Friday, March 24, 2006

Happiness is finding another 6-pk of Diet Dr. Pepper in the trunk of my car and not having to go to the store. My needs are simple, Boys and Girls. I would like for March Madness to be over so the internet is not so slow. Maybe it's a marketing ploy, Bellsouth dial-up is going the way of the rotary phone, sign up for DSL or else. I would not put it past 'em.

I just read an article about research that showed "whiny, insecure kids grew up to be conservatives; the confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals. " I'm not so sure about that. Benji was definitely more whiny than Ricky (2nd-borns usually are), and he's very liberal. They were both confident, resilient, and self-reliant, but Ricky went in the conservative direction. Just goes to show, my kids turned out to be as exceptional as I always claimed they were.

Mike wants me to come watch Capote with him. I'm not sure I can sit through the whole thing. Truman Capote always gave me the creeps. I heard a story on MPB the other day about the myth being laid to rest that he wrote To Kill a Mockingbird instead of Harper Lee.

1 comment:

Zoilus said...

You say whining, I say "valid complaints." Tomato, to-mah-to. Whatever. Ricky can whine with the best of them, trust me (have you heard him talking about that job in the past four years or so?). It's all RELATIVE, you know, depending on your perspective.

Did Paul grow up as the whiner in your household? And who was the confident one?

I'm not so sure I agree with that survey, esp. with its very small sample from a tiny locale (and Berkley? ha! why not just survey Kosciusko and then opine why everybody should grow up to be a close-minded redneck). I personally think a more reliable indicator for future political sympathies in kids is to watch their bullying behavior. The bullies always seem to grow up to be right-wingers.