All of which brings you back to one central point: if you care about the...– Josh Marshall, in a post entitled This Is Important. Give It a Read
Is this a generational thing?
Today was my final day of Physical Therapy. I get charged a $15 co-insurance every visit, which they let accumulate for 5–7 visits before having me pay in a small lump sum. When I got there today I asked the teenager at the desk if I could “settle” my bill. She had no idea what I meant by that. “Do you mean you want a printout?”
Final Book Club Meeting Statistics
Meeting Length: 3.5 hours Book Discussion Length: 8 minutes
Eight Minutes Later
They’ve moved on to other topics.
First Book Mention
What kind of club is this?
Kathy’s “Book Club” is meeting at our house this evening. I’m in the next room surfing the web and eavesdropping. We’re 50 minutes in and there’s yet been no mention of this “book” they’re supposedly going to discuss. Maybe they need more wine before they start that topic.
3 Birthday Parties 2 Soccer Games 1 Baseball Practice All over by 6 pm. Beer Time
Aidan got an invitation to play on the town’s Summer travel team. I didn’t even know there was a Summer travel team for eight-year-olds. He’s super excited about it. I told him he had to arrange his own rides.
Tonight’s baseball game was the inaugural game for the kids doing the pitching. Until now it had been coach-pitch. Aidan came on to pitch the sixth inning. He did a great job, despite not really having done much practice for it. In fact, he struck out the last batter to end the game (shown here).
Women rescued in Cleveland happy to be home - News →
Boy, that’s some headline there, Boston.com. At least it was just “News” and not “Breaking News”.
kimalah replied to your photoset: Aidans First Communion vs My First Communion… How much sugar was Sarah eating prior to this shot? All the sugar!
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How Tsarnaev's body was snuck out of Worcester →
It’s not often that the Worcester Telegram & Gazette delves into actual reporting, so perhaps they should be forgiven for this epic overindulgence of information that nobody needs? No. No they shouldn’t.
I am a menace to myself
Yesterday, in my bare feet, I dropped my laptop, corner first, onto my toe (the second toe, for those interested). The toe is now stiff and swollen and a lovely shade of purple. Last night I had trouble sleeping because if the sheet touched it I winced in pain. I have to leave for a field meeting in 10 minutes. Lots of walking. At least my shoulder feels better.
Aidan had another good hit today. He likes that shallow left-center area.
Grilled mouse for dinner?
I took the grill out of winter storage in the shed this afternoon. Opened it up to find a rather large mouse nest under the grates. When I removed the grates and picked up the nest, 3 mice scurried out. It might be time for a new grill.
Secret Spider Immobilization Serum
Brian: Dad, why can't spiders move in saliva?
Me: Well... I don't know that that's true. Why do you think spiders can't move in saliva?
Brian: Because once I saw one and spit on it and it didn't move.
In this country we bury our dead regardless of the circumstances. And the...– Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Home director Peter Stefan on the the criticism over his decision to handle the burial of the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Good on Stefan for taking on this task. I hope his business doesn’t suffer as a consequence. Also, I find it humorous that photos...
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The last house we owned was a small bungalow with 1½ floors. Because the two small bedrooms upstairs only covered half the area of the house, the rear-facing bedroom overlooked the roof of the remaining half the house that was only one floor. We noticed that the cats were spending a lot of time in this room making chattering noises at the window. We figured they were just interested in the birds,...
One of us thought it tasted like a morgue, while another tasted a hint of...– Nutria Cajun Sausage Now that’s an endorsement.
That thing where the grandparents weren’t available so you get a babysitter for a rare night out and the babysitter calls during dinner because your three-year-old is hysterical about going to bed because she’s afraid you’re never coming back and so now it’s 8:30 and you’re home.
Being a soccer mom is serious business
At the soccer fields at 8 am, I parked next to a woman whose son is standing outside the car banging on the window telling her to hurry up as she sits inside putting on her makeup.
Aidan had a nice hit in his first game. It probably should have been scored an error, but I’m friendly with the scorekeeper. The kids start pitching in the second half of the season. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes.