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Tebow smiley needed

11 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

If we can get a Thrash smiley, surely we can have a Tebow!

Child dilemma - Lego theif

27 September 2011 - 09:25 AM

So we are renting a house while our home is being fixed from a fire in the basement.  The new place is a 6BR Victorian, very old, not very secure.  Beautiful neighborhood, but the humidity and old windows means nothing shuts properly (doors/windows).  That is OK, because we have very little with us.

My 8 y/o son just had a birthday and got a few Lego sets of Pirates houses and Spongebob houses.  He played with them when he got home from school yesterday.  I had to take him to an afternoon class, and was gone for 15 minutes.  In that time period, 3 of his new lego sets went missing.  There are still lots of loose brinks on the table, but entire house structures are gone.  Normally, we would suspect that he moved them, but he just played with them.

As I was driving back to the house, I noticed a neighborhood boy who lives a block behind us.  He has been in our house playing with my son, and also likes Legos.  When I pulled into my driveway, he was walking back to his house from somewhere.

Scouring the house, the only thing missing are the Legos.  No money, no ipods are gone.  I strongly suspect that a young boy walked in to our house with closed, but probably unlocked doors.  I have one particular suspect in mind, who is about 7 years old, and comes from a poor minority family.  Very nice boy from my interaction with him.
What do we do?  We can't accuse him of breaking and entering, but he would be suspect #1 based on his proximity to the house, and familiarity of the legos.

We told our son to ask the boy on the bus today if he 'borrowed' some Legos last night.  I suspect he will deny.

What to do?  The Legos are literally the only toy my son has right now, and the only toy he plays with.
Any advice is welcomed.

Basball stadium fashion advice needed

17 August 2011 - 10:07 AM

I am spending a weekend in Chicago taking in the White Sox game on Friday and the Cubbies game on Saturday.  What is the etiquette regarding wearing another MLB jersey in a stadium?

Can I wear a Phillies 80's throwback Schmidt jersey in Chicago, or is that a violation?

Do I wear the home team shirt, or is that a violation as a Phillies fan?

What to wear?

Help - Where to stay in Chicago

19 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

Can any geeks give some ideas on which areas of Chicago are best to stay for a group of 6 guys in town to watch the Cubs on Saturday, and the Sox on Friday night?  
Someone told us the River North area was good for nightlife.  
What are some fun bar areas to visit to tie on a load and stumble back to the hotel?
TIA.   :pointstosky: