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By georgeha (Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 09:50:03 AM EST) teabagging, dots not feathers, Zone not vampires (all tags)
By the power of dihydrogen monoxide I will defeat you!

Plus Sing it, Slumdog Millionaire, Will the real Martian Please Stand up, Inkspell, busier weekend than I hoped for, and less.

Poll: Favorite karaoke song?

I rescued a black inkjet cartridge, I bought it just a few months ago, and could tell it still had ink in it by shaking, but it wouldn't print, and twelve year old had a report due. A short soak in hot water cleared the ink blockage, and we were able to print twelve year old's report. Take that printer companies!

My mom thought Slumdog Millionaire would be a good after dinner Easter movie. It was a little rough for seven year old to watch, good thing she wasn't interested. I thought it was a little gimmicky, maybe I would have liked it better in different viewing conditions.

In other Easter news, the Easter Bunny brought twelve year old Disney's Sing It for Wii. It's karoake, based on Disney products like Camp Rock, High School Musical and Hannah Montana. Yes, you can sing along, through the Wii, to all your favorite Disney songs. It does have some neat features, there's a training mode, and some sort of tone analyzer, you get points if you're on the note. While it's about as scary as you think, it's awfully cute when the girls share a mic and sing together. What's your favorite karaoke song?

In other twelve year old news, I had to learn first and second differences wrt to quadratics, to help twelve year old catch up on her math. We didn't learn it that way, and she didn't either, since she was out sick.

I had heard about Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up in junior high school, and it wasn't until this week that I finally got to see it. It was pretty good, how can you go wrong with a diner?

In other media news, I finished Inkspell, the second book in the Inkheart trilogy. It took me a long time to finish it, but the story hasn't really grabbed me. In it, Meggie (the twelve year old protagonist), Farid, Dustfinger, Mo and Resa all end up in Fenoglio's Inkworld. It sounds like a beautiful place to visit, but a bad place to live in.

I even got up to my roof Tuesday, no obvious reason for the leak, but the shingles adjacent to the dormer are a little too bubbly for my liking. I should get out there when it's warmer and press them down to seal them.

It must be spring, I put away the snow shovels, and started putting seeds in the ground. The seed packets, they say don't sow until May 1st. My mom says Mother's Day is the earliest you can go for outdoor planting. But I'm a rebel (and some of my pea plants were outgrowing the shelf) so last evening I transplanted pea plants, and sowed some mixed greens.

We got the news that my father in law is in town, so we're off to visit him tomorrow. At least we has some warning, too often it's "I'm flying to LA tomorrow, I've been in Buffalo a week, can you drop everything (work, school, appointments, surgery) to see me". No gaming meet, no fixing the ceiling fan light, etc.

In other I-90 news, I would be unsurprised to find myself in northern Ohio soon, again.

No beer either, I kicked my keg last night.

< Night, night. | Interview over >
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Karaoke by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 10:06:54 AM EST
Best karaoke.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Dammnit man by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 10:38:16 AM EST
You must plan for these beer outages!  You gotta have the next batch ready for when that keg runs out!

Woe is you!


"...I almost puked like a pregnant StackyMcRacky." --MillMan
My weekends have been way too busy by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #3 Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 10:42:11 AM EST
and I only have lager fixin's handy.

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What!? by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 04:36:14 PM EST
No "Born to be Wild"!?
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
Is that a Cheetah Girls song? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 04:55:02 PM EST

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I friggin' LOVE that song by miker2 (4.00 / 0) #7 Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 05:25:49 PM EST
my fo-fo make sure all yo kids don't grow.
Best. Rap. Lyric. Ever.

Ah, sociopathy. How warm, how comforting, thy sweet embrace. - MNS
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