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Total goosebumps

The following is a video of Prince covering Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella over the weekend. It is the audio equivalent of a Reese’s peanut butter cup: two great tastes that you didn’t think could get any better, and then some genius comes up with the idea to eat them both at the same time. Thom [...]

Handmade napkins refashioned from secondhand sheets

I ordered these from the cakehouse etsy shop last week, and when they came in the mail and I opened the package I squealed. There was actual squealing. And when Jon saw them he agreed that I was not overreacting. I found the cakehouse shop from a link off design*sponge, and what I love best [...]

Is this happening to your dog?

Every spring and fall Chuck loses his coat, but this season seems to be far worse than any other. There is dog hair everywhere, and you can’t sit on any surface in the house without getting up and looking like you just rolled around in hay. But we have a Dyson vacuum cleaner, the kind [...]

More stuff

The dreaded Polly Pockets phase has begun, and now our house is being overrun by tiny plastic shoes and mini-skirts. Leta is not good at putting things away unless we threaten over and over again that we’re going to throw it all away. So there’s all this crap lying around that Coco loves to chew [...]

This episode features small quantities of learning

Leta is pushing a heavy toy down the hallway when the far side of it bumps right into Chuck’s back. He’s been sleeping on the floor, and although Leta keeps nudging him with the toy he won’t move. She finally screams, “CHUCK! MOVE, PLEAAAAAASE!” Isn’t that considerate of her to ask so politely. Chuck thoughtfully [...]