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2003-03-25 - 3:41 p.m.

Miscellany

There's a lot going on in the world that I just don't want to talk about. I read the New York Times online and watch CNN and eventually I have to stop and shut it off. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people on both sides who can't do that because they are living it.

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Neither of us is doing very well in the basketball. However, as of the 2nd round, I was kicking The Scientist's ass (well, I was three games up). Not bad! Of course, Sports Illustrated informs me that I'm in 84,000 place (literally).

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Martha Stewart reproduction animal alphabet cardsI bought these vintage reproduction animal alphabet cards on sale at Martha Stewart. I like them a lot, but they made some strange choices for animals.

A is "ape" (kind of nonspecific), C is "cow" (Is that even the right word or is a cow just a female bovine?), M is "marmot" (How about moose or monkey?), R is "red fox" (What? Anything can be red, how about raccoon?), and V is "vulture" (slightly morbid for the children).

Marmot and vulture are just funny and I can deal with ape (although I would have used "alligator"), but cow and red fox bug me. Come on, use camel for C. Kids love camels. And red fox is just stupid. Like R is such a difficult letter to come up with an animal for that you have to add a color onto an animal that clearly begins with F (I don't see them using "silver fox" for S). At least if you're going to use a compound name, use something like rattlesnake. But really, raccoon is the clear choice for R.

Also, there's a small part of me that wants to say, "Heh, heh, they said 'beaver,' heh heh," but that's my problem.

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I can't remember what else I was going to say. The Scientist is out of town for six days, leaving me home alone with the cats for way too long. I started talking to them last night and it had only been a day and a half.

 

 

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