Tuesday, April 28, 2009

another excellent sports quote

Washington Redskins receiver Antwaan Randle El, commenting on pre-draft rumors about the team's quarterback situation and the effect the rumors had on current quarterback Jason Campbell:

"It's just been a little bit of a tough battle, more so for Jason, but he's been one of those guys who can go to the fire and come out as gold. We're just glad it's all swept under the rug, or spilled milk, at this point."

Well said, Antwaan. I think you really stepped up to the plate and covered all your bases there.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

anniversary fail (again)

Yesterday a polite, well-dressed Haitian man asked me to pee in a cup. It was not his fault this was the most interesting thing that happened on my 11th wedding anniversary; Monsieur Leblanc was just doing his job. Glen and I recently decided to increase the amount on my life insurance policy, so the insurance company sent someone to give me an ersatz physical and ask a lot of impertinent questions about my health history. Incidentally, some of those questions are almost impossible to answer. Have I ever undergone a diagnostic procedure such as MRI, CT scan, etc.? Well, sure, I've had at least one ultrasound every time I've been pregnant. Also I'm pretty sure they X-rayed my wrist when I broke it in 5th grade. And what were the dates of those diagnostic procedures? Uh ... maybe I should have studied for this.

Anyway, at the end of the exam/questionnaire session, I had to sign and date a document stating that I had answered the questions truthfully. As I wrote "4-18-09" on the line, I realized that it was my anniversary. As unlikely as it seems, we've managed to lower the bar for anniversary celebrations once again. At this rate, I almost expect that one of us will spend our anniversary in the hospital next time.

After M. Leblanc had departed with my vital stats and bodily fluids, I asked Glen if the date was indeed the 18th. He checked his watch and said yes. Just for fun, I waited another eight hours or so before I reminded him why the date should be of interest to him. We're both so tired from staying up with the baby at night that I doubt we'd have done anything to celebrate anyway, even if we had remembered sooner.



(Read about last year's anniversary fail here.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

yet another reason

Tonight around 7:00 p.m. I had the following conversation with Glen:

Me: Remember that Far Side panel where there are some guys standing around looking at a diagram of a dinosaur, and one of them is pointing to the tail and saying "We call this end the thagomizer, after the late Thag Simmons"?

Glen: Yeah.

Me: Is the dinosaur a stegosaurus or an ankylosaurus?

Glen: [without hesitating] Stegosaurus.

Yet another reason why Glen is pretty much my favorite person ever.

Here's the cartoon, for those of you who haven't seen it or don't remember it:

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Hi! I'm Daisy!

Everyone, please welcome "Daisy" to the blog.


born: March 29th, 6:05 a.m.
length: 18"
weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz

No, Daisy is not her real name. It seemed like a good pseudonym in light of the fact that our other kids go by Link and Peach.