When I was a new mom to both my baby girls, I couldn’t wait for her to talk. I would imagine what she would say and how she would say it. This would make me that more eager for her to grow out of her initial blob state.
Hearing “Mom, can you wipe my butt?” is not exactly what I had anticipated.
What are each of the dorms like? & What are the people in each dorm like in general?
Brannon; this dorm has sinks in every room, but a fake frat called “poo” in the basement and a plethora of beer trees
chapin: on top of commons dining hall, which has the advantage of being near food. home to the notorious “chapin fourth”— chapin third, but higher.
maurer: first-semester virgin vault, second-semester slut shack. i lived there, so my internalized misogyny is fine. all women, has the maurer link in the bottom floor which is both a blessing and a curse
aldritch; the “hotel”, has a pretty chill community when they’re not breaking things. they sometimes have an elevator. aldritch, chapin and maurer are connected by tunnels
the 64-halls (Porter-Whitney-Blaisdell-Bushnell-Peet); urban legend says they’re riot proof and they have black mold in the basements. bushnell, whitney and blaisdell don’t really have reputations. porter is a faux-party dorm. peet has a reputation as a bunch of couch destroying, pot-smoking, heavy partying hippies, but there is a new crop trying to change that reputation (why? nobody knows)
609: a cult. okay, not a cult, but substance free, and that’s the same thing right? (i kid i kid— 609 is a lot more close-knit than every other dorm i’ve been in and i’m jealous. also it used to have a meth lab in the basement.)
840; hidden, camouflaged among the greeks, but not greek itself. home mostly to cool people, as far as i can tell, but observations are not 100% reliable. 840 orgies are a known phenomenon.
personally, i liked living in maurer because it was a quiet place when i was drunk/hungover and tended to be cleaner than any other dorm. but i scrambled into special interest/upperclassman housing as quickly as i could. (go for aldritch, chapin, or maurer if you can kids! the 64 halls… scare me….)
My 15 year nephew likes Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, and The Hunger Games. He has read all of the relevant books and watches the shows on Netflix, etc.
I need some ideas of what to get him for Christmas! I have already found a Hunger Games pin and Game of Thrones shirt but would like one more thing.
Any geeky gift suggestions out there?
Thanks so much for the wonderful suggestions that so many of you gave me! I really appreciate it. Many of you mentioned ThinkGeek. I actually had already been checking out that site and had ordered the Mockingjay pin for him there. I was so overwhelmed with the Dr. Who items. So many to choose from.
If you think of any more ideas, feel free to message me in my ask box. Thanks!
Is south suburban mom Megan Fox on a campaign to make the Orland Park Public Library safer for patrons, as she insists? Or is she on an all-out drive to malign the facility, as library officials contend? The monthlong battle between the southwest suburban library
"I read the books so other parents won’t have to" she [Fox] said.
So today is one of those anniversaries for me that I wish I didn’t have. 29 years ago my dad passed away after his four year fight with brain cancer.
I only had ten years with my dad. I am now at the age he was when he was diagnosed.
All of it just really sucks.
After such long of a time has passed, grief changes. It doesn’t go away. No, it never does that. Instead it becomes a really bad ninja. You see it is always there lurking in the shadows. Sometimes it makes itself known at the usual times, birthdays, etc. It also shows up when you don’t think it should or don’t expect it to. Your daughters doing something funny and/or stupid. Seeing an old picture of him and realizing that your youngest looks exactly like him. All this time - 29 years - it is there.
for some Rainbow Loom! Miss M (the newly christened 9 yr old) got one for her birthday. They are all the rage among the little folk. So tonight she decided she would teach her old mom how to make a simple bracelet and a fish-tailed one. She was an excellent teacher to the point that when she couldn’t remember how exactly to do a fish-tail one, she consulted the video encyclopedia of her generation, the You-Tuber.
I rocked that Rainbow Loom so hard it didn’t know what hit it.
Sister Antonia Brenner, a Beverly Hills-raised mother of seven who became a Roman Catholic nun and moved into a notorious Tijuana prison where she spent more than three decades mending broken lives, easing tensions and dispensing everything from toothbrushes to bail money, has died. She was 86.
Rachel Reynolds Luster is one of thousands of rural librarians working to create a hub for learning.
"Often, the library is the only place in a small community that people can go to access technology, to fill out job applications, to continue their learning," says Tena Hanson of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.
I was an employee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center when we first began to suspect that our son had ASD. My job at the time was to write programs to analyze data collected in various drug protocols. I didn’t need to know anything about clinical trials to do my job, but after a few…
This is an excellent tumblr about one man’s experience with his autistic 10 year old son. Highly recommended.