Day Five, as Plain as the Nose on Your Face

On November 5, 2012 by Eden M. Kennedy

(I’m not saying that your nose is plain, per se, and honestly I never really look at it, I tend to take in your face as a whole. Speaking of which.)

I was helping my colleague look for songs about being sick and getting well for this week’s story time (It’s in 45 minutes! Go take a shower!) because in between reading picture books to the wee ones she teaches them little songs and finger plays. I must have Googled “sneeze + songs” because I ended up discovering a site for sneezing fetishists. Every night when I’m cuddling up with Jackson at bedtime he likes to ask me, “What did you learn today?”  and normally I am happy to share all sorts of tidbits from the reference desk, but somehow I couldn’t find the words to try and explain why some people get secretly excited about a common bodily explosion. So we talked about voter fraud and looked at dog-shaming.com instead.

Today is the second and final day that our amazing anonymous donor will provide matching funds (up to $1,000) for your donations to the Red Cross through this site. I will continue to promise to send out drawings to $5 donors ($15 will get yours framed), but it’s the last day that your $5 will turn into $10 and your $15 into $30, and tomorrow is the last day for this whole donation-and-drawings drive on fussy.org. I’m working and traveling this week and won’t be able to keep up with it, but I will tell you that of this morning we are poised to send $1,320 to the Red Cross. I’ll add up the totals and get the final donation sent out on Wednesday morning. I am so pleased and honored and grateful that so many of you have been able to help out in this way.


Peewee Longstocking thanks you, too.

Comments

comments

7 Responses to “Day Five, as Plain as the Nose on Your Face”

  • isn’t a monkey and a horse supposed to be in that picture too? On a porch?

  • I always read “plain as the nose on your face” as meaning obvious, not unattractive.

  • hi, were you in Mission Bay in San Diego on Saturday?, I am a reader who was there for a wedding, wanted to approach and say hi but I was starstruck and the wedding was beginning in minutes. Good to see you in the flesh! If it was you…might have been a look-alike. ‘You’ were being charmingly organizational in your conversation with two or three other women.