when the kinders found things out of place
they went to put them in our class lost and found
but discovered it was missing.
the class then set out to find the lost and found
that was lost
until someone found it
and proudly put it back in place
then the mini wooden zebra, the blue rubber spider, and the green magna-tile
found a place to wait until we can find where they belong.
“first up, the lost and found has gone missing.
it itself, is lost.
so please try not to lose anything until we find it.”
-michael scott, the office
at the faculty party
when you get ready to leave
and go to pick up your coat
only to realize
that everyone has
a long, dark, down, winter coat
so you make a best guess choice.
“confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.”
as the youngest of 3 daughters
it took me a while to realize
that i was often being used
as the canary in the coal mine
sent in first to check
if the mud was sticky
if the place was scary
if it was wet
if there were spiders or alligators
if the others could squeeze in somewhere
if we were going to get in trouble
for whatever crazy scheme we thought up that day
i was curious and relished the adventure
excited to try things first
only to realize time and again
that it generally
been a good idea in the first place.
whoever thinks they can fool me 267 times or so
has got another thing coming….
“a younger sister is someone to use as a guinea pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. someone to send on messages to mum. but someone who needs you – who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. someone who trusts you to defend her. someone who thinks you know the answers to almost everything.
~ pam brown
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apparently i have a bit of a reputation for opening my gifts early.
how bad is it when my sister thinks
i may get overexcited
and try to intercept a delivery at the post office?
i’m not worried, she’ll never know…
p.s. if she happens to be reading this,
i’d just like to say for the record
that it was already a little bit open when i found it.
if you have eaten the above, you are my contemporary.
here i go, around again
another trip around the sun
happy to say i’m still here.
what it looks like when your french fry takes a stand.
“the only thing a warrior cannot fight is her own fierce nature.”
imagine my surprise
just before undergoing
an out-patient medical test
listening to the waiver
read aloud to me
most of it
consisting of the usual
risks, percentages, side effects
somewhere in the middle
“medicine is not an exact science.”
best liability statement i have ever heard.
“i am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”
-alexander the great
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