Archive for January, 2011

Rerun: Sunlight

Yes, it is sunny out today, but we’re staring at twenty inches of snow in the next storm, which starts tomorrow. This is on top of the three feet we probably have at the house now. On the bright side, there will be plenty of water around this spring!


State of the Union 2011

Why yes, this is the second political speech I’ve posted within a week. But after teaching during the second Bush administration and suffering through his State of the Union speeches, I really enjoyed listening to Obama’s speech last night. You can watch it yourself at the White House webpage, as I don’t believe it’s been uploaded to YouTube yet. Personally, I am very much looking forward to the age of the geek.

And for you trivia buffs, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was the cabinet member staying home last night.

Observation in Traffic

Bad Luck: Getting rear-ended on Rt. 128.

Stupidity: Cutting someone else off as you force your way back into traffic.

Lucky: It totally wasn’t me, I swear.

Jenn-ism #12

Dooce is a very bad influence.

Me: Knock knock.

Ethan:Who’s there?

Me: MY BUTT!!!

much needed laughter

I do have limits, though…

Ethan: Knock knock!

Me: Who’s there?

Ethan: The Butt Fairy!!

Me: No. I refuse to live in a world where there is a Butt Fairy.

50 Years Ago

Happy 50th Anniversary, JFK Inauguration! Here’s the entire speech for you to see:

Also, I had the opportunity to listen to a great discussion on WBUR’s On Point yesterday. I highly recommend it as a discussion on JFK’s call to “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” I like that idea, and would like it even more if today’s generation might take that kind of selflessness a bit more seriously. Along with that, my quote of the week is, “Civility is not a sign of weakness.”

Or, as I’d like to say, Don’t be an asshole.

Ethan-ism #15

Ethan: (playing Kirby) When I lose my ability, I can become stone again.

Me: Why would you want to be stone?

Ethan: Because it’s pretty much the greatest.

I swear…has not seen Napoleon Dynamite yet…

Faux Updating: I’m Mad

I keep losing focus to what I actually want to write about, and being incredibly cranky. But this makes me laugh a little, so there.

Faux Updating: Demon Kitty Rag

I…just have no words to describe how happy this song is making me right now. And I’ve had a really rotten kind of day. TGIFF!!!

Faux Updating: I Am Jack’s Calvin and Hobbes

Via my friend Jen.

Ethan-ism #14

We’re spending the snow day listening to The Beatles.

Ethan: What song is this one?

Me: All Together Now.

Ethan: Okay.

(a few songs later)

Ethan: What’s this one called?

Me: Let it Be.

Ethan: Thanks!

He asked both these questions during the chorus of each song, which both consist of the title being repeated over and over. Not sure he gets how songs are titled just yet…