And Mary Makes…

I was picking up my daughter after work last night and as I was in the living room, getting her things together, my mother was watching TV. A weird , “Tonight at 9…” news blurb came on and a local news anchor was holding the book And Tango Makes Three, a book about two male penguins that hatch and care for a baby penguin together. The news anchor was saying something about it getting banned in libraries. I look over and notice the book. Little Mary looks at the TV screen and starts screaming, “Mommy! Mommy! My penguin book! I have that book! It’s mine!” All I could do was smile really big. I’m not out to my mom, but she knows. This is fact. Having my child out me, but not really, is so awesome.

I Voted

After work, I ran over to vote. I got a prime parking spot, stood in line, and used the new touch screen booths. All in all, pretty quick. The only absurdity to note: A gentleman reading the newspaper while voting. He’d read his paper, punch his card, read his paper, punch his card. Pretty cool that he was so casual about it.


My child, the ever genius and artist, has discovered that if she licks her finger and draws on stuff she leaves sweeps, swoops, circles, lines, and shapes galore! In fact, she can leave em on vinyl furniture, refrigerators, television screens, glass doors, and her backseat car window (which I think is her favorite). All I can do is chase after her with Windex, and a very stern, “What are you doing, child?” In all of us is an artist. My medium? Language. My daughter’s? Spit.


This is via the Fishwrap. I’m not at all surprised by the results. I was stuck on the ‘dawn, don’ question. I started saying them so many times that they did start sounding the same.

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Midland

“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

What American accent do you have?

Back from FL.

I’m back from Florida. I wish I was back in Florida. I am going back to Florida. In April.

All in all, I had an awesome time. I met a lot of vendors, and walked away with some amazing free stuff, including a Fuji FinePix F20, $1,100 in gift cards, an mp3 player, a bunch of accessories for my camera, movies, CDs, T-Shirts out the wazoo, and about 20 flash drives in varying sizes. It was awesome.

I am most excited about the camera and will be posting pictures to my Flickr account today and tomorrow. I took so many pictures at so many places. We went to Universal Studios, Downtown Disney, and Sea World. I saw Maroon 5 in a private concert, danced on a rotating dance floor, and spent a bit of time at Margaritaville.

I’m back from Florida. I wish I was back in Florida. I am going back to Florida. In April.