HDC-9Y8oY1Y7WCkZpeBb9EhB0Lc Yeah, Really.

Pepperidge Farm remembers…

I had to run to a Best Buy today. So my son and I jumped in the car and drove in a horrific rainstorm because I have no patience and neither rain, wind nor snow will stop me from getting what I want RIGHT NOW, DAMMIT.

Anyway, while we were in the store I told my son that I needed to use the restroom. I walked to the back of the store and entered the hallway that contains the restrooms.

In that hallway I saw a wet, exasperated mother surrounded by four equally as wet and exasperated young boys who obviously just got to the store. They were all telling mom that they had to go pee. The mother, clearly a bit overwhelmed asked her kids how badly they needed to go, could they wait until they got home, etc. They were all about that age that makes them to young to be out of moms sight, but too old to use the women’s room. The look on her face was both of concern for the boys to go alone, and of having the group of them goof around in there and tear the place up.

As I watched this, the first thought in my mind was too tell the mom “don’t worry, I got this”, and take the group of boys into the restroom to make sure they do their business and behave. It’s the fatherly instinct in me I suppose, but it’s also from the memory of having small kids who make you worry about everything.

But I didn’t. Because while I know what my intentions were, I completely understand how creepy I would have looked. In this day and age, any man who offers to take your kid to the bathroom for you is looked upon with deep suspicion. Rightly so, I suppose. It’s just so sad that, while the world is advancing by leaps and bounds, it’s also becoming a dark suspicious place; a place in where even the most innocent of gestures can result in strange looks and even jail time. If this had happened years ago, maybe when my son was a small boy and I was holding his hand, she may have let me keep an eye on her sons. But now my son is a teenager and I no longer have to hold his hand. 

In the end I went in, peed, washed my hands and left. They were all still in the hallway when I left, only now two of them were doing the pee pee dance. I felt bad for her. I felt bad for them.

But mostly I felt bad that as an experienced parent who has raised two boys and a girl from babies to teens, that some innocent gestures of help are viewed as weird, sick and even criminal.

I hope they didn’t pee themselves. Because from the looks of it, that would have been all she needed on top of everything else. 

whatshewanted:

FREE BOOK!!! Check out our latest Lachesis Publishing blog post Q and A with historical romance author Patricia Grasso.

Patricia’s first book (To Tempt an Angel) in her Regency romance series about three sisters, is now FREE!!!

image

Book 1 (To Tempt an Angel) features the eldest…

Fanatical Friday
I’m a curious person, so when I try something new I tend to dive in headfirst and consume every bit of knowledge about it, different variations, technical details, etc.
I’ve posted before about my switch from smoking to vaping. I can safely say at this point that I am 100% off of cigarettes. One of the cool things about vaping is the variety of flavors available, as well as the variety of nicotine strength. While I still get my nic fix, my next step is to go completely nicotine free and vape strictly for the flavor.
As you can see, I’ve been experimenting with many different flavors. Fan favorites so far are french Vanilla, Vanilla custard and Vanilla waffle cone (I really dig vanilla). I’m just about to fill my tank with Banana. Other flavors shown here are Coffee, Belgian Chocolate, Apple, Cherry, and Snickerdoodle. (surprisingly, that one is just meh). There’s even one here that tastes like a normal Marlboro light.
Not surprisingly, I already have my eyes on my next mod. Hobby? Habit? Lifestyle? who knows. 
All I know is that I don’t smoke cigarettes anymore. And that is a good thing.

Fanatical Friday

I’m a curious person, so when I try something new I tend to dive in headfirst and consume every bit of knowledge about it, different variations, technical details, etc.

I’ve posted before about my switch from smoking to vaping. I can safely say at this point that I am 100% off of cigarettes. One of the cool things about vaping is the variety of flavors available, as well as the variety of nicotine strength. While I still get my nic fix, my next step is to go completely nicotine free and vape strictly for the flavor.

As you can see, I’ve been experimenting with many different flavors. Fan favorites so far are french Vanilla, Vanilla custard and Vanilla waffle cone (I really dig vanilla). I’m just about to fill my tank with Banana. Other flavors shown here are Coffee, Belgian Chocolate, Apple, Cherry, and Snickerdoodle. (surprisingly, that one is just meh). There’s even one here that tastes like a normal Marlboro light.

Not surprisingly, I already have my eyes on my next mod. Hobby? Habit? Lifestyle? who knows. 

All I know is that I don’t smoke cigarettes anymore. And that is a good thing.

Tags: vaping ecigs

Deep in thought. 
Thinking is sexy.

Deep in thought.
Thinking is sexy.

Tags: sst

See that fish? that’s Nellie.
Since I hurt my arm i’ve been chilling in my recliner with my arm splinted, just resting it. And she’s been keeping me company. I think.
I feel bad because the tanks a mess and I have not been been able to clean it.
She usually swims around the tank, but these days she just sits on the side of the tank that faces me and just.. stares. At me.
I don’t know if it’s out of love or hate. But it’s freaking me the fuck out.
I’d feel strangely better if my sharks were staring me down, because I know what they’re all about.
But Nellie? 
*shudder*

See that fish? that’s Nellie.

Since I hurt my arm i’ve been chilling in my recliner with my arm splinted, just resting it. And she’s been keeping me company. I think.

I feel bad because the tanks a mess and I have not been been able to clean it.

She usually swims around the tank, but these days she just sits on the side of the tank that faces me and just.. stares. At me.

I don’t know if it’s out of love or hate. But it’s freaking me the fuck out.

I’d feel strangely better if my sharks were staring me down, because I know what they’re all about.

But Nellie? 

*shudder*

Tags: fish

FUCKING OUCH.

FUCKING OUCH.

Tags: ouch

Lefty Loosey

I tore a tendon in my right wrist. My hand is currently wrapped up in a brace, making it difficult to do the most basic things, including writing a stupid Tumblr post. And eating.

Actually, not eating for a while might be a good idea.

Tags: ouch

whatshewanted:

I’m an editor (most of you guys and gals know that). I have a small publishing company which I run with a friend of mine (she handles the biz and I handle the creative which suits me just fine cuz i hate numbers, i like words :)

My brand new web site is up and running Lachesis Publishing (and…

I just exercised and I’m down 10 pounds. 

SST? Bet your fucking ass SST.

I just exercised and I’m down 10 pounds.

SST? Bet your fucking ass SST.

Tags: sst

I just cracked 200 miles on MapMyWalk. That’s a lot of miles covered. 

Sweet.

I just cracked 200 miles on MapMyWalk. That’s a lot of miles covered.

Sweet.