- Wine :: cooler.
- Cooperate :: -tion.
- Dropped :: like a hot potato.
- Painter :: drip cloth.
- Binger :: drunkard.
- Knot :: -worthy.
- Collar :: button.
- Barefoot :: in the Park.
- Town :: -house.
- House :: in town.
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Progress continues smoothly on the baby sweater. I coerced En Esch into modeling it last weekend.
It is, of course, much further along now. I am done with the body and nearly done with the sleeves. Still need to find the perfect button. And perhaps a better model.
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Smokey's knee replacement surgery that was scheduled for last Monday was rescheduled for March 3 because he had a URI that was not fully cleared up. I emailed the boys to let them know the status, which prompted the following email exchange.
Elder Son, the almost-doctor: Good. You don't want infected hardware. (He went on about how Smokey has several of the risk factors for post-surgical infection.)
Younger Son: I can provide my fridge for secure storage, if need be.
Elder Son: I also volunteer [Younger Son's] fridge.
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Last weekend we participated in the first Trivia Night at a local coffee house.
It was surprisingly well-attended. All the tables were filled. I cannot tell you
how many events of one kind or another that I have attended here in Polk Count where,
counting me, there were fewer people than you have fingers.
Example of a question in the presidential trivia category: Which president was featured on the $500 bill from 1928 to 1934? (Click and drag to see the answer.)McKinley. Smokey knew that one.
Musical trivia: What two-person French musical group had a hit in 2013 with Random Access Memories? Daft Punk. Younger Son knew that one.
Science and nature trivia: What bird is this? (audio of a bird song) Cardinal. I knew that one.
Sports trivia: What year was the first SuperBowl and who was the quarterback of the winning team? 1966 and Bart Starr. Smokey knew the quarterback but was off by one year.
Events in 2013: Name the musician who died in 2013 and opened Woodstock with a two-hour set. Richie Havens. Smokey had to think about it for awhile, but he knew that one, too.
It was a lot of fun. We were ahead most of the night but ended up in second place.