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So, our office is in the basement of the house, and we’re blessed to have a bathroom down here as well. Having a bathroom below grade means a special pump and venting system for waste. For some reason, every year about this time the sewage gasses escape up the vent. Guess where that is? You betcha! It’s here in the office. Yay me! It’s a great time to burn a sweet-smelling candle and wait for the problem to subside. Blech.

You may now pause for a moment to imagine what it smells like in here.

You’re welcome.

Welcome to the August 26, 2011 edition of fun for your friday. Pamela Jorrick presents Vegas for Kids? Ummm, not so much. posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.

Aaron Blaylock presents Proud Parenting Moments posted at Being Aaron Blaylock, saying, “This is just a sample of my writing from earlier this year for your consideration.”

Jailan Marie presents There’s got to be a pony under here somewhere! posted at Innovative Solutions For Positive Change.

Nikhil Jaisinghani presents Conversation Problems posted at How Did I End Up There?, saying, “I recently moved to Abuja, Nigeria for a posting with USAID. I dont know how I got suckered into it, but I did. No point kicking myself now. Here are a few stories from our life together…”

David Leonhardt presents Who Walks Into a Bar This Time? posted at Barwhiz Blog, saying, “After the traditional knock-knock jokes, bar jokes are probably the most popular jokes of all time. They began as “Two guys walk into a bar…”, but these days just about anybody can walk into a bar, from a zebra to a hog to a pickle to a three-horned toad.”

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