7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 55)

1
Jem is into pouring milk at present, he can successfully pour when the bottle is a quarter full, otherwise we have disasters.
I’m sure you can imagine my quick reaction when I discovered him with a full bottle of milk, about to pour into a cup, when said cup was sitting inside my slipper!

2
I have been driving for 21 years now.  Last Saturday night was the first time I have ever been pulled over for a breathalyzer test.  I have to admit I was pretty chuffed, I bounced up and down in my seat and told the Police Officer it was rather exciting, my first time at being tested.  He drawled it was actually rather boring.  Well I admit it was an anti-climax I just had to count to ten, no bag blowing. 

3
Michelangelo is our more engineering minded child.  He has spent the last couple of days reassembling and repairing bikes from the cast offs.  He has drawn plans of a rather cleverly designed billy-cart, only draw back is he can’t yet weld.  Still I told him if his plans were well thought out I knew Dad would help.

4
I had a conversation in the shoe shop yesterday which has me pondering about word inflection. I introduced myself to another customer at the service desk commenting I was sure we had met as some stage, soccer perhaps? She replied that soccer, hockey, netball, cricket, her children played them all. Conversation continues and shop manager and I joke about dropping children off and not watching every game.  Sporting Mum replies horrified, “How could you not watch them.”  Well shop manager and I are feeling a little attacked here, obviously we are not up for “Good Mum of the Year” in Sporting Mum’s eyes.  I edge myself out of the shop mumbling, “Oh I’m sometimes watching another child and besides I’ve a soccer mum for ten years.”  Sporting Mum replies, “I have two children, I watch both, my children have been playing for ten years, how could you not watch all their games?”

Well I drove home thinking about word inflections, the word “you” in that context was definetly meant as a judgement.  Now if Sporting Mum had said, “I”  “I like to watch all their games.” It was a personal opinion, “you” was a judgement.
Not that I was bothered by Sporting Mum’s opinion, my skin is thicker these days.

5
Has anyone else noticed a big social engineering push going on these days? I’m a fiction reader, I’m regularly trialing new authors from the library.  I work my way through the library shelves searching for mysteries that sound interesting and not too ahem, spicy.  Three I began last week and discovered each had a homosexual couple, close family members of the main character.  Folks there is a big push to normalize all this, and the introduction into literature in a casual manner is a good ploy.

6
I’ve just changed my settings in blogger to the new editing feature.  I used it for the first time with a post last night.  It reminds me of working in google sites, makes far more sense.

7
I’m rather exasperated at present with some poor habits in our household.  However I’ve been giving role-modeling some serious thoughts, and well ahem I think I have to admit that it may all begin with me.

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5 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 55)

  • August 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm
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    oh my on number 7. Many bad habits in this house come back to me too.

    I have tagged you for a meme. See my blog for details.

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  • August 31, 2010 at 10:54 am
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    What is it about my car then? I get breathalysed all the time. I don't THINK it's my driving…

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  • August 31, 2010 at 10:58 am
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    Jeanne, Maybe it is the colour of your car. I seem to get pulled over all the time since moving to PA. I think before we moved here, I had only been pulled over once. Now I cannot tell you how many times I have been pulled over.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 3:11 am
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    I just LOVE your Quick Takes each week Erin! You are simply a DELIGHT.

    And Therese…I saw "PA" in your comment…and got SO excited that perhaps you'd moved to the US and to MY state…until I realized that you meant Port Augusta! :(((

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  • September 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm
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    Jeanne

    What colour is your car? Ours are white.

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