Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm sorry, did I miss the part where Hell froze over?

A few days ago, Shea said, "You know Mom, school isn't that bad. I mean, it's not great, but it isn't too bad either." While I almost fell over, I chalked it up to the delirium of the stomach virus and moved on.

A couple days ago, Rich said, "I was thinking. We should move Cady's cage away from the doors. It's cold over there. She's been a good dog lately. She's probably just sleeping on the couch at night because it's so cold." Pardon me? Rich making an excuse for the dog? Perhaps he's still recovering, as well.

Yesterday, Rich said, "I was thinking. Maybe we could get a dog. I really like having the bark in the middle of the night thing and the kids really enjoy her." I fell over dead. Falling over dead doesn't get me out of laundry or dishes today, but I fell over dead nonetheless.

7 comments:

Small Pines said...

Hell's frozen over? I guess this means you're moving back north again then. =)

speedymac77 said...

Today Rich will say, "I've been thinking about moving back to Wilmington. It's the part of Hell that is frozen 10 months out of the year."

To truly know if Hell has frozen, check Shea's diet. Off the pop tarts?

Having a dog does not get you out of laundry but it does get you out of bending over to pick up chunks of food. I miss my sis's dog, mostly. The damn dog farted so badly, it easily cleared rooms!!

Patioboater said...

Sounds as if a pound puppy may be coming your way. Perhaps you can work out a deal whereby the animal shelter gives you a two-for-one price on snipping both the pooch and Rich.

Monique said...

Oh, John, why do you have to keep bringing back up again that uncomfortable neutering topic?

Love the new perspectives on school and dogs!

Stacie said...

hahah, must be the virus.

Tracey said...

THAT would explain why my fingers are freezing...

michael in dc said...

I was confused by the liking of the dog barking in the middle of the night. I assume he's talking about "as a warning" rather than "going on forever until you want to shoot someone." I've had a couple of those dogs as neighbors.

The text I sent referenced this: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/10131 - Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, says text ads are "very lucrative" and I'm thinking that maybe you should do some targeted ones, with all the mistaken traffic you get. Put more prominent ads connected to Explore More or that apple orchard you went to track traffic and click throughs and then approch them about a cut. It's an idea, anyway.