Conversations, Music, Uncategorized

Sing it to the World

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Today I had a very long but fun day with Jack and his girlfriend Alexa. Yes Jack has a GF!! OMG!! They’ve been “exclusive” since the summer of 2017. Oh Em Gee. And yes, they are adorable etc etc etc. We started our day at 7:15am and ended it at 9:15pm! It’s easy to fill a day with outlet shopping, seafood lunch, beach combing, and a carnival. Whew.

On the car ride up to the beach we were listening to Queen and confirming that Freddy Mercury indeed had a British accent but sang pretty flawlessly without a trace of that accent.

Also, if you haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, what the hell are you waiting for? I loved it and the actors that played Freddy Mercury and Brian May. They were really on point. I really hope Rami Malek gets an Oscar for this performance.

Anyhoo…back to the car ride…

Alexa: How come these singers all do not have an accent when they sing?

me: Yeah, isn’t that funny? Any person that speaks English with an accent can generally sing without an accent. I’ve read about that and hear it with certain bands. Even German bands sing in English with almost NO accent.

Alexa: That’s kind of weird.

me: Also, that’s how some actors from other countries can speak with a perfect American accent. They treat it sort of like singing and they open their mouths and throats to exaggerate the sound and it helps them to lose the accent.

Jack: Yeah but the only thing they aren’t opening is their arteries from eating all the greasy American food.

me: Always with the one liners, eh?

 

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Conversations, Food, Uncategorized

Flashback to 2011

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This photo will make sense once you click the link below. 😉

 

I’m tired and the blog post I want to write will take too long. I’m feeling very lazy today but still want to send out something funny. 🙂

I read some posts from back in the day and this one cracked me up. It’s funny how much has changed in the last 8 years (our household, Jack growing up, Stripey), and how much has stayed the same (the backtalk, and the backtalk).

I hope you like this flashback to 2011. Jack was a cutie and very advanced for his six years. Don’tcha think?

Conversations, Uncategorized

Get to the point

Whenever we’re driving, Jack says that I can have an entire conversation by myself, and he never has to comment. I ask questions and then answer them myself. Then go on a rant about how things used to be when I was young (or something). I can talk. A lot.

Sometimes Jack has a lot to say. Sometimes not so much.

 

Jack: Oh look, the barber shop closed.

me: Awwww. What did the sign say?

Jack: Closed.

me: Oh.

 

 

Conversations, Uncategorized

Best Day Ever

Jack: I can’t believe there are parents that give their kids phones when they’re like 5 years old. They are definitely gonna be addicted to that.

me: How old were you when I got you a phone?

Jack: That was last year. I was 13.

me: Oh yeah. Hmmm.

Jack: That’s crazy to have a phone before that.

me: I didn’t let you watch TV until you were 3.

Jack: Yeah, I could do other things like read and draw.

me: You did both, very well. So… I didn’t do too bad with you then?

Jack: No, not at all.

me: 🙂

Conversations

He never saw it coming

Jack: Blah blah blah rude blah blah rude

me: Jack watch the tone

Jack: Blah blah more rudeness blah blaaaaaahhhh

me: (under my breath) He never saw it coming

Jack: Oh! He did see it coming, it never happened and no one cares!

me: Sigh.

And that’s why Xboxes were meant to be taken away 😂😂😂😂😂😂.

Jack: (from a previous post a few years back) Whats the point of getting anything new, it’s just more stuff for you to take away when I “misbehave”.

Conversations, Health, Uncategorized

Why my gym pisses me off

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me: Let’s go to the gym

Jack: I have to finish this game first.

me: Hurry up, because we’ll never get a parking spot.

(30 minutes later)

me: Ugh! No parking spots! Do you remember what we did last time we were here and couldn’t find a spot?

Jack: Yeah, we left and went to eat at Bill’s. (restaurant)

me: I’m SO about to do that now. I’m starving AND I want to work out!

Jack: I’m not hungry now.

(10 minutes later)

me: That’s it we’re going home. We can workout in front of the TV.

Jack: You should just park on the curb. If we’re going home then I’m going to do my math homework.

me: We have to do our exercise first!

Jack: I had gym today. in school. YOU can do your exercise in front of the TV. My homework is more important anyway.

me: We should just do a little bit…

Jack: I’ll do some exercise after homework and after dinner.

me: No way, I can’t workout after I eat. I’ll just do it by myself now and then we’ll eat dinner.

Jack: I told you I wasn’t hungry, so you said let’s go to the gym and you’ll be hungry after. Now we’re going home and not working out, and I won’t be hungry so I don’t want dinner anyway. All your plans backfired.

me: Yep they did.

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Bedtime, School, Uncategorized

Things said while I type this blog

Just in case you are considering blogging or writing of any kind, use this handy flow chart to help you choose a platform. I’m obviously on WordPress, but started on Blogger/Blogspot. I prefer WordPress now because I can customize the blog look (which I try to do at least once a year when I also update Jack’s age), and because it has many more features which I love! I’m kind of a control freak and I like to have things just the way I want them. WordPress gives me just enough customization with the right amount of built-in standard features to make blogging fun and easy. Love it! But hey, you might just want to belt out a few words a day, in which case you can spout it out on Twitter (for instance).

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Jack and I were working on homework together. I was reading material for work, and he was reading a book for English. Or, rather, trying to read a book for English. He kept interrupting himself and then telling me to stop interrupting HIM. You know how that goes, eh?

………………………………

Jack: You should write a book.

me: About what? I’ve already sort of started one a few times.

Jack: A real book? Write about anything. Stop talking I’m trying to read.

me: Heyyy, you started the conversation!

………………………………

me: (whispering to myself) Maybe I should write another blog post…

Jack: Stop whispering! I’m trying to read!

………………………………

me: I’m visualizing $50,000 in my bank account by the end of the year. If you believe it, it will happen.

Jack: You should put your money in a retirement account.

me: I do. It’s a 401K.

Jack: Explain how that works…

(we talk for awhile about my accounts and how they get set up by your employers, etc, and how it’s best to pay yourself first, and anyone can live off of 10% less than their current salary and should put aside 10% for retirement or investments.)

Jack: I have to finish my English homework!

me: Hey you asked mister.

………………………………

me: Does that piece of paper say “Big brother is watching you?” What is that?

Jack: I found it in the book, so I’m keeping it as my bookmark. It’s staying with me.

me: Creepy. The face looks like Grandpa.

………………………………

Jack: (eyeballing me type this while he reads)

me: Mind your business, I’m writing a blog post. You can read it later. Sheesh.

………………………………

And there you have it. A typical night of me blogging and Jack doing homework. :()