Friday, February 06, 2009

A few things I've learned today

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  • A nickel and an AAA battery can somehow become lodged in a seat belt windy-part and make it all wonky.
  • It takes about half an hour of labor at the local car repair shop to remove a triple-A battery and a nickle from a seat belt windy-part.
  • It's easier to turn right when leaving our local car repair shop than left.
  • The bakery is a few blocks to the right of the car repair shop.
  • Donuts make me less grumpy about car repairs, and the mysteries of how in the blazes a battery, even a small AAA one, could get into the windy-part of a seat belt.
  • Even having only had donuts a very few times in her life, Pumpkin has definite opinions about them - chocolate, with frosting, no filling, but definitely sprinkles, preferably multi-colored ones.
  • Penguin doesn't like donuts so much as she loves frosting.
  • When you have donuts at 4, at 5:00 you're not so much interested in figuring out which leftovers to heat up for supper.
Oh yeah, also, manatees, unlike pretty much every other mammal, have only 6 neck vertebrae, not 7. Pumpkin saw a Reading Rainbow about manatees, so we had to get some books from the library about them.


DiploWhat said...

aw, man! I don't know when the last time I had a donut was. I sure could go for a Bloedels chocolate covered (no sprinkels) donut right now! Of course their glazed are perfection as well - and so are their long johns with maple frosting.... guess I'll have to wait until next year to get one. =(

Nectarine said...

I might have to take the kids/everyone for donuts as it sounds like I would be popular with everyone!! Cannot wait to see you in March!

kittenpie said...

Hey, I didn't know they put multi-coloured sprinkles on chocolate donuts... We had a vanilla with rainbow sprinkles the other night to celebrate Pumpkinpie's last night of skating lessons. Well, she had that, her dad had a Boston Cream, and I had a few kindly shared bites of Pumpkinpie's, because apparently, if you don't specifically order a donut not knowing donuts will be bought, you are OUT OF LUCK. Hmmph.