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Just call me Randomposty McRandomness [Jan. 22nd, 2008|11:12 pm]
 Last week there was a UFO in Texas. Not my part of Texas, but still. When I was younger I believed in UFOs. I don't any more. I mean, I believe that people see things they can't identify; I just don't believe those things are from Elsewhere. I always liked this quote by Bill Watterson: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Whenever I hear about a UFO sighting, it makes me think of this, and I start laughing. 


During the weekend, I started hearing noises in the attic. Those of you who have been following along at home may be thinking Raccoon right about now, or perhaps Possum. Alas, the noise I was hearing was not of the critter variety; it was decidedly mechanical. Sort of a whirry clanky rattley sound, with that jet-plane-on-the-runway quality that is so reassuring coming from your attic, especially when you realize that it only happens when the furnace is firing. With that extra level of cozy that comes with the realization it's a holiday weekend. Fortunately, it turned out to be something that was quickly and easily repaired, and the nice furnace man didn't even charge extra for coming out on a holiday.


My mother got a dog. It's a two-year-old pug/chihuaha mix, named "Braxton". As in, "Hicks". OK, his name isn't really Braxton Hicks, but wouldn't it be funny if it was? Before she got him, I had a hard time imagining what he would look like. I mean, really. Pug? Chihuaha? What the heck is that? A Chug? But he's very cute, and very sweet, and snuggles in her lap in the evenings and seems very at home already.


The Boy is still sick; he went back to school on Friday and then lounged around the house all weekend but seemed fine. And then today he was screaming and holding his head and saying his ear hurt and he couldn't hear anything. So, off to the doctor he will go tomorrow, and don't we feel like the worst parents ever?

[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2008-01-23 12:37 pm (UTC)
I love that quote! James wouldn't agree. He's a sci-fi fanatic, only he doesn't think the 'fi' part is accurate. sigh.

Those noises creep me out. I'd rather deal with possum than mechanical. They're easier and cheaper and I don't fear explosion.

A Chug! OMG I'M ROLLING! I think it wouldn't be cute either. And you should totally call it Braxton Hicks infront of her. OMG!!

Feel better The Boy. Darn those ear infections. You're a fine parent. Those things don't always show themselves right away. And you know if you would have taken him in right away they'd likely have thrown the 'its.a.virus.wait.it.out.' scenario at you. I'd have done the same thing.
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[User Picture]From: shabbyesque
2008-01-23 03:49 pm (UTC)
Braxton? o_O Too funny!

I hope he feels better soon!
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-01-23 05:22 pm (UTC)
Okay, the whole story was amusing, but I laughed out loud at "They talk by flapping their meat at each other." HILarious!

A Chug named Braxton Hicks?! LOL!

Your entries make me laugh so much!

Those ear infections can spring up like that in a hurry, though. I've felt like before - Ethan gets ear infections way too often. I hope The Boy feels better soon! Maybe they'll give you some of those awesome ear numbing drops.
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[User Picture]From: nikki_herself
2008-01-23 08:57 pm (UTC)
I saw that UFO thing while I was at the gym and meant to come home and look into it more. Thanks for the reminder!

BTW, I just friended you through marshmelococoa.
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2008-01-24 04:09 am (UTC)
I'm glad your mom got a dog. I think that's a wonderful idea. Btw, I met a kid last week. Name? Braxton. And I said the exact same thing you did in my head.

If you bring a kid to the doctor early, in effort to catch a small illness before it becomes a big illness, they tell you that the trip was a waste of time. If you wait until the little illness becomes a bigger illness, they'll chastise you for waiting.

You'll never win parenting kudos in a doctor's office.
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