Friday, January 03, 2014
1. Astronomy and pre-teen fashion join forces
against crime: "Don't
Want Your Laptop Tampered With? Just Add Glitter Nail Polish". The
connection to astronomy involves comparing snapshots.
2. Since yesterday, I've gone from the frying pan to the fire. One kid woke me several times last night, causing me to slightly oversleep. Then the other woke, vomiting.
This post, if you see it at all, will come thanks to the Pinboard bookmarking site, the Draft smart phone app, and whatever time I spend holding babies as they go to sleep. It will also come, courtesy of my new phone, despite the most aggressively bad "auto-correct" I have ever seen. (Blame it for any random capitalization or stray single letters I miss on a last-pass edit on my laptop. It even "corrects" freaking numbers.)
3. A top ten list of things a new mother wishes she had known about parenting indirectly reminds me, via the final bullet point of Item 10, of our first night away at my in-laws for Christmas this year.
Pumpkin woke up and was hard to resettle due to the unfamiliar room, so I offered to sleep on the other bed in the room. Some time later, I woke to see her standing at my bedside. I let her climb in. She seemed to have lots trouble getting back to sleep and started climbing around on me. Soon, she gave me the sweetest hug I've ever had -- both arms around my neck -- and looked at me. "Do you want your own bed? I asked. She nodded.
I put her back into her bed, where she went into a peaceful slumber.
4. Did you know that a recent USPS stamp featuring the Statue of Liberty actually pictures the replica in Las Vegas?