Thursday, August 4, 2011

Father of the Year

Late one night a truck was pulled over on the interstate outside Baton Rouge, LA.  The driver was 8 years old.  His very intoxicated dad was in the passenger seat along with his 4 year old sister. 

It seems dad had too much to drink and had instructed his 8 year old son to drive him home.  After all, dad shouldn't be driving, for safety reasons as well as the possiblity of getting a DUI ticket. 

My question is how does an 8 year old reach the pedals?  Did he tie bricks to his feet? 

You know, if you take the fact that the kid was 8 out of the equasion, the guy wasn't as dumb as you may think.  He didn't get behind the wheel himself, and he did get a designated driver.  I think kids should get special dispensation if they get caught driving underage when they are bringing their alcoholic parents home. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I was having a bad day.  I had this tussle at work last night and woke up to a crappy email.  I am still recovering from jet lag so I got up at 5:00 am this morning and I couldn't get back to sleep and I lost my prescription glasses. 

I got to work and closed my door.  Everyone knows this is code for leave me alone.  I took my pharmacy reading glasses and began researching who I needed to go to for replacement glasses.  The choices were meager and I had to make an appointment. 

I decided to look at my brother's websiteand there was a banner announcement for my anniversary.  I totally forgot it was today.  I immediately called my wife and wished her a happy anniversary and luckly she had missed it too.

My wife and I have been married for 35 wonderful years.  We have grown up together, raised 4 kids together and battled against the evil forces in the universe together.  She truly is my soul mate.  A few years ago we mutually agreed that we wouldn't make a big deal about our anniversary.  We don't have big parties, we don't do lavish gifts or trips and we don't expect each other to do anything secret.  It is just another reminder that we are both very lucky to have found each other so early in our lives.

So here is my best wishes to my other half - May you continue to enjoy my company as much as I do yours in the coming years, may you always feel safe in telling me anything and may you know that I am always thinking about you and your well being.  This is my commitment to you.  I love you.