Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tate-ism #15

It's still crazy busy over here but I want to be sure to document Tate's first hot fudge sundae from McDonald's - a nutritional staple from my childhood diet!

I'll go ahead and apologize now for the blurry photos - the iCamera on the iPhone iSucks!

Here's Tate just as the first spoonful hits his palate. You can tell he's mid-evaluation.

They say that the first response is always an honest response . . .

It's too bad you weren't there to hear Tate scream with delight. Seriously! Screaming with pure and unbridled joy!

It was as if Tate was trying to make sure everyone at McD's knew that he thought this concoction of soft serve and chocolate was the greatest achievement of mankind!

Sadly though, an ensuing sugar crash is proof that even good things eventually come to an end.

Kid, if you think that stuff was good wait 'til you try Blue Bell & Magic Shell!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


There's some stuff in the real world that I need to tend to so I'm gonna step away from the blog world for a bit. I'll be back soon.

In the meantime, take a look at this amazing video Brian told me about of Lion vs. Buffalo vs. Crocodile - you'll be surprised by who wins!

Take care.

Friday, June 13, 2008

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The price of gas is getting ridiculous!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Funny Question

Here’s a funny question story to follow-up to my stupid question story.

Today while sitting in the waiting room of a physician’s office, I suddenly found myself in the middle of a conversation with a little old lady. I didn’t notice our conversation at first because she was seated on my right side, or my “deaf ear” side.

I usually love striking up conversations with strangers, but not today. Today, I was in a hurry. All I wanted to do was get in, do my song and dance for the doctor, and get out as fast I could. A conversation would have just lead me to being distracted and losing track of time.

What was far more important was me maintaining eye contact with the receptionist so that she would bring me back as soon as the doctor came out of a room. This was not a good time for a friendly chat with Aunt Bee.

Unfortunately though, some people can’t take a hint. Give her a courtesy laugh but don’t look up. Answer her questions in only one word - or even in a grunt, if possible! Pull out the phone and pretend that you’re answering urgent emails. Heck, pretend that you’re answering urgent phone calls!

But this woman was determined to pull me into a two-way conversation so she asked me a question that made me stop and belly-laugh out loud.

“Is that thing in your ear a hearing aid or a telephone?”

(She was thinking it was a wireless headset for a cell phone - my hearing aid isn't that big!!)

“Ha! Hard to tell these days, isn’t it?”

At that point she had me roped in. I listened as she told me about how she used to work with the deaf, had MS and was trying to find an internist who would take Texas Medicaid for her mother – I gladly gave her a few recommendations.

A few moments later I found myself in front of a doctor who was trying to give me a hint. He was in a hurry and had no time for conversations today. I thought about asking him if that thing in his ear was a stethoscope or a telephone. Not thinking my question would go over as well as Aunt Bee’s, I instead obliged the doctor and headed out to my next stop.

Funny how the person I was waiting around to talk to wasn’t near as interesting as the person who I tried avoiding all together.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Stupid Questions

I used to be a big believer in the statement that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

If you really don’t know the answer then how can it be a stupid question, right? But maybe what makes a question stupid is when the answer is obvious. Really obvious. As in painfully obvious!

Case in point – I went to my local friendly office supply retailer to purchase a wireless keyboard and mouse.

After selecting said item, I proceeded to the check-out lane where I was greeted with a smile by a 20'ish-year old woman I’ll refer to as Phoebe.

During my check-out process, I noticed Phoebe showing a particular interest in my keyboard and mouse. She kept starring at it like she was trying to figure something out.

And that’s when she asked me, “So . . . what are you going to use this for?”

“ . . . . uh . . .”

I didn’t respond immediately because I was half expecting Phoebe to reach over and slap the 'Easy Button' . . .

. . . nope, just a blank stare!

“Well . . . um . . . I’m thinking about using it when I work on my computer.”

Phoebe then smiled and gave me a knowing nod, “Oh, cool!”

I’m sure if you went back and watched the security camera footage you would see me glancing back over my shoulder at Phoebe as I walked out the door still trying to figure out if that whole exchange was for real or not.

For Phoebe’s sake, I hope the joke was on me!

Anyone else have a stupid question story?