Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Before work, I stopped by my brother's house to drop off the dog. My nephew was laying under the kitchen table with the golden lab puppies they're fostering for the humane society.

We are both into animals, so I told him I read this weekend that it's unwise to go canoeing in Africa, as hippos sometimes knock over the canoes, and then crocodiles might eat you.

He did not believe this. Who can blame him? The internet is notoriously unreliable.

He told me that he had seen a television program on hippos, on which he learned that hippos weigh three million pounds.

Who needs internets when you have a nine-year-old nephew?

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