@stuffisthings No, you can buy an "exposuritto" though, which is just an empty bag but it gets your name out there.
By iceberg on Friday Open Thread
Bergy Bits, why are you crying this week?
[at the aquarium] I don't want the shark to get me! Relatedly, I have no concept of foot-thick plexiglass.
I, your son, want ponytails in my hair like my sisters. And I won't hear any of your excuses about my hair being too short. That's just laziness talking.
IN OTHER NEWS
About 3:30am. The Quiet One wails from the bedroom. One fixed blanket and one hug later, she's all good. I stumble back to bed. Ten minutes later, more wails. "Mummeeeeee!" I stagger back to the children's bedroom. My darling daughter stops wailing and smiles up at me, parts her Cupid's bow lips and says "Fart!"
I guess she couldn't wait til morning to tell me about it.
ASK A BERGY BIT
@TheclaAndTheSeals asked: "How do you adjust your attitude when your situation is not immediately changeable and your bad attitude is only hurting yourself?
So maybe for kids: When you're grumpy all the time, how do you stop that?"
Bergy Bits Answer:
The Clown: [making angry finger guns] "Hnnnnggggghhh!" (angry grunting) followed by peals of laughter from all three Bergy Bits.
Iceberg Interpretation: I think what the Clown was trying to say here, and this is advice that I myself have needed, is that it's okay to express your anger, but remember not to take yourself too seriously, and try to find the joy and humor in everyday life as well.
@Whatwhat? asked: "dear Bergy Bits,although I generally enjoy my job and find my tasks interesting and feel like I keep learning and developing a lot every day, I have so many issues at work that are stressing me out (such as my 16-hour day today), and also I'm in a long distance relationship and would like to live in the same country as my boyfriend and am considering moving, but this might mean I would have to settle with any job there at first, which doesnt seem too bad especially considering my stress-level at work at the moment, but I always do this I always run away from my problems and start over and I dont want this to be my coping mechanism for everything, you know? "
I first attempted to ask the Quiet One -"Quiet One, can I ask you a question?" at which she shouted "No questions!" and made a dismissive hand gesture. I attempted the question again several days later, when the BBs were somewhat mollified and distracted, eating tubs of mogurt - "Mummy's friend Whatwhat: Job? Or boyfriend?"
The Clown said "Boyfriend!" and The Quiet One said "Job!" but then she immediately changed her answer to "Boyfriend!". The Diva abstained from voting.
Iceberg Interpretation: I guess the Bergy Bits believe in true "uvv". They are firm believers in proclaiming their love and demanding "huggakiss", certainly. Perhaps you are running away from your job problems (I wouldn't know anything about that *coughcough*), but also you are running towards your boyfriend. If it makes you feel any better, I got a retail job within 2 weeks of moving to the US from Australia, and a proper job in my industry about a month after that.
(@upupandaway - I didn't see your questions until last night but will put them to the BBs over the weekend!)
Also, re: Animorphs. Of course my brother and I were hugely into them. I have this really clear memory of being about 9 and 10 respectively, and I was trying to get his attention and he cut me off with, "SHH I'M MORPHING." 15 years later, it's still one of my favorite things to interrupt him mid-conversation with "SHHHHH, I'm MOPRHING."
By smartastic on Ballerina Problems
Number one isn't just a being alive problem?
I'm going to imagine that only some of these were maladies, and the rest were prescriptions.
These are delightfully vague. "Politics." "The War." "Hard Study." "Time of Life"!!!!
@Probs I got laser-measured at a science museum, and it said I was exactly 5'11'' and three-quarters of an inch. I will continue to tell people I am 6'0'', but with a quarter-inch of shame.
@Probs just change your height to Probs 5'10", that should cover it.
By iceberg on Project Popsicle
wooow I need to convince Mr Iceberg that the Bergy Bits are ready for us to buy a popsicle mold! (they still pronounce "stick" as "dick" which leads to lots of comments about "eating a dick" whenever we give them Popsicles)
@wobbletown I think it was pretty shortly after Bluth left Disney to make his own movies, so probably was made by people he'd trained. The pre-Mermaid stuff from the '80s is dark.