Sunday, December 12, 2010

I have moved... WordPress! Don't worry, I've imported all my posts and comments.

You can see my serious stuff at:
and my frivolous stuff at:

I'll be closing off all comments here, so please go to the new sites and check them out. I'm still tweeting the settings, and would love to know what you think.

- Pharaoh Signing Off

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mango Rum Cocktail

I had a dream about a cocktail.

Take half a mango, juice of one lemon, shot of spiced rum, and ice. Blend. Drink.

What do you think? What would we call it? I dreamed about it being part of a Monkey Island game, so it should be called something piratey.

- Pharaoh Signing Off

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An Ethical Formula Company

I have often wondered what an ethical formula company would look like. How would they advertise? What would they sell? What would they recommend?

So I've decided to write the FAQ for an ethical formula company. I have called it Unicorn Tots Formula Company. Add what you like in the comments.

What is the best start a baby can have?
Unicorn Tots recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of your child's life. We also recommend continued breastfeeding for at least the first two years of your child's life.

I can't/don't want to breastfeed, what can I do?
If you cannot breastfeed, have low supply, or do not want to breastfeed, you can get breast milk from a milk bank. [details of milk bank]

I have low supply, should I supplement with solids or Unicorn Tots formula?
Solids should not be introduced until your child is six months old, and then only in small amounts. If you are having a problem with supply, contact a Lactation Consultant at [details].

Can I get a sample of Unicorn Tots formula for someone else?
We don't give out formula samples, and would not recommend giving samples to new parents.

What other things would an ethical formula company do? Throw out your ideas!

- Pharaoh Signing Off