x is for xenopus (duh)

I’m back!  Um… let’s leave it at that.  I’ll just let all you faithful readers assume technical difficulties instead of technical laziness.

So… I’ve had names on my mind a lot lately, and, although there are no X names on our short list, I’ve come across quite a few.  I figured that all those little Xaviers and, um, Xenas out there really needed something to relate to other than x-rays and xylophones.  Doodle has a placemat with an entire animal alphabet on it, and what is the animal for x?  An x-ray fish!  What?  Lame (no offense meant towards x-ray fish or lovers of said fish).  Anyway, for obvious reasons, x should always stand for Xenopus!  Coolest.  Frog.  Ever.  I actually have a Xenopus.  Believe it or not, my dad brought him home, as a tadpole, when I was five.  This is a very old frog.  I named him Astro.

chock full o’ nuts

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me: What should I draw for tomorrow?

husband: Ooh! You should draw a squirrel who has made a boat from a coffee can and a little hand fan!

me: …

husband: Yeah! And he can be, like, bootin’ across a pond!

me: …

Needless to say, I didn’t come up with anything better.