Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Cockadoodle Do Me


Junior's preschool teacher never emailed me drop-off tips. Thanks, lady. But I was able to arm myself with the wise tips from the blogosphere instead. Since I'm writing this Tuesday morning before drop-off, I have no idea how it'll go, but I have the utmost faith in the "dump and run" maneuver.

That reminds me of "pump and dump." Crap. I hated the pump. Whoever organized this photo shoot and told the woman to look longingly at the pump is on crack.

This is more accurate.

Our copier repair man has a rooster named Dump. Ask me why I know that. Go on. Because he spent a good part of yesterday morning telling me how his rooster Dump had its way with all his chickens, and how he and his son watched.

Ah, barnyard porn.

If you like roosters but not in that way, you have to check out Julia's new book, Bingo's New Adventure. The book chronicles a day in the life of Bingo the cat. Junior loves it, especially the full color pictures (Julia's got some pretty awesome pictures on her blog, too). Bingo encounters another cat, some chickens and a big ole rooster. Junior has actually taken to running around the house yelling, "I'm Bingo! The Mighty Adventurer!" The book offers a great taste of the outdoors for kids.

Exactly one year ago today I was lamenting the fact that I've had an idea for a children's book for 10 years (I was also contemplating getting naked) and have yet to commit it to paper.

Now it's 11. Damn, that's depressing.

But I have a valid excuse for procrastinating, at least for the next month. There are two For Sale signs in my life. If Chuck and I play our cards right there may be three. Are the Mullets leaving Mulletville? Are they becoming Mulletville slumlords? Where will they put the roosters? Where?

Hell if I know.


A Mom on Spin said...

Leaving Mulletville??? For a town right next-door I hope!

Mama Badger said...

You'll have to let us know about "dump and run". I swear, it works. He'll be fine.

Write your damn book. Now I officially need to get Bingo. You're like the 5th person to blog about it. It's like pre-school crack, apparently.

Tiaras said...

self publish!!

The Mother said...

My ice maker repairman talks incessantly about his lodge activities. Like I care. I think the rooster's sexual exploits might be more interesting.

Pricilla said...

Bingo is a great book. I agree.

Dump and run works. I have seen it in action.

I hate roosters. They attack. They draw blood. They belong in stew pots and soon.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I can't wait to hear how the dump and run went!!

Why do repairmen feel like they need to converse with us?

Get going on the book!

Mothers' Hideaway said...

HAHAHAHAHA OMG Barnyard porn. LOL!

Jeanne said...

Ooh, I received an invitation to a birthday party for a 2-year-old just yesterday. Perfect timing!

Brandy said...

i'm so curious! did chuck find a job? where are you moving to? will junior like a new daycare? are you doing the SAHM route. you are so mysterious.

Julia said...

Be strong woman!! D and R works. It's the equivalent of extinction sleep training aka Dr. Weisbluth. I guess I am a total hard ass about some things. Other things maybe too lenient but say la vie.

Are you totally serious about Jr? Cause it gave me a huge pick me up smile feeling which I really needed today. Can I quote you? Or can you post that on Amazon?

And finally, our kids just say that the rooster is "riding piggy back." We just leave it at that for the moment.

One more thing...if you are serious serious about a book you need to commit one evening a week to it after jr is in bed and by next summer you will have it done. And I know how to get it self published...

kyooty said...

Rooster? that's pretty random

SLColman said...

Write the book! I bet it would be fabulous!

Dto3 said...

I'm a man who loves his beer, but I was really hoping for a completely different "after" pic.

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