Monday, April 30, 2007

I wasn't going to post today, but...but...I cannot......escape........the.. blogosphere's.........gravitational... PULL!!!!

Saintseester asks one of the most pertinent of all the NFL draft questions to date.

My gal Missy from the Midwest posted a real beverage-snortin' funny in her neck of the woods (adults only, y'all).

Various NOLA blogpocheh menschen are posting about the unclaimed overseas aid that this country coulda used to help rebuild New Orleans. Yep, this is what happens when a city is left to die a slow, agonizing death.

And, finally, I know I haven't been amongst the most sterling of parental examples in this world. Dan and I have taken the little guy to many places in this life - bar-hopping in Manhattan, a sports bar in Mobile to watch a Saints' game, good eatin's at a Biloxi casino, even - God help me - a local Hooters - but somebody tell me why one person's home can make all of the abovementioned places seem like Chuck E. Cheese's? If I'd have known this woman's house we were visiting was more like a museum than a home, I wouldn't have brought my son in the first place. Granted, all he broke was one of these, but the lady of the house treated it like it was a one-of-a-kind objet d'art. Yes, he needs instruction in the finer points of respecting other people's property and things, but it wasn't easy punishing him for breaking the thing....because I was inwardly cringing at the presence of it in this lady's garden. If I ever get that het up about that kind of stuff, someone needs to give me a swift kick in the rear.

7 comments:

Professor Zero said...

Ooh those garden gnomes are ugly! It would actually look nicer broken, I have all my broken crockery and failed pottery in a flowerbed, it looks nice and I am told the 'spirits' like it.

Anyway: *gravitational pull* of the blogosphere, that is accurate!

Leigh C. said...

Yeah, this was a stoneware one sitting atop a small log, and the little guy tipped it over. The head and one leg broke off, but I tilted it back up on the log and sat it back up with the head and the leg in the right places.

The gnome's owner said she'd be able to repair it with some wet clay, though I recommended some epoxy. I have been looking for that PARTICULAR gnome online, and I can't find it, so I guess it IS one-of-a-kind...

...but it is STILL kitschy and tacky as all hell.

TravelingMermaid said...

Does this person the gnome belonged to live in Nola? Please say no......

saintseester said...

LoL. That carpet is important and I do see how stained it is. Although I am thinking I might be easier on it than a football team.

Sorry about the ugly gnome incident. Have you been here? www.freethegnomes.com

Leigh C. said...

Seester, I saw the Free The Gnomes thing. Grrreat idea, if only because we need to be freed of them, too.

TM, this person DID live in Orleans parish. Appalling, I know... Glad to hear you're feeling better, and thanks once again for the ticket, madam! 8-*

Funky-Rat (a/k/a Railyn) said...

My house isn't exactly kid friendly, but it is cat friendly, so it's not much effort to put things up should children show up at my house. Also, because we're just a pair of big kids, I've usually got some toys sitting around, a large collection of board games, and enough dvd's that should keep them happy. I don't get a lot of kids at my house, but I have had to entertain the children of cousins at my Grammy's house, and they tend to get antsy there.

That being said, there really isn't anything at my house that could get broken that would provoke that kind of reaction, and if there were, you can bet I'd have it put away somewhere safe when small visitors came. It's not like your son meant to do it.....(insert rolling eye smiley). I have heard that people with gnomes tend to get scarily attached to them, claiming that they have personalities and stuff. One of my favorite eps of King Of The Hill revolves around garden gnomes, and the part in Chicken Run with the rats hiding under the gnomes was good as well. I still haven't had the urge to put one in my yard, though........

saintseester said...

I like the garden gnomes in harry potter because they have razor sharp teeth.