Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Brain Dump


Now that blogger appears to be functioning again, life as we know it may resume.  I thought for a moment that I was going to be denied my usual Friday morning pleasure - the eclectic cornucopia of news, trivia, and giggles that is Hither and Thither - but, thankfully, we are back to our regularly scheduled programming.

And, once again, I have some Friday randomness of my own for you, my friends.

1.  Blogger may be back, but they seem to have misplaced everything posted since Wednesday morning.  For me, that was a sum total of two sentences having something to do with Gunnar's talkativeness.  (Oh!  It's back!)

Yes, it's a blessing to have kids - boys, no less - who are chatty and communicative (as opposed to communicable).  But the content of that communication, on the other hand...  Well, let me just tell you, in case you were wondering:
  • I don't actually have a favorite Jedi.
  • Much less a favorite Sith.  (There's more than one?)
  • And no, I don't even remember that other thing you asked me about from Episode 2.  Or 3.
  • Yes, I ordered the books you requested from the library.
  • No, they have not come in yet.
  • Yes, you can have Grape-Nuts with your yogurt for breakfast.
  • No, I have absolutely no idea why they're called Grape-Nuts, being made of neither grapes nor nuts.
  • Hmm.  If I could be an animal for a day I would be a cougar.  Or an eagle.  Or an orca whale.  Something at the top of the food chain.
  • No, thank you, I don't actually want to watch Dudley Do-Right.
  • Yes, we are doing school today.  (yesterday)
  • Yes,  we will be doing a science experiment.
  • Yes, I do think bunnies are adorable.
  • Yes, it would be really fun if all the wild animals were not afraid of us.  (Also, if the bigger ones didn't want to eat us.)
  • No, the books have probably not come in, in the two minutes since you last asked me.
  • Yes, I will let you know.
  • Yes, we can probably have a Mommy-date this weekend.
  • Yes, you can get a Blizzard with cookie dough.  And brownies.
  • And yes, I am eternally and whole-heartedly with you in your hope that in heaven broccoli will taste as good as chocolate.
  • And would you please, fortheloveofmike, finish your breakfast.

2.  I think it is wrong, just wrong I tell you, that it is mid-May and I am still forced to wear sweaters and wool socks in order to avoid hypothermia.  Thank you very much, algore, for this wonderful global warming you've invented.

3.  Yes, I know the calendar says spring.  And further, I know it's spring because all the signs are there.  Like the delightful little present I found on the kitchen counter - a lizard skin Tate left, very thoughtfully, in a ziplock bag.

4.  You may have noticed the absence of Royal Wedding hoopla around here.  There's a very simple explanation for that.  I'm not interested.  I have to confess, though, that I could not resist this photo.

Does anyone else see this and think


5.  In spite of my general indifference to the royals, I have always kind of liked Queen Elizabeth, funny little hats and all.  Especially since a speech she gave back in November of 1992 following a string of dismal events which included the failing marriages of three of her four children, the release of Diana's tell-all book, and culminated in the fire at Windsor Castle.  But did QE whine and complain?  No.   She merely sniffed,

1992 is not a year I shall look back upon with undiluted pleasure.

6.  Have you ever wondered what happens when OCD gets Alzheimer's?  No?  Well, I'll tell you.

I was in a church kitchen recently (not ours), looking at all the meticulously labeled cupboards.  Plates, platters, coffee cups, dish towels, pitchers, and soup containers.  Huh?

Most of us just call them bowls.

7.  The boys are having a PTO day and I've wasted spent most of it running errands and making sure you have all this critical information.

Hope your Friday is fabulous.


leah said...

Oh my goodness, I actually guffawed at the giant-bird-is-choking remark. HILARIOUS! And also, true.

Boy-chatter can be quite funny. There are times I get lost in the inane ramblings, so I just nod and say a wise, "mmmm." And then I have to interrupt Matt from turning his spoon into a catapult - because while it is extremely cool to watch Frosted Flakes fly, it is not so fun to clean milk and cereal off the ceiling.

Have a great weekend!

Doug Hibbard said...

Yes, there's more than one Sith. Always two there are, a master and an apprentice.

Well, at least since the Jedi nearly exterminated all the rest of them a few thousand years BBY.

melanie said...

ha ha, Julie =)

Weren't the hats something?! (to be avoided) I love the quote from QE except that 1992 was a wonderful leap year for this old girl who ceased to be an old maid! ~♥~

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh Melanie, I've got no axe to grind with 1992, just loved her British-stiff-upper-lip. ;D

Felicity said...

Loved today's brain dump! Most of those hats were rather awful (I though...) but I did like the Queen's outfit.
I would love to see your boys with mine - I think they'd talk Jedis and Siths to death!

Q said...

I'm with you re: the royals, but one can not avoid photos and what not. When I first saw this my initial thought was, "Walking Crayola".

Choking bird is good too though!

(Are those library books in yet?)

melanie said...

Oh, Julie, I didn't mean I was offended by the quote at all! ~ just *very* grateful I didn't have such a year as she did! And yes, love the royal demeanor.

While I didn't watch the recent wedding or pursue the related trivia, I am much less repulsed by the news coverage than some people (I also don't watch TV, so I wasn't bombarded) - seems a lot more positive focus than what's-his-or-her-celebrity-face getting arrested again, etc. - yah?

Even with those c/r/a/z/y hats! Laughter does the heart good~


Mrs. Squirrel said...

The choking-bird comment got even funnier when I went back and looked at the picture again!

Thanks for the belly-laugh!