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Little Girls are Odd

My two-year-old thinks that when she is sitting in her high chair with colored pencils and a coloring book that her job is to move all of the colored pencils to the floor. She will sit and actively pick up pencils, and drop them past her feet. Sometimes she places a pencil in between her toes, and lowers it nearer to the floor before dropping it.

Once all of the pencils are gone, she says “All Done!” in her little-girl speech (which is slightly below average enunciation for her age). I pick her up and put her on the floor, hand her the pencil bag, and she proceeds to put each pencil away in its bag.

Overall, the process takes at least half an hour, and she is relatively quiet. I am very confused as to why she feels the pencils should be scattered on the floor. But how can I complain when she cleans up her own mess?

I don’t think there is a conclusion here to draw. Little girls are just silly and that is that.

Research Essay Woes

So apparently everything that I thought that I was going to write about doesn’t really work out. I have two pages of rambling about comparing statistics that no longer matter to anything.

“Did the 21st amendment cause the 1933 drop in homicide rate?”

How do I turn “yeah, probably” into 5-6 pages?!

I have no idea what I’m doing. It’s 5 AM. I have two large energy drinks still in me. My bleeding eyes just want to rest but they simply won’t close. I find myself citing the uncylopedia. My daughter will wake up at 7:30. My wife will probably be up around 8, and I’ve promised to help her with her assignments that are due tomorrow afternoon. This essay is due Tuesday afternoon. I guess I still have some time to work on it. It’s just a rough draft anyway. But man, it’s hard!

I feel ill. Ask.com is really neat, now.