Contradiction in Terms
You say to-may-toe; I say toh-mah-tah. Deal with it.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Today is MY WAY DAY. Of course, if you happen to be an Alfar (particularly the oldest or youngest of my nuclear family), every day is 'My Way Day'. And if you don't like it, there's always the highway...

Sage remedy
Last week, I cut my leg shaving and put a Band-Aid on the cut. Sage noticed the bandage and wanted to know what it was. "It's a Band-Aid," I told her. "You put Band-Aids on ouchies to make the ouchie all better."

I ended up having to take a Band-Aid from our medicine kit and letting her try one out so that she could understand. "Ouch," she play-acted masterfully, looking woefully at her bandaged arm.

Tonight, Dean had a headache and didn't feel up to running around as usual with his daughter. "Sage, Daddy has an ouchie," he explained, pointing to his forehead.

After that, nothing would do but that I take the medicine kit down from its shelf and produce a Band-Aid, which Sage proceeded to carefully apply on her father's ailing forehead. Giving him a kiss, she then authoritatively pronounced, "Okay. No more ouchie."

Truly, her logic is flawless.

in the news today
A thief who specialized in stealing from Austrian churches has returned his loot after going to confession. A day after he told a priest in Graz about his crimes, "boxes and plastic bags filled with works of art were found in the church," according to police spokesman Robert Koch. The loot included a missal, a chalice, candlesticks, a silver peace dove, two statues, and six pairs of baroque angels. Police say the pieces were stolen in the Styria, Carinthia and Burgenland regions during the past six months. They are now trying to figure out which goods belong to which of the robbed churches, implying that while confession may have improved the thief's sense of morality, it did not do much for his memory.

Which two Hollywood stars of yesteryear had contracts that stipulated that they were never to dance in public together?

answer to yesterday's question
It's been noted that the gender of a sea turtle is determined by the temperature of the sand during egg incubation. Warm temperatures (greater than 29 degrees Celsius) produce more females; cooler temperatures (less than 29 degrees) produce more males.

Only the mysterious Major Domo (who may or may not have worked for X-Men's Mojo in a previous life) got this one 100% right. Runners-up were Alex, Charles, and Vin. We are withholding today's Smartypants award from Dean and giving it to El instead for telling Dean off, which he deserved for using the same joke he used the day before. Shame, shame!
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