Sunday, May 30, 2010

Calling all Trappers

This arrived by mail one day last week. Thankfully it was misdelivered. It's only my neighbors that read this, not anyone I actually live with. Time to move you think?
Oh, now that you mention it, we will be moving on. We're headed north, to the capital for the summer, see if it has me claiming it's the place. So if you're passing through (and I actually know you, and you don't read Trapper and Predator Caller) let us know.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Baby J

And a couple of N, who seems to have it all figured out:

Tooth Fairy

This is my Grandmother, a.k.a. The Tooth Fairy
A few weeks ago while visiting, S mentioned that he had a loose tooth (he'd already lost two teeth that week). She heard this and started in with, "Oh really, come here, let me have a look at that... hmm... I don't know. Yeah, I'm not sure if it's ready." And he walked away.
"Not loose enough?" I asked.
"Yeah" he said as he felt it with his tongue and then in all sincerity, "Hey, I can't find it. Which one is it?"
And I knew she'd done it again. He was elated when he realized she'd pulled it out. I remember standing in front of the mirror at my uncle's house and her doing the exact same thing when I lost my first tooth. I'm still trying to figure out how she does it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Late Adopters

We are the latest adopters I know. Sorry kids, no marketing company darlings here.
Email: 1998
Digital camera: 2003
Cell Phone: 2005
Blogging: 2008
Texting: 2009
Dr. Laura: 2010
Flat screen TV: never, we'll be skipping straight to HD... someday
ianything: We don't, and haven't ever, owned an Apple product
Kindle: another gift giving occasion came and went today, still no Kindle

Wait. Dr Laura?

Okay, so we haven't fully adopted Dr. Laura, no listeners here (is she even still on the air?) but I recently read:

Phil found a copy in a box destined for goodwill in his mother's basement (talk about late adopters). He pulled it out. I figured I'd better take the hint. Though I scorned it and teased the whole way through, I also found myself trying out some of her suggestions. Guess what? Being nice gets you points. So does being direct. How embarrassing! Adopting Dr. Laura before Steve Jobs?!

Maybe I haven't been direct enough about the Kindle?


Please excuse us at Blogburn. We've been experiencing technical difficulties: router in a funk, full memory, new camera learning curve. And some not-so-technical difficulties: this little girl REALLY likes to be held... while you stand...and walk, or at least sway.
But you haven't been forgotten readers. I think of you often while standing and swaying.