Friday, June 29, 2007

The Weekly Wonderings #16


1. My love for my son is as limitless as the number of grains of sand in his shoes after preschool.

2. The act of laundry consists of sorting the clothes, washing the clothes, drying the clothes, folding the clothes, and putting the clothes away. If any of these steps are not completed, you have not “done the laundry.”

3. No time to impress someone with your housekeeping skills? One word: Fabreeze.

4. Just bought some Maui Gold. Now, tell me, what was the first thing to come to mind for you? Yeah, me too. Tell me, does pineapple fall anywhere in the top 10 list of things that come to mind?

5. Pete brought home hai gow and barbecue pork buns from our favorite dim sum tea house in San Francisco. [Never telling you where it is. It is a spectacular dive that’s been around since 1924, and I’m not going to ruin it by telling you where it is. I got insider info on it from one person in 1986. I’ve already told several people about it, so I’m over my limit on the number of people I can tell. Sorry.] Anyhow, with that walking in the door, there’s no way we’re going to have the pork chops I’ve got marinating. Last time I did the pork chops, they had gone off, so I said we’d probably have the same problem if I waited until the next day. Pete’s response? “Let’s see, if it’s rotten pork chops, it must be Thursday.” Asshole.

6. I’ve found myself becoming quite envious of the talents of many people whose blogs I read. One of the best haiku I’ve ever read, one of the best lines of a poem I’ve ever happened across, was at Rae’s Ramblings. Read the second haiku
here. It is divine.

7. I was stunned by the coincidence that my Jeep took $49 to fill twice in a row. I was floored when my other car took the same exact amount. It was only the fourth time that I realized the gas station limited my debit card purchase to $49 each time. Doh!

8. Every time I see my mother, she gives me clothes that are too small for her or that she is no longer enthralled with. We’re talking quality clothes, here, not like the crappy cast-offs I give each month to Goodwill or the drive-by veterans’ organization. It occurs to me that what she’s really doing is gifting me each time. She’s probably buying the quality clothes because she’s tired of me looking like a vagabond. Thanks, Mom! You’re the best. (But you already knew that.)

9. Luke to me, “Did you know that a baby humpback whale is a dolphin?” Me, “I don’t think that’s true.” Luke, “Oh, it’s true. You just don’t know it.”

10. There’s a well dressed man, crossing the street in the middle of the block. Sir, I don’t know that you’re a titan of industry. I only know that you’re a jaywalker. Not unlike an old man in a nursing home. No one knows that you used to be the CEO of General Motors. You’re just an old man in a diaper. That’s got to be hard.
[A day early. Better early than never!]

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

Amen on #2! My husband says, "I've got to do laundry" when he really means he's going to iron a shirt! I'm like, WTF? Do laundry??

#7 just cracked me up! I would do the same thing!

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