Just stuff

I have a standing rule at home for Kiddo: If neither Lovey or I are there, no one is allowed in the house.  Normal rule that I'm sure you may have had growing up too.  Then again, maybe not since times have changed.

This past Friday, one of Kiddo's friends stopped by after school, let's call her E.  No big deal, they were sitting out front just chatting.  Later, Kiddo told me that E had said that the house smelled amazing: like cookies and candy and Christmas. (I hadn't taken the tree down at that time.)  I have a thing about the house smelling nice, so I was happy with that comment.  Apparently, E also asked Kiddo if she could come live with us.  I laughed that one off at first.  BUT.  Later, Kiddo told me E's entire storoy.

<break out your hankies>

Her dad is just MIA.  Kiddo asked where he was, but apparently, he's a non-entity, similar to Kiddo's own sperm donor.  E said when Kiddo asked, "I ate him."  Funny, but sad.  On top of that, if I can totally take their word for it, E is currently living with her brother and step-sister who are in their early 20s because E's mom ditched her and left the state. 

Does Kiddo get on my nerves every once in a while?  Sure, what 15 year old doesn't?  But to ditch your child and move across the country and leave her so unceremoniously in the care of your other child who isn't that much older? OMG, I think my heart just broke.

I haven't been able to get this out of my mind.  Lovey asked if I wanted to adopt another 15 year old.  No, I don't.  I honestly don't even know how E is managing to escape Children and Family Services, but I am happy that she is at least still going to school.  I feel terrible about this and I don't know what to do.

I think that the least I can do is allow E to come over on Saturdays and probably Sundays to hang out with Kiddo.  Not that we're "normal", but at least for a couple days a week we can pretend to be so E can have somewhere where her life can seem normal.  Ugh, the sadness!

And on a completely different note…….

Last night on my way to yoga, it was wonderfully cool and crisp outside.  And maybe you'll understand this if you've lived far enough from a big city.  The air tasted good.  Like fall and leaves and, well, winter too I guess.

And one more completely different note……..

It takes a lot bring the sports world to a standstill, but there was no ignoring the magnitude of the moment. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pushed back his first pre-Super Bowl news conference one hour so it wouldn't conflict with the inauguration.

"What we're doing here today pales with what's going on in our nation's capital," Tomlin said.

Steelers principal owner Dan Rooney and his son Jim hand-delivered a game ball from the team's AFC Championship win to Obama on Monday, at a dinner Obama hosted for Arizona Sen. John McCain, the man he defeated for the presidency. Dan Rooney campaigned for Obama in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

"He's a [Chicago] Bears fan first, he admits that," Dan Rooney said Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "But he's a Steelers' fan. He's said it, and all his staff, they're rooting for us [in the Super Bowl]."

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Life bits

Tids and bits about stuff that goes on.

  • Sunday at breakfast, we were being treated to the best of Sirius Love, crappiest love songs ever.  I Don't Know Much by the legendary Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt came on.  Of course, Kiddo knows nothing of this song.  Crap, a couple of you might not either.  Anyway, I was doing the second verse during the first (Linda's part) and Kiddo couldn't figure out why I was doing it.  Until, of course, the second verse rolled around and she nearly shot cafe con leche out her nose.
  • Oooh, Cirque was awesome on Saturday.  That deserves its own post later.  Ewww, saw a scary dude from work during intermission.  Blecch.
  • Went to the reptile shop on Sunday to get some food for the snake.  There was the cutest little girl in there, walking around holding a pinkie (super baby rat).  And she kept saying that she wanted to give it to Noodle.  Took a second for me to figure out that Noodle was one of the snakes.  Most awesome name for a pet snake ever!
  • Man we had some fantastic sushi on Saturday night.  And egg rolls.  And pad thai.  And thai donuts.  OMG delicious.

 

Oh, and it's 99% official now.  5/22/10 is the day we take over Vegas. 🙂

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This just in – Miami Beach hits all time low

<insert Muppet show, news ticker sound>

Miam E. Shyner here reporting on the truly disgusting things seen here on the beach.  Today's event as relayed by a co-worker.

Co-worker #1 and co-worker #2 were walking down the street less than a block from our office.  At which time they spot a woman and her daughter of about 5 years.  As there is a lot of hustle and bustle on this particular street, they find it odd that these two are standing still.

More odd is that the child is wearing a dress yet has it hiked up to her chest.  More odd still is that she's completely bare assed.  Most odd, and the low point of the day, is that they were standing over one of those grates in the sidewalk similar to one you'd see over a subway and the child was pissing into the drain.

Had I seen this, I may have smacked that lady in the back of the head.  I work here and I have to smell that piss every day.  Find a bathroom pig.

This is Miam E. Shyner reporting to you live from Miami Beach.

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