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This advice seems counterproductive to birthing babies Friday, October 29, 2010 | comments

So you guys know we're having a baby. Right? Right.

At the birthing class, in addition to the full information in the book, they also gave us this little summmary sheet to explain what happens during the different stages and what I, as coach, should do. Let's zoom in and see some of the advice.

So like here's what happens in the early stage.

Ok. Got it. I'll just ignore the fact that "current mood:" reminds me of a LiveJournal status. Let's continue.

What should I be doing as coach?
Yup, I can do that.

Let's skip down to phase 3. What happens then.
Alright, sounds like things are getting going now.

What kind of breathing exercises are good?
Got it. Hilarious names for breathing techniques, but let's move on. Karen needs me.

I should look in the coach column. What will I be doing at that time to help?

Shared for the look he gives the camera at :05 Thursday, October 28, 2010 | comments

If anyone owns Diplomacy, let's play | comments

I'm listening to a podcast right now where this guy mentions that before his yearly Diplomacy game he has to always give a speech to tell people not to let the personal relationships that you have factor in to your actions in the game and to try and leave the game with the same relationships and friendships you started out with. Another guide twice states "WHAT HAPPENS IN DIPLOMACY STAYS IN DIPLOMACY"

Diplomacy is this board game where everyone starts as a country with different footing and builds alliances and usually, by the end of the game, people choose break those alliances in spectacular turns of fate. In the one game I played in like 7 years ago, someone at the end of the game completely went back on all of her alliances by surprise to pull out an unshared victory and it was awesome.

Now if I can just find a copy of the game, 6 other players (no more no less), and 4 hours to play it in, I'll be set. This is why I'm best off not owning this game: it would just sit on the shelf and make me sad. Regardless, I have just added it to my "Want in Trade" list to see if someone will trade me a copy.

Edit: Trade sent and accepted.

Hiccup Girl is [allegedly] a murder | comments

Video definitely not vital. Anyhow, the girl that hiccuped for 5 weeks straight back in 07 and made all the talk show circuits is now charged with first-degree murder for allegedly luring a man to a house where he was robbed and fatally shot.

Great halloween costume idea Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | comments

Click: http://www.flickr.com/photos/docpopular/4063790568/

What must it be like to be an artist for a 3rd tier D&D product and to have to draw these for a living? Saturday, October 23, 2010 | comments



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Why do my pancakes taste so funny? Why is the floor so slippery? Monday, October 18, 2010 | comments



Two WalMart products that look a little too similar. [via]

Parachuting into Michigan Stadium (best watched full screen) | comments

Watch like the first 20 seconds and then you can skip ahead to the 2:30 mark if you're impatient

GR family has kids born on 08/08/08, 09/09/09, and 10/10/10 Saturday, October 16, 2010 | comments

http://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/10/born_on_101010_baby_makes_thir.html

No! It can't be true Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | comments

Yes, at it turns out, the opening crawls of Star Wars movies were filmed like below. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. Bigger photos over at the Vanity Fair site.


Welcome to my Tuesday Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | comments

1) Yesterday someone called and said they were moving and brought in a formal written notice.

2) I emailed someone on our reservation list to offer her the apartment

3) She emailed back to accept it saying how excited she was to take it

4) The resident called saying she needed to cancel her notice, which she is legally allowed to do. So now I have to contact the reservation list person to tell her she doesn't get the apartment she wanted.

Does not compute Thursday, October 7, 2010 | comments

A resident is late on rent this month for the second time in a row. He called me. One of the first things he said was that it was because he was late in filling out some paperwork that he needed in order to get his disbursement. One of the last things he said was that this time, it wasn't this fault that he was late.

Baby's first steps, baby's first LRM 20 Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | comments



Sadly, as the MAKEBlog article notes, it is not as impressive in motion (but it works!)