Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A New Terror Alert System...?

I've been in used car buying purgatory, of late. Word to the wise...ALWAYS test drive dirty cars!! It's the only way to go! You get to see the good, the bad and the really sticky front seat drink holder ugly.

Finally, after several weeks, we made the deal. Time to sign the papers! We were directed to the finance office (even though we weren't financing). The "office" was a small closet with a big desk. And I could hear the dealings of other "finance specialists" as they offered their congradulations to the new owners of a six year note on a car that would loose value as soon as it was driven off the lot.

And then came the smell. Not New-Car smell. Nope, more like "I know that's shit, but what's on it?" smell. The husband asks the boy "Did you pooter?" The boy sits up straight in the chair and says "Yep, and its yellow."

The husband and I must have been on the same brain wave length! Its a new terror alert system! There's Green - no smell, just noise. Yellow - enough smell to get your attention and will probably get loved ones to ask "Did you fart?" Orange - "Oh Honey!" and RED - clear the room and my son giggles with glee and shouts proudly "I stinked you out!!!"

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A Poem...

I eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny;
But it sticks 'em to the knife!

Monday, September 19, 2005

His First Season...

Saturday was the first soccer game of my 5 yr old son's life. He was spectacular! Dribbling the ball down the right-side of the field, ahead of the pack and moving quickly toward his team's goal...when the left shoe went flying into the middle of the field! The assistant coach was quick on the shoe-retreaval, placed the shoe back on my boy's left foot and got him back into the game. My son caught up to the rest of the players, snagged the ball and made it to the goal(but not in it)!!

I laughed for more than an hour - both at the antics on the field and the parents shreeking at their boys to "KICK THE BALL!!!!". The beauty of claiming to be an amateur filmmaker - moving my setup to the other side of the field - away from the parents. Get real people - its a bunch of little boys, learning to wear cleats for the first time - on a three-on-three-no-goalie-no-scoring game! Its not the World Cup!