Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Quote of the Day

From Otis Twelve, guestblogging at Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind: : "I am supposed to be a writer, and unless I do a little writing everyday it’s hard to tell that’s what I am."

Sunday, June 05, 2005

My Son, the Wiseacre: Part One

I went to Lowe's today to get various home improvement items. While I was there, I indulged a long-standing whimsy and picked up some wrought iron torches that attach to the edge of the deck and burn citronella oil. The gently guttering flame gives the backyard a nice barbaric feel, I think. And the citronella, so I hear, keeps the bugs away.

So...the sun goes down. I light the torches. I take the laptop out on the deck to do a little net surfing, a little blogging, etc.

My 13 year old son comes out, sees me typing away, and says with a perfectly straight face, "Ah. Blogging by torchlight. As our forefathers did."

Then he went back inside.

I love that kid.