Category Archive: Stuff We Do

Dec
14

Aladdin

On Tuesday December 10th we went to the stage show of Aladdin. Just like the movie it started with the song Arabian Nights, but unlike the movie there were three men singing it, throughout the musical, to help the plot. It had a lot of the same songs that are in the movie like One …

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Apr
01

Arts and Crafts and Daleks, Oh My!

A few weeks back friend Virginia mentioned that Raymond Cusick, the designer of the daleks from Doctor Who, had died at the age of 84. We exchanged emails with simultaneous suggestions that we should raise a toast to his memory by making a dalek cake. Since the debut of the new season of Doctor Who …

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Dec
29

Support Staff

As far as I was concerned, my job during all of this excitement was to assist Laura in packing her brain with information it didn’t already have. Not quite a coach, nor a pit crew or a secretary… but more or less an amalgam of all of them. I was involved as possible in Laura’s …

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Oct
04

Revisiting the Kakapo

Way back when we created our kids’ science book Born Smart? (yes we are getting back to updating it here, it’s been a busy year), we had a chapter called Problems with Instinct. One of the animals we talked about was the kakapo, a large, gorgeous, flightless parrot from New Zealand. We’ll let the pages …

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Sep
26

Doodletronics Site Update

Since it pays the bills, I thought I’d just mention that we’ve done a major overhaul to the Doodletronics website. Very accessible, and lots of our newer site designs are up there. And, if you have nothing else to do, you might want to reload the front page to watch the top banner. It loads …

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Dec
29

What Meghan got for Christmas…

Wii Chores, shrinkwrapped Laura and I (but mainly Laura) faked up the packaging for a Wii game, modelled after one of the ones Nintendo itself created. Erik contributed great hunks of the promotional copy for the back. We inserted the label into a spare DVD case, labelled a DVD inside and added a little instructional …

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