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A six-year-old speaks

A six-year-old speaks
February 19, 2017 No Comments »

My social media feed has been, in the past, full of hilarious observations from my youngest, who turns seven today.  She’s not getting any less funny, but more of her jokes only make sense in context, which doesn’t lend itself ... Read More »

Hoist with my own petard

February 3, 2011 Comments Off on Hoist with my own petard

I screen calls. I don’t apologize for it, because I don’t want to be disturbed by people trying to sell me things I don’t need.  However, when my folks moved back into the country, they didn’t get a land-line (Skype ... Read More »

Star Wars funnies

August 4, 2010 Comments Off on Star Wars funnies

I didn’t see these when they went up back in May, so I thought I’d share them here… hilarious! A New Hope: Empire Strikes Back: Return of the Jedi: Enjoy! Read More »

Friday Fundeism

June 18, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Fundeism

Fideism (n): doctrine that knowledge depends on faith over reason.  Fundeism (n): doctrine that places amusement above all.  This will be my last Fun Friday update for this school year – they’ll pick up again in the fall, time permitting.  ... Read More »

Funraminated Friday

June 11, 2010 1 Comment »

Foraminated (adj): perforated or pierced with small holes.  Funraminated (adj): shot through with comedy.  Here are this week’s links: Language: Language apps (1, 2, 3) – In this three-part post, Mrs. Jones, a second-language teacher from Britain, looks at iPod ... Read More »

Friday Funcimeter

June 4, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funcimeter

Focimeter (n): instrument for measuring focal length of a lens.  Funcimeter (n): instrument for delivering amusement to your eyeballs.  Here are this week’s links: Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon resources – A teacher lists sites with updates on the BP oil ... Read More »

Evil genius

May 24, 2010 Comments Off on Evil genius

When I went to mow the lawn the other day, the kids asked why I’d let the grass get so long.  I told them it was so the elephants would have a place to hide, not really thinking about it.  ... Read More »

Friday Funtasticate

May 21, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funtasticate

Fantasticate (v): to fantasize over something.  Funtasticate (v): to funtasize over something… here’s the links for the week: Social: Thailand – Two sets of TPB photos from Thailand (First, second) show the devastation that the recent protests have caused in ... Read More »

Friday Funsenmeer

May 7, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funsenmeer

Felsenmeer (n): flat arctic area covered with angular boulders.  Funsenmeer (n): flat computer screen covered with arch comedy.  Here are this week’s links! Afghanistan – The Big Picture’s monthly look at the lives of combatants and civilians in Afghanistan. The ... Read More »

Informative

February 17, 2010 Comments Off on Informative

My impression of Canada Post’s online tracking system: Day 1: Your package has been electronically submitted. Day 2: Your package has been processed in Mississauga. Day 3: Your package has been processed in Mississauga. Day 4: Your package has been ... Read More »

Friday Funestella

October 23, 2009 Comments Off on Friday Funestella

fenestella (n) – recess in church wall for storing communion vessels.  funestella (n) – a hole in the internet for storing amusing links. Science: Safety song – Muppets going over chemistry lab rules?  Yes, please!  These puppets (& guest) show ... Read More »

The Lost Cymbal

September 24, 2009 Comments Off on The Lost Cymbal

So I’m presently reading Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”, and I thought how cool it would be if Dan Brown’s next book was a kid’s story about a musical hippopotamus named Jerome who plays percussion in the school band, but ... Read More »