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Twittering the summer away

September 3, 2013

29 Aug
My 6-year-old son, at the conclusion of the Madonna episode of “Glee”: “I think EVERY week should be Madonna week.”

28 Aug
In 1991 I saw @ebb663 give a math seminar on cake cutting at @WilliamsCollege. Here’s the children’s book version: http://www.lulu.com/shop/greg-crowther/leila-z-and-the-terrible-triplets/paperback/product-21169276.html

25 Aug
Just finished a “Glee”-watching marathon with my 6-year-old. It was his idea … but that’s not much of an excuse, is it?

24 Aug
Is This the Worst Baseball Card of All Time? http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2013/08/bob_hamelin_worst_baseball_card_ever_the_case_of_1996_pinnacle_foil_no_289.html (cc: @jayaresea)

23 Aug
Tried to make Double Licorice Tea using a licorice spice tea bag and an actual stick of licorice. Results were disappointing.

20 Aug
My 6-year-old’s Boys & Girls Club went to a farm today. His favorite part: the roller coaster. Agriculture has changed since I was a kid.

18 Aug
Enjoyed a funny @Green_Stage production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last night. Sat behind a woman in a @NKOTB @ThePackageTour t-shirt.

17 Aug
If ultramarathoner @scottjurek were a British detective: https://gregcrowther.com/2013/08/17/jur-lock-holmes/

14 Aug
Simple HTML tables are still useful. I added one to a class web page. Student reaction: “Wonderful! Brilliant idea. Thanks a lot!”

9 Aug
I’m spending the weekend at a Bend, Oregon home once inhabited by a pregnant man!
http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2008/07/pregnant_man_in_bend_gives_bir.html

7 Aug
When one is in the midst of a Cryptosporidium outbreak, suitable apparel is a must. (Thanks, @eupathdb!) https://gregcrowther.com/2013/08/07/a-t-shirts-rhetorical-question-is-answered/

5 Aug
Play dialogue overheard in car: Mel, 8, to twin sis: “Why are you still up? Why are these strangers here? And why is the toilet on fire?”

4 Aug
Me: “Can you sing me a lullaby?” Leila’s 8-year-old niece: “Go to sleeeep… Go to sleeeep… Go to sleeeep or we will huuurrrt you….”

1 Aug
Today’s final @UW Upward Bound class: science-themed parodies of songs by @taylorswift13, @justinbieber, @falloutboy, and @Realtaeyang!

27 Jul
My 6-year-old: “I’m the smallest [of a group of friends], so I’m easy to take care of…. Well, I’m not easy, but I’m not so so so so hard.”

13 Jul
Me: “So how was the Science Center?” My 6-year-old: “I had bad behavior for half an hour, but then I settled down.”

7 Jul
Tonight the Ballard Fred Meyer is, like, totally overrun with teenage girls. Is this where they go once the malls close?

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