Wednesday, June 29, 2011


So I posted this a little bit ago on the facebooks, but I thought I'd also post it here (where it will go back to the facebooks, in a regressive loop that reaches nigh unto infinity, or goes at least several clicks deep).

Thought I'd also post some updates: This past weekend we took The Cuteness to my cousin's wedding in Akron, where we slept in an oat silo, and ate Chrissy Hynde's vegan food. Aki met the very, very nice chef, who gave her vegan yogurt and fresh berries (and she pulled very hard on his arm hair). She spent much of Saturday and Sunday as part of the Giant Michel Family Litter, meeting various grand-uncles, great-aunts, and second and third cousins. A grand time was had.

Then we went south for a day or so, to Columbus to visit the 'rents. We slept in Teddy Roosevelt's favorite hotel (he apparently liked the sauna. We did not try it) and we ate sausage. A large man in lederhosen picked up The Cuteness, and she pulled very hard on his mustache.

She is, as you can see in the video, making rude noises with her mouth. She's also crawling like a champ (and straight for the cat box. sigh. but slowly, so far) and trying her damnedest to stand. She can pick things up with a thumb and finger and put them in her mouth (a mixed blessing at best) and she has two little teeth poking out of her jaw, like an inverted vampire. And she likes hair. She likes to pull on it, surprisingly hard.