Saturday, September 22, 2007

My Weakness

It was revealed tonight at the bar that I am a little jumpy at scary movies, so I should not go to next week's feature Pan's Labyrinth. While I should have seen this coming, I thought Jamey was changing the topic when he asked Paul what beer he was drinking. Paul answered, "Yingling", which made Jamey squeal and me to jump. Frank, who was sitting between us, jumped as well as a side effect of my jumping and Jamey's scream. All at the table cracked up, while I laughed so hard I cried. (Or, was I that ashamed and embarrassed?)

Jamey screamed awhile later. I was prepared that time, so I didn't jump nearly as much.

I remember a doctor being surprised at how much my leg reacted (my reflexes) when he hit my knee.

Jamey would like me to participate in some experiment to monitor my heart when such a thing happens. (His research involves heart monitoring of some sort.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Family Discussions

Dad: Last night at work, a woman said, "This isn't a come-on or anything. Did anyone ever tell you that you sound like that guy on Everybody Loves Raymond? When you started talking, I thought that's who it was." I told her that nobody ever told me that, but everybody does love me. (That's not what I really said, but if someone says that today, I will.)

Jessie: Which guy from Everybody Loves Raymond? If she meant Ray Romano, that definitely was not a come on.

Sara: But, if she meant Brad Garrett or Peter Boyle, it is a come-on?

Saturday, September 08, 2007


Yesterday, I asked my class if they knew any famous computer scientists, and the first response was Alan Turing and the second was Grace Hopper. I was floored.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Mean Kitty Song

This song/kitty reminds me of a nicer-version of Sydney.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hey there, Delilah

Jessie wrote

Do you know the song "Hey there, Delilah" by the Plain White Teeth? What do you think of it? I think it's a sweet song. Makes me think of Dashboard Confessional.

I couldn't respond to her question because I was all LOL over the band name, which is actually Plain White Ts. We should form a tribute band called Plain White Teeth.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Story From Dad about Someone Neither of Us Knows

My Aunt Cinny told a story about someone she works with. This guy has older brothers. When he started to play baseball, his brothers told him to learn to bat left handed because he would have a better chance of "making it". Since he learned to bat lefthanded, he also plays golf lefthanded.

At their annual tournament last year, this guy finished last and won a prize of 4 golf lessons. He went to his 1st lesson, and the pro watched him for a bit. Then he said, "I'll be right back." And he returned with a set of righthanded clubs. The guy is now playing righthanded and playing much better.

The moral of the story: Batting lefthanded can help you "make it" if you can hit lefthanded.