Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Reminder, here are the Real Monsters.
And here is the kids' version. B.O.B. and Insectosaurus are dead-on, aren't they? But just in case you couldn't identify them, at least the girls labeled them.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here are their latest creations.
Have you seen Monsters vs. Aliens yet? If so, these will look familiar....
Lego versions. Here we have the full cast: Ginormica, B.O.B., Dr. Cockroach, Missing Link, and Insectosaurus. Proportionally sized too.
I have to admit, B.O.B. is my favorite.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Zoe: Why does that sign say Men's Warehouse?
Laura: Because that's the name of the store. They sell men's clothes.
Zoe: Only man clothes?
Laura: Yes, only man clothes.
Sophie: Well is there a Woman's Warehouse?
Laura: No, but there ought to be.
Sophie: Well that's not fair!
Zoe: Yeah! Since they don't have one for ladies, they should make a.....Fancy..... Ladies..... Relaxing...... Place! That's much better than a warehouse!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
"Glasses? I might really need glasses? Oh no!"
All I could think of was this Brady Bunch episode. Unfortunately I can't find the whole episode...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'm just so utterly pleased with how strong yet simple their stance was, really impressed. As in - FINALLY A COURT SAW THROUGH THE RELIGIOUS BS AND GOT IT RIGHT.
Iowa lawmakers have "excluded a historically disfavored class of persons from a supremely important civil institution without a constitutionally sufficient justification," the justices wrote.
To issue any other decision, the seven justices said, "would be an abdication of our constitutional duty."
From Matt Cole's article on the Huffington Post I quote:
What sets the Iowa opinion apart is a passage near the end. After dealing with the arguments the state offered to justify the exclusion of same-sex couples, the Iowa Supreme Court addresses head-on what it says is the "unspoken" reason many support the exclusion: religious opposition.
The Court says that while many oppose marriage for religious reasons, religion cannot justify a law excluding gay people from marriage. "State government can have no religious views," the opinion says, "either directly or indirectly expressed through its legislation." "This proposition," the Court goes on to say, "is the essence of the separation of church and state."
That proposition ought to be obvious, but in the last 25 years, it seems almost to have disappeared from civic discourse in America. It took guts for the Iowa court to say what virtually no other government official has been willing to admit. By bluntly pointing out that religion has driven much of the debate, and reminding other courts and legislatures of their obligation not to enshrine religion in law, the Court gave a deeply practical rationale for insisting that marriage exclusions either be based on rigorous logic and evidence or be struck down. And it is that down-to-earth honesty that will, I believe, make this a deeply influential opinion.
And then today! Yippee, we followed Iowa with Vermont! Vermont is the first state to have the legislature legalize gay marriage vs. the judicial process. What a day! Perhaps (do I dare hope) soon we'll see a similar ruling in California? Three days in a row of good news would be most welcome!
And in other news - this amusing article: Rick Warren Lies About Prop 8 to Larry King
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Also for future reference - that container of carmel syrup in the back of the pantry that seems like a reasonable substitute on your vanilla ice cream when you run out of chocolate? Be forewarned - just because it's caramel colored, doesn't guarantee it's actually caramel. And note - sugar free maple pancake syrup, while surprising, is not entirely horrible poured over vanilla ice cream. Whew knew?