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Reviews:
The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

Vacation
Traffic
South Pasadena

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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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Comments for Toast

ToastToast: 05/14/07

I spent a little more time today going through my old photographs of Sean. Back when he was an infant, I was under so much stress at work that I just didn't have the energy to do much at all with this site. I didn't start blogging until after I got my present job. So from 2000 to 2004, this site pretty much stayed dormant although I did continue to create artwork, I didn't post to my local galleries, just to the 3DCommune. I also took photographs of Sean but only to do weekly email updates to friends and family.

Anyway, today's picture shows Sean at age 7 1/2 months. Given that he was late and Harriet was early, he's about the same age in this photograph as Harriet is now. Although Sean is a fussier eater than Harriet has ever been, he instantly got the idea of self feeding. He started trying to feed himself around the age of three months. Harriet, now at 8 months is only just starting to feed herself table foods, although she will gladly eat anything that I pop into her mouth.

Sean has always loved carbs. Most of his favorite foods are things that involve flour; bread, waffles, pancakes, cornbread, etc. Harriet on the other hand adores fruit and veggies. Her favorite foods are carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, peas (either as purees or table food) and so on. The foods that both agree on are peas and applesauce.

If I were to give Harriet a piece of toast, she'd make a face, pretend to gag and then spit it out in as messy a way as possible. If I were to give toast to Sean he'd eat it. Sometimes he likes it with jam, sometimes with butter and sometimes plain. He mostly always though will eat it.

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