Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

Another Quote To Describe My Mood As We Approach The Second Grade Finish Line

April 24, 2019

What I don’t understand is . . . when you owe a bookie a lot of money, and he, say, blows off one of your toes, you still owe him the money.  Doesn’t seem fair to me.

– Dr. Farthing, Dirty Work

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And Not The Cheesy Fun Kind Either

April 23, 2019

As we approach the final stretch of 2nd grade, we can take some cold comfort in the fact that we’re fine grade-wise.  Academically, this past year looks amazing.

Emotionally, however . . . how do I put this?

This past year hasn’t been an emotional roller coaster; more like an emotional house of horrors.

My Parenting Experience This Week In A Nutshell

April 19, 2019

Mr. Furious (AKA “My Son”):  Why am I doing this again?

The Sphinx (AKA “Me”):  When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack.

Mr. Furious:  And why am I wearing the watermelon on my feet?

The Sphinx: I don’t remember telling you to do that.

– Mystery Men

Stormy Days

April 18, 2019

When things get rough, I’m just not one of those people who feels the need to ascribe beauty to an ugly situation.  Yes, I’ve seen storms that have been as beautiful as they were terrifying, but that didn’t make the aftermath any less horrific.

I’m Glad They Saved As Much They Did

April 16, 2019

(I want to make it clear up front that I’m not making fun of this situation.  Just consider this another example of how a small typo and unintentional ambiguity can lead to sitcom like situations.)

Message received via text yesterday:  Notre Dame is on fire right now.

My actual first response:  Come on, even know that Notre Dame isn’t playing today.

Me not long after:  Oh!  Notre-Dame is on fire!  YIKES!

I’ll Probably Still Be At Least Humming It Tomorrow As Well

April 15, 2019

This morning:  Went over the Preamble to the Constitution with my son.

By afternoon:  Realized I had already sung the damn song easily a dozen times.

Overheard During The Day’s Excursion

April 12, 2019

“I know you said that it’s rude to bring outside food into this restaurant, but I asked the lady over there and she said it was okay.”

“Because that’s what polite people say to rude people who ask if it’s okay that they’re being rude.”

I’m Blaming This Thought On Posting Before The Sun Is Up

April 11, 2019

If someone knocks on your door and your dog doesn’t bark, did the knock actually make a sound?

An Excerpt From Some Play With My Son

April 10, 2019

Mysterious Voice (My son):  Once again we need your help on an adventure.

Our “Not So Brave” Hero (Me):  Can’t you get somebody else to do it?

Mysterious Voice:  We wanted Superman, but he’s on another continent.

Our “Not So Brave” Hero:  I can wait.

Mysterious Voice:  No!

Our “Not So Brave” Hero:  Fiiiiiiiiine.

And That’s What I Did

April 5, 2019

Me (while staring at a project in progress that took two hours of research and back and forth tweaking to make something work):  After all that, I wonder what the odds are that I’ve managed to at least save as much time on the next step as I spent on this one trying to make the next step easier?  Probably best not to dwell on it and just move on.