Since my godson’s parents and I are all Warcraft fans, I had a painter make this for his bedroom:
I like that it is painted on wood and shellacked. Thought that was a neat touch. A baby Murloc for baby Cole.
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Awww. Waste no time in freaking out the baybee!
It’s Friday nt in Roswell, GA and I discovered something. My neighborhood had lots and lots and lots of trees down last night during a storm. There are f..king tree watchers. A neighbor has a crane taking out trees and there are a lot of cars filled with folks watching. Now I can understand that in WV this might be exciting but really…..really.. I had someone ask me about my damage.. At least they didn’t ask for a time and date of tree removal..
I can safely say that would have terrified the freak out of me as an infant.
In fact, I’m feeling a bit queasy about it right now.
This may just be your “Can’t sleep… clown will eat me” moment.
@different-church-lady: My aunt actually made those damned crocheted clowns like in “Poltergeist.” She made this huge clown for me one year for my birthday that has bright pink and red outfit, the freakiest clown face ever, and bright pokey pink hair like a demon Einstein. Even after going to college, I could never sleep with that thing in my room unless it was covered by clothing.
I hope Forum Transmitted Disease doesn’t decide to track down this artist’s social security number, previous employer, address, etc like he did with someone else you contracted work.
I like the picture..
Needs more clowns.
Looks fine to me. Scary? BAH! It will toughen up the young lad.
That critter is freaking me out. I am going to have nightmares about it and I am not a child.
@Baud: I have to hide under the bed now.
@schrodinger’s cat: I require some advice from you. My mom’s cousin’s daughter is going to India next month. I’m not sure where (I can find out tonight) but what should she really see and experience? She’s very adventurous but she’s a good kid too.
A baby Murloc for baby Cole.
You know nothing, John Cole.
I think it’s cute.
@Yatsuno: Where is she traveling? How adventurous is she about food?
My son grew up overseas (Indonesia, Egypt) early years and has always had a broad perspective despite the fact that he is becoming an electrical engineer. Daughter (adopted Java) has blossomed into a smart, social (that’s the Javanese) and superb soccer player (something she would never have had the opportunity to play in her birth country where we lived for many years).
So nature versus nurture with kids is really pretty complex. It’s not simply showing the kids something. They are much more affected by living in a specific environment or group of people and having to deal with it and kids are amazingly adaptive because for them everything is new. (Point is the experience has to be supportive to be really valuable.)
Well, of course, that must have been like your Iraq experience like my Ethiopia Peace Corp experience during a revolution – or not dunno.
Kids are an adventure just as our own lives are, obviously. Sorry to sound like a homily but the little thing you made is barely a start. I assume you understand that this is part of a relationship that starts right early on for the kid to bond to you as uncle.
Love Tunch BTW.
Watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Never saw an episode of it when it was on TV, but friends always told me I would like it. They were right. Netflix rules.
Glorifying war….for a child’s wall no less.
What, were they sold out of ‘My First Rifle’?
(major snark here, please don’t throw anything heavy.)
You should post a pic of little Cole, Cole.
My own baby graduated from high school today!
@kindness: Very T&H, dude
@eemom: Congratulations! Hope you had a lot of tissues on hand.
Seriously, for anybody who hasn’t seen it, Lilo & Stitch is a fun movie, especially for those of us who remember being “the weird kid” when they were little.
Congrats all around, eemom! Wahoo bound.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks! Yes, definitely a good day to own stock in Kleenex Co. She is so beautiful and brilliant and happy……and I am so, SO proud of her.
Brother Machine Gun of Desirable Mindfulness (fka AWS)
@eemom: Congrats to your daughter, and to you on your work helping her achieve this milestone.
THAT. IS. AWESOME.
And I don’t even like WoW.
That would be really, really awesome with glow in the dark paints.
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Congratulations! That is indeed an Odyssey.
I’m sorry I can’t stomach that. I spent too many hours rolling lowbies getting ganked in Elwynn Forest by those damn things. Murlocs blow.
@schrodinger’s cat: Well…she says she has a delicate stomach. But I have a feeling she will be quite willing to sample quite a few things, except beef and pork. She’s going to New Delhi and Jaipur and some other places she can’t recall right now. She’s quite excited.
Congrats to eemom for eedaughter and I think that painting is adorable. I wish I could have a baby murloc pet.
Now, if you could imitate the Murlock sound you would be the perfect godparent…
@Yatsuno: the amber fort in Jaipur. We thought it would be ho hum but in reality, to be. There in person, was mind blowing. Some things are so cast, beautiful, and tied to their landscape that no picture can do them justice. She should take the elephant walk up the kings road to get there. It’s well worth it.
@Yatsuno: If she’ll be anywhere near Amritsar, she should go to see the Golden Temple.
@YellowJournalism: Apparently Amritsar is not on the agenda according to mom. I am not entirely certain of the accuracy of that however. They will be in a group and they are going to where the Dalai Lama sits. So she might just get to meet him. No I’m not jealous at all why do you ask?
Yatzi + 4 or 5. I lost count.
Pretty adorable. You have to start early when raising a proper nerd. Great start.
Adorable. You have to start early when raising a proper nerdling. Good start.
@Anne Laurie: I thought of Stitch immediately when I saw the picture. My daughter in law is a Disney travel agent, and he is one of her favorite characters.
Stick to bottled water and make sure the seal’s aren’t broken. Some road side stalls just refill name brand bottles with tap water.
Fruits are O.K. to eat. Just wash the outsides thoroughly.
Other things, make sure the food is cooked well. Make sure the restaurants are hygienic.
Food poisoning isn’t a good way to spend a trip.
Aaaw, it’s just like the little guys up in Sholozar Basin!
Which doesn’t capture the bubbly gurgles of the baby murlocs in Borean Tundra at all, but perfectly voices the run-of-the-mill vicious little fishy fuckers…