YEO: “Knock, knock.”
Me: “Who’s there?”
Me: “Banana who?”
YEO: “Banana I didn’t know there was hair on my butt.”
Admittedly, I laughed out loud. I was ready for a knock-knock joke that was meaningless and quite unfunny. I was ready to dole out the ‘courtesy laugh’ that I have done so many times before in response to my daughters knock-knock jokes. But this one was special. What more could you ask for? Butt, hair and banana all wrapped up in the punchline. Classic.
Well played, YEO, well played.
I have hit a dry spell. No inspiration whatsoever. What does one do if one is feeling some mental constipation? I guess I’ll just consult my trusty, dusty, molded-to-my-butt-from-being-in-my-backpocket moleskine to see if I wrote down any thought provoking ideations that have been written down but not yet vomited up here in my little acre of blogsburg
Let’s see here . . . hmmmm . . .
- two wireless lavalieres in the Acorn Ballroom
- conference speaker phone in room #423
. . . oh, I guess I use this thing for work related things too.
I watch a lot of T.V. and movies. Next to hiding up in my little man-nook on my mac it’s another past-time I really enjoy. The only thing it has really done for me is make me a decent teammate on a trivia team. Heck, my brother and I would play a game we called “Vague Movie Reference” where we’d say some vague line from some vague movie and the other would have to guess the film. For example:
“I was like a one-man army, like Charlton Heston in “Omega Man.” You ever see it? Beauty.”
With all of my productive hours of watching I have become pretty good at spotting actors that have been in many different roles in many different movies or T.V. shows.
“Oh hey! That’s the guy that played the dead body in ‘Law & Order’!” or “Look! She played the girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld that one time.”
Well, why should I be surprised that, one night, when ‘30 Rock‘ was on the Young Extroverted One yelled out, “Hey! That’s Mister Conductor in my Thomas Movie!” She was referring to Alec Baldwin, of course. She wasn’t even sitting down watching ’30 Rock’ she was walking by the boob-tube on her way to bed. Maybe that useless skill that I have is genetic.
Kids are pretty cool. Well, at least mine is! =)
First things first, a little link love to coolpeoplecare.org and today’s email inbox gem:
5 minutes of caring
by Sam Davidson (Wednesday, July 4, 2007)
As you are probably aware, back in 1776, a group of folks got together and celebrated the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. You can also commemorate some other things today, such as:
If you want to celebrate today, make sure you do so wisely. Make today memorable as you enjoy your time off.
And now for something completely different:
Nothin’ says America like a blond woman with a shotgun in the front yard and an Amercan flag!
“I’m going to be the allest of the universe!” –Young Extroverted One
Said this morning as we’re driving to school. Basically, she was describing herself when she grows up. It’s the natural succession of being a hockey playing, animal rescuing, paleontologising (that’s a cool word) artist. Everyday the list gets longer. Whatever she ends up doing we’re behind her all the way!
I’ve been meaning to write about this earlier but life and work get in the way sometimes. But, first, I must give a shout-out to God for the rain! We’ve been needing a new roof since we moved into this house and right when we hire someone to do it it rains like crazy the day they were going to come down. Now that the roof is done (and the impending bill is possibly on the way) I was afraid that is wasn’t ever going to rain again. If anything to at least prove to us that our choice in roofer was a good one. The work done was proof number one and now the lack of leaking is proof number two. We’ll be passing around a plate to collect donations for the roof fund after this post. =)
Okay, now onto the summer fun portion of the show. I have always enjoyed catching lightning bugs on summer evenings. I got to share this enjoyment with the Young Extroverted One the other day and we had a blast! There’s just something about spotting that green flash and running towards it to only lose the thing because it turned it’s light off and kept flying. Once the YEO got the knack she was catching them like a pro. As we took a breather from all the running to and fro I pointed out the bats flitting back and forth catching bugs (hopefully mostly mosquitoes). YEO thought that was the coolest thing ever!
I have this bat house (not my house but actually a bat house) that I’ve been needing to hang somewhere but like every project on deck it gets put aside. I still haven’t finished the laundry nook (what’s smaller than a nook? cranny?) with the sanding and the hole filling and the painting. At least we can actually do the laundry! I’ve also been meaning to put up a swing on the front porch for the YEO. Because, according to her, the porch swing is booooriiiiing. Whew, I got some work to do. ugh.
Now listen to some money collecting tunes as we start the plate around . . .
Summer’s Here-Dad Loves His Work
- Cuddling with the Young Extroverted One in bed while the Elder Extroverted Holy One showered.
- YEO up in my face saying, “Happy Father’s Day, dada!”
- YEO and EEHO making wonderful pancakes.
- The neighbor taking YEO and her son to Maggie Moo’s for ice cream
- Having a nice long talk with my dad and hearing some stories about his dad.
Dad: “Happy Father’s Day!”
me: “Happy Father’s Day, back atcha!”
Dad: “That’s pretty cool, huh?”
me: “Yeah . . . it is.”
My heart dropped when I heard yesterday that Mr. Wizard (aka Don Herbert) passed away. I watched “Mr. Wizard’s World” on Nickelodeon back in the mid-to-late ’80s. I thought it was way cool when my dad would watch with me because he told me that he used to watch “Watch Mr. Wizard” when he was young. Of course hearing that made Mr. Wizard seem that much older to me.
The kids seemed kind of dorky (the same could have been said about me). There was even one that I wasn’t quite sure if it was a boy or girl and had some gender neutral name like, Chris or Terry. But the experiments they did always intrigued me and some I still remember today.
Maybe after work the Young Extroverted One and I will blow something up!
“There were two people – you don’t know them, but they got married and didn’t like each other. And instead of dancing, they punched each other.”
Young Extroverted One: “Did you know you could smoosh a booger?”
Elder Extroverted Holy One: “Yes, I did know that.”
YEO: “Do you know why?”
EEHO: “No, no I don’t.”
YEO: “Because it’s made of boogers.”
“Whose ultrasound picture is this?”
As we showed her the Elder Extroverted Holy One’s ultrasound picture with a new itty bitty (quite possibly extroverted) fetus.
Needless to say, YEO is very excited to be a big sister!