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June 06, 2007


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I think the extra space would be worth $95/month! We're in a 750-square foot 2-bedroom. We have two adults, two kids, and a baby on the way. We all slept in one room, and the rest of the kid-related stuff and some storage was in the other bedroom. My husband was sleeping on an air mattress (he HATES our mattress), and both kids were in the queen-sized bed with me. Husband has been traveling, so now the room feels VERY spacious without the air mattress taking up all the room. My plan is to get bunk beds for the boys, and put the crib as a sidecar next to the bed. Husband can deal with the evil mattress or we can get a new one :-)

Anyway, the point is that we're squished. Get the bigger place :-)

Side note: I tried to convince my kids that they would hate Snickers ice cream bars since they don't like nuts, but the little buggers insisted on trying them anyway. One couldn't stand the nuts, but the other liked them. So less for me :-(

I like your list of class topics. Just prepare twenty minutes of actual information and ask a lot of questions - make every point socratically. Everybody loves a discussion class! Then space out your pearls of knowledge over the two and a half hours to remind them that you're the expert.

Have 'em start a blog and share with the class to compare notes.

Maybe in your privacy/safety section you could also cover personal ramifications. You know, your rights vis a vis employers, or legal and practical steps to take if you get a web-based harasser or something. Maybe that's what you meant.

Holy shit. Is that movie based on a true story?

Hope you find something you can eat soon. :)

This may fall under Available Blogging Technologies, but maybe you can include something about basic html coding, how to create a visually pleasing design, stuff like that?

that...movie sounds horrible! who wrote that screenplay out and thought it was a good idea? crazy movie-makers.

Your class sounds fun! I'm sure you'll be great. I teach nutrition classes now and in college I didn't take any education classes so I didn't really know what I was doing at first, but now I'm awesome (if I do say so myself).

I hope food starts sounding more appetizing soon!

Pregnant or not, I think that movie would have freaked me out!

We're trying for a baby, and I've gained weight, using the excuse that I'm enjoying food while I still can. I'm nauseous all the time anyway, I can't imagine it will get any better when I'm pregnant.

What a great intro. It made me feel all good inside.

So what would I want to hear about? How about how communities are formed online? I know that it was something I had no idea about and how been shocked (SHOCKED) to find. I mean, I've met some awesome people online that I would have never met if it weren't for our blogs.

Just a thought...

"how long can two adults and a baby live in 675 square feet without somebody requesting a divorce or parental emancipation?"


The three of us live in about 700 square feet. The Mistah and I have been here for 7 years, Henry's been here for 14 months. You'd be surprised! Then again, our 700 square feet is broken into lr/dr/master br/half br/kitchen/teensy bath. And we have a washer/dryer in our kitchen.

Ah! City living. Space as far as the eye can... swing a dead cat?

Also? Will your class be podcasted?

Just wait. Our house is 1800 sq. feet and it's not big enough for all the baby stuff!
Really, new panties? I never bought panties when I was preggo. Love the low-cut thongs!TMI?

That sounds like a TERRIBLE movie! Who takes a doll home from the subway anyway? How very bizarre.

Your class sounds fantastic though! I agree with the person that suggested they start a blog. Will there be computers in the classroom? Maybe they can have 30 minutes of blogging time each session or something if you are looking to fill time.

Space is good. It is like money. There never is too much of it.Living space is like work. It expands to fill up what there is to fill up.

"Next thing you know it'll be jonesing for seafood. I love this baby, but not that much, you know?"

One of the funniest lines I've read in a while! Because I feel the exact same way about seafood and would say the same thing!

Beckie, a fellow blogger, is interested in blogging etiquette. If there are some rules of etiquette of blogging, that might be a relevant topic in your college class.

Another vote for having them create a blog as part of the class requirements (nothing like some hands on experience), and then letting the other members of the class evaluate them along the way...for style, not for content though 'cause that could get ugly.

Have you tried some granola bars? The Kashi line has good protein and fiber with no artificial preservatives, but if sandwiches taste like cardboard, they might too.

That movie sounds horrible and disturbed. She buried the BABY?

I think $95 for an extra bedroom sounds like a bargain. I don't know how all you commenters do it -- I have a 2 bedroom house for just me and my boyfriend and I feel like i am suffocating! Maybe because our house is poorly planned and has no closets and my boyfriend is the world's biggest packrat?

Are you going to have to show your students your blog? I dont know why, but I think that would be weird for me.

Action packed entry!

I love the food choices you brought to work with you, and the ones you ordered. That's too funny. I once called Kevin at 10pm on my way home from somewhere or other, pregnant with KJ, insisting that I needed the biggest "the works" pizza we could find. Which is interesting, because I hate three quarters of the works. I took two bites, picked the awful stuff off the rest of that piece, and passed the rest of the pizza to my open-armed husband. He's so supportive, you know.

I can't wait to see you and your baby belly together.

Also, your blogging topics sound great. I second Isabel with the community thing. Also, I seriously need to take your class.

Last but not least, maybe you should try to stay away from the baby killing movies, just through pregnancy? Haha. (Btw, I totally did NOT re-read the plot after you'd already told it to me.)

How could I forget to say that you are the winner on who can live on the least square footage!? After living in 675 square feet, you guys are going to get lost in a bigger place. Totally go for it.

Wow, that's pretty small for lots of baby things! You definitely should go for the 2 bedroom.

I think I would learn alot from your blogging class! Sounds like you've got it covered to me, but I do like the idea of having them start their own blogs.

Um, where is a picture of this baby belly????

I can't believe ES did that movie. That's horrible. Horrible! I loved her in Adventures in Babysitting and The Saint and Cocktail and just can't see her in a movie like you just described. Blah.
Don't listen to Jana on the panty issue. I can say that because I know her in real life and she was all baby and back in her clothes in like a week or something. She's tiny.
I had to buy new underwear because my hips got so wide. And well, b/c I got fat. Hum.
What DOES Freke like? I would have to draw the line at seafood also.
I think the extra space will be nice and you'll be glad you moved to a two bedroom.

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