Monthly Archives: May 2006

hundred-year-old nannies

Fighting words from Nancy Mitford’s character Fanny, heroine of The Pursuit of Love: So we worked hard, mending and making and washing, doing any chores for Nanny rather than actually look after the children ourselves. I have seen too many … finish reading hundred-year-old nannies

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a beautiful heap of screeching hoodlums

pile of kids! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. It is comforting when I arrive at the day care center and find Moomin playing rambunctiously with a squirming mass of children. Usually he hangs back from roughhousing or active play, so … finish reading a beautiful heap of screeching hoodlums

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to make the california people laugh

If anyone wants to live across the street from my parents in ass-end-of-nowhere, Houston, there’s 2900 square feet of house for sale for $215,000. HAHAHAHA! Related posts:R2D2 and friendsIn New York City

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barfing, paperwork, lipstick, mullet

turned in all the paperwork Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. At 6am we woke up to a call from Rook’s work, so he spent the day in emergency debugging mode. I worked on my school stuff, the very last of … finish reading barfing, paperwork, lipstick, mullet

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what I think of when I see birthday cake

birthday cake Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Half my weekend was spent here at Elia’s 10th birthday party. It felt like the kids are on the edge of being teenagers. Instead of a bounce house and formless running-around and a … finish reading what I think of when I see birthday cake

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Mom, I want to learn more about Linux

Linux Notatoy Originally uploaded by Tojosan. Moomin greeted me this afternoon by demanding “Books about Linux”. My baby! Growing up so soon! I’m so proud! “Um… wow. Really? “ “Yes! I saw something in a book about Linuxes, and I … finish reading Mom, I want to learn more about Linux

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One more day of dealing with school

can this please be over… Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. One more time, I’ll fix errors and print this sucker out on the fancy 25% cotton paper. I have to go chasing my thesis readers all over town and then … finish reading One more day of dealing with school

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things learned from travel

mountain trip Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. “I’m so proud of you for keeping going on the trail even though your feet were wet from the snow and you were tired. Also, I was super proud of you for opening … finish reading things learned from travel

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jumping off cliffs

jump Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I can’t really express how sad it made me to see Jo in the hospital again. She’s okay and everything. I was just super upset. I brought her lunch from Sancho’s. We talked about … finish reading jumping off cliffs

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the secret handshake of collectivity

liko Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Last night I went to dinner with some other science fiction nerds and writers, went to a reading, heard great stuff, talked to people, petted the bookstore cat, read my vile, filthy, ridiculous parody … finish reading the secret handshake of collectivity

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Are we there yet?

bumblebee art project Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Well, they’re out the door! All morning, and last night, I was packing and thinking of last-minute things for Moomin to take on the trip. By 9:30 am I was really, really … finish reading Are we there yet?

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purples, barf, and washing machines

newly purpled! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I repurpled my hair yesterday. It’s leftover manic panic purple mixed with Punky Color plum, violet, midnight blue, and something else I don’t remember. Speaking of all different colors! I woke up at … finish reading purples, barf, and washing machines

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I am Waverider, and time is mine

A well-meant present from my aunt, for Moomin, arrived randomly in the mail today… a little pack of cards with “36 bedtime wishes”. They are beige cardboard with twee illustrations of victorian children in smocks and petticoats with rosy lips … finish reading I am Waverider, and time is mine

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meddling in the affairs of wizards

I was just with Squid eating a fish taco and feeding chips and scones to her kids while we Discussed Everything. (The kids behaved perfectly. A small miracle.) We tried to figure out what’s happening with our friend, and how … finish reading meddling in the affairs of wizards

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potty training

Overheard from next door: Daddy has to poop! Look, Nutmeg, daddy’s going to poop in the potty! Run! *thud thud thud sound of earnest running* Daddy’s pooping! Pooping in the potty! *loud noise of you know what* AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I love … finish reading potty training

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imaginary treehouses

I took a break from working and feel a lot better now. Moomin and I played in his “secret clubhouse” under the lemon tree. He explained his plan to install a real elevator up to the top of the tallest … finish reading imaginary treehouses

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moody overwork and guilt

"candid" armslength? Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. When I’m stressed and moody like this I worry that I’m not being a good parent or good for, good to, anyone around me… I’m either working hard or I’m stressing about working … finish reading moody overwork and guilt

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I will have this foot massager’s babies

excellent massage thing Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Weeks of stress broke me yesterday at around 5 in the afteroon. What I need is something shallow and mindless. I don’t have TV, I don’t have any drugs really and don’t … finish reading I will have this foot massager’s babies

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High drama is necessary

superhero good guys Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. We finished reading “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” the other night and Moomin sighed and said, “Good. That’s over.” “What???!!! You liked it!” “Yeah, but it was SO BORING.” I realized what … finish reading High drama is necessary

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incredibly cute kid on UN monument

incredibly cute kid on UN monument Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I meant to interview people and take notes, but instead just took photos and chatted. It was too hard to take notes while I had Moomin with me. This … finish reading incredibly cute kid on UN monument

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