flightless hag

A chronicle of the adventures of birdwoman: a lonely, talentless freak who wanders the internet in search of entertainment.

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I'm a 40-something married white female, survivor of weight watchers, avid reader of pulp. Dogs (not cats), extreme right (handed, not politics), ENTJ, alto, wanna-be knitter.

July 03, 2010

Vacation Is Here!

So I haven't updated my blog since I got a death threat. Someone reminded me of that today, so I figured I ought to post, just to show I'm alive and kicking.

School went out with a bang/whimper. I'm not teaching chemistry next year - no one is. Long story. So I get to teach earth science, and I am ecstatic!! Well, I get to teach physical science, which I'm not so hot on, but I'm rushing through physics and chem to get to earth science!! Whoot!

The boys both passed - and have been doing homework every day since school ended. Both Mom and Dad are home, poor kids... I try to make it fun, though. Math exercises are rewarded with an hour of video games or TV. They got to pick the books they're reading. We go to the zoo or something and pick out the science we'll study there. They're learning state capitals this summer, with contests. The winner, daily, gets a sweet treat. They're quite competitive.

So, we're driving up to Harvey County today for the family reunionish party. Tom Tom took us on a back back road road that I haven't hit in probably 20 years years. It goes past this one kids' camp. Stinky says, "Mom, can we go to that camp?" I answer, "Sorry, kid, that's a Catholic camp." To which Moth replies, "I know all my capitals. Can I go to the capital camp?"

He's had a series of humorous mis-hearings this year. Athlete's foot has become trumpet foot in our house. Trumpet foot. You can't make that crap up. Probably should get his ears checked, but when the outcome is so funny... well... cheap entertainment wins.

I'm writing this update while they swim at the hotel pool. We stayed in the hotel in town, though we had been warned that it wasn't so good these days - got flooded out last winter. Our room is aces, free internet access... I'll stay here again, if it still exists. Totally worth it.

And now, I'm gonna go read a book. See ya. Wouldn't wanna be ya.


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Blogger cube said...

Mishearings and misspeaks are one of the perks of having children.

We didn't have blogs back in the day, my first child was born in 1990, so I did the next best thing.

I started writing down their funny sayings in a 1997 pocket-sized day planner that I never threw out (yes, I'm frugal) and noting the year that it occurred.

To this day, none of us can read that book without laughing out loud.

July 07, 2010 10:50 AM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

my favorites continue to be misconstrued lyrics. Because they don't have vocabulary for the songs, they just fit in things that rhyme.

Of course, I'm 40 and I still do that. I heard Bette Davis Eyes today and for the first time, I understood the words were "and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush"

Glad I didn't understand that when i was 12.


July 07, 2010 12:28 PM  
Blogger cube said...

Yes, misconstrued lyrics are funny and we all do it.

Great, now I have Betty Davis Eyes in my head. OK, it beats Bad Romance... rah, rah, sis boom bah... ;-)

July 07, 2010 6:40 PM  

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