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26 March 2011 @ 11:25 pm
Butlerrrrrr....  
Great Butler vs. Florida game today, with Butler coming back from behind to win in overtime. I'm rooting for Butler to go all the way, just because I don't let go of my underdogs easily.

Did anyone read that article on Elephant Sterilization I linked yesterday? It's a single page, with a reading process that goes like this:

Wired: Elephant Vasectomies!
Reader: Huh. Random.
Wired: Overpopulation reduction.
Reader: Oh. Makes sense.
Wired: Ambush via helicopter with tranquilizer guns!
Reader: Wait, what now?

I asked Lauren if she'd read the article on Sterilizing Elephants, and she thought I was talking about people making elephants extremely clean. ;)

Spent all day on our 2010 taxes. I'll let them jell and see if any late forms come up (the situation that led to last year's disaster).

Tonight's movie was Local Hero, which I adore. Christopher enjoyed it. Lauren sort of did, but predictably squawked out "What! That's it?" at the end. Such a charming movie (I love the transformation of the main character), and the touches of irony are nice. Plus, Christopher now has a reference for the quote, "It had a name. It had two names!"

Tomorrow is basketball championships for both kids. *bites nails* Do you know, HalfshellHusband randomly asked me a couple of weeks ago if "Basketball Jones" was a real song? Of course it is! It was featured on The Simpsons later that same week, too. Inexplicably, that caused the song "Black Lassie" to get stuck in my head for days. Yes, I had that Cheech & Chong album growing up. Don't judge me. :)

 
 
 
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Jared - howdyembroiderama on March 27th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
I find myself in the very strange position of caring about basketball for the first time...ever. All because the local boys, VCU, are in it, and I don't think there's more of an underdog than them. :) I know they're supposed to lose today, but maybe they'll pull it out.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Horizonhalfshellvenus on March 27th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
I saw that VCU was doing well-- and at the moment, they're up 14 points over Kansas (who is the favorite). Whoo!!!
The Rogue Bitch.: abacus clackingroguebitch on March 27th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)

Hari asked me what condoms were the other day. =:O

I had to refer her back to the book "It's Not The Stork!" that her father and stepmother got when they were expecting.

Me: You know how the sperm has to come out and fertilize the egg?
H: Mmm-hmm.
Me: Well, a condom is supposed to keep that from happening by covering up the penis.
H: Oh, okay!
Me: *wipes beads of sweat from forehead*

I freak out a lot more about these conversations than Hari will ever know.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on March 27th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
Eek! Lauren is 13, so this wasn't quite such a scary conversation. More one of cluelessness.

HSH has had some converations like that with Christopher (god, middle school-- it's all TMI, and his is rougher than most).

I still remember a conversation from when Christopher was three. Somehow, I got onto a mini-tangent about nutrition, i.e., food helps you grow and gives you energy so you can play. And Christopher said, "Yeah... When snails eat their food, they die."

And I thought, "!!! Help! How did I wind up in the middle of this?"
Kimberleylampshade_days on March 28th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
You know who I suspect would be all about elephant vasectomies? Female elephants. 22 months, man. 22 months.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
:D

Though animals usually have a far easier time of pregnancy than humans, and for those that have litters... their babies are proportionally much smaller. :0