Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Found this card last night with jokes Z wrote for the talent show and got his permission to post them here:

"I wish Isaac Newton hadn't discovered gravity... Wouldn't it be more fun to just float around in space?

Actually Isaac Newton didn't discover gravity. The first one that discovered it was... A ROCK! 'Help! I'm falling! I'm falling!'

I don't understand how there can be gravity on other planets... They don't have apples."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Snowy Days Ices

The husband and the boys got a snow day. Hope they have fun! I got a shoveled driveway and practically door-man service from my little one who carried my lunch, my purse and even opened my car door. : )

As I was pulling out onto my local main road, the trees looked like the were practically made of snow. I waited for my spot among the dozen cars, and what should I see when I turn my head, but a Coca-Cola truck. I'm not sure why it looked so beautiful, or made me so happy.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Midnight Basketball

Did you see the lunar eclipse last night?

I wished for a tripod.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

At The Gas Station

Maybe it's because my new car* gets more than the 10 miles to the gallon my old car did and I don't have to fret quite as much, but I've had some interesting experiences at the gas station lately:

I saw a man in my former dream car, a beautiful new Audi. He was very well-dressed, in a suit and wool coat, with a magenta scarf. Before my car-shopping experience I might have thought, "What a nice car, he must be rich." Now I was thinking, "He'd be a lot richer without that huge car payment!"

In six months of shopping, I scaled down from Fantasy (Audi Quattro)>(Audi Regular) to Dream (2008 Volkswagen Passat)>(2006 Volvo) to Realistic (2007 Ford)>(2005 Ford with a decent down payment saved up.) And it's wonderful.

I thought there was a point. Oh yes. We are where we need to be. (It's good to be where you're needed.)

When I went in to pay, and to get some bananas, because we like bananas, a lady with a small child pointed to the newspaper and said "Look, a man went onto a college and shot people. What a goofball!" The little boy said "Goofball!"


And it made me think why do children need to know this? And why does my son know that weapons are barred from college campuses like he showed in his joke the other day? Aside from the weather, why do we even watch the morning news? It's kind of doom and gloom and even sometimes far-fetched.

Oh, well. Enough! I really like "Arthur".

*Strangely, I've been seeing the exact same car everywhere.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Right Round

Yesterday my boys and I went roller skating. And it was a blast! Ha!

(Really good exercise too.)

Mashup I am not going to make: "Landslide" and "Dreams" (Sammy Hagar)

Touche Cliche: Time flies when you're sleeping.

Funniest thing I heard "today": We were out and about and my little one said he'd really like to take karate and take kick boxing. I said he could be dangerous with his feet, they're big. My big one said in a voice "My feet had to be registered as lethal weapons. I can't take them on college campuses.
I don't have much education. But at least I've got my feet!" : )

Friday, February 8, 2008

Like a Record, Baby

I just realized that I sit every day in a spinny chair. Yet, I never spin.
Must be getting old.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Down Numbery Lane

This weekend was my Dad's birthday and my stepmom took us out to eat. Thank you, Ruthann!

Recently, my Dad was telling me about the accounting jobs he had over the years and how it was back then. I was thinking about how lucky I am to have gotten to work for him in high school. It was just neat, so 3 dimensional. You know what's what when you have to write it all up on 13-column pads and post to an actual ledger book.
I know that "pencil-foot" is not a baby pirate.

Doing an Accounts Receivable aging was an entire day ordeal that involved a chunky rack of customer cards and typewriter tabs.

Then came Lotus 1-2-3 with it's amber points of light, then Excel and various accounting programs. I've got to get used to the new version of Office, 2007. They've hidden all the buttons, to make them easier to find.

I'm just bummed I didn't come along even earlier and get to try a comptometer.