Saturday is done. How sad! Something this sad warrants a poem!
The Last Saturday of Summer
A Poem by Dave the Llama
Like an empty salt shaker,
The season has run out.
Like Lot's wife,
We cannot look back
Or we'll, like, turn into salt too.
But then we won't be out of salt
So we hold our heads high,
And look forward with pride.
For as the Book says,
Pride comes before Fall.
Now please pass the salt.
Aww, yeah! That's Pulitzer material right there! The best part was how nothing rhymed, and the meter was inconsistent throughout. That makes it seem really deep, I'm told... and not like I basically made it up off the top of my head... ah, life as a professional poet is grand! The people, the parties, the beef jerky binges - all the things you imagine would accompany such a sophisticated lifestyle! They're mine! All mine! You can't have them! MUAHAHAH!!!!
OK, the poem sucked, I agree. Better move on...
Eldest Daughter has been sick for some time now, so we finally broke down and took her to the doctor today. I guess we hoped whatever it was would just fix itself, but it didn't. She's the only one of us not covered by health insurance, so we feared the worst. But we located a clinic that would see her, and they did their tests and came back positive for strep throat. They wrote out a prescription for antibiotics that Target filled for $4 for some reason. Anyway, total costs to get her seen and treated was under $100... all that worry for nothing! I thought it would be many times that... every ER trip we've ever taken has always been much more than that...
In any case, she has medicine and is resting now, and it wasn't swine flu or anything like that. Still, I need to look into what's involved in getting her back on the insurance again. She got the boot when she turned 19 this past April.
Funny Picture Time!
I'm feeling kind of empty tonight, as you can tell, as far as what to write about. I mean, when I break out the bad poetry, you know I've reached the bottom of the barrel. Sorry.
I guess I'll post a couple baseball-related videos, since we're all such big baseball fans around here, right? [insert eyeroll here] Well, I'm gonna do it anyway! So there! :P This first one is cool - a dude in the left field bleachers is filming batting practice, and the guy at the plate hits a homer, which the guy filming catches as he's filming. Pretty cool.
Found a cool blog the other day, called 1000 Awesome Things.
If you click the pic, it will take you to the site. They post a random thing every day that they think is awesome. As you can see, today's is "Taking the stairs beside somebody taking the escalator." Other recent entries include "Turning off all the lights during a thunderstorm," "Eating the crusts of the sandwich first to save the middle part for last," and "When chopsticks come apart perfectly." Yeah, it's pretty light-hearted fare, but it makes for fun reading. Nose around there if/when you get the chance.
Anyway, I think I'm gonna pull the plug tonight. Sorry about the minimal amount of movie quotes. I trust your Sunday and Monday will both be awesome. I will be there in your dreams, as you will be in mine. Until tomorrow, remember, it's disgusting how much I love you.