Did you know that the United States post office will let you mail LIVE SCORPIONS but not liquor? It's true! And let me tell you, I had to wade through a TON of that article to get to the information I wanted. How hard is it, you might ask, to say "No, you may not mail liquor"? VERY HARD INDEED, as it turns out. (It is also difficult to say, "Yes, you may mail live scorpions," but at least there is a positive result for all your research.)
Also, did you know it's "scorpions" and not "scorpians"? I did not!
Ug, I had such a bad dream last night: I took Benchley to the vet and they cut off one of his paws because their staff pet psychic told them it was the right thing to solve Benchley's uterus problems. And I was on one hand aware that there was no sense arguing at this point with the paw already gone, and on the other hand I was, "You thought my MALE cat had problems with his UTERUS??" and thinking to myself, "Next time I'm going to have to ask them to call me before they do anything." I was relieved to wake up and squeeze of all of Benchley's soft little paws.
Our (discontinued) flatware pattern was from Target, and it's Hampton Finesse. And for years I have been thinking it was called Hampton Filigree. IMAGINE MY SHOCK. But also I was relieved, because the pattern is not at all filigreeish: it's three little squares in a column at the base of each brushed-metal handle.
I haaaaaaaaaaate the way the batteries have to be changed in the Leapfrog Didj. The instructions are: "*picture of dime* *picture of triangle*" That's it. Those are the instructions. You have to put a dime in a slot and...? All I know is, sometimes the battery compartment pops open when I put the dime in, and sometimes I end up breaking the plastic and hurting my finger on the dime. And there are TWO OF THEM, one on each side of the Didj! I thought having to unscrew a battery compartment was bad, but this is FAR FAR WORSE.
If I see you pulled over on the side of the road talking on your cell phone, I send out such huge love rays in your direction you might get a tan from it.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...