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Regional differences

Leta is looking for a tiny shoe that belongs to a particular Polly Pockets set we bought her for Easter which, first of all, is already an impossible endeavor. I don’t think the CIA could find that shoe, and I have a hard time understanding why they even create shoes for Polly Pocket figures anyway. [...]

Double vision picture frame

The organizers of Vidfest thanked me and Maggie for our presentation with this frame hand shaped out of wood grown in British Columbia by an artist named Shiney Birchwater. This particular design was made with paralam, large woodchips glued together and used in construction as structural beams. I brought it home, promptly printed out this [...]

Big spender

You can’t quite tell from the angle of the photo, but those are quarters on his head. $1.75 worth of quarters. Perhaps one of the easiest tasks he has ever performed indicated by the fact that he did not move his head for over two minutes. And even when we rewarded him for such hard [...]

Rainier cherries

I saw these beautiful stacks of cherries at the Granville Public Market in Vancouver, and the only reason I know they’re cherries is because Carol told me so. And she knows this because she lived in northeastern Wisconsin about an hour from Door County, Cherry Capital of the World. I am that much smarter today.