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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost In The Details

3 Mar

Spud is sick again.  He’s had one bug after another since Christmas, but he hasn’t missed one day of school.  Fortunately, he had the worst bug during half term, when he barely got out of bed.DSCN0929

It’s his play this week.  You may remember he’s playing Prospero in The Tempest.  For those who don’t do Shakespeare, it’s the lead and he bears a huge responsibility.

He hasn’t missed one rehearsal.  With weekend rehearsals he hasn’t had one day off in over two weeks.  He is currently dosed up on anti-cold medicines and vitamin C, determined not to let anyone down.

We have always stressed to our children that if they take on a commitment, they must stick it out.  He’s doing that.

What gets lost in the details, however, is that he’s a seventeen-year old boy and he’s doing this for fun.  I wonder how much fun he’s having, taking his homework along to do in today’s dress rehearsal lunch break?

I am never embarrassed to boast about my children; and today, I even have reason.

I’m proud of you, Spud.  That will never get lost in the details.  It’s a brave new world that has people such as you in it.


Joke 710

3 Mar
Men are from Google, Women are from Yahoo!

Men are from Google, Women are from Yahoo! (Photo credit: inju)

Rules That Men Wished Women Knew

  • Don’t cut your hair. Ever. It causes arguments when we comment on it.
  • Birthdays, Valentines, and anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present…again!
  • If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you  don’t want to hear.
  • Sometimes, we’re not thinking about you. Live with it.
  • Get rid of your cat. And no, it’s not different, it’s just like every other cat.
  • Dogs are better than ANY cats.
  • Sunday = Football/Rugby/Any other sport. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
  • Shopping is not a sport.
  • Anything you wear is fine. Really.
  • You have enough clothes.
  • You have too many shoes.
  • Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don’t work.
  • No, we don’t know what day it is. We never will. Mark anniversaries on  a calendar.
  • Most blokes own two to three pairs of shoes.  What makes you think we’d  be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?
  • Yes, No and Mmm are perfectly acceptable answers.
  • Check your oil. It is an essential part of the car.
  • Anything we said 6 or 8 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All  comments become null and void after 7 days.
  • If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad and angry, we meant the other one.
  • Let us ogle. If we don’t look at other women, how can we know how pretty you are?
  • Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say  during commercials.
  • When we are in bed and look tired this means that we are tired and does not mean that we want to discuss the relationship.
  • If you want some dessert after a meal – order some. You don’t have to finish it. You can just taste it if you like but don’t say “No, I couldn’t/shouldn’t/don’t want any” and then eat half of mine.
  • If you’re on a diet it doesn’t mean my meals should be rabbit-food nouvelle-cuisine style. A man’s four essential food groups are: white meat, red meat, cold beer and more cold beer. Please ensure all meals contain a good balance of the above in good quantities – everything else falls under the category ‘garnish’.
  • Do not question our sense of direction.
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