Posts Tagged ‘Observations’

I Worry For Those Who Can’t Seem To Grasp This Concept

May 25, 2023

It’s perfectly okay to have sympathy for the tiger’s hunger, and to simultaneously not be okay with the idea of the tiger eating you!

And It Was Starting To Feel Like *I* Was The One Doing The Bit

December 27, 2022

I was originally planning to make an observation how it can be difficult sometimes to tell if someone is “doing a bit” or not (especially online), but it was surprisingly difficult to find a good definition of the phrase as I was planning to use it. (I try to remember my words aren’t always being read in English, and some turns of phrase can be far more regional that I might think they are.)

While I did eventually find a good definition, it’s the second one listed in the entry, and it all just seemed to have become unnecessarily complicated.

So If I AM Ever Asked, I’m Prepared

June 6, 2022

If I’m ever asked to describe the 2020’s using storm systems, I’m going to do it like this:

Agatha went to Mexico and came out uncertain of their identity, but after a quick trip to Florida, reinvented themselves as Alex.

I Was About His Age When I Made The Same Connection

November 24, 2020

Today my son observed that the planet Venus, named after the goddess of beauty, is lovely to look at from a distance, but seething and lethal the closer you approach it.

He’s definitely my son.

And He’s Not Familiar With The History Of The Phrase

December 11, 2018

I want to make clear up front that I don’t have a horse running in this race, so to speak, but I have to give my son the point from yesterday that an awful lot of duplication of effort goes into making public restrooms “separate but equal.”