Posts Tagged ‘Irony’

Further Proof That She And I Are From Different Worlds

April 17, 2019

While out with the household last week, I noticed in an off-hand sort of way that Lala had brought her braid forward while talking to a couple of guys.  I didn’t think anything of it, but evidently she had.

“I wasn’t really preening,” she told me later.  “I was just showing off my hair.”

“That’s preening,” I reminded her with a puzzled tilt of my head.

“I know!” she exclaimed with a flustered sigh.

He Was Grinning When He Asked That Though, So MAYBE He Was Kidding And Actually Got The Point This Time

April 8, 2019

“We’ll get started in about twenty minutes,” I told my son this morning.  “Nineteen minutes, to be precise.”

“I thought you were done with being ‘precise,'” he replied.  “It’s kind of annoying.”

“The day I can say ‘about twenty minutes’ and you accept that as an answer is the day I’ll stop being so ‘precise,'” I told him.

“But is that eighteen minutes . . . or twenty-two . . . or seventeen . . . or what?” my son then wanted to know.

Another Cutting Insight Courtesy Of Irony

March 26, 2019

Since I find myself in a surprisingly . . . volatile mood today (I’m not sure why; I just am.), I decided to play it safe and just post a quote about anger.  The first thing that came to mind was something I saw on a rerun of Becker a while back.  As best I remember it, Becker was struggling to put on a coat and says, “I don’t have anger issues.  I have issues with this stupid coat!”

But . . . wanting my quote to be exact (it being a quote and all), I tried to find it on a quote list from the show, but had no luck.  The next thing I tried was searching YouTube for the clip, but the search for “becker” and “coat” ended up producing a large selection of knife cleaning videos instead.

That’s when I realized I wasn’t that angry.

Great Wisdom No Matter Who Said It Though

January 18, 2019

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.

– Ironically enough, frequently attributed to Booker T. Washington in memes, but I can find no source for this.  Possible source is Rick Warren.

Recognizing The Irony Helped Me Relax . . . A Little

March 12, 2018

What’s the irony level for getting frustrated for getting stuck in traffic on the way to an appointment to help you relax?  Painful?

Painful sounds about right.

Can’t Say I Care For The Taste, But Such Is Life Sometimes

January 10, 2018

On Monday I said that I expected the lesson that time fussing about a problem gives no credit would be revisited again, and it turns out I was right.  Oh, my son is doing pretty good today, but after a night of no sleep for me, today I find myself doing my best to put my lesson where my mouth is.

And That’s MORE Than Enough Irony In Any Given Week For My Tastes

September 7, 2017

In another example of irony, while I am currently facing a crisis of water on my horizon, people on the west coast are facing a crisis of fire on theirs, once again proving that the problem isn’t one of resources, but of distribution.

And Thus The Day’s Lesson In Irony Was Complete (I’m Fine, By The Way)

September 4, 2017

I had some household projects to do this weekend, and one of them involved me going up on a ladder to clear some gutters.  Now normally I wouldn’t do this without someone to hold the ladder for me, but with no one available, I decided to just do the best I could without help.  Not relishing the idea of a fall, I vowed to be particularly careful, then promptly fell . . . three hours before getting anywhere near a ladder.

Something Funny (Ironic) To Me

July 5, 2017

I was originally going to post something funny (ha-ha) today, but the joke wasn’t really working for me, so I made the mistake of looking at the news for a bit.

Why is it the most racist comments in comment sections always seem to be preceded by the words, “Now I’m not racist, but . . .”?

I Now Have A New Standard For “Ironic”

June 7, 2017

What follows is a (heavily paraphrased to better capture background nuances) exchange between me and my son:

Him:  “Dad, do you want to do something together?”

Me (Knowing that it’s been raining for days and that he’s feeling cooped up):  “Sure!  What do you want to do?”

Him:  “It has to be something inside because I don’t like getting wet.”

Me:  “Of course.”

Him:  “Do you want to log into [an online game that includes fishing] and fish together?”

Me (Indulgently):  “Sure.”

Him:  “Isn’t this great?”

Me (Uncertainly as I watch our avatars standing together in virtual rain as they fish):  “Yes . . .?”