I really get irritated when the phone rings, for a multitude of reasons, but top on the list is when the call is for one of the kids. I holler their name using civility by not screaming before I take the receiver away from my mouth, and they respond with, “What?” Now, I’m no brain surgeon, but I do possess a certain amount of “reasoning ability”. I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to assume that if the phone rings and someone calls out my name, a distinct possibility would be that the phone call is for me. Is it too much to expect others to deduce the same?
The sister was in the kitchen the other day pondering life. She does that a lot while she stands at the counter. Either that or she’s just forgotten what she was doing and uses the pondering thing as an excuse. Anyway, she wondered aloud why on a 50 degrees summer day, we all run for the sweatshirts and blankets, yet on a 40 degree day in the winter, we open the windows and drag out the shorts. Well, I must admit, she’s got a point.
How many more times is the president going to tell us he is the president? I live in a cave and even I know he is the president. He told Senator McCain he was the president during the big meeting of the minds. McCain might have memory lapses from time to time, but I bet he knew Obama beat him, and consequently became the president. The president reminded the people of Louisiana he was president just the other day. He also explained that he couldn’t suck up the oil with a straw. Isn’t that a bit condescending? I mean, every state has their dimwits, but I imagine those nice people down there realize even a president couldn’t suck up that much oil with a straw.
I think I’ll send the 16 year old on a solo trip around the world. She doesn’t know a lot about anything, but what the heck. She wants to travel, and after all, she’s 16 years old. Hey, if those are good enough qualifications for some parents, who am I to argue? If she gets into trouble, maybe those Somalian pirates would help her out.
I guess we’re headed for an economic collapse on 2011. I dunno. Haven’t we pretty much had one already? I have to laugh at everyone talking about the taxpayers and how much they’ll be paying for the next gazillion years. Maybe someone should tell the president and congress that pretty soon there won’t be a whole lot of people able to pay taxes. It’s one thing to say this and that will be paid by tax revenues, but has it dawned on anyone that people can’t pay taxes if they have no MONEY to pay them with? Sheesh. Even I figured that one out.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not too concerned about the “misleading” new film “The Karate Kid”. It’s “misleading” because the kid does kung fu rather than karate. Huh. I’d think it would be misleading in the sense that the chances of remaking such an original and entertaining movie are two-slim and none.
Poor Helen Thomas. You know, allowing people to continue on working in their senior years is admirable, and most realize when they just are not up to the job anymore. They graciously fade into the sunset. And then there’s Helen. Come on, honey. Having a senior moment is one thing, but was your “crowning moment of truth” really worth it? Way to turn a distinguished career into dust. If you ever get in front of a camera again, can I give you a bit of advice? Back off a bit and try not to stare directly into it. YIKES! It will be interesting to see who gets Helen’s seat in the briefing room. I’m leaning towards Ozzie Osborne.