The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: January, 2006

Imperfect Attendance

Junior had perfect attendance at school this year…until today. Poor kid has had a low-grade fever since I picked him up last night. It’s not like he wasn’t going to blow it when we go to Florida in April anyway, but I have to tell you, I can’t BELIEVE he hasn’t missed a day of […]

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No Broken Bones, But Not For Lack of Trying

Skiing Saturday didn’t go as well as it had the week before. At Nashoba, the only beginner hills they have are the bunny slopes with tow ropes, so I went up the lift to the intermediate slope where they take the kids taking lessons. Very very steep. Way too steep. And I was having an […]

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Pizza, Pizza, French Fries

I think it’s time to come clean with everyone. You have a right to know. It’s hard to talk about so I’ll say it quick, like ripping off a Spider-Man bandage. I took up a winter sport. Don’t hate me, okay? I know that my pudgy out-of-shape self has been an inspiration for legions of […]

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Wrong on Many Levels

Christine pointed out that yesterday’s blog title was right on many different levels, which is true. Today we discuss something that is wrong on many levels. I’ll leave it to you to figure out which ones. Yesterday, at a light, I looked over at the guy next to me and he was watching a workout […]

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I Love Me Some Nerds

I am going to come clean here and admit that I have become a Wonka Nerds addict. I don’t know how it happened. I don’t even remember when I first had some, but now, I can’t live without them. I like the grape ones the best, but strawberry is good too. The fruit punch and […]

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I Can’t Take It Any More

The comment spammers are killing me. I can’t even begin to tell you what a low ring of hell is reserved for these people. They are the lowest of the low. So I guess I’m going to have to switch my commenting software, because I just can’t keep up with the comment spam any more, […]

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I Have a Plan!

George Bush wants to get his filthy stinking paws on the records of “our” Google searches….so my idea is to have everyone in the United States, no, the world, spend all day doing searches for things like “Bush is Hitler II” and “Bush is Eroding Your Civil Liberties” and “How does it feel to live […]

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Normal Fur Is Sometimes a Plus

Sure, our dog doesn’t shed, and his hair is so soft it makes Miss Clairol jealous, but look at what happens to him in the snow. This doesn’t come off that easily, by the way. We have to submerge him in warm water to melt off the snowballs. Fun.

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Hi Mom!

It’s a winter wonderland outside this morning. I’m willing to bet my cheese money that this is a classic “man, we blew it” storm. They were saying 2-6 inches yesterday, and even as late as 6 this morning. Well, I have news for them, there is 6 inches out there right now and it’s not […]

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Stealth Theo

Theo’s back on the payroll, and they didn’t shout it from the mountaintops! When I went to bed last night only redsoxsoul.com and bostondirtdogs were talking about it. Why? Because they didn’t make the announcement through the media, they just put notice up on redsox.com, and figured people could find out at their leisure. When […]

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