#21 Our Pony Boy

My kid builds computers as a side gig.  He has improved his skills through lots of practice. When B’s laptop started having issues, he wanted to take it to Pony Boy … our own resident expert.  Problem is … Pony is out of our residency.  For many years now :(.

Plans were made to go to “his” place.  Wise is out-of-town visiting friends.  With Lulu away at school, we put the original gang back together again.  Only the three of us.  Reminiscent of the first 9.5 years of his life.

However this time, I sat in awesome wonder realizing he is an adult with razor-sharp wit.  We can talk about issues of the day.  I knew this of course but I think I kind blocked it out of my mind.  You see to me, he is that grinning baby in the featured picture circa March 1989.  He always will be.

I am verklempt … almost talk amongst yourselves emotional.  The old man and I did good.  Not to brag,  because … well because Pony gets credit too … might have been in spite of us.  Have you ever thought of that J-Dub?  Doh!  Also, there are tons of parents are out there, just like us … kicking ass and taking names.

He is my favorite SON.  And I only have ONE son which makes having a favorite an okay thing.  We are so much alike it is eerie.  We both like Arnold Palmers but we hate lemon slices in our iced teas :).  Oooohhh scary eerie right ?!? lol

He is spending most of his time with Bank Counsel these days and is being recruited for a compliance job from his current auditor role.  Banking vs. insurance but otherwise similar career path.  Not sure how that even happened, we both sort of fell into things.  B got a little bored with the shop talk so we switched to politics; then literature, and many more interesting geeky things.

Unfortunately or fortunately the PC fix took much longer than expected.  We spent seven hours together … felt like minutes.  And we laughed … because the sarcastic apple did not fall far from the sarcastic tree(s).  B can throw shade too he just does so a little more subtly.

Kurt Vonnegut — ‘Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.’  Exactly what happened to me today.  And I didn’t even have to look back because my joy was right there in front of me.  Definitely something for which I am eternally grateful and belongs on my infinity list.

As always, more to come.

 

 

Re-reading IT by Stephen King

Got my original copy back from the boy.  I mixed up my SK novels. IT came out in 1986.  I was already in my twenties.  The Shining is the one I read as a kid.  1977.  I read it by flashlight under the covers.  Ooooh.  Chills but oh so good.  

Wondering if I can make to through again considering I have the attention span of a gnat these days.  I’m up for the challenge I think 🤔.  I’ll put up some quotes as I come across them.  

As always more to come. 

#SoCS for 9/23/2017 ~ A Bunch of Nothing

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends we’re so glad you could attend come inside come inside ~ Karn Evil Number 9 by Emerson Lake and Palmer

In a world so cold … having something to look forward to is nice … can be small … doesn’t have to be huge … maybe a little something like having fun with #SoCS.  Maybe letting your flow roll and not having a care in the world on this fine Saturday morning.  Getting outta bed at the b-crack of dawn on a freaking weekend no less because you can no longer sleep as you woke up and your mind is whirling with thoughts of hot/cold, cold/hot.  Use them in a sentence.  Thanks Linda!  No really I mean it THANKS!  I love this writing exercise.  For everyone reading this, play along why don’t you?  Here are the rules and Ping Back

Hot and/or Cold.  Are you ready?  I’m getting bonus points today!  Wait! Uh no you aren’t.  You already blew it.  You had to start with HOT and end with COLD or Vice versa.  You started with song lyrics. BIZZT – no extra points for you.  Wanh-wanh. Loop hole alert … the above is my INTRODUCTION.  The blog post starts right … now!

HOT – muy caliente.  I am teaching myself a second language.  To be fair, more like I regularly say bits and phrases in a variety of different languages and try to retain what I say for future use.  I wish I knew how to speak another language fluently.  My daddy was multi-lingual.  His native tongue was Czech.  He learned to speak English in first grade at age 7.  He told me once the 3rd language was easy to learn.  He said after the second your mind almost automatically converts words.  He couldn’t explain how but he just knew the words.  Pretty cool huh?

One would be surprised at the resources out there to do this.  Thank you Google mother earth or Google father sun … any way the behemoth that is Google has everything y’all.  Google is the cornucopia of stuff.  Plug in the word to translator … any word and you get the translation and a little button for audio.  Means not only do you see but you hear the word(s) being pronounced.  This is how we become the world.  During our Epcot trip, my inventive kids had a conversation during dinner with the Portuguese family sitting at the communal table with us in a faux Germany beer garten.  At first I was upset … “you’re being rude put those phones away” until I realized they were looking up how do you say …

I guess I have blathered on long enough because this is a bunch of nothing anyway.  Time to bring it home for the win.  Muy frio – COLD.