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[#] Mon Mar 05 2012 04:40:22 EST from arabella

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Ah peanuts, I alwys did like the cute yellow bird

[#] Sun Mar 18 2012 13:09:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Peanuts or pretzels, a choice is good.  The problem is that the anti-peanut noisemakers are now pushing for (and in some cases actually getting) the airlines to ban peanuts on airplanes completely [].  So far, the DOT has not passed any regulations.

What concerns me is that peanuts are being treated like some sort of toxic substance, and a very small number of people are pushing for very draconian action.

I'll probably bring a large bag of peanuts with me the next time I fly, just to make a point.

[#] Sun Mar 18 2012 18:45:03 EDT from dothebart

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well, when I read the death toll comparison between mahiuana and peanuts, I didn't think they would go thad far..

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 01:59:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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...which brings about another random musing:

"peanut allergy" is a very close anagram of "peanut gallery"

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 05:41:52 EDT from triLcat

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My adopted niece spent the whole day yesterday with her mother giving her antihistimines and monitoring her breathing b/c one of the grandmothers at her preschool decided to give her son a peanut snack. (it's like peanut-butter flavored cheetos). Abby ASKED if it had peanuts and they told her no. (My daughter was there, and that's what she reported.)

I've been rallying for the preschool to be peanut-free since the beginning of the year, because mistakes happen with 4-5 year olds. (18 kids)

Last year, my daughter took peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to preschool every day, and this year, we've been struggling to find lunches that she likes, but we're just not willing to take the chance (Abby is her best friend).

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 08:34:26 EDT from boo-boo

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May God smite you IG with an allergy so that you would be more understanding!

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 09:08:21 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Make IG allergic to coffee and then watch the fun.

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 09:34:54 EDT from boo-boo

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Aahz - make sure that new place of yours has extra rooms - because IG sans coffee is not pretty!!  I might have to move in with you guys!

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 10:05:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Great ... a peanut allergy from the peanut gallery.

It's really a shame that my kids don't like peanut butter. It would be so easy to pack lunches.

("I like peanuts ... and I like butter ... but I do not like peanut butter ... weird!")

[#] Tue Mar 20 2012 11:41:00 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Boo-Boo - you are always welcome. And there's painting to be done too!

[#] Wed Mar 21 2012 09:29:17 EDT from triLcat

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One of the more successful lunches here is omelet in a pita (though you need real pita, not the Sahara crap that's dry enough to be croutons when you buy it)

And every time I make an omelet, I remember not to burn it b/c of the whole raped by a walrus(?) thing...

Kinneret likes cheese. Sometimes she will take cheese and tomato sauce as a kind of 'cold pizza.'

My mom used to make us cream cheese and jelly which I thought was vile.

Of course, if we could send meat, my kids would be in 7th heaven. They both love smoked turkey breast with mustard and ketchup.

[#] Wed Mar 21 2012 11:51:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Neither meerkats nor polecats are actually cats. What's up with that?

[#] Sat Mar 24 2012 10:21:52 EDT from fleeb

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[#] Thu May 10 2012 01:37:18 EDT from Sig

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Looking over my feedback again from yesterday's presentation, two things stand out: my class was suspiciously closer to a briefing (which makes sense, since I do those more often; I can fix this) and virtually everyone liked that I did not use PowerPoint at all. I shall continue to not use PowerPoint while making the class a good deal more interactive.

[#] Thu May 10 2012 05:10:04 EDT from the_mgt

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Just out of curiosity, did you use any visual media at all? And if so which ones?

[#] Thu May 10 2012 09:04:48 EDT from Sig

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There was a standing easel with a block of paper on it. I had a few 'slides' containing some text (e.g. a lengthy quote I wanted them to be able to see) and a few similar items. 3 in total, I think.

[#] Tue May 15 2012 23:21:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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[#] Thu May 17 2012 20:34:51 EDT from Animal

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The smell of nacho cheese and old socks at the roller skating rink.

[#] Thu May 17 2012 23:04:10 EDT from zooer

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It isn't complete unless you can smell the spilled dried Coca-Cola.

[#] Fri May 18 2012 08:29:57 EDT from kc5tja

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How can one smell the difference between old
socks and nacho cheese?

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