Friday, September 01, 2006

Things I Learned Today

And it's not even noon!

After a long night of playing poker, (badly), I woke up and headed to the throne room. Relax, that's as descriptive as I'll get. While sitting there with time on my hands, I seized the opportunity to improve my vast knowledge base, (HA!), and read me some National Geographic. I like to learn new things, unlike my daughter who returned from her first day of first grade and was asked "what did you learn today" and cheerfully replied "Nothing!"

This morning I learned that I do not want to relocate to Manchuria, which really isn't anything I didn't already know, and then, in an article about shoes, I learend two things. One, it must have been a slow month at National Geographic to resort to interviewing Manolo Bahlnik, (or however you spell is name), and two, that, accoridng to a different shoemaker "You can't be a dominatrix in sneakers."


On a side note, right now my dog is outside frantcially barking at another dog who is going through obedience training in the field across the street. She's like the kid in school who won't stop passing notes. Here she is now:

6 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

Oh, I SOOOOO could be a dominatrix in Chuck Taylors!

8:18 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

LMAO. Maggie, I totally thought of you when I read that!!!

Cute dog. And she's a smartass too? Love her.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Beautiful dog; great boat!

National Geographics in the throne room? I generally keep a mystery novel, which keeps me on the throne longer, which is a necessity when one reaches my age.

Your daughter’s response about what she learned in school reminds me of a song by Tom Paxton, a member of my generation:

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
I learned that Washington never told a lie
I learned that soldiers seldom die
I learned that everybody's free
That's what the teacher said to me
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
I learned that policemen are my friends
I learned that justice never ends
I learned that murderers die for their crimes
Even if we make a mistake sometimes
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
I learned that war is not so bad
I learned about the great ones we have had
We fought in Germany and in France
And someday I might get my chance
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
I learned that our government must be strong
It's always right and never wrong
Our leaders are the finest men
So we elect them again and again
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school

11:20 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Want Brizzy, too? He's on my list today. ;)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

Cute cute dog!

and I love that she's trying to disrupt obedience training! *LOL*

10:10 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

You think YOUR dog is a pain in the ass? Let.me.tell.you.

Seriously, wanna trade dogs? Moto is great with....um, no not small kids. Not much. Um,.......seriously, wanna trade dogs?!?!? Please.

11:28 PM  

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