Thursday, March 12, 2015

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.-Edgar Allan Poe

I was playing a trivia game on my phone.

The question was which of these books was written by Edgar Allan Poe?

One of the options was The Cat in the Hat.

I was struck by what a bizzare book that would be.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.-Dylan Thomas

Yesterday the new girl at work spotted my picks of the girls and asked, "Are those your grand babies?"

 I laughed at the time.

Now I'm really depressed.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.-A.A. Milne

The whole family was in the car.

Me: What on earth was the sticker on that car?

Dave: What? Where?

Me: Too late their gone. I think it was a stylized cat but honestly it looked like a p.e.n.i.s and b.a.l.l.s.

Fiona: Penis!

Soooooo we've reached the point where spelling things out doesn't work any more.

Friday, February 20, 2015

You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.-The Princess Bride

Daphne isn't really talking yet, but she is communicating...sort of. She sometimes nods, and can repeat simple words like "No" or "Hi" but I'm not convinced she has any clue what they mean. On the other hand she has one word she says A LOT....Mama.

Considering Fiona had a whole bunch of words before she got to Mama this would be gratifying. But no for Daphne Mama doesn't mean me.

Here is a list of things Mama means

I want that
Here take this thing I'm bored with it
Pay attention to me
I'm tired
Look at that thing over there
I'm hungry
That's mine
I want some milk
Look a kitty
I want to yell for no reason you will be able to figure out

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Apollo's first love was elusive Daphne-Ovid's Metamorphoses - Book I

I just realized I really haven't posted almost any pics of Daphne here since she was just a month or so old so here are a few of my favorites.

Here's the day I dressed her as a Ninja. We hadn't combed her hair yet after her bath. When we do comb it and it's still wet she looks like a pudgy balding man with a comb over so that wouldn't really have been better.
Here she is the morning she turned one (Jan 27). Check out her tiny little pink Converse.
Here is cuddling with Mama on a sick day. She LOVES that blanket. Dave gave it to me for Christmas but Daphne pretty much claimed it as her right full property. I usually only get to use it if I'm sharing with her.
Here is meeting Santa. She is not a fan of the big man. And yes that grown up young lady is Fiona.
At the Sacramento train museum
Slightly blurry picture of Cinderella and Anna from Halloween. Daphne only wore the outfit long enough for me to take a few pictures and wound up going to bed before we even had an trick or treaters. Fiona actually wore a completely different costume, I don't remember why she had that outfit on.
My little Pumpkin

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.-George Santayana

When I'm watching a movie or a tv show and they show a couple going to sleep I'm always thrown when they sleep on opposite sides of the bed from Dave and I.

I seriously think things like, "He's on the wrong side of the bed." Or ,"What are they doing?"

I find it utterly confusing.

Not sure what that says about me.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.-Dale Carnegie

When I got to work my co-worker was having problems with his cell phone.

CW: See! I click on an icon and it just blips up for a second and disappears. See any icon. And I can't reinstall them because it asks for my Apple id. I don't know my f***ing Apple id! I didn't set up this phone! So I clicked on to forgot password link. I had to do it a bunch of times before I got an email. Then when I get the email the password they send me doesn't work. I hate this damn phone! I went to the Apple website and went to the help section and asked how do I reset my Apple id and it gave me instructions but when I was on step seven it said I couldn't do that. Why did you just have me do steps one through six if I can't do seven......

It went on like this for quite a while until it devolved in to him pulling up Siri and shouting rude and angry things at it (her?). Some of her answers we're pretty funny.

A few hours latter I was having problems with pretty much every aspect of my job.

Me: Dude! Seriously you can't expect me to process something if you never sent it to me. I am not a mind reader. And why do take up half an hour of my time asking me if you can do it this way if you're just going to completely ignore what I told you and do it completely wrong and make more work for me fixing the stupid thing! AND....

CW: Do you need to throw something? Here you can have my phone.