02/25/10 11:00AM

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who wants a corn dog?

i wish all commercials were still like this.
  • pooky
    HaHa! That is great.
    by pooky at 01/21/10 11:41AM
  • teelduo
    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!
    by teelduo at 01/21/10 11:46AM
  • brady
    Amazing...a commercial that one can understand.
    by brady at 01/22/10 12:37PM
  • fullofgrace
    by fullofgrace at 01/24/10 12:41AM
  • bruke
    As for baby food, I steamed carrots, cooked apples in a pot with some water (he hasn't tried those yet) and cook them until they're really soft. Then I put them in a food processor and add enough formula (or whatever "milk" you use) to make it kind of liquified. Then I pour it into ice cubes trays or a silicone tart pan I have and freeze them for a few hours. Then I pop them out and put them in containers in the freezer. Then you just thaw overnight however many you need the next day. The bananas and avocado does not need to be cooked. Just mash and add liquid (I still put it in the food processor to get any lumps out.) The other things Silas has tried so far were store-bought because I had coupons and bought them to use while traveling.
    by bruke at 01/24/10 9:04PM
  • hillabilly
    Neat. I'm going to send a postcard for a copy of that "Easy Living" brochure. :)
    by hillabilly at 02/16/10 12:08PM

for his fans

finally some pics. these are from the holidays, as the most recent photos are still on my camera.

eating some naners, which he loves!

hanging out in his new red wagon.

happy holidays!


for more, check out the book of faces.
  • brady
    Oh, what a beautiful baby. Wish I could hold him.
    by brady at 01/19/10 12:05PM
  • friedaj
    He is adorable and looks so cuddly!
    by friedaj at 01/19/10 1:04PM
  • pooky
    Thank you! Those bananas look delicious. :)
    by pooky at 01/19/10 2:10PM
  • madam_librarian
    wow he has changed since I saw him in Sept. What a CUTIE!!!!!!!!!
    by madam_librarian at 01/19/10 2:48PM
  • kayhack
    cute little fella.
    by kayhack at 01/19/10 5:27PM
  • bruke
    Are you sure he was eating those bananas? Hee hee. Silas likes to grab his bib and wipe the food off of his face and tongue. Easy clean-up! Anyway, your boy is looking so big! All that hair is killing me! Silas' mostly fell out and is coming back in (slowly) blonde.
    by bruke at 01/19/10 6:04PM
  • thewifeofbud
    Wow, he looks so old already! How is it that times goes by a million times quicker when you have kids?
    by thewifeofbud at 01/19/10 6:25PM
  • caraboo
    Brooke, he does MUCH better now. The first couple of times he ate real food he wanted to stuff his hands in his mouth, along with the spoon. Now he sits in his bumbo with his mouth open like a little bird the minute a spoon comes out of the drawer. it's adorable.
    by caraboo at 01/19/10 8:14PM
  • teelside
    He's certainly thriving! Precious.
    by teelside at 01/19/10 8:49PM
  • rockymtnslover
    by rockymtnslover at 01/20/10 11:46AM
  • madam_librarian
    at the other school I worked at we had Supreme Green---how can people do that!
    I went to school with a girl named Panda Bear.
    by madam_librarian at 01/20/10 11:59AM
  • lorileigh
    Sooooo cute!
    by lorileigh at 01/20/10 1:16PM
  • melissakaye
    Thanks for sharing...he's adorable!
    by melissakaye at 01/20/10 11:09PM
  • brady
    I am thinking that I have not checked this site for a while....what a beautiful young man. Just love the pictures.
    by brady at 09/29/11 4:20PM


After the second time you just have to wonder what you did...

TOKYO — Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died at age 93.
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city.
He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki, about 190 miles to the southwest, which suffered a second U.S. atomic bomb attack three days later.
On Aug. 15, 1945, Japan surrendered, ending the war.
The mayor of Nagasaki said “a precious storyteller has been lost,” in a message posted on the city’s Web site Wednesday. Yamaguchi died Monday morning of stomach cancer, the mass circulation Mainichi, Asahi and Yomiuri newspapers reported.
Yamaguchi was the only person to be certified by the Japanese government as having been in both cities when they were attacked, although other dual survivors have also been identified.
“My double radiation exposure is now an official government record. It can tell the younger generation the horrifying history of the atomic bombings even after I die,” Yamaguchi was quoted as saying in the Mainichi newspaper last year.
  • thewifeofbud
    Buddy just told me about this the other day! Craziness!
    by thewifeofbud at 01/06/10 5:26PM
  • teelduo
    very interesting
    by teelduo at 01/06/10 9:31PM
  • rissaj
    by rissaj at 01/07/10 6:38AM
  • fullofgrace
    if i was going to be a living piece of history, i'd rather illustrate a different set of events, personally...
    by fullofgrace at 01/07/10 5:30PM
  • pooky
    OK Cara...while this post IS interesting, I think it is high time we get some more pics of the boy. Come on already! ;)
    by pooky at 01/08/10 8:22PM
  • caraboo
    ok, ok :) when i get a minute the first thing i do will be post new bodhi pics. his adoring public awaits.
    by caraboo at 01/11/10 11:42AM
  • teelside
    War is terrible, no doubt about it. But, why the condemnation of the United States for bringing an end to the war? I can't help but notice how the liberals like to blame the US for stopping all the slaughter by the Japanese Government and their armies. So the man was in the wrong place at the wrong time twice. He somehow lived through it. Wonder if he ever thought about that and brought his life into conformity to God's will? ___Wayne
    by teelside at 01/12/10 7:41AM
  • cdawg
    that is really interesting
    by cdawg at 01/12/10 12:17PM
  • caraboo
    I agree. When is your next WITW?
    by caraboo at 01/13/10 1:28PM
  • flowerchild82
    I knew what you were trying to say in your post. No worries on my part, anyway. :-)
    by flowerchild82 at 01/19/10 8:17AM

once in a blue moon...

Rare New Year's Eve 'blue moon' to ring in 2010

LOS ANGELES -- Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve.

Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. But don't expect it to be blue -- the name has nothing to do with the color of our closest celestial neighbor.

A full moon occurred on Dec. 2. It will appear again on Thursday in time for the New Year's countdown.

"If you're in Times Square, you'll see the full moon right above you. It's going to be that brilliant,” said Jack Horkheimer, director emeritus of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium and host of a weekly astronomy TV show.

The New Year's Eve blue moon will be visible in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa. For partygoers in Australia and Asia, the full moon does not show up until New Year's Day, making January a blue moon month for them.

However, the Eastern Hemisphere can celebrate with a partial lunar eclipse on New Year's Eve when part of the moon enters the Earth's shadow. The eclipse will not be visible in the Americas.

A full moon occurs every 29.5 days, and most years have 12. On average, an extra full moon in a month -- a blue moon -- occurs every 2.5 years. The last time there was a lunar double take was in May 2007. New Year's Eve blue moons are rarer, occurring every 19 years. The last time was in 1990; the next one won't come again until 2028.
Blue moons have no astronomical significance, said Greg Laughlin, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

"'Blue moon' is just a name in the same sense as a ‘hunter's moon' or a ‘harvest moon,’ Laughlin said in an e-mail.

The popular definition of blue moon came about after a writer for Sky & Telescope magazine in 1946 misinterpreted the Maine Farmer's Almanac and labeled a blue moon as the second full moon in a month. In fact, the almanac defined a blue moon as the third full moon in a season with four full moons, not the usual three.

Though Sky & Telescope corrected the error decades later, the definition caught on. For purists, however, this New Year's Eve full moon doesn't even qualify as a blue moon. It's just the first full moon of the winter season.

In a tongue-in-cheek essay posted on the magazine's Web site this week, senior contributing editor Kelly Beatty wrote: "If skies are clear when I'm out celebrating, I'll take a peek at that brilliant orb as it rises over the Boston skyline to see if it's an icy shade of blue. Or maybe I'll just howl.”
  • teelduo
    singing...BLUE MOON...
    by teelduo at 12/29/09 3:30PM
  • teelside
    Without a song in my heart ....[never]; without a dream of my own .....[hardly ever]
    by teelside at 12/30/09 6:01PM