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Although I swear I find Hallmark cards cheesy and maudlin, I admit I use the Screaming Banshee e-cards all the time. Who knew that Hallmark could be so edgy and amusing?

Last year when we were in Ouagadougou I organized a cookie potluck for the Christmas holidays. This year I'm not unpacked enough but I was lucky to be invited to a colleague's house yesterday for her annual cookie exchange. She and her family live on the outskirts of Little Rock in a large but cozy house and enough land for their five horses. I really enjoyed getting to know the "sexy moms" who'd been invited (will I ever look like that if I ever gave birth?) and amused by the constant blur of numerous sugar-crazed children. One of the sexy moms had adopted through foster care several special needs kids, which is what I'm inclined toward if I don't get pregnant once MoBob arrives. The insurance covers IVF but I'm not sure I want to explain to him about wanking in a paper cup.

I finally made it to the Starving Artist Café for a working lunch - a very charming place with excellent panini. My friend Elizabeth Weber was painting there last Thursday, but I was at the Main Library's Book of the Month discussion. The discussion was based on the shared inquiry methodology which didn't change the fact that no one liked the book.
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On December 18th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
I guess even Hallmark come up with something good every now and then! My favourite cards at the moment are a range that look like they're drawn by children and always end 'love from me'. For example my dad got the 'It's your birthday and now you are quite old. Love from me.' card this year.
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On December 18th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I will have to look for this - very cute. Thanks for the tip!
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On December 20th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Hey, I want a screaming banshee card!

I don't know if you would want to play this game, but I thought I would tag you (http://iammullingandmusing.blogspot.com/2006/12/ive-been-tagged.html). No pressure, but it's been kind of fun. :)

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On December 20th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
This made me laugh - the thought of explaining the details of IVF to MoBob! It hadn't occurred to me that he might not know what is involved.

What was the book that none of you liked?
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On December 21st, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Well, he gave me the same look as when I asked him if the thought of two women together is interesting - completely puzzled! He says that masturbation is forbidden in the Koran but he can manage "for the cause."

The book was Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos. Not a very uplifting holiday read I'm afraid.
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