September 20, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday - Vol. 39

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Would you like some orange juice with your soft, silvery metallic alkaline earth metal? My 7-year-old asked if she could have "barium" for breakfast. I'm no chemistry expert (there's too much math involved), but I don't think that's something you're supposed to eat. Then I listened a little more carefully. She actually wanted a cereal that she calls "Berry Yum!"

Barium: It's (not) what's for breakfast (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

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We entertained our daughter on Saturday night by having a pretend indoor camp out, complete with hot dogs and s'mores. The fake campfire she made out of construction paper was clever, but we also wanted something a little more realistic. There's no way I was going to use our fireplace on a hot Texas summer evening. So I added the fireplace channel to our Roku. Here's a short sample. This is about as exciting as the yule log channel at Christmas.

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When someone takes your picture while you're eating, you can almost always count on having some weird or unflattering expression on you face. Well, that happens to dogs too. While I was watching the Braves game on TV the other day, they showed video of a guy and his dog sharing a hot dog since it was "Bark-in-the-Park" day at the stadium. I snapped a picture with my phone and happened to catch this frightening expression on the dog's face.

It's a dog eat (hot) dog world

You can see the whole video here.

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Great line from the priest as Mass last Sunday: "The subject of our prayers should be the object of our lives."

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The priest also told a funny story (that didn't sound original) about a teacher asking his class of kids what the difference is between ignorance and apathy. Nobody in the class answered, so he asked again and received blank stares. Finally, the teacher singled out one student and asked him what's the difference between ignorance and apathy. The kid said, "I don't know, and I don't care."

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I wasn't planning on turning July's rant about how an introvert survives a haircut into a recurring series, but unfortunately I have garnered more material. I was trying to mind my own business while getting my hair cut on Monday when the lady said, "Sir, you have beautiful hair. Usually you have to pay for that color, but yours is natural." Ugh!

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I don't even remember what question I was asking my iPhone when Siri gave me this amusing response: "I don't see Queen Elizabeth in your contacts."

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