Posts Tagged ‘Irony’

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 . . .?”

First Cake, Now Coffee

October 28, 2014

The other day, while browsing the Candles & Curses archives, I came across this entry (made before the birth of my son) about how I had learned to drink coffee, but didn’t drink it every day, or even every week.

I’m still laughing at that.

Weekend Plans

August 29, 2014

With the weekend coming into sight, one thought in particular keeps coming back to me:

What do you do when you know your friend most akin to Bruce Banner keeps making quiet inquires expressing concern about your stress level?

If you’re me, you make a “Get SMASHED!” joke you don’t really mean, then admit to yourself it’s time to relearn yet again how to be relaxed.

I Appreciate The Thought, But . . .

August 21, 2014

There are times when I want people to stop being encouraging and just be quiet so that I can actually do what they are trying to encourage me to do.

I doubt I’m alone in this.

Okay Then

July 31, 2014

Over the past few days, those of you skilled at reading between the lines, as well as those simply skilled at just reading, probably concluded this has not been an easy week for me.

You concluded correctly.

And while I can see the edge of the woods from here, I’m not quite out of them yet, so I’m going to need to keep this brief today.  With that in mind, here’s an exchange I overheard this morning between Lala and L.:

Lala:  (After L. said something particularly clearly.) You’re getting this enunciation thing down pat.

L.:  No, I’m not. (Said with flawless enunciation.)

But I Guess I DID Ask For This, Come To Think . . .

July 23, 2014

This morning I sat down to write a quick entry about how sometimes it can be difficult to make time for things.

This afternoon I finally got a break from demonstrating that principle for long enough for me to say that I’ll do my best to write that entry tomorrow.

An Age Old Problem

June 18, 2014

Nobody reveres and idolizes a time period quite like those who didn’t live during it.

That Guy Can Be SUCH A Jerk

June 12, 2014

One of my pet peeves is someone leaving a household task half-finished, and since I don’t have a lot of time to do things around the house (because L. is three), I get doubly annoyed if that half-finished task somehow impedes what I’m trying to get done at any given moment. So when I got a moment today to throw a load of clothes in the washer, I was not happy to see that there were clothes in the dryer that hadn’t been put away.

Never mind that it would only take me an extra minute at most to take the clothes out of the dryer and out of my way, logic isn’t always the first response in these situations, you know. (And if you don’t know, try living with a three-year-old for a while.) So I rolled my eyes and silently vowed that somebody was going to pay for this delay . . . and I was right.

They were my clothes that I had put in the dryer and forgotten about.

If “past me” doesn’t learn to be more considerate soon, he’d better hope I never get my hands on him.

But That’s Irony For You

May 20, 2014

Despite my admittedly dim view of certain individual examples of the human species, humanity as a whole has always impressed me with its ingenuity and its audacity. Time and time again humanity has used these two traits to surmount challenges that other species would have found flatly insurmountable.

Which is why it is so ironic how likely it is that the ultimate doom of humanity will someday be brought about by that very same ingenuity and audacity.

And I’m Not Kidding

April 2, 2014

There’s nothing quite like watching a solid morning of educational children’s programs to make one realize that the world would be a much better place if adults followed even half of the rules they set for children.