I wish people would say “hard” or “difficult” instead of “challenging.” It’s impossible to tell what someone means when they say something is “challenging.” Eight times out of ten, “challenging” means, “I am trying to put a positive spin on something which is tearing me apart,” or, “I am too proud to say just howContinue reading “Names Of Things”
When a father is in such a state of mind to speak of “my table,” or, “my car,” or, “my house,” when chastising a member of his family, he is too angry to see the situation properly.
Last night, in a round of Taboo, Beatrice had to get Camilla to guess the word “bath,” and the clue she gave was, “It’s the resort town in England where everyone goes in Northanger Abbey.” I was impressed. However, five minutes later, she had to get Camilla to guess “sorcery” and this was how sheContinue reading “Beatrice Playing Taboo”
Camilla: When are we going to finally watch The Man Who Knew Too Much? Gibbs: Soon. Maybe next week. Camilla: Who is the man who knows too much? Gibbs: Jimmy Stewart. There’s also a movie called The Man Who Knew Too Little. Camilla: And who was that? Gibbs: Bill Murray. If there was a movieContinue reading “Dinner Table Conversations”
Camilla: Do you have an iPod I could have? Gibbs: I have something even better. Something unlike anything your classmates have ever seen.
From a history class in the year 2500 A.D. Teacher: One of the things men in the 21st century absolutely despised was attending meetings. No one liked meetings. Student: I don’t know if I can believe that. Teacher: Why? Student: If everyone hated meetings, who was scheduling all the meetings? Teacher: The same people thatContinue reading “You Do It To Yourself And That’s Why It Really Hurts”
“Camilla: Is it good to be cosmopolitan? Gibbs: Being cosmopolitan will not save your soul, but it is good that some people are cosmopolitan. In Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke says it is good for the church to have a few wealthy, well-travelled bishops. Cosmopolitan bishops are easier for rich people to respect,Continue reading “Talking With My 12-Year-Old Daughter About The Rich”
Q: Do the students at a certain private school have access to drugs? A: Do any of the students at this school work at a pizza restaurant?
Mrs. Grady: Class, what is 9 divided by 3? Lucas? Lucas (7): Absolutely. Yeah. So, 3? __ Dad: Did you call your sister a ‘puke sandwich’ and hit her in the face with the Happy Pumper? Elijah (5): Sure. So, no. __ Mr. Ogleby: Alright, my little biologists. First review question from yesterday’s lesson: IsContinue reading “If Children Answered Questions Like Adults Being Interviewed On NPR”
Gibbs: (walking out of Ready Player One in the year 2018) That was lousy. Time traveller from 2021: Believe it or not, three years from now, the premise of that movie will come true and overtake our currency markets. Lousy or not, that movie will prove prescient. Gibbs: You’re crazy. Time traveller from 2021: YouContinue reading “On Bitcoin”