* This is my 401st post. How did I not notice that 400 was coming up? We could have had a give-away. Oops, missed it! Besides, if I had anything cool to give away, I'd keep it. Remember! I hate to share.
* Yesterday at Parker's lacrosse game, he got plowed
* Whenver you have an injury of that nature, I think it's importan to get
Garrett: "Dude, which wrist is hurt?"
Parker: "My right one."
Garrett: "Wow, that sucks!"
Parker: "I know! It's my gaming hand."
* Parker went to school limping around and holding his right arm up close to his body. His wrist might be broken. I think I'll text him and see.
*UPDATE! I called Parker and told him that when he gets out of school at 1:00, I will pick him up and take him for an X-ray.
His response: "I can't. I have to go to Panda Express."
He's obviously DYING.
Most people just wait for it to come to them. That's not a chance I'm willing to take. I'm going to go ahead and just follow it.* In preparation for our trip, I'm reading up on Cambodia.
I am never quite sure if I should laugh or cry.
Under the Health & Emergencies" section
" If you become seriously ill or sustain injuries in a traffic accident, then have yourself evacuated as quickly as possible to Bangkok or Singapore. For less serious injuries, visit International SOS. This clinic has a dentist and can assist with evacuation." Wait. What? How is a dentist going to help me? And the clinic is only really useful to "assist" with evacuation?
" Note that ambulances may or may not show up if you have an accident. And the emergency numbers often go unanswered."
Brian looked at me after I read this to him and said, "And we're letting our son ride a bike over there?"
No, actually, he's driving a car now.
* Garrett turned in a research paper today on how advertisers specifically target teenage girls to sell, not just products but image. Garrett is pretty passionate about the subject. His assertion is that the advertising makes the girls believe that by purchasing the product, they are actually going to become the pretty girl in the picture and achieve instant popularity and an exciting lifestyle. As a result, he says, girls wear "skanky" clothes to get attention, they lower their morals, engage in risky behavior, and worry more about their outward appearance than developing inner beauty and thus end up with nothing but low self esteem. There ya have it - straight from an 18 year old boy.
* Thank heavens it's Friday. I'm exhausted. For no reason. I kind of feel like I got run over by a 225 pound lacrosse player - except that nothing's broken.
* Well, aside from the lacrosse games and maybe getting a cast, we have a pretty quiet weekend planned.
Have a great one!