Friday, November 22, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 13)

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First off, how awesome is this birthday card.  It came from my dear friend Danie, and although I am usually skeptical off store-bought cards, clearly the person who created this knew what they were talking about.  Sometimes the best friends aren't those who've known you the longest (although those are good, too), but those who come to us at just the right time.

Just in case you were worried after reading (1), be assured that you did not forget my birthday.  It is next Friday (and it's a big one).  This is your one and only reminder, unless you live with me, in which case just know that I expect to be treated like a princess all next week and will not hesitate to make this known as often as is necessary.

Twice in the past two weeks I have made casseroles that would have been excellent except that I cut the root vegetables (potatoes, then turnips) too big.  Kurt thinks that this could be an indication that I am a closet fruitarian, and that I am worried about wounding the poor vegetables.

What are your feelings on Myers-Briggs personality typing?   I was skeptical, but then I took a little online test and it came back as ISFP, which was eerily accurate, so now I am thinking that maybe there is something to this.  Jen writes about the Myers-Briggs a lot, which is what got me interested in the first place.   Has anyone else out there taken the test?  What did you think?

Isabel has been talking up a storm lately, which is especially hilarious because she is so teeny, and people assume that she is much younger than she is.   I imagine it is a little disconcerting/creepy to hear what you assume to be a six-month-old greeting you with a very clear, "Hello!".  It doesn't help that she still has so little hair that she is closer to bald than not bald.

We've been on a run of good book series from the library, in particular the Fox and Poppleton books.  However, I would not recommend reading Minnie and Moo Go Dancing if you would like your child to eat a hamburger ever again.  Actually, you know what? That book is weird in other ways too.  Just skip that one and head straight for Mr. Putter and Tabby.

I am hoping that Kurt will be up for a trip to Sala Thai for dinner.  I just got a Groupon, and they have live jazz on Friday nights.  Last time, Elijah was so mesmerized by the bass fiddle that he barely touched his food, which for Elijah is basically unheard of.  Even Isabel handled herself well, mainly by playing with chopsticks.  Yes, I think we will do that again.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Do you ever forget how young your kids are? We do that with our toddler...he is extremely verbal and then all of sudden he does something that is clearly supports his true age.

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