Hannah just completed her third Feis (1st as an Advanced Beginner), the Inaugural Buckeye State Feis, and she did quite well. If you take a look at the picture, you will see a 1st place ribbon for her reel, a 2nd place for her light jig and a 3rd place for her slip jig.
Way to go Hannah!
I see this sign in the town where I work all the time, and although I know the intent of the sign, I can't seem to get past the unintentional 'literal meaning'. I find it a very unsettling.
Mouseover the pic to see what I mean. Read more [...]
I was Christmas shopping in a department store and was checking out, being assisted by an older woman. Her appearance made me think she might be Pentecostal, I mean, she had the PHD, the glasses, the outfit etc.... not that it matters, I am just trying to set the scene.
She was sharing the register with a much younger woman, hip, well dressed etc... who had just gotten off the phone. She turned to the older woman and said, 'Steelers lost.'
The older woman got this kind of confused look on her face Read more [...]
From the local newspaper:
Dayton stimulus request includes prostitution plan
Couldn’t they just put in a few McDonalds, or maybe a Starbucks?
Actually the story is about ridding the city of prostitution but its hard to tell based solely on the headline. :)
When we were traveling last week we stopped at a Bojangles in Kentucky for a quick meal. We walked in and this young lady asked if she could help us. Reading her name tag, I said something like, 'you sure can Gloria' and with the words barely out of my mouth I noticed this large grin on her face.
Gloria looked at me and said, 'no one ever uses my name, its always girl or hey you.' I always try to use a name if I see it, and her response made me realize this wasn't the first time I had gotten such Read more [...]
While I was mobilized I spent 3 weeks in Malaysia which a Navy colleague refered to as the 'Land of NKR (not quite right)'. I actually thought it was fine but his title did inspire me start gathering my own NKR moments. Here is the first installment of things I noticed on my recent vacation to Florida over the Thanksgiving break:
Its just not the same...
Walking in a Winter Wonderland really looses its meaning when played on steel kettledrums at the beach.
Words on the butt...
We have all seen those Read more [...]
Having me as a father gives the children an early education on the fine art of sarcasm, but Hannah hasn't grasped all the nuances quite yet.
Last night on the ride home from dance class, an NPR correspondent was talking about trying to book a hotel room for the upcoming inauguration and said; "If you want to get depressed, Google Washington D.C., hotels and inauguration." My beautiful half-full child responded, "why would you WANT to get depressed?"
If she can see that, why can't NPR? :) Read more [...]
For some reason, the kids have just been funny the last few days, for example:
Last night while on the way to Grandma's house I was scanning the new Sirius lineup in my truck. I landed on a French station and just for fun, I asked the kids what language they were speaking. Hannah piped up right up, I mean within a second and said "French!" followed closely by a "huahn, huahn, hauhn..." That's probably not spelled right but picture a snooty Frenchman laughing, very funny stuff.
Well tonight, we Read more [...]
We all know the Yankee Doodle classic with the line that goes, ‘stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni.’ Well, last night Hannah came in singing;
‘found a stack of feathered hats in his macaroni’
Has there been a Yankee Doodle re-write nobody told me about?
Had a few this week:
We had no power for three days due to a wind storm last Sunday. After two and a half days we had to empty the fridge because of spoilage and we put a candle in the fridge so we could see since it was dark outside. Hannah said, is it safe to put a candle in the fridge and I said 'don't worry honey, it goes out when you close the door'. I know thats not a kids say but the look on her face was priceless.
When the power returned it was dark and the people across the street had Read more [...]