Saturday, December 30, 2006

Merry and Happy!

Returned safely from Mississippi last night, with an '02 Honda Accord on a trailer behind our Yukon:  the new kids' car.  Not Colin's car, specifically, as it will be Quentin's as well, when he gets his permit this spring.  We bought it from my sister in Baton Rouge, so it was quite an adventure getting it here. 

As we recover from the Christmas chaos, I will leave you with some mathematical humor (which has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or New Years' Eve):

Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter: Eskimo pi

Speed of a tortoise breaking the sound barrier: Mach turtle

2,000 pounds of Chinese Soup: won ton

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone: 1 Rod Serling

2.4 miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: 1 I.V. League

Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower

365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer: 1 lite year

1 million microphones: 1 megaphone

1 million aches: 1 megahurtz

1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche



Half of a large intestine: 1 semi colon

Time between slipping on a banana peel and striking pavement: 1 bananosecond

1 billion piccolos: 1 gigolo

1 millionth mouthwash: 1 microscope

1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 fig Newton

1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: 1 knot-furlong

Shortest distance between two jokes: a straight line

First step of the first mile of a thousand mile journey: 1 Milwaukee

Monday, December 18, 2006

Signs of A Lazy Blogger

Number 1:  Posting stupid Christmas cartoons.

I guess my literary synapses have shut down, because as of late I haven't been able to create a coherent post.  Not that life hasn't continued in its hasty, fast forward mode.  There is still the usual waking up at 5 a.m. (WHY???) and hitting the ground running, driving the kids to school, laundry, laundry and more laundry, trying to come up with a meal that everyone will like (haven't figured that one out yet), taking Melanie to speech therapy, shopping for Christmas (I think I'm done, but for one or two small things that can wait until the Christmas Eve rush), basketball practice, etc. etc., you get the drift.  I was sick last week, and had to postpone a ladies' brunch that was supposed to be at my house (I've never had to do that before!) but fortunately it was a swift-moving virus (like everything else in my life!)  Lisa came home with a stomach issue on Thursday, and Melanie spent most of Saturday running fever and with her head in a bucket (sparing the details). 

I did go to New York for my annual girlfriends' weekend away.  We had a great time (as usual) hanging around and laughing our bahookeys off.  We rented a limo on Saturday to go into the city (P. lives on Long Island).  We went through Chinatown, and drove by Ground Zero (I hadn't been since it happened .. was hoping there would be more of a place to pay respects, etc. but it's just a construction site now).  We ate lots of great New York food and drank a lot of wine.  Very relaxing.

We're taking off later this week for Jackson.  David's mom thinks she might sell the house this coming year, so it may be our last Christmas there. 



Monday, December 4, 2006

Happy Times

A picture of the Branch Boys and their mom & dad ...  **Editor's note.  AOL is being snarky and where this picture once was, now isn't, and won't come back.   Will try again to sweep the cobwebs off my computer and post the picture at a later point in time.


** Editor's note.  It's back now.