Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Knowledge is a frightening thing

I love love LOVE my new phone. So many gadgets and new features, access to the web, video capability all with 8 GB memory card. I have been playing with and so enjoying getting to know all the features of this phone.

Though I usually can recognize by sound, the band or artist who is singing, I have never been one to keep song titles in my head. The new song id feature on my phone has opened up a whole new world. It has given me the opportunity to consider groups I didn't know I liked. For example I felt very confused to find out this one song I had really been enjoying in the car the other day, was Sure Shot by the Beastie Boys. Now I am not talking about their 1986 album Licensed to Ill, which is arguably a classic with their hits Brass Monkey and Fight For Your Right. I Just didn't realize I was a Beastie Boys fan. Who knew? What's next Vanilla Ice?


Monday, October 27, 2008

Kids say the funniest things

Kids truly say the funniest things.

It all started with my youngest who is 6. On the way home from an after school activity, she wanted to know what constituted a Popsicle. Deciding not to go into the fact that Popsicle is a name brand and that the generic reference would be freezer pop, I told her that basically anything that was partially if not completely liquid in nature once frozen on a stick could be considered a Popsicle.

Being still still stuck in the potty humor phase, she started rattling off her special variations of the beloved treat. Peescicle illicited delightful laughter from my eldest, who was more than happy to join in with poopscicle and vomitscicle. Just when I thought I was through with this subject, over dinner my eldest says
"What about obesescicle?"

"What, a fat person on a stick?" I asked.

"Yeah" she said "But she would have to be frozen too, huh?"

"Yes" I answered.

"Freezing is an essential part of what defines a Popsicle. Please pass the pasta.