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Fun With Polls.

It has been over two years since I've posted an Ask Me/Tell Me poll, my little FriendBots. I think this one is long overdue.

Standard Instructions: Ask me a question and tell me a secret. No one can see your answers but me. I'll try not to give away your questions when I answer them, and I might even tell the truth. So go. Fill out the poll. Entertain me. You know you want to.

Poll #1781943 Ask Me/Tell Me

Ask me a question.

Tell me a secret.

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Counting Sheep.

Insomnia blows.

My sleep schedule has been off for fifteen years or so. It started as a small thing, when I thought of myself as a night person. I was more a night person than all my night person friends, though. Over the years the off has become offier, until my schedule is almost completely reversed. I sleep when most people in my time zone are awake, and I'm awake when they're asleep. There's some overlap, but that's really only because I usually get just a few hours of sleep each day.

It's not just a matter of sleeping really late and as a result staying up really late, or the other way around. Even when I try to stick to a "normal" schedule, I'm very sleepy from early morning until early evening, and then I start waking up as evening progresses. This is true whether or not I'm taking sleep meds.

I want a reset button. One that I can press to have my sleep schedule turned back around. Of course, I also want a winning lottery ticket and a pegacorn.

Until then, I have loads of episodes of my favorite shows, lots of yarn to crochet and knit, and endless lists to read.
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So I was looking around Netflix for guided relaxation-type stuff, and checking out their "If you like that, you may also like this" feature.

The Trista - With The Trista's Sisters.

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, dawnshine! Even though I tried to sell you when you were first born, I am extraordinarily pleased by the fact that you are my sister and am very glad you were born. You are one of my best friends, and I'd adore you even if you weren't related to me. I hope your day is glorious, and I'm really looking forward to our chat tomorrow. I love you!
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Pretty Pretty Princesses.

I am looking for movies, preferably princessy movies, that will appeal to a very smart three year old and that do not have a negative gender message. Brad's niece, Mo, and I have watched Enchanted about a squillion times, and while we both love it, I imagine she's going to get bored with it before too terribly long. I'd like to have something else lined up for her when that happens.

So here's the gender thing.

Mo recently came home from daycare and announced to her Mema that princes must save princesses because only boys can save girls. Girls cannot save boys. It's an idea she picked up from a couple of the slightly older girls at daycare, and not an idea Mo's parents are at all okay with. And it's definitely not an idea that I want to have any part in encouraging. Enchanted is great because at the end of the movie, Giselle saves Robert (I think?) from the icky icky dragonbeast. It shows people helping each other, taking care of each other, and supporting each other.

I want to have more movies like that to show Mo when she's here. So, my little FriendBots, please make suggestions. Tell me which movies you think would work well for a smart little girl who loves princesses but is not Baby to be put in a corner.

Also, I just lost the game.