Thursday, August 30, 2007

Oh What a Night

Had a software activation late last night. Was trying to get the kids fed, my boy's hair cut (6 yo Marine), kids bathed and to bed before the planned, after-hours work activity. Time's running short but I can make it.

I'm burning dinner in my boxers when the doorbell rings. It's already late and past the kid's bed time and now someone's knocking at my door? Who could that be? And how much longer till I have to be on the conference call and logged into the system?

Open the door.

It's the preacher.

From a church we're considering transfering to.

And here I am in my bedroom boxers trying to give a decent impression.

Thankfully I had a shirt on too. lol

Chatted with him a bit, sent him on his way, still got everything done and got to my desk with minutes to spare.

You Know You've Got a Good League Admin When

I'm a volunteer sports coach. I pick practice times that are reasonable and fit my schedule. Have a parent on my team that complained about one of my practice times. I explained that that's when they were assigned to me and that after gauging the rest of the team's ability to make practice, I'd look into it. Unbeknownst to me, ConcernedMom complained to the League Admin that I wouldn't alter the schedule to suit her.

Admin says, "How forward of you to ask that the volunteer coach, using his personal time, change his practice times to fit your schedule."
ConcernedMom - light dawning - "Oh. Yeah. You're right."

I do have to say, I didn't get much complaining from her, just her question about practice times. She was nice to me, but I did have to giggle a bit when the Admin relayed the rest of the story to me.

Got a gem of an Admin on my side.

Likely the child will be transferred to a new team which better fits their schedule. Everyone is happy. =)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

"The Moon is Made of Cheese" and Other Stories I've Told My Children"

One of our running jokes in the family is that the moon is indeed made of cheese. In fact, our friends, when we tell them to explain to our children what the moon is made of, unanimously insist it is made of cheese. Despite what our kid's teachers are telling them.

Other stories?

The tooth fairy heard that a penny is worth 1.7 times it's government regulated value and when she flew to our house last night carrying the bags of pennies, got a hernia and couldn't finish the mission. (Actually, it costs about 1.7 cents to produce each penny)

Parents have eyes in the back of their head.

If you kiss your elbow tip, you can fly (or turn into a boy).

Put your coat on. You'r mother is cold.

I lost my hair because as a boy, I liked to ride with my head out the car window.

Before the year 2000, the world was in black and white.

When I attended school, we only had one option for lunch, gruel. And no chocolate milk.

Chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Mommy and daddy don't pass gas.

You can date when your thirty.

...More sure to follow...

Breaking News

Isn't it sad that hype about news has penetrated to even the most mundane or ubiquitous tidbits of information.

For days, CNN will run 'Breaking News' about the mine tragedy recently even when there is no real, "new", news to report.

So sad in fact, that the ticker at the bottom of the channel has to prefix other, actually breaking news with "Happening Now".

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's the MOST, WONderful TIME of the Yeeaaarrr...

The kids are headed back to school. Yippee...

Makes me long for the Office Max Rubber Band Commercial and the Staples commercials....

Educated my chillun today by making them watch the rubber band man series of commercials... :)

Didn't know about the "lost and found" one, but the kids loved it too.. he's just not himself until he's recovered his beloved rubber band ball, lol

There's even a "Making of The Rubber Band Man" video.

I didn't recall the Christmas version though... and here's it "Making of" video.