Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sci-Fi Songs

On the way home from a law school family thing today, Gaz borrowed my jacket, wearing it up over her head. She looked like a Jawa or a squat little gnome. She said she looked like a little Dalek, and George added “short and stout.” This led to the following:

I'm a little Dalek, short and stout;

Here is my plunger, here is my spout.

When I see the Doctor, then I shout:


Sunday, October 16, 2011


I introduced Gaz to the PowerPuff Girls soundtrack yesterday during shopping, which led to some youtube investigation (since our collection got lost along with all our other children's DVDs at the time two moves ago), and OH MAN, I HAVE CREATED A MONSTER!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


So, the other week, Gaz and I were doing the weekly shopping, such as we usually do, and we ended up taking a turn down the toy aisles in Costco. She did the usual “ooh, look at the cute Hello Kitty thing!” and “wow, Barbie laptop!” and “that's a great kitchen set” sort of business, and I was all “yeah, yeah, very nice.” But we went down the other aisle, then, and she's all “Awesome, Legos!” and “that's a cool model car” and “I want that science set, it's got a real microscope!” and … you know, I couldn't muster the same sort of annoyance.

Oh, we still didn't buy anything, I told her that up front, but I was just pleased that her interests range all over the place. I think it would have been more egalitarian of Costco to organize their toys more randomly, mixing up the science kits with the Barbie playsets, but I'm not in control of those things, sadly.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, Columbus Day, Gaz had the day off school, so I had to take a day from work for childcare. We went to the Field Museum with these passes George had received, and amid our various adventures, we wandered into a taxidermied-animal room with a lot of art students sitting and sketching. Well, after seeing what they were doing, Gaz asked for paper and a pen. She spent the next hour or so making tiny pen sketches on my little notebook.

At some point, we'll have to post some of the sketches, but all the way home, Gaz was on about going and finding things to sketch, and how she was going to make her room into an art studio. When I mentioned indoor still lifes, she was amazed. She didn't do anything about it yesterday, but I come home tonight to see a number of sketches of various household items. Also a birthday song to Batman, but that is incidental.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

(Posted to FaceBook during showing Gaz "The Princess Bride" for the first time)

Cristina George Rizen: Baby's first "inconceivable!" :D

  • Cristina George Rizen: And now she's fencing with Auntie Aiiieee. And now they're playing Aiiieee's guitar.

(Admittedly, the last didn't have much to do with the movie...)