Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Book Review: Coal: A Human History, and More!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Icy Weather Here
Of the brave and the innocent,
And indifferent in a week
To a beautiful physique,
Worships language and forgives
Everyone by whom it lives;
Pardons cowardice, conceit,
Lays its honours at their feet.
The Kid Writes a Guest Post
As you may or may not know, I have very short hair. Coupled with my wearing comfortable clothes (i.e. Boys clothes since girls must be put in tight, itchy clothes) this makes for awkward situations in places with public bathrooms.
Essentially, I stand outside the two bathrooms, a scene replaying in my where I walk into the girls bathroom and there’s some one there and they say ‘This is the girls bathroom’ and I say ‘I am a girl, I just have short hair’ but they insist I’m a boy and then I have a psychological breakdown and murder them with a switchblade.
That last bit with switchblade and the breakdown didn’t actually happen.
However the rest of it happened once, leading me to want to shop for ‘girly’ clothes.
This led to the Shopping Trip Of Awkward Doom.
It can be summarized as:
My Grandma: We need to find some clothes for her.
Shopping Assistant Lady: You mean him?
Grandma: No, her.
The rest consisted of me follow SA Lady around the girls clothing section, all the while getting strange looks. Eventually I found a purple sweater that I liked.
But when I tried it on a few weeks later because we are going to see a movie, the neck was way to low-cut, and it was tight and itchy.
So the Shopping Trip Of Awkward Doom was for nothing.
Perhaps in the future we will have unisex bathrooms. Until then I will have to get over my fear of public bathrooms.
It's Not Rudolph, But...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Two-Fifths of Americans Think the World Is Made of Air
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Okay, That Explains A Lot...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Um, Well, Yeah, About That...
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Overheard in the Local Harps Grocery Checkout Line
Guy: (Speaking to a young woman wearing a Hard Rock Cafe Munich teeshirt): So, you been to Germany?
Woman: Uh, I was born there.
Guy: (A slight considering pause.) You Jewish?
Woman: (Outraged.) No!
Guy: (Nods, as in, well, okay, then.)
(Random coversation about wonders of living in Germany ensues. Meanwhile dr. delagar is restraining herself. Though just now she cannot remember why.)
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Doing The Happy Dance!
Oh yeah, I'm dancing!
(Happy dr. delagar busts a move.)