Thursday, February 10, 2011
In reality, this is Molly sleeping under the light for warmth, and covering her eyes from the light. We have many Molly facepalm moments.
Posted by Labgrrl at 8:38 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Everyone is a cautionary tale for everyone else. I have a relative who is a "don't shortcut through that forest" tale, my partner has a 'don't tell your college friend's boyfriend you're a Lesbian even if she has no problem with it,' story, and, as my tweeple will tell you, I am the person who "walked two miles through snow and slush, uphill both ways," to get to school. Members of my family have literally told this to whiny school children to get them to shut up about walking a block...and YES, I used it on my kid. A few years ago, we used GPS and an odometer to prove to him that the route I took from the front door of the apartment we had to the front door of the school was 1.98 miles, also showing him the school's "official" suggested route, which goes over a fricking mountain (on Euclid Ave.) but was "1.7 miles" officially, which meant I could not have a bus pass, and since we could not afford to pay for busing, I hoofed it. I should note that the route below actually involves the least mountain climbing. I still had to climb over about 100ft above sea level worth of Westminster hill (~600ft above sea level), uphill and down, but for the most part once I got down to Meadowbrook it wasn't that bad. I actually like walking, and enjoyed the walk most of the time, but I am the person who walked 2 miles through snow and slush (Syracuse winters, hello?!) uphill, both ways....so when your whiny kid says no one did that, ever, you can tell them that LabGrrl did. And this was before mandatory shoveling became the law, so it was often snow and slush, uphill, two miles, in the street. :(
Posted by Labgrrl at 9:25 AM