September 12, 2014

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 89 (Horsing around, deadly shade, I'm skinny and more)

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I'm going to start off my Quick Takes with some locker room-level humor just to get it out of the way. Then you can quickly move on to my more eloquent prose if I haven't already scared you away. I saw this picture on a newspaper's website and immediately said to myself, "I thought it was just dogs that greeted each other that way."

[Courtesy: chron.com]

 

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Soon I will be contributing occasional posts to Austin Catholic New Media. (I promise no horse jokes over there.) I'm not sure how I'll find the time to take on the additional writing seeing as I'm barely able to crank out a weekly Quick Takes post on my own site. But we'll see.

 

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I'm a big proponent of sun protection, so I got a good laugh when I saw this headline on the cover of Bottom Line Personal:

That's always the way it is. One day the "experts" tell you something's safe, and the next day they say you're going to die. I'll take my chances and keep recommending sunscreen.

 

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Is it really necessary to predict the chance of rain right down to a single digit? I noticed this forecast on the The Weather Channel's app. I'm not sure how differently I should plan my day depending on whether there's a one percent chance of rain vs. a two percent chance.

 

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In lieu of having a wardrobe consultant, I have children. The other day my 8-year-old said, "Daddy, that shirt doesn't look good on you." What bothered her was the single stripe. She thought the whole shirt should have been striped.

 

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You know you're a parent when you say things like this. These are actual phrases said by either me or my wife in our household this week:

"Don't put cream cheese in your eye!"

"Stop! I can't see what you're doing, but I have a feeling it's something bad."

"Dora the Explorer's head is disturbingly large."

"Did you accidentally whack your sister in the face with the DVD case?"

 

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Rarely do I actually open and look at advertisements that come in my email. But this one sounded especially ridiculous:

How exactly do they make an outfit "figure flattering?" Maybe they just stitch the words "I'm skinny" into the back for everyone to see.

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