¿Por qué? Pourquoi? VII

I once again ask “Why?” today. You know, since it’s 1:12 a.m. and all.

  1. Why is it that I’m the one who has to get up at 5 a.m. and go to work, but I’m the one Rousseau comes to at 12:30 because he’s having tummy trouble and needs to go outside? Does he not know that the Thriller doesn’t have to get up early?
  2. Why do my students make me want to launch puppies across the Grand Canyon every moment leading up to a performance, but then sing like angels at the concert?
  3. Why can’t Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez pitch like that all the time?
  4. Why is it so easy to assume we have all the information on a thing, when in fact we have very little? Assumptions can be (and often are) dangerous, especially when entire schools of thought are built on them.
  5. Why is it impossible for me to go back to sleep once I’ve been awakened in the night? I ask this, of course, while Rousseau snores peacefully at my feet.
  6. Why has the school year gone so fast? (And why on earth am I complaining about it?)

Dog is awake again, poor thing. Strap in, cousin. It’s gonna be a long, long night. Oy, warum?

4 thoughts on “¿Por qué? Pourquoi? VII

  1. Suzanne

    “Why do my students make me want to launch puppies across the Grand Canyon every moment leading up to a performance, but then sing like angels at the concert?”

    Waarom?

    Ummm because if they were angels leading up to a performance they’d be horrible during the performance?? :-P

    What’s wrong with Da Hond?

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    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Dangit, I should have used the second Dutch word in my vocabulary. :P You’re probably right about the kids; how many times have we seen the “terrible rehearsal/good performance” thing play out?

      The vet can’t figure out what’s the matter with Da Hond. She put him on three kinds of medicine (for nausea, diarrhea and infection) and said that he might have ingested something bad outside or picked up an intestinal parasite somewhere. He’s better now, after the first round of meds, which is good. It also means that the Thriller won’t have to take a turn at the all-nighter.

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      1. Suzanne

        Good to hear the Da Hond is feeling better. Have a good Friday and an even better weekend!! We have the weekend off, too, for Pinksteren (Google it :) ). I got burgers and sausages to grill and am going to make me famous potato salad. LEKKER!!!!!

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        1. Rat Fink Post author

          Pinksteren! Excellent!! Enjoy your long weekend — I’m sure it’s welcome, especially after the workweek-after-vacation blues, right??

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