Archive for June, 2021

Not That This Is News To Either Of Us At This Point

June 15, 2021

Having seen something that puzzled me while I was out this morning, I decided to consult with L’s Mother.

“Why do you suppose someone would tie a set of keys, including a car key and what I presume were house keys, to the pole of a stop sign?” I asked her.

“I don’t know,” she replied. “Maybe somebody found them and tied them up like that in the hopes that the person who dropped them would see them?”

“Yeah . . . that was the best I could come up with too,” I admitted. “I can even see the thinking, but . . .”

“It’s something I would do,” she said as I simultaneously said, “I can’t agree with it.”

Yes, Once Again It’s Flag Day

June 14, 2021

Today I’m going to be busy because today is a very special day to L’s Mother. Why, you ask?

Because about twenty years ago The Simpsons made a throwaway joke . . .

And I’ll Be Taking One Half-Day Off

June 11, 2021

And after some delays, my son and I are officially done with school for the summer. To celebrate, he’ll be taking the first of many days off for a while.

Social Media Can Tell You Surprising Things Sometimes

June 10, 2021

Today on this date, according to a shared memory, one of my nieces spent an amazing day riding horses with friends.

Apparently on this same date (albeit some years prior) *I* was waxing nostalgic about Jonah Hex.

That’s just not something I ever expected to know.

It Certainly Doesn’t Describe All Of Them

June 9, 2021

As my son and I wrapped up our course on history for the year, we found ourselves talking about the traits common to successful civilizations. Unity was a big one, of course, but flexibility/adaptability was right up there, plus a certain willingness to look at the world beyond their borders.

Do those sounds like words that describe our current civilizations to you?

To Be Fair, Some People Don’t Use Ink For That

June 8, 2021

From a conversation about the merits and drawbacks of tattoos:

All too often I’ve seen people ink their pain into their skin not to heal, but to ensure that it never heals.

Okay, That’s An Exaggeration, But I Still Don’t Like Mirrors

June 7, 2021

I’ve been telling people for years that I don’t like what I see when I look in the mirror, and after years of people telling me that’s silly, I finally realized they can’t see Bloody Mary like I can . . .

I Have To Admit That Sounds Pretty Weird To Me

June 4, 2021

How weird would be if you made something, and it periodically disassembled itself and give a piece of itself back to you to show how grateful it was?

– L, age 10, in response to learning that some religions used to believe that you had to shed human blood to repay the gods for creating humanity

Just To Clarify

June 3, 2021

Before I got interrupted yesterday, I was planning to say that, for the record, while I consider ten way too young for that kind of language, I’m not foolish enough to believe my son doesn’t know it.

Ladies And Gentlemen . . . Welcome To Florida

June 2, 2021

(We interrupt our intended line of thought with this special announcement.)

I’m rarely at a loss for words, but learning that a full grown man tried to invoke the “stand your ground” defense over his killing of an iguana just has me gobsmacked today.