Archive for April, 2018

This Insight I DID Get Introduced To In Time To Change The Course Of My Life Though

April 20, 2018

People like me we’re like . . . like shooting stars. We cross the sky, burning hot for one moment in time, then we . . . plunge to Earth and disappear. Jesus Christ, I’m starting to upset myself!

– Johnny Dangerously, Johnny Dangerously

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That’s Why It’s Important To Watch Their Eyes, Son

April 19, 2018

While my son and I were playing with our dog this morning, she started to get rambunctious, so we ended up singing, “Crazy eyes, crazy eyes!  It should come as no surprise, that you are feeling wild, ’cause we see your crazy eyes!” (I have just come to accept that this is “normal” in this house.)

It was only later that it occurred to me that if someone had taught me to look for crazy eyes when I was my son’s age, my life would have turned out very differently . . .

There Are Also Other Reasons

April 18, 2018

I’ve found myself wondering why I’m so easily distracted lately . . . . then I remembered that it’s Spring, that season where a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of trying to breathe!

A Translated Transcript Of My Blurry Thoughts This Morning

April 17, 2018

I feel awful this morning!  No, I feel worse than that, I feel . . . full spectrum awful!

. . .

As much as I enjoy patting myself on the back for my own cleverness, I really hope I’m not the first person to use that turn of phrase, because that’s just not a concept I want to be responsible for introducing into the universe . . .

1 Part Alcohol, 4 Parts Tea Is What Generally Works For Me

April 16, 2018

As I sip my tea this morning, I’m doing so from a mug someone got me a few years back.  This mug has a list of “tips for good health” on the side, and at the top of the list it says “Less Alcohol, More Tea.”

It turns out that’s really good advice.

This Isn’t Always A Bad Thing, But Still . . . Be Aware

April 13, 2018

Beware the times when the world isn’t actually __________, and you’re only seeing it that way because you are!

No Good News Goes Unsnarked (But, Seriously, We Were Glad To Hear It)

April 12, 2018

Me:  “By the way, the baby is fine.  He no longer needs oxygen, so they sent him home.”

L’s Mother:  “He no longer needs oxygen?!  What kind of baby is this?”

Me:  “You know what I meant!”

So Your Mother Keeps Telling Me

April 11, 2018

L  (Age 7):  Do you want to see a magic trick, Dad?

Me:  I’m pretty sure I just said I needed a few minutes to get some work done, buuuuut . . . okay.

L:  *spends several long moments twirling and making “mysterious” noises*

Me:  Okaaay . . . what’s the trick?

L:  *putting his finger to his lips*  Shhhhh.  The magic takes time.

Everyone Just Keep Breathing And It Should Be Better Soon

April 10, 2018

One of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to watch is a sick child struggling to breathe and sleep at the same time, and got to do that in the comfort of my own home and with the knowledge it was nothing worse than a minor cold.

Hang in there little name-brother.  This candle is for you and yours.

I Still Sing This To Myself . . . Particularly On Days Like Today

April 9, 2018

To hope against hope there’s an end to the rope.  The answer is . . . nope!  Illusion!

– The Guru, Marco Polo Junior