Friday, November 5, 2010

FF: Embracing Life

I decided to take a break from blogging and it lasted one Friday.   Here's what you may have missed in my absence:

I bought an old computer from a student.  He included the stale cigarette smoke in the tower as a bonus.  Every time I use that computer now, I think I'm in a Motel 6 or Super 8.

A couple of days ago, I was using the very cool mouse which was totally messed up and working backward.   I was annoyed at: 1. the mouse, 2. the student, 3. the cigarette smoke.  It took me a while to realize that I was holding the mouse upside down.

Michigan drivers are exhausting me.  This morning I stopped to allow a middle school student to cross in front of me.  The mom behind me immediately blew her horn.  You can imagine how gracious they are to a new driver, so I ordered some of these for our cars. Let's hope they help.

But WHY when I Googled  "student driver sign" did breastfeeding signs come up?  The correlation is lost on me.

Never before have I have a semester where so many students have buried a parent or a sibling.  Their essays are breaking my heart.

My flower bulbs, which arrived weeks ago, are still unplanted.

The child in this family assigned to feeding the dog has NOT been giving her water.  "Why would I do that when we have a toilet?"

My youngest child was very sad when he learned that 8 year olds cannot vote.  He had been watching the ads and reading the mail and had picked out his candidate.  It was some guy named Jack.  Checkered and I both voted for Jack to make our son happy.  We're deep political thinkers.

Jack won.

Mommy's Idea


Kirby3131 said...

I guess Jack was the right guy to vote for LOL

I didn't realize that cigarette smoke would stay in a computer, but it makes sense now that I think about it.

You're not happy with your imaginary transport to a cheap motel each day?! ha ha - that made me laugh.

Sorry to say that there isn't a city guide to Detroit at Design*Sponge. Bummer.

Kristin _ The Goat

Julie said...

I hate the smoke, my hubby smokes and it's in everything. Thank goodness for fabreeze.
I love you son, he reminds me of mine when he was smaller.
Drivers are mean at times, they all need to take a beginner class in nicest.
Take care and have a blessed day.

Brandi. said...

How cute! My 4 year old and I had a political conversation the day of the election. It was funny to see how her mind worked on that. Luckily she's growing up to be a little democrat just like mommy and daddy. :)

Drivers in this town suck too! I intentionally piss them off by driving the speed limit. Especially when they can't tear past me.

We actually had an older woman and a little 2nd or 3rd grader hit and almost killed (2 separate occasions!) because someone stopped for them to cross the street and someone else tore around and hit them.

Hope you have a great Friday and an awesome weekend!

The Incredible Woody said...

I totally agree with the toilet logic. The water is refreshed on a regular basis. And I don't let dogs lick me in the mouth anyway. Cause thats just gross, with or without the toilet water!

Mel Fraase said...

Yuck, I inherited some appliances from my grandmother when she passed. She was not a smoker, but her daughter was a chimney. Every time I used one, the stale smoke smell came out. Even the electric can opener. I eventually decided to replace them all because I couldn't stand it.

Vote for "Jack". I giggled when you mentioned he won.

Betty said...

Ewwwe! I hate old cigarette smell. But if it was a good deal, i guess you can cope. :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

you can open the tower.. use a damp clorox cloth to clean all non electrical parts and end dust makes and spray that you can use to clean electrical parts and wala stale smoke odor is gone...
we smoked in our house for 15 years or more... when we decided that we woudl not smoke in the house any more my cousin and I cleaned the house... ceiling to floor and trust me the change was intense... we cleaned nicotine stains from places that we never DREAMED they would be... trust me you CAN remove the smell.
Love hugs and happy Friday!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Jack must thank his campaigning peeps. :)
Our cats even love drinking out of the toilet.
I loathe people who honk their horn...this is why I avoid NYC. Too much horn honking for me.

Aging Mommy said...

Your last paragraph, priceless. I am so very glad Jack won :-) The smell of smoke from that tower would drive me insane. Any way to install an air freshener in it?!? Or is that the ultimate in technophobic stupidity to ask :-)

That corgi :) said...

I love that your 8 y/o was so involved with the election process! I hope that continues on in his life and when he can finally vote!


The Crazy Coxes said...

Ewww....the smoking computer would make me nuts!

Love that Jack won and your son can feel like he took part in the process and made a difference!

It's so sad that so many of your students have had to deal with the deaths of important people in their lives. I hope they are getting A's on their essays! ;)

Impulsive Addict said...

Funny stuff!

Speaking of driving, I have issues. Major issues with honking. I may need therapy.

Mental P Mama said...

Yay Jack! And those drivers must be Connecticut transplants. Now, get out there and plant those bulbs! Election Day is the rule of thumb to get them in and sleeping in time for Spring!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Funny you had your mouse upside down!

Impressive that you 8-yr-old was preparing to vote!

Stopping by from FF, here's a link to mine:

Mrs4444 said...

The upside-down mouse cracked me up! That is so something I would do.

Student Driver, huh? Might have to think about that.

Welcome home :)

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Sounds like the youngest member of your family will be running for office some day. Glad that you didn't last more than one Friday :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yeah, the upside down mouse... I'll come back and comment when I can stop laughing.