Tuesday, June 04, 2019

What I Like About You

My kids have accused me of showing favoritism and they're right.
I like our pet guinea pigs better than all four of them.

song: What I Like About You • artist: The Romantics

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Eight Days a Week

C says that Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday should be followed by Apply for Welfare Wednesday.

song: Eight Days a Week • artist: The Beatles

Thursday, November 15, 2018

smokin in the boys room



Here’s a funny (or not) story.
S and N wanted to make super scary jack-o-lanterns this Halloween and somehow equated super scary with smoking. So they wanted both their pumpkins to have cigarettes and I offered to make some with white/brown paper but neither of the boys could understand why I needed white paper because as it turned out, they had never seen an unsmoked cigarette, just butts in the beach parking lot, so they assumed cigarette were just the brown filter end.

Song: Smokin in the Boys Room  • Artist: Brownsville Station

Monday, February 12, 2018

I Write the Book

I just realized this today (can you believe it?) and this is about as quasi inspirational as I’ll probably ever get.

Ever notice that it only takes dropping one letter to make a “notebook” a “not book?”
Here’s to all your notebooks never becoming “not books” 

song: I Write the Book • artist: Elvis Costello

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Stormy Monday

I don’t understand people who deny climate change. Don’t something like 97% of all climate change scientists agree that climate change is happening at an accelerated rate and that people are the cause?
Those seem like pretty good odds.
If I went to see 100 doctors and 97 of them said I had cancer - I think I would probably stop wondering whether or not I had cancer and start doing something about it.


song: Stormy Monday • artist: Eric Clapton

Friday, November 03, 2017

I'm Sorry

Confession: when I play Sorry with my kids and I get the card that sends them back to start - I'm not really sorry.

song: I'm Sorry • artist: Brenda Lee

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Luck be a Lady

Through a set of circumstances that left us without electricity for 24 hours and without water for almost 60, I found myself at the laundromat with an overflowing basket of dirty clothes; and it occurred to me that feeding a $10 bill into the coin changer was about as close to winning at Vegas as I would probably ever come.
Luck be a lady really means having clean clothes and ice cream that’s not melted.

Song: Luck be a Lady • Musical: Guys and Dolls