November 2010

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Sasha’s 3rd Birthday


Not sure how I talked them into this, but for Sasha's 3rd birthday party we made a treasure chest cake. There are lots of better ones out there, and this one now seems like a prototype, which is weird, because I don't see another one on any horizon soon. The kids liked the candy more than the cake, which is maybe a bit strange, as they should've been pretty hopped up on Hallowe'en candy still....

Spoiler: FACT

Fact or Fiction: Can a Squid Fly Out of the Water?

To escape predators in the ocean, these cephalopods will speed away by shooting a jet of water. But can squid use that behavior to take to the air and control their trajectories?

Marine biologist Silvia Maciá was boating on the north coast of Jamaica in the summer of 2001 when she noticed something soar out of the sea.... It was a squid—and it was flying.

Sasha’s Actual 3rd Birthday


On Sasha’s actual birthday, Mom was sick, so I took an unexpected day off...