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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A doll or an action figure

A few years ago my husband bought a computer game that came with a plastic scantily-clad female toy. I said, "Ooh, look, it comes with a doll!" To which, he replied, very quickly, "It's NOT a doll. It's an ACTION FIGURE!!"

"Ah," I said, "call it what you want. I still say it's a doll."

This coversation spawned an ongoing debate.

Here are some talking points of the debate:

1- Is Ken (Barbie and Ken) a doll or an action figure? This is still up for debate.

2- Is Barbie a doll or an action figure? Well, she certainly has a figure and she would certainly be called an action figure if she were wielding a frying

3-If you put GI-Joe in a cradle and wrap a blanket around him is he still an action figure?

4-If they are mere plastic pieces what is their action? Doesn't that require DOING something?

A baby doll is definitely a doll. Raggedy Ann is certainly a doll, unless she is used to whack a sibling over the head.

What do you think? Let me know your thoughts on the subject.


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On Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:26:00 PM, Blogger John wrote...


My sister had Barbie & Ken DOLLS while I had G.I. Joe ACTION FIGURES.

One's sugar and spice and everything nice and the others frogs and snails and puppy-dog tails.

And G.I. Joe has a HUGE arsenal of weaponry from pistols to bazookas. And a beard. And a scar. And boots. He's on the "Adventure Team" (no wimmen allowed) and is a "Man of Action."

Ken has a tan, a smile, and baby blue Bermudas.

When my G.I. Joe carried off Barbie, all Ken could do was throw a sandal after him (I think it was his; it might have been my sister's).

Why? Because he's just a doll.

On Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:00:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

So, what you are saying is the Ken is a girly-man.

What about the scanitly-clad female "action figure/doll"?

On Saturday, April 15, 2006 8:50:00 PM, Blogger John wrote...


On Sunday, April 16, 2006 12:28:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

You haven't played much Tomb Raider, have you?

But, who knows...Laura could be coming out of the closet someday. ;)

On Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:01:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Jess, but what about the scantily-clad female figure who sits on a shelf?


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