July Bingo

The list

Asses Pace
Auks Colony, Flock, Raft
Cats (Wild) Destruction, Cockroaches Intrusion
Cod Lap
Coots Cover, Cormorants Gulp, Doves Dule, Bevy, Cote, Dole, Paddling
Giraffes Tower
Hedgehogs Array, Hippopotamuses Bloat
Moose Herd, Nightingales Watch, Pelicans Pod, Penguins Colony, Rookery
Pigs Drift, Drove
Porcupines Prickle, Rhinoceroses Crash, Stubbornness,
Salmon Run, Tigers Streak, Ambush, Toads Knot, Knab, Walruses Herd, Pod
Wolves Pack
Wombats Wisdom
Zebra Herd

Applebee's and CourtTV's 8 Day Challenge.

I saw an ad for Save My Husband, so I checked it out. It turns out that I solved the mystery. I got this letter in the e-mail, today:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping find my husband. You successfully solved the 8 Day Mystery and will receive your share of the $25,000 reward. If it weren’t for the dedication, smarts and persistence of people like you, Grant would still be walking around a free man and I wouldn’t have my husband home safely.

I was really surprised – and touched – by the amount of interest in my husband’s disappearance and by all the support I received. Over 30,000 people tried to help me and my son Max and 6,013 actually solved the mystery all the way through. I am working on sending out the reward money.

Wow! I made $3.32. Maybe I should chuck the engineering career and go in for detective work, what?

Trying Times


Pulguito had a tough couple of days at daycare. I’m not sure what the problems were. I was in NM, so that may have been the core issue. His behavior was so poor that he is no longer allowed to participate in sharing during circle.

He’s such a contradiction. He really can be one of the sweetest little boys. And he can be so gentle and empathic.

We have to skip a page in a book on a beluga whale because a teenager beluga is attacked by a polar bear. It’s just too upsetting, even tho the beluga teenager gets away.

When he and Aaron accidentally escaped from Aarons backyard with Aaron’s little brother (<2 years old), Pulguito held Stephan's hand very tightly until they got back into the backyard. He was most concerned about Stephan getting lost.

And then he goes to daycare and beats the crap out of his classmates. (sigh)


From Fact of the Day: knitting @ Reference.com

Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth. Unlike woven fabric, knitted fabric consists entirely of horizontal parallel courses of yarn; the courses are joined to each other by interlocking loops in which a short loop of one course of yarn is wrapped over the bight (loop) of another course. Originally a male-only occupation, knitting was first represented by its own trade guild in Paris in 1527.