Unexpected Conversation

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“Hey, hey, hey, happy birthday!” I look down to see a quarter moon sliver thrust at my face, and it’s not even my birthday but that escapes my notice as the fingernail is so unexpected. And I take it, assuming the intent is that I throw it away. Of course. “No, no, no, wait! That’s my fingernail. Give it back!” …

2011 Dragoncon – Aaron with Owly’s Creator Andy Runton

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Here’s H.o.p. with Owly’s creator, Andy Runton, who was extremely nice to H.o.p. and gave him all kinds of helpful advice. Dragoncon ended yesterday and Aaron’s floating on Cloud 9 today. It was a great year with everything he learned from Bakshi and Runton. Plus he got to hear Wil Wheaton and Slyvester McCoy yesterday and met Brent Spiner. Nothing …

The Pomegranate as a Canteen

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“Bruising” a pomegranate and sucking the juice out through a little hole is a lot harder than it sounds (or a video I saw). I should have whacked it several times with a bat first. Got a little juice but not much. I need to go ahead and take it apart. But it is a cool way of drinking from …

A Real Live Film in Our Back Yard

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Some people from the university are shooting a film out back of the building for a couple of days. We asked if it was all right for H.o.p. to watch. So, that’s what H.o.p. did all day. Tonight he asked for a clapboard. I thought it would be good experience for him to watch and get an idea of what …

Naps

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People who don’t nap generally seem to look askance at people who do, whereas people who do nap generally don’t care whether you do or don’t.