I trimmed the trees and it was cute seeing the kids trying to haul off the big branches to the back of the house. They were told they could just pick up the smaller ones, but they were determined to prove themselves. (Hey George, can you stop by with the truck sometime this week so we can haul it to the dump? Free dinner for your services.)
Bedtime is getting a little easier as both kids are starting to go to bed at the same time, and now we all read books together as a family, dogs included. It’s real special moment of the day, or maybe I’m just happy it’s time for them to go to bed and there will be some peace and quiet in GeedingManor.
When I bought WifeGeeding’s birthday cake, the high school girl behind the counter was named “Karcyn”. You would pronounce it the same way you would “Carson”. I’ve never seen it spelled such a way.
Our pastor is on vacation so we had a guest pastor who decided to preached a sermon on anger, which actually made me angry. For one, he referenced people from Asia as Orientals, instead of Asians. Oriental refers to material “things” from the orient, so when you call a human being “oriental” you are referring to them as an object with no soul or substance. But in truth that really didn’t bother me and I really just chalked that one up as him being an innocent naive old white man. Hey, things happen, he’s human, we all make mistakes and he had no idea that could be offensive in an overly politically correct and oversensitive world. What really bothered me was his definition of depression, he described it as anger directed inwardly by an individual. That is an incorrect and gross over-simplification, and to make sure I didn’t hear him out of context, I asked a few other friends their perception and understanding of what he said. As one who has suffered from depression, sought counseling, been mediated, and struggled with suicide, that really irked me. It serves as a good reminded that pastors are not therapists.
I watched the pilot episode of FX’s ‘Married’ which stars the very underrated Judy Greer, and I was surprised at the number of celebrity cameos. If you are into crass humor that revolves around being married and having a family, then I’d highly recommend it.
I wrote the next two bullet points that mention James Garner on Friday night thinking it would be strange bit of timing if he died over the weekend.
Per the Dallas Mavericks Wikipedia page, the name of the team came in part from the television series ‘Maverick’ in which James Garner played the namesake character, and he was a member of the ownership group. I had no idea. Garner, by the way, is 86-years-old and the last work he’s done was voice work back in 2010. Here’s an old ESPN article about the name and the kerfuffle with local UTA that was already using the name. I remember having that bumper sticker mentioned in the article on a bench at my house and having no idea what it was referring to.
Jon Hamm is today’s version of James Garner.
Random quote from ‘Rectify’ that has stuck with me, “We are what we don’t throw away.”
For you ‘Breaking Bad’ fans I noticed Target is now selling Los Pollos Hermanos t-shirts. The problem with most of Target’s t-shirts is that they are an “athletic fit” which means they are a snug fit, and chubby people like me prefer a loose fitting shirt.
I have only faint memories of when you had to pull the entire tab off a Coke can.