Completely Random. Because That’s All I Have Time For.

  • Seriously? Is anyone truly surprised that Tom and Katie are divorcing? And that Scientology is playing a part in Katie’s decision to fight for sole custody? This is news?
  • Sitting on the porch, supervising our son’s lemonade stand. Husband and #2son get into a disagreement about how to handle the customers. #2son is being argumentative. (Surprise, surprise.) Husband turns to me and says, “Oh. My. God. I’ve given birth to my father.”
  • I think to myself, “Uh, no. I gave birth to that 10lb representation of your father. And spittin’ image of you.” Because, as we all know – Like father, like son. Ab-so-f-in-lutely. 
  • Other than the similar hair color and same hair style, I don’t see this “amazing” transformation of Naomi Watts into Lady Diana. I just don’t see it.

  • Issac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every category of the Dewey Decimal system. (Raise your hand if you know what the Dewey Decimal System is?) 
  • I ask this because my elementary school age sons aren’t familiar with this yet. (Huh?) And my college age daughter hesitated in her response. (But got the answer right in the end.) When I asked her how she found books in the library at school she said, “They get the books for you.” Yep. She goes to the computer, finds the book she wants, clicks a button and behold! An automated robotic arm retrieves the book from the stacks and a human person (I hesitate to call this person a librarian) hands her the book after she shows her ID.
  • Sigh. No more browsing through the stacks like the old days.
  • I miss the old days.
  • Speaking of old days, I turn half a century next year. How in the heck did that happen?
  • Even my favorite Disney site published a full copy of the Declaration of Independence in honor of July 4th. A perfect reminder of why we have parades and potato salad and “pop-crackers” (as my #1son called them many years ago.)
  • “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness….” 
  • Beautiful words, indeed.
  • Twenty-two days until the Olympics!
  • Wishing for warm, lazy days in the beautiful month of July. Days without forest fires, tornadoes, killer heat waves and bored, whiny children. For all my favorite peeps out there.
  • OK. Wishing for days without bored, whiny children is pushing it.
  • But one can hope.
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7 responses to “Completely Random. Because That’s All I Have Time For.

  1. Similar but I wouldn’t go for spitting image. And yes, I know what the Dewey Decimal system is. 😉

  2. You look friggin’ fabulous for being nearly half a century. Just saying. 🙂

  3. You are so right on! I do not see Naomi as Princess Diana, but then I also do not see Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor.

  4. Love the randomness Jane. Didn’t know that about Asimov, but nice little fact. So agree with you about TomKat. I can’t believe people are surprised. Happy Early B-D!

  5. *Tom and Katie and Scientology — no surprise at all.
    *Diana? I think not.
    *Dewey Decimal — Heck, yeah. We have a brand new library and they don’t sort them that way anymore. They are by genre and then by category and subcategory. Then by topic or author. Yes, it makes sense, but I sure do miss those numbers. And card catalogs. I miss those, too.
    *You’re going to be fifty and have elementary age kids? Wow. More power to you! I am in awe. I am 42 and my kids are 13-21. I can’t imagine having little kids now. Of course, my body started to fall apart a few years ago, so that adds to it.
    *Love the Declaration of Independence!
    *Olympics? Huzzah! We’ve been watching the qualifying and getting totally psyched. My son is a track star, especially discus. They should show more discus!
    *And amen to no more whiney children. (It doesn’t go away when they become adults if they still live in the same house.)

    Thanks for sharing. It was fun to “visit” with someone who remembers the same things I do. Have a great weekend.

  6. The first thing I thought when I saw the “Because that’s all I’ve got time for” title is – “well of course that’s all the time she has, the kids are out of school!”

    I went to library school (though now it’s called the “School of Information” when I turned 50. You’d be surprised what they don’t do anymore. But they do still reference Dewey. Depends on what school you go to. The other one in our state still makes students memorize them. And my initial trip to the graduate library I couldn’t find the books. True. It was all masses of computers. When I asked the ‘librarian’ at the desk where the books were I got a hand drawn map of the stacks; dark scary musty smelling stacks. Ah…the memories!

    AND
    When I was in 6th grade we recited the Declaration of Independence – at least a lengthy part of it, can’t remember where we stopped – every morning right after the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Ah…random memories, thanks for making me remember all this stuff! 🙂

  7. Good Christ, I did an entire COURSE on Subject Analysis & Classification four months ago, and it was one teeny-tiny unit on Library of Congress Classification and then four months of Dewey Decimal. I THOUGHT I knew Dewey Decimal. I was wrong. I am smart, and highly educated, and that course brought me to my KNEES. Sorry, I’m still a little post-traumatic. Deep breath.

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