Posts Tagged ‘Silly’

Now To Finish The Story

June 5, 2019

I never was sure I saw knives in the “play fighting” incident any more than I was sure the first time I was “preceded” was anything more than a wild coincidence, but coincidence or not, eventually my friend and I decided we’d had enough of this car in front of us.  Up until this point we’d been politely following the rules of the road regarding turn signals and the like (This will make more sense when you realize the town we lived in at the time was comparatively small, and we knew the equally small police force at least by name, and one of the officers in particular took a personal joy in pulling over teenage drivers if you gave him any excuse.), but the next chance we saw we pulled off a sudden ninety degree turn that risked violating the laws of physics, if nothing else, and that was that.  We never saw the car again.

Was it a coincidence?   Probably, but I’ve always thought the simple fact that we even considered the possibility that we were being deliberately preceded said volumes about us, good and bad.

He Didn’t

June 4, 2019

So to those who told me yesterday that they felt like yesterday’s post was the lead up to a horror story, that was exactly what I was feeling at the time.  My friend, on the other hand, was less convinced, but he was like that.  He tended to assume “harmless playing around” in situations where my assessment was . . . different.

For instance, one time we were at a concert and, with a big grin on his face, he pointed out the two guys “play fighting” some distance from us.

“Man, I love doing things like that to mess with people in crowds!” he chortled.

Narrowing my eyes, I focused on the distant spectacle as best I could.  “When you do it, do you use knives like I’m pretty sure these guys are?” I asked.

When You Think You’re Just Being Weird, And The Universe Decides To Be Weirder

June 3, 2019

To give you an idea of the twists and turns my mind can make, once I was out driving with a friend, and after a while the continued presence of the car in front of us began to offend us in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way.  (It wasn’t a very busy road as a rule.)  We eventually laughingly concluded that the car was “obviously preceding us” (similar to following us, but doing it in front of us instead of behind us),  and therefore we made a series of random turns onto side roads to get them to “stop it.”

This was funny until the third time they obligingly made the same turn right before we did . . .

Lala Thought This Was Hilarious

December 20, 2018

While at Disney World, Lala and L’s Mother meet a few princesses, one of them being Ariel.  Ariel took one look at Lala and said, “I thought *I* had long hair; you couldn’t get a dinglehopper through that . . . you’d have to use my father’s trident!”

I Knew As Soon As She Grinned And Launched Into A Silly Dance

February 7, 2018

“Do you want to watch something funny and short before bed?” L’s Mother asked me last night, so I took a step back and looked at her expectantly.

She got it.

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.

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


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.