Just discovered miser mom. She is a MATH NERD and obviously good at educating. I’m loving going through her archive. She also likes Gilbert and Sullivan and has some really neat tricks for child-rearing (and she’s got a big heart), though if she’s not careful she could raise a couple of economists.
if you want to read some depressing and interesting comments, click
Grover and Cookie Monster sing about movies.
Noooooo! Link on bacon shortage stolen from Profgrrrrl.
You probably already saw this on historiann.
Oil and Garlic says to make your spouse do hir own laundry. We do laundry together as a bonding activity, but if it is a less pleasant experience, it makes sense not to have only one person doing it all.
Hush asks if yelling is so bad. It is 1:30am and I’m wishing our 2 month old would stop yelling at us!
A straight-forward explanation on why dividends aren’t all that, even if I still secretly love them.
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.
September 29, 2012 at 10:23 am
I yell a f*ckeloade when I watch Yankee games. PhysioCatte doesn’t like it. He has learned the association between a loud crack of the bat and me yelling, so now as soon as he hears a loud crack of the bat, he preemptively runs out of the room.
September 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm
Tried to leave a comment on your blog, it said I couldn’t.
September 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm
What was the exact message?
September 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Something about already having an account and needing to login to prove I’m who I say I am.
September 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm
That is a WordPress feature. If you leave a comment on a WordPress blogge using an e-mail address that has been registered with WordPress, then it asks you to login to that account. This protects WordPress users from having their e-mail addresses used to forge comments in their name.
So your choices are (1) login to your WordPress account associated with that e-mail address or (2) use a different e-mail address to comment with (you can just use a fake one: I certainly don’t give a shitte).
September 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm
Nope, not that, ‘cuz I was logged into wordpress.
September 30, 2012 at 6:35 am
Then I don’t know. Can you try again today and let me know if it works?
September 30, 2012 at 8:02 am
You are attempting to post a comment with information (i.e. email address or login ID) belonging to a registered user. If you have an account on this site, please login to make your comment. Otherwise, please try again with different information.
September 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Are you using the same name and e-mail address as you have in the past to comment at my place?
September 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm
September 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm
OK. Apparently at FreeThoughtBlogges we are using a WordPress plug-in called “Impostercide”. This prevents someone from impersonating a registered user of FreeThoughtBlogges, even though I don’t require registration of commenters at my own blogge (although some do, like Pharyngula).
So this means that someone has registered the username at FreeThoughtBlogges that you are trying to post under. Either you registered this username yourself, in which case you should log in with it before you comment on my blogge, or someone else did. If the latter, then if the name you are using is one you have been using extensively on the Internet and is unique to you, then let me know what it is, and we can have the imposter registration deleted and let you register it for yourself.
Sorry for the trouble, but the reason we are using this Impostercide plug-in is that some of our bloggers have been subject to harrassment in comments on their blogges, including by impersonation.
September 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm
interesting… I don’t think I registered, but maybe #2 did
or someone else has been commenting all over there as nicoleandmaggie, perhaps saying inappropriate things about squid…
September 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm
Ha. I had a dog (now deceased) who came to associate Ben Stein’s voice with the sounds of a ringing doorbell, because that (doorbell sound) was what people would use to ring in to answer on the Ben Stein’s Money show. The dog, knowing that ringing doorbell = stranger at the door, did not approve.
You could play Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and at the “Bueller … Bueller … Bueller? Anybody? Bueller?” line, the dog would start to growl and bark. I suppose had Ben Stein actually ever rung our door bell, the dog would have lost his mind, poor soul. And he was very much a lover, not a fighter, but still.
September 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm
Whoops. Meant that as reply to CPP, clearly failed.
October 4, 2012 at 11:02 am
I almost didn’t hit post on that one (then I yelled at myself and did it anyway). Thanks for the linky lurve – I feel all warm and tingly inside.