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Transitional tweets

February 28, 2013

[from the end of 2012 and the start of 2013]

Feb 24
Phil and I just used his Lego walkie talkies (and Skype) to help locate my missing cell phone. Pretty cool.

Feb 24
My 6-year-old can make a military conflict out of ANYTHING. This morning the orange earplugs are fighting the green earplugs.

Feb 23
My 6-year-old son, after dinner: “I just want to watch [YouTube] videos. I had a rough day.”

Feb 17
The @Pilobolus dance group just performed in Edmonds. They were great, though their piece “Symbiosis” looked more like commensalism to me.

Feb 14
Today’s times (in seconds) for my Ravenna Park hill repeats: 86, 86, 88, 88, 87, 87, 88, 88, 86, 86. Such beautiful temporal symmetry!

Feb 7
Clerk at @theochocolate on whether my 6-year-old can work for free samples: “We’re totally fair trade — except for the child labor thing.”

Jan 31
My 6-year-old had his 1st songwriting class today. He wrote: “When there’s trouble in the streets the cops are there.” Not sure of the tune.

Jan 29
Via @nprnews: My Yeast Let Me Down: A Love Song http://n.pr/112NhQo

Jan 28
Me: “I need to change out of these scrubs. I can’t wear them to work.” My 6-year-old, protesting: “But Dad, they make you look scientist-y!”

Jan 24
I’m awake at 3:30 with an urge to make bread pudding. What is wrong with me?

Jan 22
Amazing course record of 19:35 at @HURThawaii 100 miler by @gary_robbins! Did they pave the course or something?

Jan 18
Latest http://SingAboutScience.org interview is with genre-hopping autotune wiz @musicalscience.

Jan 11
My 6-year-old is doing homework on shapes. He was stuck on pyramids ’til I showed him the Scooby-Doo episode when the gang visits Egypt.

Jan 7
A jewelry store ad on a Metro bus includes this customer quote (from Pam of Issaquah): “Nothing like finding the perfect jeweler.” Hmm.

Dec 22
Literally and figuratively, I am ending the year several pounds lighter than I started it.

Dec 14
Me: “And they changed the Lenin statue’s hat…” My son, 6: “…because he can’t change it himself.” Not what I was thinking, but true.

Dec 8
Nikki Kimball is probably the toughest endurance athlete I’ve ever met. I’m looking forward to seeing this film. http://tinyurl.com/bwunfvv

Dec 6
My 6-year-old: “McDonald’s cheers me up because I make new friends there, one, & I love their food, two.” Now he’s happy but I’m depressed.

Dec 2
Me: “Is it easier to be a kid or an adult?” My 6-year-old son: “A kid.” “Why?” “Because kids can fit into small boxes but adults can’t.”

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