There! There! You see? Just as I suspected: in the Twilight poll, the Twilight enthusiasts in fact BEAT the Twilight dislikers! And yet on the post where I mentioned Twilight, the comments section had about four apologetic Twilight-liking comments and all the rest were celebrating its awfulness! I FELT those of you who didn't want to comment in that environment! I FELT you out there!
And now I would like to know how many of us are cat people and how many are dog people. New poll over on the right. I'm a cat person, obv, and what's odd is it seems like most of my good friends are dog people. Or cat AND dog people, which I think is probably the most awesome category. I've gradually developed the hypothesis that cat people and dog people are drawn to each other, despite their differences, and I'm interested to know how this hypothesis tests.
And may I vent for a moment on a very boring topic? The monthly health insurance cost for our family is now 25% more than our mortgage payment. MORE. than. our mortgage payment. And perhaps you are thinking, "Well, YEAH, you have FIVE kids!," but NO, that's the "family" price, for employee + spouse + child(ren), so it's the same as we'd pay if we had one child. AND, in all our years of employment, it is the worst policy we've ever had, with a $1000 deductible per person per year. AND, we hardly EVER go to the doctor: the kids get physicals once a year, and there are probably 3-5 more visits TOTAL for our family per year. None of us have any medical conditions, none of us have expensive prescriptions. Which, you know, is desirable: when we buy health insurance we're making a bet and hoping we'll lose, and we sure will be glad to have this policy when something expensive happens, and also of course it's necessary for everyone to pay lots in order to cover the expensive things that do happen within the group. But STILL! /vent
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...