Wednesday, February 28, 2007


You know you're not a kid anymore when you stop whning that you want to sleep in the top bunk and how come the nine year old gets to sleep there and not you.

You know you're middle-aged when you start having long conversations with your friends about medical issues. Also, renovations. Renovations are definitely an older demographic.

But my kids and I are almost equally excited about the upcoming blizzard.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Yesterday's would-be hijacker of Air Mauritania Boeing 737 is now in custody, no thanks to crappy security procedures that allowed the man to board the flight with two loaded pistols. The heroic pilot of the plane figured out that the hijacker couldn't speak French and issued instructions over the public address system to jump the hijacker after he abruptly hit the brakes upon landing. A significant number of the 71 passengers and the crew obliged.


How do you say that in French?

Friday, February 09, 2007


Now that they don't have to deal with Anna Nicole Smith any more the last drawback to claiming paternity of her 5 month old child has been removed and the cockroaches are coming out the woodwork, waving their antennae, and having a party.

May I nominate a new entrant: Michael Jackson. It would work in so many ways. Except one: the baby, despite bearing the moniker Dannielynn, is a girl.

Monday, February 05, 2007


We've been enjoying an arctic fart these past few days here in sunny Minnesota. My kitchen floor was grouted this morning and when the tiler used a wet sponge to remove the excess grout, the floor froze.

I better not tell my kids or they'll want to go skating on it.