Thursday, February 19, 2009


"Yes, honey?"

"Does the word 'ball' have an 'o' in it?"

"Ummm, no."

"Does the word 'no' have an 'o' in it?"

"Yes, it does. What's with the letter 'o'?"


*short attention span snaps* "Mom, look at the airplane. He's hanging with his friends."

"Kiddo, you didn't answer my question."

"What, Mom?"

"What's with the letter 'o'?"


*attention goes boiiiing* "Does 'question' have an 'o' in it?"

"AAAH! Yes it does! But what is with this fascination with the letter 'o'????"

"What's fascination mean, Mom? Does it have an 'o' in it?"


Makes me wonder if the kid is part of an"o" racket.

And yes, after the last post, I just couldn't leave things as down as they kinda were. I'm getting over the creeping Carnival Crud many seem to have been afflicted with in one form or another, I finally started getting some good Mardi Gras vibes yesterday, and I'm looking forward to seeing my first Muses parade in its entirety in seven years or so (had to miss the previous ones due to four years of living in NYC, then a few more years of having to put the kiddo to bed and figuring Dan would get more stuff anyhow from a women's parade - and now I read this and wanna kick the krewe for being so much the fraidy-cats) .

I still haven't figured out what the deal with the "o" is. Really, this comes up with no other vowel in the English language. Although, looking at the "O" that Lefty is trying to sell to Ernie, it does look like a cheapo Mardi Gras frisbee throw...


saintseester said...

Sometimes the things kids do make me just want to stand there and blink. You have to wonder what is rattling around in their skulls.

Sophmom said...

The first thing that came to my mind was the "S'no Balls" sign on the front of a float (can't remember which parade) in big letters in front of a depiction of Nagin. (Letter "o" next to word "balls" = association)

As for the PZB spurn, I thought that came off as a bit mean. I really want to see Trouble The Water.

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Wish I was there with y'all. Happy Mardi Gras, darlin'.

Leigh C. said...

Yeah, it was kinda cranky and mean. At the time, she hadn't added the link to the former drug dealer stuff, so it was simply about being rejected for what she wrote. I think something like Krewe D'Etat fits with Poppy better. They shoulda asked her to ride there.

I want to see"Trouble The Water" as well, but I'm still reeling from Dan Baum's excellent "Nine Lives". You've GOT to read that when you get the chance.

Be well, and hope you get to experience some of this another time WITHOUT the use of the ParadeCam. ;-)