Wednesday, November 18, 2015

There's nothing unclassy about being naked, if it's appropriate.-Danica McKellar

Last night when I put Daphne to sleep she protested for five or so minutes before falling asleep.

Around 3am I heard her making upset noises. Not crying or anything but clearly unhappy so I went in to check on her.

I was surprised to find her completely naked. Apparently part of her earlier protest had been taking off her jammies and diaper. She was currled up with her naked butt in the air shivering. When she saw me she stood up and it was exactly like that seen at the beginning of Terminator if Arnold was two feet tall and had an adorable pot belly.

Friday, November 13, 2015

When we went to Paris we did not find the stereotypes to be true at all. The people we met there were charming and kind. They were patient with our attempts to communicate and often excited to tell us about their visits to the U.S. 

We don't have any particular friends in Paris but I find myself worrying about the lady who worked the front desk at our hotell and the waiter we chatted with at a roadside cafe. 

No one and no country deserve the kind of attack that happened today. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

My heart has joined the thousand for my friend stopped running today-Wattership Down

Shortly after we adopted Vladi I realised we'd made a mistake. We had 3 pets of roughly the same life expectancy. Someday they  were going to fall like dominoes.

The last dominoe fell yesterday. Our first and last furry baby joined Gambit and Vladi in pet heaven.

Sammy had many obnoxious qualities. She was pushy, she shed like a wholly mammoth with alopecia, she pushed her food out of the bowl and spread it around.

But I've always said if you looked up love in the dictionary you'd see a picture of Sammy. 

She was a good girl. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk.-Tom Waits

When I was little my idea of fame was to be on Hollywood squares and the Muppet show. Now my ambition is to be on Drunk History.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

That which does not kill us, makes us stronger-Friedrich Nietzsche

So far nothing has killed me,  but I'm pretty sure that laying on the couch binge watching tv has not made me stronger.

Butter has not made me stronger.

Disney on ice has not made me stronger.

Squirrels have not made me stronger. (Though I suppose they might one day kill me).

Really the list goes on and on.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.-Plato

Dave: Daphne there is a whole room full of toys but you have to come play with my laptop?

Me: Of coarse! It's obviously the best toy, it's the only one  you play with.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

They're heeeeereeee.-Poltergeist

Ya know how when something odd happens in the house you say that it must be "Because our house was built on an ancient Indian burrial ground"?

Or maybe thats just those of us who grew up when Poltergeist was current...

Or it could just be Dave and I. co-worker who lives around the corner from us asked if I saw the news last night. I hadn't. Turns out they found two Native American skeletons in the next phase of construction for our development....right behind my house.

I can probably see the spot from my bedroom window. Unless it's to far to the left in which case I'll have to look out the bathroom window, which I never do because it's a bathroom window.

As far as I know the only body in our yard is Vladi and he isn't archiologically significant.

This is kinda cool. Its also kinda creepy.

I guess we won't worry about it unless Daphne starts talking to the TV.