's Pretty Random

"White dog! I poison your soup!" Or what I thought my mother-in-law yelled at me this weekend when my father-in-law and I came home from grocery shopping. Then again, she may have just been telling us to close the door because it was cold.

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In our little corner of Canada we don't get a lot of snow in the winter. So little, in fact, that we're the butt of jokes for the rest of the country when it does snow and we're forced to drive in it. So little that our children do not appreciate being interrupted from enjoying it so their parents can take pictures.


I was eating that snow after the picture was taken.

Random gifts!

A couple of days ago I came home to a beautiful white box from the US Postal Service marked Hawaii. And what was inside?


Yummy Hawaiian stuff! Coffee, coconut syrup, every possible variant of chocolate and macadamian nuts you could think of and a bag of chocolate covered... stuff. I don't know what it is but it tastes good. They were my winnings from Pseudo at Winds of Change. The contents didn't come out that well in the picture, but it was a snow day and I thought it would look good.

Kat from 3 Bedroom sent us this way back when Finn was born in June. This picture worked out great because it was the middle of the World Cup and England had just been knocked out.


Why did it take me five months to post the picture? Um, I was waiting for the right moment.

Shortly after I got the England jersey from Kat, Maggie from Mind of a Mad Woman sent me a rugby jersey from the New Zealand All Black's. Again, this is four or five months later, but on my behalf, he was a premie and has only just been able to fit into it now.


If you sent me something recently and are now pissed that I didn't include it, simmer down, there'll always be another post.



I'm horrific at math, but I do find certain numbers sexy. Ever wonder what the smallest possible measurement is? 0.00000000000000000000000000000000001 m or Planck Length. That's a one with 34 zeros in front of it. Apparently anything smaller than that makes "no physical sense." On the other side? 93,000,000,000 light years, or the estimated size of the universe. HTwins.net has this super cool site that you can scroll from one to the other in a super cool way that I can't really describe or could if I weren't so tired and didn't want to just finish this so I could go to bed, so just click right here and go look at it. In between the planets and the galaxies there is a section on stars. There's one called WOH G64 that is 2.8 billion kilometres in circumference. Don't worry, it's too big for your brain to comprehend. Our sun is 1.4 million kilometres around for perspective, the Earth 12,700. If you were to fly a plane around that sun, it would take 1200 years. How crazy is that?

Want more crazy? Go check out the Un-Mom's.

47 comments:

  1. You are forgiven for your horrible tardiness, but only because Finn is really cute....and cause you got pelted by a snowball already.

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  2. my how big your numbers are....love teh wwBd tag...lol.probably depends on the era Batman...as long as he does not use the shark repellant we should be fine...snowball fights rule...

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  3. Yeah, what Kat said :) As to flying around that sun? Let's get started, man, no time to waste. I'll bring a cooler full of drinks, you bring the sandwiches!

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  4. That's about as random as posts can get!

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  5. Don't feel too bad about being mocked by your fellow Canadians. Here is Houston we got snow last year. All 1/32 of an inch of it. We were mocked also. And, rightly so.

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  6. Random you are, but I am just happy to see you posting!

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  7. OMG! Hawaii gifts on a snow day are wonderful extremes! and sweet baby pics will ALWAYS get you excused from anything! because we know the older boys will keep you in line!

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  8. What??? Hard math this early in the morning? Are you high? I wish I was, but I have to go to work now.

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  9. Wow! A post! From you! It's like winning the lottery. You know, a small lottery, like when you win 2 dollars, but it's crazy exciting anyway, because you WON (never mind that you spent 15 to win 2). Or something. Who knows? I've been sick.
    Finn is adorable. I'd be concerned though if I were you that he cried in the white, yet seems perfectly happy in the black clothing. This could be a glimpse of your future. You know, cause in old westerns the bad guys wore black. Again, though, sick, drugs, what do I know?
    White dog! I poison your soup! I've got to fin a way to work that into my daily conversation.

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  10. Nope. Not gonna contemplate those scientific numbers and calculations. My neurons will short out.

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  11. Yay! Awesome pic of the little guy! Congrats on the Hawaii loot.

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  12. you post the randomest stuff! So what if randomest isn't a word? It works here.

    I'm jealous that you won the Hawaii stuff ad not me.

    You sure do make cute kids!

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  13. "White dog! I poison your soup!" If only I had a nickel for every time I hear that around my house.

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  14. I thought Canadian citizenship was revoked if you didn't get a minimum prescribed amount of snow...?

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  15. It was chocolate covered Asian snack mix. Don't ask how I know. I didn't get a box just like that or anything that I'm not supposed to talk about... Mmmmm. I didn't share.

    That is one well outfitted kid.

    And if you interrupted my enjoying the snow? I'd pelt the krappe out of you and your stupid camera.

    Glad to see you, though.

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  16. Snow and gifts from Hawaii! You cann't ask for much more than that! I love the cute pics of Finn. They are darling!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  17. YUMMY snow.

    Great post, all kinds of excellent Random - just the way I like it!!

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  18. Love the picture of Finn on that gorgeous afghan, oh yes, the jersey is nice too. And I agree, that was excellent random.

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  19. He looks so unhappy at being interrupted in mid-snowballing! And maybe I should send you a baby sized kilt....

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  20. Rubbing it in posting a pic of the boy in an All Black kit are you? Wales played crap but were actually quite close for a while.

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  21. The cuteness and math both blew my mind. Not every day you get blown twice.... Er, wait..

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  22. Finn looked really close to flipping you off when he was throwing a fit in that first pic...be careful, he was only one finger away!

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  23. I want Hawaii gifts :( k, well I'll just drool over yours! :) Finn is an absolute doll!

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  24. I was going to make a comment about the galactic cuteness of that kid... but I was distracted by the supercoolawesomeness of the What Would Batman Do? graphic. Permission to steal, please.

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  25. So was the soup poisoned then?

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  26. Love the Batman graphic. Glad to see you got snow too.

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  27. Saw these and thought of you immediately. Have you found these yet?

    http://www.perpetualkid.com/ninjabread-men-cookie-cutter.aspx

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  28. Dude, what is with all these bloggers sending you presents? What kind of racket are you running up there? (Really, I want details, because *I* want presents too).

    Ellie

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  29. What is it about adult clothes that look so stinking adorable on babies?
    As tempted as I am to dress Benjamin in cute cuddly baby wear, it's the rock t-shirts and jeans, just like his dad wears, that looks way cuter!

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  30. Oh man, the expression on Finn's face in the rugby jersey is adorable! And in a few short years, he, too, will scorn you when you interrupt his play. Oy!

    Whoa, that website IS superduper cool!

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  31. Hey Mate, i didnt know you were into rugby! Respect, dude! I love me some Rugby. I can send you an Australian Wallabies jersey if u want. Just dont put it anywhere near the NZ jersey (cuz we'll get beaten) or the English (because they are mean). xxx Michaela

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  32. Planck length. I learned a new thing, and in the most unlikely place...well no that's not true...I find you quite educational.

    Finn, screaming in his England jersey, is truly awesome. I just read an article in the NY Times about kids playing soccer at 18 months. He may appreciate the humor of that photo before you think.

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  33. Damn me and my being behind on blogging...how did I miss that fabulous giveaway?? Well, I'm glad someone won who will enjoy it. Unlike the snow. I hate the snow. I would be happy if it snowed Xmas eve and was gone by New Years. I know - Bah Humbug! And of course we had a ton of snow this week but Secret Agent Man is sick, so guess who gets stuck shoveling the snow? That's right, no one, 'cause I ain't doin' it. Until I fall on my ass in which case I'll go get some de-icer and call it good.

    Cute kids, by the way. Not as cute as zombies, but they'll do.

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  34. i love the blue blanket Finn is on....who made that for him...and would they send me the pattern?

    loving the scale of the universe thing....what perspective

    and i remember the "chinooks" when I lived in Calgary....days and weeks of spring like weather, interspersed with mad snowstorms...i loved it!

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  35. NICE POST! I'm glad I found this blog!!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

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  36. hehe...you said butt....

    OMG YOUR BABY IS GORGEOUS!!!

    I write this not to suck up, but to remind you that I love you more than any of the others.

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  37. someone else wrote "chinooks." WTF???

    Bloody Canadians....

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  38. Opening line was a killer. Yours, not mine. All mine are killers, I'm being extra attentive to your humor gene. I think your mother was screaming "White dog!" because I know women like her and that's what they all scream.

    Got milk?

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  39. I'm just going to do this until you respond.

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  40. OK that was a lie. Seeya.

    Hey you missed my birthday. 30th. November. Burn it into your freakin' MIND.

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  41. Hey! Nice to read a post by you. Even a random one. Great photos and the treats from Hawaii sound delish. Macadamia nuts are super expensive there. Yum.

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  42. I'm a week late but I could never miss a random post or a random tuesday post either. Love the snow picture and the Canada hat. It's very Bob and Doug ish.

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  43. I'm an asshole. I haven't been over here in weeks. What is wrong with me?

    I promise to be better. The baby is freakin' adorable. The number thing isn't working right now cuz I've got a cold and my brain isn't functioning...

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  44. Man, people are sending you shit left and right. Want me to send you some shit too? Literal shit? Cause our day of diapers are drawing to an end so say the word now before they're over and I'd have to fish the shit outta the toilet to send it cause that's not happening.

    That kid is a cutie.

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  45. He looks way happier in that All Blacks jersey than he does in the stinkin' England one. Definitely a keeper! I reckon you should just start getting people to send you stuff :)

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.