Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Monday, April 8, 2013

Give Her the Ol' Freudian Slip

I have nothing substantial enough to warrant a full post, but here are some various odds and ends (mostly odds).

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Fact #1: The Professor (age: 21 mos.) is a quick study. Repeat something a couple times and he's got it.
Fact #2: I got bored with animal sounds.

Translation: He has no idea what a pirate is, but whenever he hears the word he enthusiastically responds with "Arrrrrrr!" (Also, when Denise warned his daycare teacher of another one he'd learned, this was her reaction: "Ah, that explains nap time yesterday. Everyone else had fallen asleep, but I hear this little voice, and he's there saying 'nombie brains nombie brains nombie brains.'")

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In my new office, not far from my desk, there are signs directing people to the "Imagination Conference Room" and the "Possibilities Room." I'd make a wisecrack about having such things in an insurance company, but I'm too busy daydreaming of Epcot.*

* Okay, so I may have also printed out signs to post beside them, pointing to the Conference Room of Tomorrow. I only have so much willpower, people.

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Times The Professor has said the following phrases without being prompted:
"I love Mommy" — 0
"I love Daddy" — 0
"I love TRASH!" — 123 (and counting)

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Here's a bumper sticker for the psychology major in your life. You're welcome.*


* Note: not an actual bumper sticker. Technically, it's just a jpeg. To make it a bumper sticker you'll need to glue your smartphone to your bumper.

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One of my fellow web designers recently received this feedback on a mockup:
Use more color. (Add more "white space," but not white space.)*

* Yeah, I have no idea what it means, either. All I know is she could have avoided the whole situation if she'd only asked for feedback, but not "feedback."

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Also, I'm not sure if you'd call this a meme, a parody of a meme, a tasteless pie chart, or just a waste of twelve seconds of your life, but here's another image I created recently:


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So, that's what I've been up to. How about you?

8 comments:

  1. This is delightful. Nombie brains! And now I will spend the rest of today hallucinating the background music that plays at Epcot. You can hear it too, right? If you can hear it, I'll meet you at the Mexico pavilion for margaritas at 7.

    I've been observing the oddities of humanity as demonstrated at minor league baseball stadium concession stands, since that's where I spent most of my time this week. I REALLY needed the change of venue to Epcot for my day off daydreams. At least the humanity there isn't yelling at me because I got their beer order wrong. :D

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    1. I couldn't wait till 7, so I'm at the pavilion now, and on my second margarita. If you don't see me when you arrive at 7, make your way over to Canada to make sure I'm not drunkenly berating the canucks like some sort of hoser.

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  2. I chuckle at the sounds you will be teaching that boy! Daycare beware!!

    Play off the Page

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    1. As do I. My hope is to teach him all the essentials, but gradually enough that he remains awesome instead of becoming little more than a walking party trick. (An adorable walking party trick, but still...)

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  3. Zombie brains! You have him off to a good start.

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    1. Wow, I'm amazed you found time during the A to Z to visit a non-participant. Then again, it's hard to say no to zombie brains.

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  4. I have missed your humor...love the bumper sticker!!! I may get it made. Being immersed in the A-Z but had to take a minute and say HI!

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    1. If you actually want to get it made, I can send you a higher-res version of the image. And I can also give you better advice on how to affix it to your bumper (smartphone + staple gun = winning).

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