Raising Free Thinkers

Last night we sat at the dinner table and talked about politics. It was a different kind of discussion because Jane is now in the 8th grade and her homework this was to watch the president accept the Democratic nomination. She said she couldn’t watch with us talking because she had to be impartial (apparently when we scream at the TV it’s distracting). Mr. G asked the kids if they were Democrats or Republicans and they looked confused. Jane quickly said she was a Democrat and Alexander looked at me …

The Big Game is Around the Corner

Mr G and the kids are through the roof excited about the Super Bowl. We are certainly hoping for a big Giants Win. This cold and flu infographic caught my eye and made me giggle. It’s just about the only part of the SuperBowl madness that I can relate to.

Tampons, Diva Cups and IUDs

Dad. Go read something else. Now. Maybe Oatmeal. Everyone else, we’re going to have to talk about menstruation. Earlier this week I posted about the pink string on Kotex brand tampons, and how confusing pink can be. The twitter DM’s started pretty quickly. Why aren’t you using a diva cup? Eww gross, get a Diva Cup. Don’t you know anything? You need a Diva Cup. Ladies, in addition to tampons and pads for your menses, there are cups. Although the Diva Cup has made quite a splash with the bloggers, …

Video: Metrodome Roof Collapse

As if the Giants Vikings matchup needed more drama. The Metrodome has collapsed under the weight of the extraordinary snowfall. Luckily Fox had some cameras rolling. The anchors describe it as something that James Cameron would make. It’s absolutely incredible.