18. March 2016
Ponderings , Humor
Sitting by a pool today, I have decided that there are several seasons in each man's life which can best be summed up in the following manner:
(PS - You'll thank me for not including photos to illustrate my point.)
29. February 2016
Humor , Politics
I've decided that I'm voting for this guy this year...
Don't put him down as arrogant. (Unlike some other candidates,)
PS - Yeah, sure he's Canadian, but since when has a lack of citizenship slowed down anyone's chances for candidacy?
25. February 2016
Humor , Music
After careful consideration, I have decided that Geddy Lee of Rush is actually a time traveling musical genius who was also posing as the nineteenth century composer Jacques Offenbach... That would explain why Rush named one of their last tours "Time Machine" and their plethora of science fiction lyrics over the years...
|Geddy Lee or Jacques Offenbach? |
22. February 2016
Humor , Computers
This was an advertisement on Facebook today - seriously? Asking people to "upgrade" to Windows XP? That's like asking smart phone users to upgrade to rotary dial.
1. February 2016
Family , Humor
I just re-discovered this story: my son was a senior in high school when he flew to San Francisco on a choir trip. And even though his flight was leaving Seattle around the same time as a flight which I was taking somewhere else, he didn't want to ride to the airport with me. His exact words were, "I'd rather go with people that I can talk to." (This is a teenage way of saying that I was just not cool enough to be part of his entourage.)
However, after I had arrived at the airport and was calmly waiting for my flight to depart, my wife called to tell me that our son realized when he arrived at the airport that he had left his boarding pass and all of his money for the trip at home. I called my son, who informed me that he had already picked up a new boarding pass from the airline, but he didn't have a way to get the money from home. Feeling sorry for him and ignoring his earlier diss about the ride, I agreed to drop by an ATM and pick up some cash to give my son at his gate, which was in a different terminal of the SEATAC airport.
After finding the nearest ATM and withdrawing the requisite funds, I headed off to catch the airport tram to the terminal where my son was waiting for me. I was already en-route to his location when a thought suddenly dawned on me: why in the world was I hand-carrying the cash all the way to his gate, when he was the one who had forgotten everything?
Once that notion had registered completely in my mind, I called my son and told him to walk to the tram station in his terminal and meet me there. As the tram pulled into the stop near his gate, I saw my son and one of his friends waiting patiently for me to arrive. I hopped off the tram, gave my son the cash, took a quick photo of him, and then hopped back on the tram before the doors were able to close - mission accomplished.
In the end I may have saved the day, but I still wasn't cool enough to give my son a ride to the airport.
21. January 2016
Family , Computers , Humor
Finally a book comes out that would have helped my children understand part of their childhood..
One of my favorite post-holiday traditions is reading Dave Barry's annual recap of the previous year's news events...
Yup, it was all fun and games until this happened...
2. December 2015
Humor , Travel
OK, I will admit - we followed a few of these traditions at our house... I'm not saying which ones, though.
From Coleman Cox (in 1922):
"Never dispute the woman who says she has a model husband. Webster's Dictionary says a model is a small imitation of the real thing."