Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

This Is Especially True For Close Family

July 2, 2020

I’m not telling anyone how to feel about something, be it sports, religion, politics, music, or what have you, but the closer you are to me, the more I’m going to need you to turn your volume down.

Fortunately I Knew That L’s Mother Had Recently Ordered Something For Her Snake PLANT

July 1, 2020

Today has been filled with a series of odd little out of context moments for me, but nothing tops the text notification I received informing me that my “live indoor snake” had shipped.

I Get Credit For That, Right?

June 29, 2020

Some days I wonder which is going to be harder, for my son to forgive me for the mistakes I make as a father, or for me to forgive myself.

Then, like just now (no joke), he interrupts me to ask if I can clean up the mess the dog made because he doesn’t want to touch it, and I do stop and clean it up because that is part of my current duties as a father.

Maybe That’s Why I Don’t Like The Phrase

June 26, 2020

I’m not a big fan of the phrase, but I’ve always appreciated the intent behind the idea of “taking a mental health day,” so today I woke up and decided that’s exactly what I needed to do.

Then I thought, “Shouldn’t every day, whenever possible, be a mental health day?”

It’s Just The Way I Am

June 24, 2020

Given my love of performance magic, my admiration for a clever con, and my scorn for politicians, the more someone explains to me how “reasonable” something is, the more suspicious I get.

And, No, I Didn’t Do This Myself, But Apparently It’s A Remarkably Common Accident

June 19, 2020

Pro-tip of the day: While technically it accomplishes the goal of “not splashing the boiling water” when you place your fingers in the water along with the hot dogs . . .

You know what, I don’t think I need to finish this. You get the idea, right?

Would You Believe That **** Stands For “Help” In This Case? Yeah, Neither Would I

June 18, 2020

Today is one of those days that I just woke up with a song in my heart.

Unfortunately that song is “Go **** yourself!” set to music.

Because Their Risk Is MY Risk Too

June 17, 2020

While it is, of course, more than possible to be overly selfish, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with keeping your own well being in mind. For instance, I don’t know about you, but I know that *I* am perfectly okay with any pilot on any airplane I’m on being aware if they are not healthy enough – mentally, physically or emotionally – to fly the plane that day.

So Can We Please Start Learning From Our Mistakes Now?

June 15, 2020

Between you and me, I’d rather be talking about how many chocolate chips you can add to cookie dough before the mix becomes more chocolate chip than cookie (It’s seems to take about a dozen past the “normal” amount of chocolate chips in a regular cookie, by the way.), but I need to say this:

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and I’m not trying to minimize any of it, but let the record reflect that in my part of the world at least, there is no “second wave” of COVID-19; this is still the first!

What I’ve Been Singing To Myself This Morning

June 12, 2020
The Internet is for scorn.
The Internet is for scorn.
Get in your licks and double-click
For scorn!  Scorn!  Scorn!

- With apologies to Avenue Q