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November 16, 2011
  1. Daylight Savings is only bad because the cold weather is imminent, and it gets dark so early.   We trick or treated while it was light outside.  Not bad, but definitely odd.
  2. If you aren’t wearing a costume, you will likely not get candy from me.  We went to a friend’s house on Glenn Avenue and handed out thousands of pieces of candy.  One girl came up wearing regular clothes and we said “we’re just trying to figure out what your costume is.”  She replied with a story about how the candy was all for her little tiny baby who just got out of the hospital.  Yeah.
  3. The Man took The Kids camping this weekend.  It’s not that I don’t like camping, but it’s not my first (or second) choice on my list of ways to spend a weekend.  When asked if I minded that they were going, I replied, “Babe, you can take them camping every weekend if you’d like.”  No complaints here!
  4. I got a speeding ticket the other day.  I wasn’t even in a hurry.  It was my first ticket in 15 years.  I’m driving a rental car, and for some reason, unless you look at the speedometer, it’s hard to tell how fast you’re going.  I know I should’ve used cruise control.   At least there was a friendly Georgia State Patrol officer with a radar gun nearby.
  5. I realize that I’m probably calling out some friends here, but if your kids go to a Walton Way private school and you pick them up on Johns Road, it’s a safety hazard.  Not only is it unsafe for the dozens of kids walking to the cars, but those of us waiting to use the light can’t tell if you’re coming or going.  Please, either let them walk all the way home, or sit in carpool like everyone else.  Thanks.
  6. Don’t forget about Thanksgiving.  After all, it’s got the best food.  Christmas may have Jesus and presents, but Thanksgiving has cornbread dressing and giblet gravy.
  7. As long as she says yes, one of my best friends is getting engaged this weekend.  No, I’m not spoiling it for her.  She lives in Chicago.  By the time she reads this online, the proposal will be over, toasts made, and champagne consumed.  I love knowing a secret.  Even more, I love that she is so happy.  Andy is a perfect match.
  8. Most everyone I play in tennis is really, really nice.  We all recognize that this is low-level (3.5) recreational tennis.  Unfortunately, there have been a couple of bad eggs.  Unfortunately, they all seem to come from the same team.  Listen ladies, I’m not sure about you, but I’m not getting paid to do this.  It’s supposed to be fun.  It wouldn’t hurt to smile a little and maybe even laugh.
  9. I kinda feel like it’s in poor taste to start bad-mouthing your opponents before they’ve even left the room.  But hey, that’s just me.
  10. Neither of The Kids will eat rice.  Is that strange?
  11. Please don’t ever ask me to try “these really good” olives or any other olives.  I have tried and tried again and don’t like them.
  12. Apparently I grossed people out and made them itch when I wrote about head lice a couple of weeks ago.  What can I say?  I like to share.
  13. I’ll bet you’re itching again.
  14. To the photo guy at Walgreens:  Sorry if I seemed stunned that you recognized me as Jenny is Wright.  I’m not quite used to that yet.  It was nice to meet you, too.
  15. Most people think that Augusta is at its prettiest in the springtime around Masters week.  I beg to differ.  Have you been on Henry or Flemings Streets lately?  There are so many bright colors in the trees.  The view along the Savannah is picturesque.  Don’t believe me?  It’s a quick drive.  Check it out!
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  1. November 17, 2011 7:14 am

    When my kid went to that private school on Walton Way I picked him up on Johns Rd as well and I have no regrets. That carpool line is pure Hell.

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