Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treating Together

This year was Connor's first Halloween. He didn't seem to make a big deal out of it... although I bet he was excited on the inside and just pretending to be cool on the outside.




Sophie got to be a princess this year and was excited about the prospect of going Trick or Treating. She started to tell me all the 'rules & procedures' surrounding Trick or Treating (i.e. say 'thank you' or you won't get candy, you have to say 'Trick or Treat' first to get candy, etc...).



Brian came with us this year and was a huge help carting the kiddos around and later taking them door to door. With Sophie as his excuse and Connor as his 'wing man', Brian increased candy output by 10%. (Spreadsheet to follow).









Favorite quote of the day from Sophie: "Mommy... I GOT SNICKERS! Everybody likes Snickers. Do you like Snickers? I like Snickers." (as we are walking away from the house which apparently had Snickers candy bars in their distribution bucket).

Needless to say they brought home plenty of candy. Here is a picture of them with their 'loot'.


Connor then promptly fell asleep. Sophie took a big longer. My guess is that it took a bit before the sugar rush from the Skittles dissipated.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! 

No Schitt

As this is an Election Year with a Presidential Election voting to take place within days, I will answer 'Schitt' questions as would some of our current political candidates.

Question: Every year you have a Schitt, where is it?

Political Answer: Well first lets discuss the nature of Schitt. Schitt's are your common average hard working American who has felt left behind by the current political system. And I'm here to answer to their call by working at a bi-partisan level. Now I know that there are many people who have seen prices of gas go up and those who have lost their jobs, but during my time in office, I assure you that these issues will be recified.
Easy Answer: Been busy

Question: So... did you not have a Schitt show up this year?

Political Answer: Being a large country we have a diversity of people and we know that progress is around the corner. Together through Hope and Change we have made a difference and will continue to make a difference. Now I know that some times we feel like the jobs just aren't showing up and more people are staying at home. But by investing in our own economy we can get the common people back to work in jobs which will help our economy grow.
Easy Answer: No.

Question: What made you decide to not have a Schitt this year?

Political Answer: Look we are in a recession and what we have is not solving the problem. In fact the problem is getting worse. So what we need to do is fix the deficit... spend less money on things we don't need. So are we willing to borrow money from China for Schitt? I think we need to reevaluate our current economic budget, because right now my opponent is leading us into a larger deficit.
Easy Answer: Distracted and then ran out of time.

Question: How are you dealing with the lack of a Schitt on Halloween?

Political Answer: Look we are monitoring all situations. Yes we understand what is happening at home as well as Iran. We will continue to monitor them and continue to make America the safest place for Americans.
Easy Answer: Look for a Schitt next year

For a look at past Schitts, select the year and be taken to a previous Schitt story:
2011- Bull Schitt
2010- Dip Schitt
2009- Jack Schitt

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bonfire @ Aaron's

The Walker's hosted another party and we were lucky enough to be invited. The weather and company was perfect. Here are some of the pictures from Saturday evening.























Can't wait till your next shindig!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sophie Says...

1)

Sophie: "Mom, when I get too big for my Tinkerbell jammies can Connor have them?"
Mom: "If you want to give them to him I guess".
S: "No, cause Connor is a boy. He needs BOY Tinkerbell jammies. Not girl ones like me."

2)

Sophie helping me get dressed in the morning, opens a drawer and pulls out a small pink thong.
Sophie: "Mommy, whose is this?"
Mommy: "Sophie can you please just put it away."
S: "Is it mine?"
M: "No."
S: "Is it Connor's?"
M: "No."
S: "Well whose is it?"
M: "It's Mommy's underwear. Now can you please put it away."
S: "No it's not. Your butt is too big for this."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Educating the Uneducated: Geography


While GPS and GoogleMap are great tools, they cannot answer every geographical question. And knowing geography is something you will use outside of school. Below is a telephone conversation with a post office employee located in Lubbock, Texas.


Stacey: "Hi. I'm calling because I sent an overnight express mail yesterday to Wichita and apparently someone or something in Arlington made a mistake and now it will not get to Wichita on time. Instead, it's at your facility".

Employee: "That's because Wichita doesn't exist. It's Wichita FALLS".

Stacey: "No, it's for Wichita, KANSAS".

Employee: "Well that's the problem."

Stacey: "No, it was correct on the envelop, mailing address, and zipcode. The point is though that now it's not going to make it to Wichita on time. And I need to know when I can expect that package to be in Wichita".

Employee: "I don't know. It's a small city so I'm not sure how long it will take."

Stacey: "No, Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansas."

Employee: "Well it depends on how long it takes the truck to get there since it probably isn't large enough for an airport there".

Stacey: "Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansas. It is bigger than Lubbock. It has an airport"



Employee: "You'll have to check with the post office in Wichita then. They should know when they get mail from Lubbock."

Stacey: "And you don't know when your mail is set to arrive from Wichita or anywhere else?"

Employee: "I don't understand"

Stacey: "If I mailed a package from Wichita to Lubbock, could you tell me when your mail would arrive?"

Employee: "Did you ship something from Wichita to us?"

Stacey: "No.... I'm trying to reverse the role to try and get an answer. When do you usually get incoming mail from out of state?"

Employee: "I don't know. I don't work second shift."

Stacey: "So if I want to know when my mail will get from Lubbock to Wichita, I need to contact second shift workers at the Wichita post office... right?"

Employee: "I don't think Wichita is big enough to have people working second shift."

Stacey: "Goodbye".

Note: If you struggled trying to pass high school and are geographically-inept, don't worry because boy does the government have a job for you! Welcome to the U.S. Post Office!

PS- Never in my life have I ever wanted to slap someone with an Atlas so much!