If you were a man with gynecomastia (say, a C cup) and smooth, almost hairless limbs, I'm not so sure that a long ponytail would be your best option for a hairstyle. Were it not for the five-o'clock shadow on the ponytailed man at the airport today, I would have been convinced I was looking at a woman.
Parts of Minneapolis have a heavy concentration of hippies. Not to mention large numbers of white people, particularly those of the blond-haired persuasion. I felt like I had time-traveled to 1973 in some sort of crazy Aryan sci-fi hippie world.
When your child exuberantly cheers, "Yay! I get to spend the weekend with Daddy!" before you leave for a few days, it doesn't mean he won't start missing you the following day.
Having a kid who's not afraid of needles is a good thing. Ben's cellulitis resolved rapidly with a single antibiotic shot last Friday. Why take oral antibiotics for 10 days when a single shot can be so effective? And why doesn't the pediatrician lay out the options up front? She was just going to prescribe a course of oral antibiotics until I asked about a shot. My brave high-pain-tolerance boy opted to watch the needle go in—can you imagine??
Why is there a Fox News Channel store at the Minneapolis–St. Paul airport? Seriously. You can buy magazines and snacks there—it appears to be a standard airport concourse shop, only emblazoned with the Fox logo. (Ick.)