Because whenever I mention the woes of having calves the circumference of Scarlett O’Hara’s pre-Bonnie Blue Butler waist several of you woe right back, I am delighted to tell you that www.dots.com has a nice variety of wide shaft boots at insanely reasonable prices.  They also have regular shaft boots as well.  /PSA

I started my Christmas shopping last night, and I bought The Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry set for Thor (that links you to Amazon.  it was nearly $10 cheaper where I bought it at Barnes and Noble.)  I had two thoughts:

  1. I am going to be doing a lot of chemistry.
  2. Where is the set for girls?  Why is the set gendered in the first place?  To whom do I apply to register my deep dissatisfaction?

I nearly boycotted the kit on the basis of it being “for boys”, but it has all the ingredients to make a stink bomb and that will make Thor laugh so hard that I don’t want to miss it.

I also bought him a junior chef set (it’s high time the boy learned to make his own PBJs) and a book about Babe Ruth (it’s high time the boy started to believe that it isn’t striking out that matters, it’s having the courage to swing again.)  I bought myself some yarn (it’s high time I started eating lunch at work again, and if I am knitting, I won’t feel like I’m wasting the time left over after I eat.  I did not buy the kit with the patterns for crocheting cupcakes, but I seriously considered it.)

In other, unrelated babbling, I saw a post on FB the other day that said something about how much wisdom there is in the Wizard of Oz.  My immediate reaction?  “Don’t stand under the flying monkeys!”  I asked B if he thought flying monkeys flung poo like real ones.  He’s probably glad I only let slide about half the thoughts I’m thinking.  About 10% make it past my filter in real society. 

Finally, my television complaints of late.  There may be SPOILERS here, so read at your own risk.

  • Boardwalk Empire has killed off the last remaining bit of eye candy.
  • and yet Gyp Rosetti still lives.
  • On Homeland, why does Jessica call her husband by his last name?  Who does that?
  • Modern Family: Do Cam and Mitchell even like each other anymore?

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