Archive for September, 2014

Feeling The Absence Today

September 30, 2014

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.

Aleister Crowley

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A Grounded Flight Of Fancy

September 29, 2014

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

– Unknown, but obviously said by somebody who never had to endure a security checkpoint or fly coach.

A Sweet Solution

September 26, 2014

Overall, fatherhood has been good for me, I think.

Today, for instance, I got the news that an important delivery I rearranged my schedule for had been cancelled . . . for the second time in as many weeks.  There was a time in my life I’d still be seething about that even after the sun went down.  These days though . . .

I gave myself a cookie, put myself in time out so I could eat it in peace, and already I feel  better.

I’m not kidding.

This Is Now Destined To Become A Running Joke

September 25, 2014

Me:  How old are you?

L:  I’m two years old.

Me:  No, you’re not.  You’re three years old, almost four years old.

L:  But I run away from four years old and three years old.  Now I’m two years old!

Me:  Have you been talking to your Uncle Matt again?

That’s Why I Live Where I Live

September 24, 2014

Lala:  (After realizing that she’ll be spending some of December in an area significantly closer to the Artic Circle than where we currently reside.)  What do you wear in snow anyway?

Me:  Me?  A frown.

Tale Told By Request

September 23, 2014

The other day I picked up a small bottle of wine at the grocery store, prompting the cashier to stare at me mock-inquisitively before playfully asking if I was really “old enough” to make such a purchase.

“Oh, please!” I snorted.  “The number of years added up that I’ve been asked that question are ‘old enough’ at this point.”

I Knew There Was A Reason I Wrote That Down

September 22, 2014

Today I got to have my first truly tranquil morning since I don’t know when.

Wait a minute . . . yes, I do.

Give It Some Grave Consideration

September 19, 2014

A quick example of the importance of being aware of how your phrasing could be interpreted:

“I hope they’re out of the hospital soon.”

Think about it.

A Quick Riddle

September 18, 2014

Question:  How has my work schedule lately also been like me moving my side of the bed into the corner of the bedroom this week?

Answer:  I keep hitting the wall at odd times.

(Put another way,  my twin thoughts upon waking this morning were “I have a LOT to wrap up today, so I hope nothing else goes wrong to stop me from doing it,” and “Who put that wall there and why did I kick it?”)

Funny That

September 17, 2014

Have you ever noticed how it seems like most people only get competitive when they’re winning?