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  • Boo had his first ice skating lesson today.
  • He also had his first ass over teakettle, land like a sack of potatoes, clonk your head on the ice, fall today.
  • I comforted him by passing on wisdom from my youth:  The only people who haven’t fallen on ice skates are people who have never put on ice skates.
  • Next week, I will remember to bring his cycling/skating helmet.
  • I also need to teach him to not try to break his fall with his shoulder and cranium.
  • I got to witness Irish Woman going into total uber-mother beast mode when she saw him fall.  I was able to keep her from stomping out onto the ice to retrieve him.  She doesn’t know how to walk on ice and I can’t pick both of them up.
  • To the nice lady who tried to comfort Irish Woman when she was close to tears, thank you.  However, bringing up emergency rooms and concussions was probably a little counterproductive.
  • To his credit, he finished the lesson and wants to go back next week.
  • Who’s got two thumbs and will be digging up his back yard this weekend to try to figure out where the maple tree is getting into the drain pipe again?  This guy!
  • To the slimy piece of iguana crap at work who decided that my leftover steak, potatoes, onions, and peppers needed to be in your belly and not mine, I hope that the cholesterol is the final straw that breaks your coronary camel’s back.  May the fleas of a thousand Bolivian marmosets infest your sister’s armpits.  I hope your mother chokes on the rancid pickled herring that she has to eat because you skipped out with her Social Security.  In other words, I hope you enjoyed it, jerk.
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  1. JustJohn

     /  April 21, 2015

    When you figure out where the roots are getting into the drain line and you get it clear, go to you local Home Depot, Lowes, etc. and purchase some R-D, It stands for root destroyer, it is copper sulfate and will, if the directions are followed, it will slow the root growth down tremendously.

  2. Bryn

     /  April 21, 2015

    Re. the iguana crap, I am reminded of some incidents (mumblety-cough decades ago) when I had packed lunches stolen at school. It stopped when the last one I took in, filled with delicious little savoury home-made extras, was mysteriously & very heavily laced with laxative powder….. and the “cola” was 50% well-brewed sennapod tea…..

  3. Bryn

     /  April 22, 2015

    Thanks, but the respect all belongs to my best friend at the time who persuaded me that I really, REALLY should NOT add some random chemicals from my chemistry set to the laxative powder.
    This was the 70s, and the health & safety brigade had not neutered kids toys too much at that time…….

    • Yep. I played with my uncles kit from the 50’s and it came with its own Geiger counter and stuff that made it tick.

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