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Ok, curiosity/sanity check time...

Your significant other suspects you of some sort of serious wrongdoing. Their suspicion (whether accurate or not) is reasonable. They install a keylogger on your computer. How would you react?

Also... do you share your internet passwords with your SO, or have a shared email account (and no separate personal account) or anything like that?

(non-friends feel free to answer this!)

ETA: This question is NOT prompted by anything in my personal life, but by a thread elseforum. [livejournal.com profile] koyote and I are totally on the same page on this issue.
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Random information gathering. Feel free to answer if you're not on my friends list, if you stumble upon this post at some point in the distant future, or repost if you happen to share my curiosity.

My town has a Civil Defense siren that goes off every day at noon. A friend and I were at the park with our kids the other day when it went off, and it led us to discuss our childhood experiences with such things.

She went to grade school in Texas, where apparently they had nuclear war-style duck and cover drills. And Civil Defense sirens.

I went to grade school in California. We had earthquake drills, which really amount to the same thing. No Civil Defense sirens, at least not that I ever heard.

Now, this friend and I happen to be born within 24 hours of eachother, and both started school in the mid-80s, so we're talking purely geographical difference, not generational.

So, the questions - Growing up, did your school have some sort of drill that involved ducking and covering? What was it called? Where and when was this? Did (or do you still) you have Civil Defense sirens? What are they used for (I know much of the US uses them for tornados)? How do your local schools address duck and cover drills today?

Baby!

Oct. 22nd, 2010 02:10 pm
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For those who havent heard already...

Eira Barbara Thorveig H. (pronounced Ayra) was born at home at 10:50AM on 10/22/2010. She weighs 6lb11oz (same as Leif, within 2oz of Astrid and me) and is 20.5 inches long.

Everyone is healthy. Big siblings are thrilled.

Pictures to follow when I get around to it.

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I continue to be impressed with Ambleside Online's literature choices.

One of their books for second grade is The Burgess Animal Book for Children, which we did as a bedtime story instead of spread out week-by-week as they suggest. Definitely not something I would have picked up on my own, but Leif absolutely adored it. We finished it last night, and he cried about being done. Now he wants to read another of those books. There are more, but personally, I'm not quite ready for that yet.

Thing is, the "story" is basically a nature guide with a bit of narrative thrown in. This is not enthralling to me. I tune it out while I'm reading it. I'm SO ready to move on to something else.

But apparently, it's totally enthralling to a seven year old. And presumably more than once, seeing as it made the list.
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In this case, signs point to yes.
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Do any of you happen to have UU hymn CDs?

I'm having sudden labor playlist nesting impulses, and am not finding most of what I want available as individual MP3s.
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A month or so ago, McDonald's had Littlest Pet Shop toys as the girl toy in the happy meals. I'm not certain exactly what these things are supposed to be. Armadillos in handbags is our best guess, but possibly Mexican Hairless dogs. Or chihauhaus with skin conditions.

Astrid loved them, and called them gilly pigs. When asked why, she said "Because they have bobbleheads." as if it were the most obvious answer in the world (which, for those not familiar with LPS, they do).

Not that we want to encourage either a McDonald's or LPS addiction, but it's just so freaking adorable that eventually she ended up with another gilly pig.

Today is her 4th birthday, and [livejournal.com profile] koyote went a bit ebay nuts and got her a ton of gilly pigs, and their associated houses and accessories. She is in gilly pig heaven. Thankfully, she is willing to accept cats and dogs and sheep and who knows what else as "gilly pigs" right along with the ugly armadillos.

She's so fun. I'll get pictures posted soon.
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I passed the final, and the class. Done with school! Now I just have to survive graduation and family visit.

Oh, and pass the NCLEX. And find a job.
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Looking for a recipe, I ended up going through a bunch of old journal entries today, including the pictures from immediately after Astrid was born, and realized for the first time that my IV site looks absolutely horrid and bloody.

Can't say I'm looking forward to next semester, when we practice starting IVs on eachother. I've never had an IV stick that wasn't horrible.
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