Random Neuron Firings

  1. I’ve been up since 2:40. Yay.
  2. Had my high school fall concert last night. They did well, considering the spiritual I chose probably should have been programmed in the spring instead of 5 weeks in. Regardless, I am proud of them.
  3. Must have Helen and Lars over for dinner; I haven’t seen Helen since the wedding on 13 September. That ain’t right.
  4. Breaking news: I am going to be a grammie again. :-) #1 son and Jakey’s mom are expecting!
  5. As Halloween approaches, I feel obligated once again to remind everyone that the ridiculous misconceptions about the “holiday” are still rampant, as amazing as that seems, in an age when primary and secondary research sources are so readily available. I mean, it’s a free country & all, and folks can practice whatever rituals they like (be it going to church on Sunday or sleeping in late and reading the Times over coffee), but labeling Halloween “evil” without knowing the facts is just arrogant. I should stop here before I launch into a “labeling” fit myself.
  6. Speaking of Halloween: now that our football coach is doing these “Thursday night under the lights” practices, I can actually have rehearsal in the daylight hours and be home in time to feed the little beggars who come to my door on the 30th. I can also be there in person to take pictures of Jakey in his costume. Fun.
  7. Life is just too short.
  8. It is now 5:00 a.m. and I’m on my 2nd big mug of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Life is good (except for the 5 a.m. part).
  9. I hate Christmas music. I mean really. I think I’d like it if it weren’t in my job description to try and make it interesting year after year after year. I’m not complaining, mind…well, yeah I am. Scratch that.
  10. I am looking forward to driving home from rehearsal without turning on my truck lights.
  11. I am *not* looking forward to spending all weekend working on this research proposal. Never thought a Saturday rehearsal would provide me with a welcome respite…

Off to the races, my fiends.

Fink out.

8 thoughts on “RNF X

  1. BoomR

    OK, I don’t know how they do things in Ohio any more (as I’ve been AWOL for 20 years), but down here in the shiny buckle of the Bible Belt, Halloween is typically on October 31 (not the 30th) – this year falling on a Friday.

    Oh, lordy…don’t tell me – Ohio has moved trick-or-treating to Thursday night so it doesn’t conflict with a Friday night football game? (re: feeding “…the little beggars who come to my door on the 30th”).

    DUNKIN’ DONUTS?? How did I miss that? You mean I could have taken you to a REALLY classy place for breakfast?? We could have had some of those flatbread eggwhite omelet sammies that taste like cardboard instead of our delicious omelets with the yummie taters? NEXT time!! ;-)

    Boom…Boom…Boom…Let’s go back to my room…

  2. Rat Fink Post author

    Cardboard omelets…YUMMY!

    Nope – there ain’t no DD around these parts. You can just buy their coffee (which I think is superior to Starbucks) at the grocery. It’s spensy though – $8/lb. – so I use it sparingly.

    I’m thinking that at least ever since the boys were little, T or T has always been on a Thursday night. Don’t know why they do it that way. Probably in case the 31st would fall on a Sunday. *GASP!* Can’t have that!!!

  3. Kody

    Maybe you would enjoy Christmas music more if you didn’t let Emmett talk you out of “Candle In The Window” all those years ago. It still haunts me to this day that we never got to sing that Holiday classic.

  4. Rat Fink Post author


    I admit, Kody – I was weak back in 2002 or whenever that was. Nowadays, I’d just call Emmett a big fat baby and tell him to deal with it. Heh.

  5. meg

    Fink…how do u survive and stay ‘somewhat sane’ with so little sleep? I should be concerned…if i didn’t get my nightly 14+ hours i would desinagrate. ha :)

    >and so….u pretty much put me in tears at rehearsal today – way to go. you are fabulous. psssshh :P

  6. Rat Fink Post author

    Meggy – We androids don’t need no steenking sleep. :-)

    And you and Samuel had a huuuge breakthrough at rehearsal – I am proud of you!


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