Here's a happy song Paul found:
Handheld, by Momus
It's a person singing a love song to his favorite handheld device, and then the handheld device sings back to him. The funny thing is that I can get genuinely choked up over this song. Well, it isn't funny or surprising to my family, as they have also seen me get genuinely choked up over a child's project on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.
One of the irritating short people who lives in our house took a plastic ice pack and, while it was thawed and pliable, wove it in and out of the middle bars of a freezer shelf.
I went several months thinking that probably one day we'd defrost the freezer and we could get it out THEN, and then yesterday I couldn't stand it anymore and I used a knife and a hammer. There are shards of this stuff scattered, though I got as many as I could because I see the packet says DO NOT INGEST and DO NOT GET INTO EYES and OMG PLEASE DON'T EVEN LOOK AT IT.
You know how some bags of Starbucks coffee say that you can exchange the empty bag for a coffee at Starbucks? Do the Starbuckses located within Target stores take those? I could just ask them, I suppose, but I hate asking questions like that. Sometimes the person I ask seems like their goal is to explain at length why it is outrageous of me to expect a positive answer to the question I asked so extremely deferentially and non-expectantly, and so then I end up saying over and over, "Yes, no, I get it....No, I just wondered...No, I completely understand...No, of course you couldn't...Really, you SHOULDN'T, it would be WRONG to...no, I see. Okay. Okay. Okay. YES, okay! Okay, I think I hear my mother calling me."
So I thought I'd just ask you.
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...