Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts: You Gotta Start Somewhere

I've been reading Keely, the Un Mom, for a while now. Every Tuesday she posts a slew of random thoughts and invites everyone else to do the same. Every Tuesday I forget to do this. But not today.

Let the wild randomness start!


I wonder if urban legends exist anymore because of the internet. Think about it. When I was a kid, stories such as the Life cereal kid, Mikey, dying because he ate pop rocks and soda were considered communal “truths.” Now a days, it’s all too easy to check the validity of anything because all of the world’s information is at our fingertips. That is both really cool and kinda sad.


I was looking at the daily celebrity birthdays on IMDb, as I do every day (yes I know I’m a movie nerd), and saw that an actress was turning 38. She’s getting old, I said to myself. Then it dawned on me. I will be turning 37 this week. If she’s old, I’m old. Shit.


If I were a childrens' book author, these are some of the tomes I would write, just 'cause:
  • Captain McSqunity and his little dog Ratso
  • Don’t Put That Needle in Your Mouth (and Other Cautionary Tales)
  • Why Do You Think Your Finger Smells Like That?
  • Bob, the Imaginary Friend Who Doesn’t Like You
  • Every Time You Eat a Chicken Nugget, An Angel Loses It’s Wings – A Child’s Guide to Veganism.

Technology is breeding indecision. I have over 3000 songs on my iPod and I constantly play it on shuffle, but the right song never seems to come up. I can’t watch more than a minute’s worth of a video on YouTube because I’m constantly thinking about what the next one is and if it’s better than what I’m watching right now. I’ve got a stack of shows on Tivo to watch, but can’t decide which one to turn on. There’s too many choices and my attention span seems to be suffering as a result.


Despite being over politics, I’m still planning on watching the State of the Union address.


I wonder what my 14 year-old self would think of my life as it is now? Would he be content that I have a good job and a great family? Eh, he’d probably just be happy that I’ve had sex at least twice.

17 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Holy crap you're old. 37?!? Why don't you just pack it in and move into "assisted living"?

Daddy Geek Boy said...

SciFi...Wha? I can't hear you, I have to turn down "Matlock" and turn up my hearing aid.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Scifi- Haha! If I remember correctly you aren't far behind DGB...

I love your ideas for childrens books. I would be hard pressed to decide which to read first.

Isn't it nice to let out the random?

SAHD PDX said...

I too enjoyed the book titles and think that Finger book needs to be started right away.

Your escalator operator said...

... and I'm a few months older than the actress you're talking about. Great.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, though!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I agree- that finger book should be written, make sure there is a good lesson in there on washing that finger!

You have had sex twice!!! Heck u can't be old them u crazies u!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Andrea...It doesn't matter which one to read first, in my house they would all be read ad-naseum until I couldn't stand them anymore.

SAHD...These titles came out of an actual conversation I had with WonderWife™. You see what she has to live with?

YEO...Thanks. I know that 37 is not "old" old, but man, where have my 30's gone?

Shelle...Well, two kids proves that I've gotten lucky at least that many times.

Mocha Dad said...

37? You're just a baby.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Wow! You are getting old!
I think your 14 year old self would like the fact that you've had sex and he would hope that you have some cool video games!

Vancetastic said...

I like the idea of Random Tuesdays. However, if I were you and just starting out on the venture, I'd be worried about using up too much randomness in one week. Let's hope plenty more randomness occurs to you before next Tuesday. Then again, that's the good thing about randomness. By it's very nature, it should not be in short supply.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Mocha...That's not what my wife keeps telling me.

Crazy Coxes...If that's the case, my 14 year old self would be really really happy! (Have you seen Modern Warefare 2??)

Vance...Thanks for the warning. Since it took me months before to write this RTT, it is not destined to be a weekly feature. I am not disciplined enough for that. But it will come back again.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Awesome! And you killed with that last one.

I have that technology issue with posts. I can't stop to watch a uploaded video, thinking of all the other posts I need to read.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

James...Sad how short our attention spans have ...

Alyssa said...

So over politics too...yet watching the President tomorrow night hmmmm? I just turned 38 and hubs will be turning 40 that is DEPRESSING especially when you want to have another child and you realize you are going to look like the grandparents in the school yard!

ZenMom said...

I agree that tech has added to the shrinking attention span of the average ... oooohhh, shiny.

The Bare Essentials Today said...

LMAO! Love the names of the children's books! (Why do you think your finger smells like that?)

Surfer Jay said...

Why Do You Think Your Finger Smells Like That?


I would read that one.