- You know what I noticed recently? The commercials they play on PBS are the same exact ones they played when I was a kid. The Louie the Lightning bug ones? Those are from the early ’80s!!! And it’s obvious–the quality is HORRIBLE!
- Have you ever seen those saxophone players who can play really, really long notes because they have somehow learned the art of circular breathing? They are literally breathing in through their nose and blowing air through the trumpet simultaneously. Well that is how Isaac eats bananas. He is chewing and swallowing all at once. The banana just continually disappears into his mouth without pause. He does the same thing with bacon.
- I noticed while showering the other day that the body wash I use has detailed instructions on the back. You know, like put some on a washcloth or poufy thing and then rub it all over yourself. Something to that effect. It worried me that those instructions might be necessary for some people. And then of course there is the 800 number there if you have any questions. I would kind of like to have that job for a few days. Those people must get some crazy phone calls.
- Have you ever heard of the “brown note“? I can’t bring myself to describe it here, and although it is mythical, the idea of it is pretty hysterical….at least to someone with an immature sense of humor such as myself. Anyway, you remember when I referenced a particular tone that Matthew has to his voice sometimes? How it can literally send shock waves throughout your limbic system? Matthew was really giving it a go on our recent 5-hour car trip and Jason named that particular tone the “red note” because it can actually, through sound waves alone, send you into a blind rage.
- This next thought does not want to conform to my bullet point, so we are going to let it hang out in the middle of space. As Isaac would say, it’s okay to be different…..
- Speaking of sounds that can throw you over the edge–I was shopping at a Stride Rite outlet and the musak being played in there was a children’s choir singing “How to Save a Life” by the Fray. It was horrific. Imagine the chorus of that song. It is not meant to be sung by a group….a group of off-key children. It was horrible. Then I walked over to the Osh Kosh outlet and those darn kids were singing some other pop song. I asked the cashier what was going on, who had hijacked their airwaves. She told me it was some kind of Kid Bop and they had no control over it. My response was simply, “I am so sorry. This must be so horrible for you”.
- You know how they want you to label EVERYTHING you send with your kids to preschool? Well, I am a compliant parent.
- On vacation, I read 4 books and one was really, really good. Great even. I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s called The Silent Land. It is about a couple on a skiing vacation. On an early morning outing, they are caught in an avalanche. They survive, barely, but return to their resort to find it deserted. Any efforts to leave the resort or town brings them full circle back to where they began. They are not able to make contact with anyone else. While it seems that this book could easily stray into Steven King or Dean Koontz territory, it never does. It reminded me of “Lost”, if it had lasted only one season and if only the ending had been everything I really wanted it to be. In other words, I highly recommend it.
- I’m not saying I like kids TV shows, but I am saying if I have to get songs stuck in my head from a kid’s show, I’d like it to be the Backyardigans. Those dudes have some really catchy songs.
- On vacation this week, on Isaac’s first jump into the pool, he was counting in anticipation. “One……..Two………Half and two……..Three!”.
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