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A blogger who really cares about us would going skiing with the rest of them and post the video.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:36 PM
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WII?? Don't you care about your baby AT ALL??!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:37 PM
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Snow is soft (until you hit 40). Also, Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:38 PM
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OK, 2 isn't actually to 1. But if it were, 3 would make sense, really.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:39 PM
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I went skiing this very afternoon, to the grocery store. Rumor has it that the City of Portland owns some snowplows, but I've never ever seen one on the streets here.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:43 PM
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Wii skiing is supposed to be loads of fun.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:46 PM
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Or as we call it in Wii lingo, "Skiiiiing"


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 8:52 PM
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Heebie, you have a GREAT personal blog. All you have to do is pick a post, any post, that you would make on your personal blog and put it here for us to play with and we would all be sooo grateful. It's really that simple!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 9:31 PM
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Sorry for the caps and explanation points. I just FELT SO STRONGLY about what I had to say!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 9:39 PM
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There's no better preparation for parenthood than playing Wii.

I only wish I were kidding, but I'm not.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 9:52 PM
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My inability to get any good at operating the Wii controller makes me silently seethe.

However, I have been wondering if Nintendo would ever do an ad campaign with people asking whether Wii could do certain things, the answer always being "Yes Wii can!"


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 9:56 PM
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5: Today's iteration of the flight I'm supposed to be on three days hence is now estimated to leave HNL five hours after its scheduled arrival in PDX and get in some time tomorrow morning. Not a good sign.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:07 PM
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Mary Catherirne is a totally weird parent.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:07 PM
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Wii Childbirth is only sold in Canada.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:09 PM
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Probably because it costs three times more than it should, like all electronics in Canada. You're better off having the real thing, which the government will pay for.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:13 PM
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Hey, remember the other day, when there was a respectably long conversation about whether women would feel weird seeing a male gynecologist?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:34 PM
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He applied for a pediatrics residency but the Major Major principle kicked in.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:40 PM
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Good luck, NPH. Latest word is that there may be another ice storm Wednesday. This is the worst I've ever seen here; the city's just crippled.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 10:52 PM
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16: Oh dear god.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 11:01 PM
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18: Thanks. Talked to my sister a bit ago and she was just shaking her head at the whole thing. I can remember times with significant snow and ice on the ground for a week plus, but not this much new stuff day after day. But the forecast starts looking a little better Friday (for present purposes only, 39 and raining counts as better), so I'm cautiously optimistic. Then if I can just get my wife and son healthy, duck the latest flu myself, and get my s-i-l's strength up a little bit, all will be well.

It's going to be a hectic trip, and having flaked out twice already I'm not even going to think "meetup," but I'll drop you an e-mail if things loosen up.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-22-08 11:02 PM
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|> I have a coupla wedding photos in the Unfogged photo group. ||


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:02 AM
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Wrongshore! Are you married? Congratulations!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:02 AM
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Wrongshore, those photos are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you and the lovely bride, who, sadly, continues to abdicate her obligation to pass along scintillating gossip about you and yours.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:09 AM
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Thanks, y'all. Sorry to not comment much during it.

Update to this thread (which also contains the happy news of Blume-Tweety nuptials) -- she took my last name and I added her middle name, a three-letter word for happiness, in front of my last name. Separate word, no hyphen. I think that worked out well. (Now I have to figure out how to make it legal.)


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:28 AM
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The photos are great. The 'Recession' one is really excellent.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 3:46 AM
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Congrats, Wrongshore! Those are good pictures.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:19 AM
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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. WJS!
was it joy?


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:28 AM
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Well done, Wrongshore. Gorgeous couple!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:29 AM
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i meant the middle name, sure the wedding is joy and happiness


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:30 AM
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beautiful couple


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:34 AM
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congratulations! beautiful.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:59 AM
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Great pictures, Wrongshore! What a smokin' hot couple!


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:10 AM
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Those really are fantastic pictures. Congratulations and best of luck.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:39 AM
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I don't think that "Recession" is a good name for part of the ceremony itself. It usually comes a few years into the marriage.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:53 AM
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Congratulations wrongshore! All the best to you both.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 8:41 AM
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Congrats to Wrongshore & bride!


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 8:50 AM
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Congrats Wrongshore and the lovely Mrs. Wrongshore.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 8:57 AM
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Add me to the list of well-wishers sending their congratulations to Mr. Shore and bride.

You make a lovely couple--best of luck to you both!


Posted by: toops | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 8:57 AM
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Congratulations and well-wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Wrongshore. The photos are fabulous.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 10:47 AM
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Congratulations, Wrongshore! Great photos, too!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 10:57 AM
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Wow, Wrongshore! Gorgeous...everything, bride and groom and setting.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 11:02 AM
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Thanks, 'tariat! The photographer has my not-so-carefully-concealed last name on his website, so if you want to see more of his stuff -- he's really a color genius -- email me. (There are only a few more wedding pics up; he finished those on the floor at LAX.)

Yes to 27.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 11:09 AM
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i'm a psychic


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 11:13 AM
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Piling on the congrats, and compliments on the photos. Ravishing.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 11:14 AM
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So very beautiful, Wrongshore. All happiness to you and your wife.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 11:30 AM
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Congrats Wrongshore!


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 11:42 AM
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Hooray and congratulations!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:14 PM
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See, Read is now controlling our lives from her sacred cave in the Khentai mountains. What she predicts comes true.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:29 PM
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Khentii
i wish i could, but i'm powerless
my family had a long line of shamans they said, but it got disrupted during the social transition times, so now my cousin is told by another shaman to be the one, i don't think she senses anything though
i wish i was the gifted one, could play around a bit with my powers if they existed
last week i was reading I. Bashevis Singer, interesting, so there was a short story about powers


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:49 PM
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By the way, we suspect that pink light that you can see in the recessional picture really helped make everyone cry. Good lighting design: not to be understated.

Some hiccup highlights:

1. Walking up the aisle, I leaned over and told a friend of mine to get out of seat, thinking he was sitting where my stepmother was supposed to sit down. As it happened, her seat was saved right outside of my field of vision.

2. A 6-foot-tall friend of mine holding a chuppah pole fainted in the middle of the ceremony. There was a doctor in the house. In fact, I had been meaning to introduce the two of them. (Just for professional reasons.)

3. My in-laws somehow ended up with a huge box of Jewish self-help cassette tapes and instructed the servers to hand them out during the cocktail hour. Mrs. W's ladies-in-waiting intercepted them after about three dozen were distributed.

4. Because the caterer had been serving them that way for the last two nights at other functions, the mini grilled cheese sandwiches went out with ham in them. Kosher vegetarian wedding.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:50 PM
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Congrats, Wrongshore!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:52 PM
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I can just hear the damage control on 4. "Aren't soy products convincing these days? I would have thought that was ham in those sandwiches."


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:55 PM
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"Soy products" s/b "Christian babies"?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:58 PM
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53: That doesn't work -- while the babies are kosher in themselves, you still can't serve them with cheese.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 12:59 PM
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54: separate platters?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:01 PM
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or, you know, soy cheese.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:02 PM
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soy babies?


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:22 PM
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Closely related to Cabbatch Patch babies, but more versatile for a wider range of recipes.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 1:29 PM
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Dynamite pix. Mazel tov!

I added her middle name, a three-letter word for happiness, in front of my last name. Separate word, no hyphen

So are you planning to go by Mr. Happy Shore or Mr. Shore?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 3:55 PM
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Mr Happy Shore.

I'm not sure if I'll need a hyphen; there are questions of alphabetization &such. We'll play around with it for a few weeks before doing any paperwork.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 5:42 PM
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42: Yes to 27.

Oh, weird. A good friend just married a woman with last name of Joy, as well. Weird.

Congratulations Wrongshore and bride!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:13 PM
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I'm not sure if I'll need a hyphen; there are questions of alphabetization &such.

This has been a nightmare for my honey, whose last name is like "Ibn Talibi" except more Persian. Maybe it'll be easier for you, and maybe some of my honey's problems were in his head, but I certainly endorse playing around with it for a little while before filing all the paperwork.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:21 PM
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"Soy products" s/b "Christian babies"

On this morning's "Today" show a nice gentleman was showing Matt how to make latkes. Many queries asked and answered, but what struck me was when Matt asked about grating vs. food processor for the potatoes. The happy chef informs the morning audience that he prefers hand grating, because "it's not latkes without a little blood in them". I kid you not.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 6:49 PM
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JM, please e-mail me. I'd love details.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:05 PM
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I'm not sure if I'll need a hyphen; there are questions of alphabetization &such.

That's the very issue. My brother & SIL use both last names with no hyphen and run into the alpha problem, though it's fairly easy to straighten out. They seem to do all right when they say, "The last name is 2 words . . . ."

When my brother changed his name 20 or so years ago, it involved a bunch of bureaucratic hassles. I think it's fairly easy now.

You've come up with a very cool solution, unique in my experience.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:08 PM
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The problem comes when a child from a two name family marries a child from a different two name family. You end up with a four name kid who probably never will be able to marry or even get a social security card, because his name won't fit into the boxes provided.

More optimistically, you end up with a Gilbert and Sullivan patter song about a 16-name kid, or maybe with a 15-name kid with cousin marriage somewhere back in there.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:13 PM
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Just read JM's 52; my folks' problems have never approached "nightmare" status. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the problem were the unfamiliarity of his name.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:17 PM
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The happy chef informs the morning audience that he prefers hand grating, because "it's not latkes without a little blood in them". I kid you not.

So true, but hilarious that he said it in public.

Actually my SIL (& M/tch) made them with a food processor this year and she couldn't have been happier with the reduced workload. I didn't notice the absence of blood -- or bits of skin -- but I think they used extra onions.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:18 PM
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66: Following the matriarchal line takes care of the problem and, as a added plus, compensates for centuries of patriarchy.

66.2 is pretty appealing, though.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:20 PM
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The happy chef informs the morning audience that he prefers hand grating, because "it's not latkes without a little blood in them". I kid you not.

This was unknown to you? They're not real if you don't scrape your knuckles into them.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:28 PM
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further to 65 - these things go smoother when you can give an example: "Like the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music" or some more contemporary example. I'd avoid "Bin Laden" though.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:31 PM
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And here I was worried about blood libel.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 12-23-08 7:35 PM
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The problem comes when a child from a two name family marries a child from a different two name family.

The Spanish manage just fine.

Congrats, Wrongshore and missus. Lovely photos.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 12-24-08 5:28 AM
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I tried the two word, no hyphenation route for a while, and gave up -- there was a large minority of people who simply wouldn't alphabetize by the first word, or address me by both words, and it got worse the more professional the context was. So I hyphenate now.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-24-08 6:20 AM
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