Monthly Archives: August 2009

Upcoming Radio Co-Hosting Gigs

I’ll be co-hosting with Erin Erickson on her FM 107.1 show Good Enough Moms

We’re on the air Sundays from 1-2pm on 107.1 in the Twin Cities. Unfortunately, the show is not on-line yet, but we hope to have some archived podcasts soon.


August 30 – Cathy Olson will be live in the studio to talk about Positive Parenting book and a Family-School Partnership guide, both developed at U of M (she will be giving away several copies of each to our listeners)
September 6
September 13 – U of M Amplatz Children’s Hospital, doctor to talk about asthma
September 20 -OPEN TOPIC
October 25 – OPEN TOPIC

Give us a listen and call in if you can. Thanks.


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August – Mystery Mixtape

For your aural pleasure
Download at your leisure

It’s a mystery
But at least it’s free

Put in your iPod or burn to disc
Shuffle ’em up as you wish

Enjoy the tunes, and give
Feedback to make me swoon

Tell your friends or tell no one
No big deal, it’s all for fun

So just click here and the
August Mystery Mixtape will appear

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something I didn’t put in my mouth


Look at Juanita. Really? I think her name should be Ginger or Molly Margaret O’Shannon.
She doesn’t look like she knows her way around Mexican food.

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Things I put in my mouth at the State Fair for $100

Things I ate/drank:

Bacon on a stick
Honestly, the best piece of bacon ever.

Deep fried Snickers bar on a stick
It was good, but molten hot. Mama said she would rather just eat a regular Snickers.

Chocolate covered bacon (in a cup)
Very good, sweet and salty combo. Kids liked it a lot, too.

Best Darn Turkey Sandwich – it really is. Swear.
Mini Donuts – so hot little balls of fire, delicious.
Chocolate milk (all you can drink for $1 served by local farmers and Amy Klobuchar)
– brown trumped white. The chocolate was great.
German root beer – had more bite than Barq’s. Very flavorful.

Other things of note:
The Lego Experience – all the models have wild haircuts. Look at the Lego Mullet.

The Giant Slide – Pablo took a spill off his sack going by himself and ended up on his stomach sliding down backwards. We did it again – this time together. Best $2 ride.

The Mighty Midway carnies were as unreassuring as ever when placing our kids in their hands on dubiously “safe” rides. One man offered to catch Doodles if he fell out of a swinging pirate ship. That was after he said Pablo could hold him tight. Thanks.

We touched a piglet that was literally born yesterday. Minnesota State Fair –
Adorable, mandatory hand washing fun.

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My kids rock.

Pablo and Doodles current fave songs:

Queen – We Will Rock You and Bicycle Race

The Beatles – Twist and Shout
John Williams – Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back

One I love that they seem to tolerate in a play along way:
Free Energy – Free Energy
Have you heard this tune? It’s by former local band Hockey Night which is now Free Energy. I like when a band has a titular track.

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An Open Apology to Doodles

I found the camera in the car. I put it there to make sure I would remember it. Of course I forgot it. But it did fall under my seat making it hard to see. Anyway, it’s not who lost what, etc. Right? Let’s stop the blame game and get back to taking shots and uploading. Today we have State Fair, Meet the KDG teacher and Field Day/Kickball tourney today. Very exciting stuff.

So the adventures are continuing and being documented. Trust me, this thing will pick back up and be regular reading again soon.


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Just when things started to get really interesting

Had a computer crash. Lost 10,000 songs, lots of photos, videos, etc. Oh well.

But now I think Doodles has hidden my camera. And just when they have been singing their new fave tunes: We Will Rock You, Bicycle, Twist and Shout and meowing along to the Imperial March and Star Wars theme in homage to a mini-Rader and to serenade our neighbor cat Jack. (This actually does get Jack to respond and come closer, very odd.)

But you can’t see or hear it…till I find my camera. Doodles!

And my new profane exclamation is: BOCCE BALLS! Been playing it lately with the kids, they like it and it’s good for city size yards and parks. We’re so Euro. Just wait till we pull up on the scooter and proceed to bocce it up.

Yes, I did lose a lot in the crash, but am already up to 2000 tunes. And they are all good as opposed to having the 10K on my hard drive which I skipped around on a lot.
I know if those songs were ever mine to begin with, I had to let them go. They’ll come back to me if they love me. Free free set them free, a sweaty singularly named man once sang.

Anyway, zen. Live in the moment. There is no future, no past. No day but today, right?

Going to hunker down with Adventureland on DVD tonight, very excited.

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