Posts Tagged ‘Silly’

After Two Cups Full, I Was Ready To Go!

August 9, 2017

(No, the news isn’t cheery of late.  I’m not in denial . . . I’m being obstinate!)

Today I discovered that doing without morning coffee isn’t so bad when you substitute it with morning cookies provided you keep the doses the same.

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I Was

August 4, 2017

I was looking for directions on the box on how to prepare this, and the first thing I saw was “keep frozen” and I thought to myself, “That doesn’t sound tasty at all!”

– L’s Mother’s latest attempt to see if I was really listening to her

“Fantabulanope”

July 7, 2016

Life around here is running on more or less an even keel again at the moment, and that’s nice, but that doesn’t mean I don’t remember the not-so-long-ago time when I was making up new words to best convey my precise level of disinclination to deal with the latest dilemma clamoring for my attention.

This Has Nothing To Do With The Fourth Of July

July 4, 2016

Today I read in passing that a study revealed that Gila monster saliva can help reduce cravings for chocolate and ordinary food.

Given no further details, I would imagine a similar effect could be produced with cobra venom; all you have to do is place the chocolate close enough to the cobra.

Possibly At The Bar

June 29, 2016

This morning my son asked me if I knew what a “hot Jupiter” was.  “Sounds like a drink to me,” I told him, prompting him to giggle and tell me that was silly.

He was right, of course.

But it’s not like I was going to tell him that it sounds like a name you’d hear in an all-male strip club.

I’m Still In “Defensive Silliness” Mode

June 23, 2016

The other day I noticed that L’s Mother was listening to “The Best of Badfinger.”  As I walked away I found myself thinking, “Doesn’t that make this compilation the good Badfinger?  And by that logic, is there a bad Badfinger compilation out there?”

It’s True

June 3, 2016

They say you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, but a spray bottle full of vinegar can knock fruit flies out of the air with a single spray.

You can’t do the same trick with honey.

That’s Good To Know

April 4, 2016

Last Friday I mentioned Lala’s (questionable) assertion that I’m Batman.

Naturally, not long after that a friend of mine named “Robbin” asked me if that made her my sidekick.

“Only if you wear the costume,” I replied with a wink, thinking (incorrectly) that would be the last word on the subject.

I was then informed that, “If you are Bruce Wayne rich and will cover my living expenses, THAT CAN BE ARRANGED!”

I’d Have Answered That, But I Was Done With The Conversation

April 1, 2016

“I just realized something,” Lala announced the other day.  “You’re Batman!”

“And just how do you figure that?” I asked with bemusement.

“Whenever you’re done with a conversation, you vanish!” she explained.

Flu Season Update For My Region

February 12, 2016

If coughs and clearing throats were mating calls in my part of the world right now, this whole area would be ankle-deep with children in nine months or so.

– Today’s illness born thought of strangeness