Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Land of manana?

For some reason Santa was delayed so he is filling stockings tonight...
  Have to go somewhere for some sort of celebration.
kids have bath all clothes are well..
  Dad "Santa came early and left pajamas!" Kids are all excited! "Can we get socks too? Please? Please?"
Dad "OK". Boy  "YEA! YEA! YEA!"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


I noticed these posts are getting shorter ans shorter again... Huh......


Gathering at my house.
 Worried about icy steps... Check them the easy way. Wham!!! Sitting on my butt. Guess they are slippery...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A REAL conspiracy!!

I got am email from my carrier a few days ago that they finally have the Iphone.

Now my phone android  is refusing to work...
  Email credo. Call us!! they say No phone... Thanks a lot.
  Borrow a friends fone. Your fone is dead dude!! Can't you turn it on remotely? They tell me no.. LIARS!
  Guess I should have called nsa. They want to sell me an iphone.. I am all like no way man. Buddy ike says to me that he likes his so now I get an iphone tomorrow....
  The big issue? Color...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Aaah, good old school

Ben is doing his homework.
  First issue while matching his spelling words to sentences.
"We are going to _______ the turkey."  Ben tells me there are no words that will fit. I point out the word carve.
  Now Ben thinks Dad is a little crazy, obviously trying to picture whittling a turkey?  Maybe imagining a poor live turkey...  So now I have to try to explain to a child who has never been at a official turkey carving... Now the poor boy is all mixed up
  I knew about cultural bias making the dominant culture look down on those ignorant peons, never experience it from the other side before...
 Lucky Dad is multicultural....
 Same night homework... Cathy uses 80 wrappers per necklace. She is making necklaces for herself and nine friends. How many wrappers?
  Soren and Dad 800. Ben 720. We correct Ben. He comes home the next day teacher marked the problem wrong. She claims 720...
  I say if a problem is too hard for teacher, it is too hard for 3rd grader...
Brings back awesome memories of Agua Fria Elementary..

Thursday, December 12, 2013

trails or roads

I wonder about these weird suicidal folks running on roads. They don't like treadmills because they are boring and won't run on trails because they might sprain. This morning driving into the sun after dropping the kids off at school and suddenly out of the sunrise haze a jogger running in the middle of the driving lane?!
  Trying to avoid ice, I suppose... Anyway lucky I was going 15 instead of the speed limit..
  I find this behavior puzzling in view of the fact that many claim to run "for their health"

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Little one in back seat.
  "Daddy Daddy Daddy...... SOOO cuddly!"

Friday, December 6, 2013

A good day

Out to jog in the snow. hopping over a barb wire fence maybe 15" high. Plant foot slips under bottom  as I take off. Lead foot goes between instead of over. Flapping arms as I feel the barb catch lead shoe.  
 I instantly know faceplant coming up, but while my conscious brain has already surrendered to the inevitable the old cat is planning my escape. Arms slow forward movement of torso while left leg advance forward under fence as right foot moves forward and down to disengage barb in shoe then pull back rapidly then up then forward to support weight as left foot shoots backwards away from wire then raises just high enough to clear the top wire.
  At least that is what I think happened because I did not land on my face... just kept going at my rapid rate of 15 minute miles