Archive for July, 2005

What’s not right

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Things that are wrong. Discuss…


Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Yesterday I noticed a sign outside of a bank near our house. I thought it was a new sign and said so. Turns out the sign has been there for two years. That happens to me a lot.

I also went to buy gas yesterday and the pump wouldn’t let me pick the gas type I wanted. It kept selecting diesel. That doesn’t happen to me a lot.

So sometimes things happen a lot, and sometimes they don’t.

Hurricane Dennis

Monday, July 11th, 2005

There is something voyeuristic about Hurricane coverage. The people that are experiencing the hurricane frequently don’t have power so they can’t watch TV. So all the coverage is for the benefit of people that are not experiencing the storm. It’s kind of like the blackout. We were in the blackout. We didn’t see any of the coverage.

Simon Says

Friday, July 1st, 2005

OK, so yesterday the kids and I are playing Simon Says in the mini-pool. Canem goes first, then I went and then Canso. Canso is going through the routine… “Simon says touch the bottom of the pool”, “Simon says touch your head”, “Simon says jump up and down” then, out of the blue, she says “Simon says bite Dad on the leg.” So then the two of them start coming after me. Some time later she finally gives in and it switches to Canem’s turn. So she runs through a few Simon says routines and then she says “Simon says, be like a statue” So I be like a statue. Then she says “Simon says, bite Dad on the leg.” So I start swimming away and she tells me I have to be like a statue. Forget that routine. So for the next like 10-15 minutes the two of them are coming after me trying to bite me on the leg. I felt like I was in a pool with two mini-zombies.

It was hard work staying away. At one point I suggested that they come up with a plan so they huddle and then Canso comes over to me and says “Dad, I want to have some close your eyes time with you.” I sent them back to think of a better plan.

Eventually they got me.