My twin 3yos return from preschool.
"We did art today!"
"Yes, we learned about positive space and negative space."
Me: “Really?” I point to a picture. “What part is the negative space?”
My 3yo correctly shows me. Then she points to the gap between her front teeth. “Negative space!”
"Mama, I want to whisper something in your ear." She leans in. "Henri Matisse."
Me: “Henri Matisse?”
"Yep. He painted pictures. Then he went to a doctor and he died."
"Yeah, he’s dead now."
She makes up a game where when she says “positive space” we kiss and when she says “negative space” we hug. I would like to keep playing this game forever, please.
Last night about 100 people in our neighborhood gathered to take the #IceBucketChallenge. The idea is, either donate $100 to ALS research or let someone douse you with a bucket of ice water (though you could do both!).
One of my best friends, Janae, is living with ALS. Here she is (on the left) with Team Janae in the background. Before ALS, Janae was a runner, and she still is driven, stubborn, intelligent, fierce, funny, and wonderful. Team Janae runs races in her name in support of ALS research.
Here her cute, retired parents get doused with buckets of ice water.
Janae and friends react to her parents’ freezing baptism. What a remarkable group of women this is, each so talented, such a force in their individual way.
Here I take the Ice Bucket Challenge myself and call out Ricky Whittle.
I take the #IceBucketChallenge in support of ALS research and call out Ricky Whittle do take the challenge too! Take your own, challenge someone else, or donate to ALS research and help us fight ALS.
Just got this email from my husband, who is working in the other room:
If anyone is concerned about shouting, this is a brief transcript of a call I just received (the second from this number that I had earlier determined to be a scammer)
Them: …Yes, this is Michael from Microsoft Support. May I ask who I am speaking to?
M: My English is no good.
T: I’m sorry to hear that. I am calling about a virus
M: UN VEE-ROOS?
T: Yes, a terrible virus on your computer
M: UN TAY-REE-BOOL VEE-ROOS?
T: We can remove that virus for you if you can provide us with some information
M: Me gustan los virus
T: I’m sorry, sir, I didn’t catch that. If you could
M: ME GUSTAN LOS VIRUS
T: Is there a better time that I could call? I can tell you that it is in your best
M: AY! LOS PUERCOS! ESTAN SUELTOS!
T: Your best interest to save your
M: NO! AUXILIO! AUXILIO! ME ESTAN COMIENDO!
M: AIEEEEEE! [I hang up]