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Happy birthday, +Griffin Emerson! You're 3 years old now. 
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Hey everyone, thanks for all the +1s!!

Probably the cutest thing Griffin did on his birthday was when +Maeve Curtin and I got home.  We sat down with his presents on the couch and asked him to come over.  He seriously thought he was in trouble.  But then we sang him "happy birthday", and he KNEW his evening was going to be GREAT!  He started smelling my hands, sniffing around, wondering where we were hiding all his presents!  Then we gave him two squeaky toys and he was overjoyed.

In this picture, Griffin's lifting his paw to shake before dinner.  He knows he can't eat until his shakes hands, and so he kept lifting his paw and lifting but we were taking pictures so we didn't shake back!!  He started actually crying about it!  (Sorry Griff!)  I finally shook his hand and he loved every single bit of his dinner: Lamb chops, peas, and cheddar grits.  His favorites!

Finally we gave him a cookie and a new collar.  He licked his old collar.  I'm still not sure if he wanted to keep it... I'm pretty sure he did.  But the new one's softer, I think it's more comfortable.  So he's wearing it for now.
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This app is hella fun.  Try to find the highest and lowest pitch you can make!  My current records are 47 Hz and 4200 Hz - from my mouth!!
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Here's my second attempt at "drip" art. Just a lot of paint and 20 seconds of gravity!
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Nice!
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How many camera flashes will we see in the crowd at the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony considering that most people will be taking pictures with their mobile phones?
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I am trying to go to every single one of these.
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I still love this ad, every time I see it.  "We'll take ...", so perfect.
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Griffin's enjoying the remaining accessible grass in Dolores Park... And wondering why he can't go in :(.
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You've said before that Griff loves grass, but I didn't realize it was like this! So cute :)
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This was my first attempt. This took like 4 minutes. Perhaps too long. But kinda cool, maybe its a snowy mountain?
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Sure, so the main trick is turning the piece upside down before you photograph it... Looks way cooler that way, huh? :)  But besides that, I have a bunch of squirt bottles (like you'd use for ketchup). I filled them with paint in 10 colors.  Then I squirted a bunch of horizontal lines back and forth and back and forth in all the colors, with a LOT of white at the top.  After the squirting was finished, it actually looked hella cool.. but the point of this exercise was to see how it'd react to being turned upright, so that's what I did.  The white come down and squished all the other lines together.  Naturally some spots had more paint than others, which created the variation.

Key to the procedure was the canvas I created from 2x4s and plywood, which acted like a pool for all the paint I put in it.  The edges are actually 2x4s that I ripped through my tablesaw so the edges are real thin, like 1/4", but then they wrap around the backside.  I primed the whole thing so that it wouldn't leak before attempting this crazy activity.

BTW the colors in the photograph don't match reality, sadly enough.  The real colors are probably nicer.  And what's even cooler is the texture, where there's lots of ups and downs along the ridges of paint, and for some reason the white did some cool things texture-wise too.  Overall the piece looks very psychedelic, which I wasn't expecting, but is cool nonetheless.
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That lion is gigantic!  Look at how tiny the elephant is!
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I went here to get some wood stain. It was $8 for the smallest can they had (basically a pint). I went up to buy it and it rang up at $9. I said the sign said $8, and she was like "Oh, well we've raised our prices twice in the past two months and we didn't update all the labels." WTF. In this economy they're repeatedly _raising_ prices??? Then she insulted me saying "One dollar is that important to you?" Well if it's that important to them why shouldn't it be important to me? After talking to the manager, I got it for $8, but felt bad about the experience. So I returned it 10 minutes later, then went to Home Depot and got the same thing for $5.50.
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