ethan crossing a tadpole pond
logan the chess master
at dinner some folks were talking about the p90x fitness program and i asked “is that one of those exercise tape programs?”
i was heading in to the office after hours to assist with a production deployment and asked my colleague if there was anything i should bring, he responded “cod” which surprised me because most people don’t ask for a fish dinner to facilitate an off hours production deployment. as you hipsters probably know, “cod” is actually the video game call of duty.
these examples aren’t helping me advance the claim of not being that old…
how is it that so many bright and interesting people get a seemingly useless degree in english?
i’m curious if the degree program draws in interesting people or turns them out.
also, given the assumption there are lots of reasonably high caliber people in the program why is barrister their most likely job prospect upon completing the degree?
“it climbed back up the pole like an owl would”
the “tell” that ethan’s story about a baby bird he saw being taught to fly by its mother was made up. there were a few other details that made the story suspect, but ethan’s delivery and conviction to the story were convincing.
|the war on hanukkah||2011.05.20|
logan: why is [friend's name] jewish?
me: because their parents are
logan: can you choose to be jewish?
logan: i would choose christmas!
mid-may and dreams of sugar plum fairies are already dancing in her head…
|those were the days||2011.05.19|
when i was a kid, you didn’t get a toy or a sticker when you visited the dentist. in fact, you were lucky if you got anesthesia…
my kids look forward to the dentist – even when the visit includes a novocaine shot and drilling. granted the gas and local fluffing beforehand helps but its the cheap plastic toys at the end that seals the deal.
the last time i went bowling, you had to call the alley and ask these questions.
do you have open bowling today?
because there were usually leagues tying up most if not all the lanes.
do you have any open lanes or do i need an appointment?
because when the leagues weren’t tying up all the lanes, the lay folk were.
we went bowling this weekend and i called the local alley and asked these questions and you could tell i was a bit out of date by the responses i was getting. most notably, when i asked if we needed an appointment the girl said “oh no, you will most definitely be able to get a lane”
so i guess video game consoles at home and all the public smoking bans were more than bowling could bear…
|enhanced my morning||2011.05.16|
marc: did you just say ‘a big delta’?
marc: i never heard that expression before but knew exactly what you meant, is that computer talk?
me: math talk
marc: you just enhanced my morning. i can’t wait to bust that out on someone else today.
minutes later marc rolled it out on me for practice. i smiled when he said i enhanced his morning because every time i talk to marc it enhances my day.
|i just show it a little differently||2011.05.13|
i’m very grateful that there are such thoughtful, reflective people out there that would put together a project like the following:
and i am equally grateful that on the message board announcing this project someone had the good humor to post:
i am gratefull, it was not us
my deepest condolences for the victims and its families
we were talking with some other parents in the neighborhood when logan walked up showing us a bug in her hand like the one below.
she said it was a baby lady bug and i said i wasn’t so sure. she insisted and showed everyone else in the crowd looking for someone to confirm her claim. no one else knew what the bug was either but we were all in agreement it was unlikely a baby lady bug, especially given the fact it was already bigger than a typical lady bugs.
logan held on to the bug and her claim all the way home insisting we look it up on the internet as soon as we got back to the house.
in case you haven’t guessed by now, you are indeed looking at a picture of baby lady bug and i no longer think she isn’t learning anything at preschool…
|surely we can do better||2011.05.11|
it doesn’t help that i just heard a table full of canadians boast about their health care coverage while i’m staring at a pile of new member insurance cards and disclaimers nearly a half inch thick.
there is a medical insurance card; a prescription drug card; a prescription drug mail order package; a dental insurance card; a vision insurance card; and a health savings account debit card. i feel like i need to see someone to merely overcome the anxiety all these cards, programs and disclaimers are causing me.
and i had been feeling quite healthy before my health care coverage details showed up…