Monday, December 10, 2007

Deepish Thought Tuesday

I had a bad day at work yesterday. It's nothing worth explaining, just the kind of day where all of the little things that should be manageable on their own combine to make you miserable before noon and murderous by the time you leave the office.

It reminded me of my trip home for Thanksgiving, when I was typing a short email and someone asked me how I know how to type so fast.

I said, "It comes from sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day, slowly dying."

And later, I thought: That was an inappropriate thing to say to a 9-year-old.

4 comments:

Daniel said...

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh no," I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

Catherine said...

GeeDan, and you're going to be a father soon. I'd wait until your child is 21 yo before you do your tricks. That way you won't have to cosign when they leave the nest empty. I wish I had thought of it when our nest was overflowing.

Chicago Colleen said...

Sarah - I'm a big fan of your blog. I used to work with Liz, and she shared your link. Keep up the great work! (I'm also a blogger, and am loving your style)

Sarah said...

Colleen,
Thank you! That's so nice to hear. Can't wait to check out your blog.