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Someone Needs a Geography Lesson


My father and I have this weird tradition of sharing typos we see in our local paper (and there are a lot) as well as crazy mistakes on television. Today he sent me this:

“Heard from Congressman this am in regard to Keystone pipeline …if we can build a pipeline through Antarctica when it’s cold and frozen up there, we can safely build one in Kansas… ”

Hold the horses, Nellie! Antarctica is UP? When did that happen? Did I miss a memo?

Moral of the story: Even if you’re lucky enough to get elected, please, please keep your mouth shut if you have no idea what you’re saying.

My Mother


Sometimes she’s a bit crazy. Yesterday, I was over at my parents’ house for Sunday dinner and my  mom was looking at all the little slips of paper with drs. appts on them. She had some for her and some for my dad.  She decided she better put them all on the calendar. When she got to one particular day, she said, to my dad, “La. You have two appointments on the same day less than an hour apart. Can  you do that?”

I said, “did you just say  La?” 

My dad said, “yes, she did.”

My response?  “If I had a fictional character say that in one of my stories, some critiquer would say that word would never be used in a real conversation!”  

And today, she came by my house while I was at work and told my 16 year old that he better get up and get ready to go to the orthodontist before “your mother comes flying in here like a witch on her broom to get  you.”  THEN, she tried to deny saying it.  Shoot, any woman that would say La in a general conversation would call her daughter a witch. I just know it.