Saturday, December 8, 2007

Weekly Wonderings #39

1. Do birds ever collide in mid-flight? I've never seen it. How come so many of them can weave in and out and around and never crash, and we humans are unable to stop from bumping into each other?

2. Youngest, who I though considered everything a drum, has finally arrived at the conclusion that one thing is not. "My butt's not a drum" he tells me as I'm drumming on his bottom. Perhaps it's just because he can't reach it to properly drum it himself.

3. I tell the daughter last night that I'm going to start giving her "snippy" cards. When she receives five, I take away a toy. This action is another feeble attempt on my part to stop her carping at her brother.

4. And then I tell the youngest that I'm going to start giving him "butthead" cards so he'll stop bugging her. Pete pipes in, "What? Are you going to draw a butt on a card?"

5. Much laughter ensues when I moon them all for effect.

6. It was at the Springsteen concert that we came up with another name for husband. "Purse rack."

7. I beat my mom in the blood pressure competition. Mine is 110/62. Hers is 130/73. We're a competitive family, to be sure.

8. That competitive nature was never more apparent than when we were playing team scrabble. My team used "ogive," which my sister had no choice but to challenge because, if we got the points, we would win. She didn't believe me when I said I knew for a fact it was a word. She challenged. We won. Heh heh heh.

9. In my family, we don't back down, either. Much to my mother's disgust, a new porn shop opened up down the highway from her hoity-toity community. I kept saying I was going to park her car -- with its LDY LOU personalized plate -- in front of it and take a picture. She said I wouldn't dare.


10. I don't think I can top that one, so I'll end with this: there's little worse than being seated behind a flatulent man on an airplane.

16 comments:

Bren said...

OMG, I can't believe you parked your mom's car there and took a picture!! LOL

I am SO stealing your snippy card idea!

Bubba's Sis said...

I always enjoy your Weekly Wonderings - you and I seem so much alike. I bet we'd have a great time together!

D... said...

#9 was great! I love that you did that.

Sian said...

Not only parked the car, but actually took a photo. I bow to your Evil Majesty :)
My mum would have killed me if I had done that.

Wonders said...

I'd like to see your version of a 'Butt head' card...you may be on to something.... :)

Linda said...

You would think that your mother would have, should have, known better! That's just too, too funny!

Oh, and I wonder about birds and their lack of mid-air collisions, too. Obviously they have a better sense of direction than we humans do!

Anonymous said...

Wow that was hilarious. Remind me to tell you my Ogive/scrabble story. Glad you'r emom is ok, and that you're back home.
Lori

Josie Two Shoes said...

These were all delightful, Patty! You are so creative in the things you share with us. I gotta say, your family sounds like FUN! :-)

sandy shoes said...

Snippy cards, excellent. I have someone in my house who could stand to learn that lesson, too.

Jeni said...

Hah! That'll teach her, won't it? Actually, she probably should have known better than to say "You wouldn't dare!" I know, with my kids, if I tell them something like that I can pretty much consider they will most likely do what I said they wouldn't dare do.
And #10 - ewww - and very true!

Gina said...

How about right next to one? Ever so slightly worse, I think.

And with your mooning, I think you have permanently scarred your children! ;)

Pippa said...

What a funny entry! And what a LOVELY comment you left on my blog! Thank you thank you! I'm so happy you like the journal! Lovely to meet you!xxx

Amy said...

love #9. that's the best!!!

tegdirb92 said...

your a riot!! I think I can top #10 with trying to mask the fact that I am the flatulent one on the airplane!!

bubandpie said...

I feel sure there's a fascinating neurological answer to the bird question - and I'd love to know what it is. (It strikes me that birds have in spades what autistic children lack.)

Laura McIntyre said...

LOL What a funny post, love reading it

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