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Friday, 11 March
Pretty Stupid Baby

Much of what follows is, I must confess, based on reports from various family members. It is probably just as well that we do not remember much from when we were toddlers, since they are basically really embarrassing little id-wagons. I seem to have been no different.

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I still eat butter. I think of it as a very mild, somewhat salty cheese. It's delicious.

Comment number: 005592   Posted by: Kate on March 11, 2005 05:49 AM from IP:


I used to say "diggidaaa." The a sound at the end is a short a, like in "bad," and I'd say the first part fast, and then linger a little on the "aaa" part. And I'd say it as though it were the coolest thing in the world. All the time.

I don't really remember it too well, but I gather it persisted up to age five or so.

Now I prefer to say "durdledurdledurdle" but I generally don't, unless I want to annoy my wife.

Comment number: 005593   Posted by: bikeboy on March 11, 2005 07:11 AM from IP:

Two of my little brother's favorite snacks used to be raw butter and frozen hot dogs. Maybe there's a gene for it.

Comment number: 005594   Posted by: abby on March 11, 2005 07:47 AM from IP:


Comment number: 005595   Posted by: Snarky on March 11, 2005 12:18 PM from IP:

it had to be said, I guess.

Comment number: 005596   Posted by: norm on March 11, 2005 12:26 PM from IP:

I opted for ingesting chemicals as a child.

I vividly remember the *snap* *crackle* *pop* fizz on the tongue of the bright purple lawn fertilizer stored in our garage. Boring after a while and not filling.

Odder though is how we thought of the following concoction: saccharin pills in vinegar. I'd like to say that we only tried it once.

Nothing sprouting or caving in yet...

Comment number: 005597   Posted by: Jerry on March 12, 2005 02:55 PM from IP:

Dry spaghetti. Mmm, crunchy.

Comment number: 005598   Posted by: Elsa on March 13, 2005 09:17 AM from IP:

I worry for the aforementioned Kate's arteries.

Comment number: 005599   Posted by: galetea on March 14, 2005 08:19 AM from IP:

I was all about the dry ramen with packet sprinkles. I can hardly look at the stuff now. Somehow, that seems healthier than raw hot dogs! Ick!

Comment number: 005600   Posted by: Tami on March 14, 2005 05:23 PM from IP:

Children ARE completely horrifying on so many levels, aren't they? (I love 'em, but I'm the first to admit that I don't always get 'em.) And all this time I thought my best friend from the preschool years was a complete freak. She at uncooked pasta. My mind still boggles at the grossness. Better than uncooked hot dogs, though.

"I was not mollified. "IN HERE!" I screamed again. I evidently wasn't big on improv."
Hee. Oh, how I am laughing.

Comment number: 005601   Posted by: CG on March 16, 2005 09:24 PM from IP:

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