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anti-update! - the turnip patch
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I got nothing for you.  The turnip's brother's wife in the process of spawning their first chibi, so when I wake up, I will have to go out and visit and spend the whole day pretending that I like babies. =p

No offense to babies or anything.  They're just not my kind of creature.  Especially fresh out of the womb.  Once it gets civilized, then we'll talk.

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merith From: merith Date: August 10th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
congratulations or condolences are in order then? ;)

have fun, and we'll see you when you return!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 11th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
It's congratulations until the brother starts thinking I will babysit for him.

Then it's war.
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: August 10th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I've got one of the things and *cough*twenty*cough* years later I can admit my first reaction was not that 'Oh my GAWD, she's beautiful' crap, but was more like... 'Ewwwwww! It's all slimy!'
Congrats, though. ^^;
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 11th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, luckily I missed the slimy part. =p But I really didn't get much past the 'splotchy and red' part to the 'awww big ears and small mouth!' part that my mother was cooing over. =)

I almost feel like saying, 'yeah, you heard me.  i said it.  i went there.  i don't think babies are cute!  booyah!'

I also don't think puppies are cute.  *dares a lightning bolt to strike me*
windiain From: windiain Date: August 10th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Argh! Baby cooties! *runs awaaaaaaaay!* ;)
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 11th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad I'm not the only one. ^_^
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: August 10th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awright! You get to be the evil - I mean indulgent aunt! ^___^ This is where you get back at the brother for any childhood aggravations.

And yeah, they're pretty slimy and nasty until their little brains kick in. After that... heh. ^__^

BTW, I really like that "antiupdate" tag. ^.o
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 11th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I will buy the kid all the plushies she wants*, but don't expect me to change her diaper.

* but not, like, the really super cute plushies, because it'd be a darn shame to have them all drooled on.

Back in the day, this kind of update was the kind that would be erased when I finally managed to make a real post.  I only consider 'real' updates to be fic or fic-related posts. ^_^
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: August 11th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's why you buy the super-cute plushies as you come across them, but you don't hand them out until the drooling is pretty well done. ^___^ Usually around 2 years.

*sigh* I envy your 'tags' list. Still haven't figured out how to get a list actually on my LJ. Tech challenged, you know. *hinthint?* O.O
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 12th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
If I hang on to the plushies, I'm likely to just keep them for myself! ^^'

You mean like the tags list that shows up in my sidebar on the right?  That's just a feature of my layout.  I believe it's up to the layout you chose for whether or not it supports having a tag list there.  I'm using the Component layout.  When I was choosing a layout, it was important to me to choose one that had all that misc. stuff like the tags and summary and calendar because I thought it would be useful for people trying to navigate the site.  It's so far proven less useful than I thought it would be, I think, but it was sure handy for me when I was posting all this stuff up. =)

So fish around your 'customize journal theme' thing, see if there's an option to enable the tags thing.  It's different for each theme,  I suspect there aren't many options because I don't think I've ever seen anyone on your layout with more stuff in the sidebar than the stuff you already have.  If you want one, you'll probably have to change layouts to get it.  Then you get to choose between whether you want them all just listed there, or in that 'cloud' thing some people have, where the more often-used tags are in a larger font than the rest. =)
yira_heerai From: yira_heerai Date: August 10th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats to your brother and his wife. Condolences to you XD

I like babies and kids in general when they're quiet >_>; It's when they make a mess and/or start crying/screaming their heads off that I run for the hills.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 11th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, while I was there, the kid squalled when you touched her, and quieted right down when you left her alone.  Seemed like my kind of baby. ^^'

I hear she's turned it around now, though. =p
fractured_sun From: fractured_sun Date: August 10th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
He he, had the same thing myself. Gives you an excuse to buy cute presents though, and you don't have to stay up all night with them.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 11th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, sometimes babies get all the cute stuff.  When I decided to sew myself flannel pajamas, I had to go to the baby section to find all the cute fabric. (rubber duckies!) ^_^
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