Wednesday, August 15, 2007

“Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, 'See, if it wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.'”
-- Harry Browne

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

This is Serwious

It's funny (to me) when the news has to report something very serious but the object in question is kids play toys. The contrast of the tone of an article is obvious when you have to say that Barbie and Batman playsets are life threatening.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said there had been reports of three children swallowing more than one magnet and suffering intestinal perforations that required surgery. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Also recalled on Tuesday due to magnet dangers were 1 million Doggie Day Care, 683,000 Barbie and Tanner play sets, and 345,000 Batman and One Piece play sets. No injuries were reported from those items.

About 253,000 Pixar Sarge die-cast toy cars with lead paint were also recalled. No injuries were reported in connection with the toys.

Lead has been linked to health problems in children, including brain damage.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I saw a tow truck on the street today dragging a victim car behind it. And I do mean dragging because the wheels were locked and not rolling. A lot of squealing, a lot of smoke and a wonderful burning rubber smell. I wonder how many miles you can get on one side of a tire?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Remember the Tooth

I'm terrible about keeping this thing updated.

Anyway, Toddler Lock had her first dentist appointment today. A couple of weeks ago she did a belly flop off of the couch into an apothecary table. Lots of bleeding but the tooth did not budge. We were quite impressed. Except a few days ago, the tooth started to darken. We feared the worst, that she killed it and so we scheduled an appointment to have a professional take a look at it.

He took an X-ray of her mouth. Said the tooth may only be bruised and to give it some time before we know what state it's in. So we'll just wait and see if she's going to lose her first tooth at only two and half!