Archive for February, 2020

And I Stand By This, TYVM

February 28, 2020

“All I’m saying,” I was saying the other day, “was that if you want to sincerely thank someone in text, unless you’re under fire or on fire, you can take the time to type out ‘Thank you!’  ‘TYVM!’ just doesn’t cut it.”

“It’s just linguistic shift,” L’s Mother retorted.  “It’s no different than saying ‘goodbye’ instead of ‘God be with ye.'”

“That actually proves my point,” I replied.  “If I want to say ‘goodbye’ and mean goodbye, I’ll say goodbye; if I want to say and mean ‘God be with ye,” I’ll say ‘God be with ye.’  They convey entirely different messages!”

I Did Eventually Say It Once I Could Say It While Laughing AND Getting An Understanding Laugh From Them In Return

February 27, 2020

As I predicted, I do feel better today, and I’m still chuckling at one particular moment from yesterday:

The moment where after making a fresh pot of coffee I stopped myself from telling the adults of the house (who had drank my previous pot of coffee) that “The coffee is fresh because you’re a [Insert Dire Insult Here].”

I Should Feel Better After Some Sleep Tonight

February 26, 2020

Fortunately for my self-image, I know I’m not always this dour, but today my processing filter seems to be “Things I don’t care about,” “Things other people think I should care about, but I don’t care,” and “Things I know I should care about, but right at this moment I don’t care.”

Disney Yet Again (Part Five)

February 25, 2020

Now that I think about it, there was one event worth the telling that happened.  (It had slipped my mind because I’d already told the tale elsewhere.)

One of my son L’s favorite places to eat at Disney is Casey’s Corner, and on our last visit he got to toss out the opening pitch (a tradition at Casey’s when it opens its doors in the morning).  This was followed by the crowd singing  “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (another tradition when Casey’s opens), and my son enthusiastically joined along.

But he didn’t know all the words.

So now whenever I hear “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” I’m going to hear my son singing, “Something, something, SOMEthing!”

Disney Yet Again (Part Four)

February 24, 2020

So despite everything, we managed to have a truly good time on our latest trip.  There were no other real story worthy events this time around, but we all particularly enjoyed the convenience of the Disney Skyliner now being operational.  I imagine it wouldn’t be pleasant to be stuck on it during the height of an Orlando summer, but that would be true of any form of transportation around the park.

And it’s better than the bus.

Disney Yet Again (Part Three)

February 21, 2020

The short form of what happened is that we were rushing to leave the park and L’s Mother misjudged a curb.  By the time I realized what was about to happen, I had enough time to shout “Curb!” before she pitched forward into the street.  She caught her toe on the way down, but it otherwise didn’t seem too bad, so we made our way to the Skyliner.

It was in the air that the adrenaline started to wear off and the pain really started to set in.

So once we reached the hotel we alerted some staff that we might need some aid because while it certainly could have been a bad sprain, it also could have been a break.  Lacking on-site first aid facilities, this necessitated calling for paramedics either way.  (Why four were sent, I truly don’t know.)

After some examination, an obvious break was ruled out, and be it sprain or minor fracture, the proceedure remained more or less the same, tape up the toe and see if it gets better or worse.

It got better, and by morning L’s Mother was (carefully) able to walk again, so our vacation continued (more or less) unabated.

Disney Yet Again (Part Two)

February 20, 2020

I’m chalking up the one significant terrible moment to inertia since it essentially stemmed from L. doing everything but asking, “Are we there yet?” literally within minutes of us leaving the driveway.  I thought he was kidding.

He wasn’t, and suffice it to say that I struggled for many an hour against the tone that set up in me, but once we all got into the idea that we were going to have fun, we did have fun.  Oh, sure, lots (and lots) of things went wrong this trip, some minor, some . . . less minor, but nothing that truly dampened our spirts.

Mind you, it helped that L’s Mother enjoyed the company of the four paramedics that had to be called for her . . .

Disney Yet Again (Part One)

February 19, 2020

So we went to Disney again last week.  (And once again, “Thanks,” Mom.)

Snark aside, things went pretty well with only one (albeit prolonged) significant terrible moment for me.  Since the last time there were three, this is a VAST improvement, and gives me continued hope for the future.

He Uses Them As Nightlights

February 18, 2020

Me:  I’m just going to change the batteries in L’s candles.  *pauses*  We live in a weird age!

It Seemed Like The Safer Bet

February 17, 2020

L’s Mother:  One my nephews is asking if we can talk.  I’m guessing he wants to tell me that he’s engaged . . . or pregnant.

Me:  My money is on engaged.