Friday, February 28, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 20)

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This time, last year

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It's hard to believe that this is my 20th Quick Takes post, which means I am up to 140 quick takes in all (7 x 20 = 140, for your humanities majors out there).  It's especially hard to believe because I didn't think I'd even had 140 complete thoughts since having children, let also recorded them for posterity.  So, congratulations to me.  And to all of you, for sticking around this long.

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I took an IQ test 10 weeks ago, and another one today, and my IQ dropped by nearly 20 points.  I blame the children.  

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If you don't mind your blog posts with a side of profanity, you should check out my latest ES post.  Before you read it, look at the picture and see if you can figure out what happened.  Leave me a comment if you were able to guess correctly. 

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Our dinner swap, now in week four, continues to go well.  The sausage and cream soup that Kit gave us this week was just like my favorite soup at Olive Garden.  Amazing.  Apparently her children were not as into the cauliflower lasagne I gave them.  Oh well, you can't win 'em all.  Next week: falafel.

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My book club is currently reading This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, and I absolutely love it.  If you enjoy humorously poignant stories about dysfunctional families, you need to head to your library straight away and get your hands on this one.  A word of warning, though: the author spares no details when it comes to the characters' sex lives.  It's a little much at times, but the book is so good that I can let it go.  But I feel like I need to share this because I'd hate for someone to read the book because I recommended it, and then be scarred for life.  So, consider yourself forewarned.

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"Humorously poignant stories about dysfunctional families" definitely sounds like one of the categories of movies on Netflix.  It is amazing how specific those things can get: Dark comedies of New England with a British Lead Actor, for example.  Okay, well, not really, but kind of.  According to a New Yorker article that I started recently, Netflix has 10,000 such categories.  I wonder how that compares to the number of movies that are available.  I imagine there is quite a bit of overlap in the categories, but who knows?  I could be wrong.

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Is anyone else out there watching House of Cards?  Thanks to the kids, we haven't been able to binge watch the second season, which is probably a good thing, because the characters are evil enough at a rate of 2-3 episodes per week.  It is so good, though.
 

And thus ends another week of domestic drama.  Have a great weekend!

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