Boys have been taking state standardized tests this week, and PFB finished yesterday.  This was his first time using Scantron cards, and he was clearly intrigued.  This was a conversation between the boys this morning on the way to school…

PFB:  You know how there’s that grey number on your Scantron card?  When you get your Scantron, look and see what your number is so you can tell me.

GFB (belligerently):  Why?  So you can steal my identity???

I laughed out loud and reassured GFB that I doubted very much that that was PFB’s intention.  Then again, who knows?  That kid’s got all kinds of things up his sleeve…

In other news, I have a cold, with a bad sore throat.  I solicited advice on Facebook on how to get rid of it, and someone suggested cayenne tea.  A follow-up question confirmed she was suggesting I drink cayenne pepper mixed with hot water.  Yesterday I balked.  Today I just might try it…  I’m going to try Hot Tamales first though.

Posted in life on 04/28/2011 07:27 pm


  1. Teenage Bride

    feel better!!!!!

  2. I hate it when my Scantron identity is stolen!

    And cayenne pepper tea sounds seriously fierce. Maybe if you add it to an herb tea, it might not be bad, but just water? Ew! I'm sick too (unclear if it's allergies or the beginnings of cold), so I feel your pain.

  3. David Cranmer

    I came down with a cold this morning. Are you near Maine spreading this?

  4. My mom made us cayenne tea when we were little. It might have been to make sure that we weren't really faking it so we could stay home from school.

  5. Green Girl in Wisconsin

    "Scantron." That's a word I kind of miss–it's so science fiction sounding.

  6. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thanks, Jill!

    Stacy, it never came to actually trying it. Perhaps terrified of being forced to consume the cayenne tea, my body dealt with the sore throat on its own. Hope you're feeling better yourself.

    David, if I was, I would have given you advance notice. :)

    That's tough love, Sarakastic. I like it. :)

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