The LiberallyLean.com guy mentioned yesterday that he had to “babysit” his step-daughter because of a root canal. That made me laugh because when WifeGeeding leaves me alone with the kids I always call it “babysitting” and she firmly corrects me that it’s call “parenting”. But I usually fire back jovially that one can be a parent and still babysit, and that’s when she give the evil-eye . . . with the glass-eye.
There’s a family event my in-laws are having in East Texas that I have to attend this weekend. My first thought about these things is that it’s some sort of staged intervention for me – . . . You will like hunting . . . . You will turn Republican . . . You will cheer for all thing Baylor . . . . Ketchup doesn’t need to be stored in the refrigerator . . . “Syrup” is pronounced “sir-uh p” and not “syr-uh p”.
I think I’ve only mooned one person in my life. And yes, Jimi, that as your sister.
My gosh, that Wendy Davis interview yesterday on The TICKET was torture. First of all she was late, and then she went into filibuster mode answering the first question. There’s no way she won over a single voter yesterday; heck, I bet she lost a few. The more I listen to Davis, the more I believe she’s just a spark with no substance. I’m beginning to think the reason why she was chosen to filibuster was because she’s full of hot air and can lull people to sleep with details and generalities. And sooner or later, she’s going to have to air a campaign commercial that’s more pro-Davis than anti-Abbott. Abbott’s latest commercial focuses on his ability to wheel a wheelchair up a parking garage. It’s almost like he’s trying to get sympathy votes.
As a Democrat I’ve been disappointed in Obama’s soft foreign policy as of late, at least his rhetoric, and then Biden comes out saying the U.S. will follow ISIS/ISIL to the gates of Hell. But then again, he’s just playing to the media to try to help his presidential ambitions.
Why did it take so long for boxer briefs to be invented? I normally wear the cotton kind, but if I know I’m going to sweat, there’s a nylon/elastane version I’ll put on. I only mention this as this was a brief (see what I did there?) conversation about it on BaD Radio.
I tend to think of insensitive things when watching the news. For instance there’s that weird story in Frisco. Back in January a ten-year-old boy was found wrapped in a cloth and placed in a bathtub with ice packs. The mother was accused of murder but stated she was trying to preserve the body until the husband could come home and do something according to their Hindu faith. The medical examiner later declared the death natural but it seemed the cops were still after her. Now it appears both parents have been found death at their home, one inside and one in the pool. The insensitive part of me wonders how much property values in the neighborhood dropped after the son died, how much more they will continue to drop after two adults are found dead, and what that house will sell for compared to other similar houses in the area.
I saw a commercial for Denzel Washington’s new movie The Equalizer which brought back memories of an old CBS show by the same name my father use to watch about a retired British spy in New York. It turns out the movie is based on the television show.