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I came home to [livejournal.com profile] tbiedl plus two sprog (*) sitting and chatting with dan; they brought over Professor Wormbog and the Zipperumpa-Zoo specifically because I mentioned it fondly the other day in this journal; I read it to C. (who's three). T. offered to loan it to me, with a wink (which nicely forestalled one of her problems, of a certain assertive small person demanding that book be read to her 89 quadrillion times.) Hey, I'm willing to help out. *shrug* Which is how I got a kid's book on loan this evening.

We all went out to the yard, and discovered our neighbour two doors down, digging in the gardendandelion patch next-door. He said that our neighbour will be tilling it under in a few weeks, so any flowers we want, we should probably come rescue. Sounds like a good challenge to me. My mission is to figure out the ones that T. and dan recommended, dig 'em up, and plant them in our yard. Bonus points if they live more than a month; double bonus if they come back next spring.

Rover seemed to have rolled in something awful, so d. gave her a bath. Go boyfriend go!

I took d. out to celebrate passing his citizenship test; we went to the Bookshelf Cafe in Guelph. The food was OK. My appetizer was super: fried fish-cakes on top of mango and apple slices. My main course was so-so deconstructed mu shu with tofu, but it wasn't as good as the mu shu my sweetie makes. Our server was a bit over the line on being friendly, on toward flirting. Well, no, she was well over the line- she touched my shoulder a buncha times, and consiprationally told me about falling off the wagon on her Cleansing yesterday (she ate a piece of chocolate). d. suggested that maybe the two were connected, and she thought maybe I was a bar of soap? Y'know, to help with the clensing. Hm.

*Sigh*.

I'm thinking it's bedtime.

(*) who came up with this term for progeny? I forget. Anyway I like it.

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insaint.livejournal.com
FYI, sprog is typically a derogatory term.

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] da-lj.livejournal.com
Hm. I've heard it used both positively and negatively by this point. If it's offensive, it's sort of mutated by now, at least among people I know.

A quick wikipedia search suggests it orignally came from alt.tasteless, which, by definition means it /was/ offensive. :)

Hm.

Did you mind the usage? Any yesses and it's gone, 'cause the intent wasn't to be offensive to anybody who'd occupy time on my journal.

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insaint.livejournal.com
Oh, I don't mind at all. I'm pretty easy-going in terms of language, really. I just figured I'd warn you, in case you plan to use it more widely on the net. :)

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tbiedl.livejournal.com
I know sprog from alt.support.childfree, so it struck me as a bit negative... but since I know you guys, I know it wasn't meant to be so.

Date: Monday, 22 May 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melted-snowball.livejournal.com
Why do you read a support newsgroup for the childfree?

Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tbiedl.livejournal.com
I don't (wouldn't have time for it anyway.) I used to read it, way back when I was childless. And while I'm not childfree myself (obviously), I do sympathize with many of the feelings there... hope my kids will never be sprogs in the bad sense.

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