There are days when you don’t have the energy to follow your toddler son on his Family Circus style walk down the sidewalk but also don’t have the energy to wrestle him back into his stroller, so you throw him over your shoulder upside-down with one arm while pushing the empty stroller with the other arm while he thrashes and screams like a hyena and pulls up your shirt so you can flash everyone. This scenario may very well have occurred today. I hope you were not at the park to witness it.
** Fair warning: this post is all over the map. I am averaging 4-5 hours of sleep a night this week while I play accountant and get everything in order for taxes. Quickbooks, I will WIN this battle! I hope. **
• Playgroup means miniature entertainers for my baby and grown-up entertainers for me. (I started to type “adult entertainers” but rethought that.) And coffee and free food. Fridays mornings are the best. Today I handed my kid a plate of fresh fruit and homemade bacon-egg-and-cheese-biscuit casserole and snuck into the kitchen to eat four doughnuts. I call that “eating breakfast and lunch at the same time,” or “multi-tasking.”
• I have a lot of work to do, but I spent a good hour looking at crappy pictures instead. Hilarious blog- go read now.
• I read a post on the neighborhood listserv that said “anyone know a good and trustworthy painter?” and thought it said “anyone know a good and trustworthy pirate?” and laughed longer than was appropriate. I’m a little delirious.
• Probably the best thing that happened to me today was the work of a spammer. I regularly get spam comments on the blog, but my magical blog spam blocker locks them up so they don’t get published and subject you to anything profane or virus-causing. Honestly most of what I get is just nonsense, things like:
“If you have guests the cat will jump in”
“Whats up very cool web site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds also…I am satisfied to seek out so many helpful info right here in the post, we need work out more strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . . “
I am always left scratching my head as to why people are taking what I would imagine to be valuable time out of their lives to write programs to launch pointless jibber-jabber into the internet, but that is a topic for a whole separate post.
But today… today things got real. I received the best spam comment ever. Are you ready for this??
“this website is so unfnopessioral i feel ashamed for you for posting it on the internet. there are so many grammatical, and spelling errors, it seems like someone has made up this site as a joke, or that possibly a mentally impaired monkey with no limbs or eyes is responsible for this site.i couldnt even understand the first few sentences.whoever wrote this-please either get an interpretor, an editor, or just cut the crap and move onto something else.you have wasted my time”
Cannot. Stop. Laughing.
Happy Friday with love,
The Blind Armless Monkey
(Images courtesy of familycircus.com and crappypictures.com)