Monday, November 27, 2006

Snow Day

This was my very first snow day. Yes, grab my baby book and write in it--my very first snow day. As a homeschooler, your Mom can joke that she won't give you the day off school (even if she ends up being gracious and giving you the day off anyway). But today, I found out from my neighbor that the Community College had officially cancelled school for the day. YAY! Although, I did have to get up at the normal time in order to gain that information, no matter--I was free. This made it a six-day weekend! Tomorrow may even make it a seven-day weekend. I've greatly enjoyed playing in the snow with my brother.

Tonight, as I was looking up potential closure info for tomorrow, an Even Stevens episode came to mind. Yes, I used to watch this show. I don't know if any of my fair readers ever experienced this guilty pleasure, but Louis Stevens made me laugh my lungs out during eighth grade. There was one particular episode, however, that is particularly pertinent to this snow topic. Louis decided, for some reason I can't remember, that he really wanted a snow day. So he somehow got a snow machine and went to Principal Wexler's house in an attempt to change his fate. He made sure to get a thin snowpack near every point of entry. All windows gave a show of snow, and for the final touch, when Principal Wexler opened his front door, he saw nothing but snow, up to the top of his head. He ran back inside, panicking. Principal Wexler quickly picked up the phone and declared a snow day--for his school located in the San Joaquin Valley.

I've always admired mischievous ingenuity. I've already considered bribing the weathermen, but that just seems deceptive, somehow... and possibly ineffective.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

I'm the Next Bryant Gumbel

As my Dad watched the Apple Cup Halftime Report today, I began to think I could make it as a sports commentator. Although I don't exactly qualify as a football expert, I think I could do what I saw these guys do. (And oddly enough, men across the nation sit and listen to these athletically-minded gurus.) For example,

"Do you think Washington has enough defense for the second half of this game?"

"They'll have to have it! The Apple Cup is the biggest game of the year for them!"

What poetry! What insight! As overwhelming as that may be, I really think I could've come up with it. Give me a big, fat paycheck, FSN.

Oh, I almost forgot the most important part: Go Dawgs!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Your Ignoramus Is Showing...

Today we were at the store and Tim found out that goat cheese cost more than regular cheese. He asked why, and we told him that less goats are farmed commercially than cows. He then proceeded to ask "Are goats extinct?" I laughed and reminded him that if they were extinct, there wouldn't be any goat cheese to discuss.

His next line is priceless and must be read aloud to be fully enjoyed.

He said, "No, I didn't mean really extinct, I mean are they extinc-ing?"