Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It's my favorite day!
It's RaNDoM THouGHT TueSDaY!

Go on over to Keely's at The Unmom and link up.  You'll like it.  You really will!

* I was walking out of the high school the other day as some kids were walking in.

One genius turned to the other and asked,
"How long has this school been imposed?"

Did he mean "When was this school built?"
Or did he really mean, "In what year did the government mandate that children attend school?"

Well for that kid's info:
Colorado became a state in 1876 and holy cow, it wasn't until 1889 that the government decide that kids couldn't self-smart themselves and enacted Compulsory School Attendance.
Twelve years ago is when the high school was "imposed" on this particular area.

* Garrett is getting his wisdom teeth removed over Thanksgiving break.
Don't feel sorry for him.
He hates Thanksgiving food.
He doesn't like the texture - it's soft and boring.
He may be liking soft and boring this year!
Being the accomodating hostess, I always ask him what his favorite Thanksgiving foods are so we can include them on the menu.
He always says, "Chinese food."
I ignore him, so I guess I'm not that accomodating.

* The other night at dinner,
Garrett announced this year's summer job.
(Let's remember that Garrett was a lifeguard last year - perfect summer job and that he is currently employed with a very impressive, resume worthy job right now.)
G: "I know what I'm going to do next summer."
Me: "Do next summer?  What do you mean?"
G: "I know what my summer job is going to be!"
Me: "What?"

G: "A DAYTRADER!  Isn't that perfect?  They let monkeys trade and they did better than economists."
Me: "What are you saying?  You're a monkey?"

Lest you think he isn't serious, he has opened an Ameritrade account (after researching other online trading houses) and has contacted one of our friends who is a trader and arranged to go to his office to see how he works.
Heaven help me!

* While chewing on one Slim Jim, he holds another over his head and prepares to launch it at me like a missile.
G: "Mom, have a Slim Jim."
Me: "No thanks."
G: "Why not?"
Me: "They are disgusting!"
G: "Why am I the only one who likes them?  They are yummy umbilical cords."

Ewwww........Now, not only do I NEVER want to taste one, I never want to see one.

* In case you don't have teenage boys,
War of the Worlds,   World of Warcraft, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came out last night AT MIDNIGHT!
Garrett and Parker "reserved" their copy last week by paying CASH.
In a fit of responsibility, they even saved the receipt in pristine condition.
They left the house at 11 PM and went to the store where they were 131st in line.
Garrett said there were about 300 other idiots people there.
I guess it's akin to girls going to the midnight showing of New Moon.

Well, I'm off to consume a greasy chocolate twist donut.
Happy Tuesday!


Blogging Mama Andrea said...

You could have written absolutely nothing but the title and I would have still clicked. I mean Umbilical cords and day trading? It just doesn't get more random than that!

I really think you need to clone those kids of yours. I can not get enough of their antics (though I bet you can ;)

Melissa said...

Chinese food for Thanksgiving. That's classic. And now I know why I hate jerky even more than I did before.

Guymons said...

William is getting his wisdom teeth pulled over Thanksgiving break, too.

I love your blog and your funny kids!!!

We may be in Denver over Christmas break, maybe this time we could meet up. Andrew may have his baptism while we are there, you could come to that. Or we could just go out to donuts, cup cakes, or bring Melanee and Garrett and go to Chinese food.

H.K. said...

I think Moe and Garrett would get along well...he's been asking for years to have Chinese food for Thanksgiving too!

Jennifer said...

Mmmm. Chocolate donuts.

And he may actually be a stock market wizard. Then how would you feel?

And Slim Jims ARE nasty. And I thought that before this post too. But now, just ewwwww.

Small Town Mommy said...

Now, I want chocolate. I hope your donut (why doesn't Blogger recognize the word donut, what is wrong with these people) was everything you anticipated.

My daughter doesn't like Thanksgiving food either. She just hasn't thought of Chinese food for Thanksgiving (although she wouldn't get it either).

Day Trader, huh? Good luck with that.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

OMGosh. Could he be any funnier. Day Trading! I can't wait to hear how this one ends up. OK everyday you talk about those chocolate twists and I get so hungry for one. The next time you get one would you please get one for me and I'll pay you when I pick it up from you? Thanks!! Grandmother's house tomorrow?????

Wild Child said...

Oh, boy(s)! I have one coming up in the ranks, 9 going on 10. I don't know if I'm ready for tween years, let alone teen years. More power to you!

kys said...

He wants to be a Daytrader as a summer job??? That is so funny!

Design it Chic said...

Oh i feel so sorry for Garret having his wisdom tooth pulled out... i had all 4 pulled out in September or so and seems like the pulling out process keeps coming... i got another good one out last week.. it hurts i tell you..and it sucks just drinking fluids for a few days... wish you have good nerves..cause he's gonna be moody for sure:P
..on another funnier note... umbilical cords?!? gosh that's disgusting :P
Happy Random Thoughts!

*my randomness is up too :)

TheSingleGirl said...

ZOMG. I cannot WAIT for someone to eat a slim jim in front of me. Umbilical cord...BWAHAHAHA!

LOL @ the smart-pants kid talk. I remember having a very serious discussion about selling on Ebay and requiring 'Vanilla' envelopes. *Sigh*

I don't like Thanksgiving food either. My sister is making buffalo chicken strips for me. I plan on stuffing myself with crescent rolls, too. NOM.

DAYTRADER. I adore teenage economic/political speak. *giggles*

PS. Thanks for the support for the non smoking version of The Bottomless Pit. There may, MAY, be a new car in my future. We shall see! EEEEEEEE!

Raven said...

I have never heard of someone who doesn't like Thanksgiving food!

I used to like Slim Jims. Never again.

My daughter is going to the midnight showing of New Moon, which I don't understand. It's not like it's the only showing and she'll never get to see it again. You couldn't pay me enough to see a movie when it first opens, I loathe the crowds. I wait a good 3 weeks till I'm the only one in the theater!

Have a great day!

Kirsten said...

Yummy umbilical cords? Holy moly, I'm still laughing!!!