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westcoastgirl
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« Reply #3345 on: May 05, 2012, 5:58:30 PM »

I learned that it's ok to say "booby tops" while presenting at a conference (yes, it was relevant and apropos, but I'd hesitated in the past). I use this term frequently among friends (when talking about sartorial matters and legist literature), but I didn't think I'd dare to insert it so casually while presenting.
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« Reply #3346 on: May 06, 2012, 5:11:03 PM »

Today has been a day of discoveries on several fronts. 

First of all, I learned that "Peach Cobbler" looks remarkably like "Pecan Cobbler" when spelled on a chalkboard.

Second of all, I learned that the Pecan Cobbler sold at a nearby eatery is very good, especially when served with French Vanilla ice cream dusted lightly with cinnamon, and caramel sauce drizzled on top.

I also learned that our old liquid hand soap is lighter than the new hand soap that we bought to replace it, as the remnants of the old hand soap float to the top and differ in color from the new liquid hand soap.

Finally, I learned that it isn't as easy to re-set an expired password as I might have hoped, after learning that both of the major passwords for my various job-related accounts had expired.
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« Reply #3347 on: May 06, 2012, 5:31:40 PM »

I learned that HP can do tongue twisters.

Literally.  She can twist her tongue like a corkscrew.  She doesn't get it from me.  Nor am I aware of her mother being able to do that.
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« Reply #3348 on: May 06, 2012, 5:40:26 PM »

Retta, the (amazing) comedian (and Duke grad) who plays Donna on Parks and Rec, is the niece of Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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« Reply #3349 on: May 06, 2012, 5:43:47 PM »

I learned that HP can do tongue twisters.

Literally.  She can twist her tongue like a corkscrew.  She doesn't get it from me.  Nor am I aware of her mother being able to do that.

One would hope you'd be aware if she could...
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« Reply #3350 on: May 06, 2012, 5:44:35 PM »

Andy Griffith was a high school English teacher before becoming an actor. One of his students was Carl Kasell of the NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me."
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« Reply #3351 on: May 06, 2012, 6:00:47 PM »

I learned that HP can do tongue twisters.

Literally.  She can twist her tongue like a corkscrew.  She doesn't get it from me.  Nor am I aware of her mother being able to do that.

One would hope you'd be aware if she could...

I also learned that Froggy and I share a brain.
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« Reply #3352 on: May 06, 2012, 7:41:55 PM »

I learned that the horse who won this year's [Kentucky] Derby is owned by a Canadian.
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« Reply #3353 on: May 06, 2012, 8:00:18 PM »

I learned that HP can do tongue twisters.

Literally.  She can twist her tongue like a corkscrew.  She doesn't get it from me.  Nor am I aware of her mother being able to do that.

One would hope you'd be aware if she could...

I also learned that Froggy and I share a brain.

I also learned that Froggy and TZ have a naughty brain.
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« Reply #3354 on: May 06, 2012, 9:29:18 PM »

Andy Griffith was a high school English teacher before becoming an actor. One of his students was Carl Kasell of the NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me."

Andy Griffith is older than Carl Kasell? Hunh.
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« Reply #3355 on: May 06, 2012, 11:07:09 PM »

I learned that the horse who won this year's [Kentucky] Derby is owned by a Canadian.

I learned that the Canadian owner of the Kentucky Derby winner is a retired philosophy professor from a California state university.
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« Reply #3356 on: May 07, 2012, 2:13:35 PM »

I learned that Turkey, German, Holland, and Bangladesh are avant-garde countries.



I also learned that one of my students doesn't have a real firm grasp of what 'avant-garde' means.
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« Reply #3357 on: May 07, 2012, 3:59:40 PM »

I learned that the horse who won this year's [Kentucky] Derby is owned by a Canadian.

I learned that the Canadian owner of the Kentucky Derby winner is a retired philosophy professor from a California state university.

That's nicely symmetrical, August.

MoodyMoodie: um, no, I'd say not.
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« Reply #3358 on: May 07, 2012, 4:05:11 PM »

Several of the nurses and also my mom's doctor thought I was 17.

Should I worry about their powers of observation?

(I look young, but not 12 years younger than I am.)
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« Reply #3359 on: May 07, 2012, 4:08:54 PM »

I learned that other people think it's weird if you accidentally open a ziplock bag from the bottom to get to your sandwich.  It happens to me once a week or so.
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