Every once in a while a thought flits through my brain that gives me pause. Not great pause. Just a brief pondering (WTF?) pause. I’ve decided to share a few of my recent random thoughts because, frankly, after a weekend of cyber problem-solving, child chasing, and husband pleasing this Monday morning finds me unable to string together anything of significant coherence.
I promise more depth tomorrow.
Random Thought #1 – That F*c%ing Valet KeySomething’s been perplexing me ever since the great lockout. After 90 minutes of trying to locate my car keys that fateful afternoon, I finally gave up and called my mom for help. (The Toyota Siena we were driving that week belonged to her. She was gracious enough to lend us her minivan while we rented her a Camry for the week. FYI – Renting a Camry during Easter week in Florida is a hell of a lot cheaper than renting a mini-van.)
Anyways, she promptly brought me their extra key. When I put the new key in the ignition, it didn’t start the car. After a few unsuccessful jumps, I called my dad who informed me that the key that my mom had brought to me was a “valet key”. Apparently, “valet keys” don’t start cars. WTF?
Can someone explain to me the point of a valet key that doesn’t start a car? Don’t valets need to drive the car they are valeting?
Random Thought #2 – Cyber Assholes
This website was hacked again last Thursday. Besides mourning the money out of my pocket for my cyber-knight-in-shining-armor to hunt down and massacre something called a ‘netbot’ that is reeking havoc in the innards of mamaonthefly.com, I would really like to know what kind of person sits at home and thinks of way to screw with people’s websites. I’m not usually one for revenge, but I am willing some pajama clad loser a healthy dose of karma.
Random Thought #3 – A Scary Mannequin with A Christmas Tree
Every day on the way to MK’s school I drive by a home that has a Christmas tree and half a mannequin on display in their bay window.
Going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing that bird feeder doesn’t get a lot of action. Even birds have instincts.
I know I’m always writing about the importance of being compassionate to one another. People are different. Some people are hurting or ill and deserve our compassion. That being said, when I see scenes like this I am almost compelled to homeschool because compassion aside, sometimes people just plain scare me.
Random Thought #4 – The Downside of Being An Arthur Fonzarelli Badass
I wish someone would have told me way back when to never show my cards when it comes to knowing how to jump a car. I remember the first time Sean’s car battery died and he stood there all befuddled. I was so proud of myself when it was me, his girlfriend, who hunted down jumper cables in his fraternity parking lot, casually threw up the hood, and had that sucker started in no time. Instead of being a damsel in distress I thought I was all Arthur Fonzarelli badass. What I didn’t know was from that moment forward, until the day I die, jumping car batteries would be my marital duty.
Random # 5 – Funny Stuff I Completely Understand
I saw this in a parking lot today and it made me laugh.
Random Thought #6 – A Reason to Smile
Spring is coming. Just look at my willow buds.
I know…random, right? It’s a theme.