My house has one. I didn’t build it, the previous owners did. But, I have upgraded it over the years.
Thankfully, I’ve never needed it because of burglars. But, my children have been known to cause me to seek temporary refuge in it. What? Cranky kids can be just as scary as armed intruders. Both refuse to negotiate. Both often terrorize their captive audience with a lot of yelling. And neither one is known for showing mercy until they get exactly what they want.
1. Why are the twins unable to understand that lifting the lid after they urinate does absolutely no good? It’s too late at that point. The mess has already been made.
2. This morning, OlderTwin stripped off his PJs in the kitchen then streaked to his room to get dressed. Being the nice daddy that I am, I picked up his discarded PJs, walked them to his room, knocked on his door, but before I could open the door so that I could throw the PJs in his hamper, he yelled out, “Don’t come in. I’m getting dressed and it would be rude of you to see my penis.”
Ok. No worries. I’ll wait. Of course, you’re the one who 90 seconds ago stripped naked in the kitchen, dumping your PJs on the floor, which is why I’m standing outside your door in the first place, but now you got modesty?
YoungerTwin checked out two books about St. Patrick’s Day during his weekly trip to the school library. We’ve read the first one and it ends with the line, "Erin go bragh."
However, I don’t think he was paying a lot of attention to the story because when my parents asked him this morning about the book he told them that some girl named Erin gotta bra for St. Patrick’s Day.
Sweet mercy. I think I may have fainted a couple of times watching this video. However, according to Towleroad, these firefighters got into trouble for making this video.
A group of French firefighters is being reprimanded by their bosses for soiling the dignity of their professions after posting a shirtless lip-synch video to YouTube as a birthday present to a colleague, The Local reports:
The publicly posted video shows the bare-chested guys in their firefighting gear, but also working out and as well as in the shower, while they lip synch to Carly Rae Jepsen’s ubiquitous 2012 hit ‘Call Me Maybe.’
The short clip, which carries the written message “Happy birthday Naninanounax!, This was made on the occasion of a birthday, and was an attempt to make fun of ourselves. It is not meant to be taken seriously.”
"We don’t necessarily want to put off a funny image of ourselves. It’s not in our best interest," an unnamed source from management told France TV. "On top of it, they are at the fire station, using department equipment. It’s not appropriate."
Personally, I think all firefighters in the US need to stand in solidarity with their French counterparts and make a similar shirtless video. (And, yes, I’m looking at one of my followers in particular to pass this suggestion along to the special fireman in her life.)
I really want to try this whole Twitter thing since it would seem it’s not a fad and will be sticking around. However, somehow my Electradaddy twitter account managed to pick up a few followers even though I’ve never used it.
So, I decided to create another Twitter account to practice with in case I made some mistakes. Glad I did. Wanted my first tweet to say, “Testing” but somehow with an autocorrect I managed to tweet “Testes”.
but anytime sh*t starts going down militarily with Russia, I get nervous and start flashing back to Red Dawn (the real one - not that fake 2012 crap).
Col. Andy Tanner: [Describing the invasion] West Coast. East Coast. Down here is Mexico. First wave of the attack came in disguised as commercial charter flights same way they did in Afghanistan in ‘80. Only they were crack Airborne outfits. Now they took these passes in the Rockies.
Jed Eckert: So that’s what hit Calumet.
Col. Andy Tanner: I guess so. They coordinated with selective nuke strikes and the missiles were a helluva lot more accurate than we thought. They took out the silos here in the Dakotas, key points of communication.
Darryl Bates: Like what?
Col. Andy Tanner: Oh, like Omaha, Washington, Kansas City.
Darryl Bates: Gone?
Col. Andy Tanner: Yeah. That’s right. Infiltrators came up illegal from Mexico. Cubans mostly. They managed to infiltrate SAC bases in the Midwest, several down in Texas and wreaked a helluva lot of havoc, I’m here to tell you. They opened up the door down here, and the whole Cuban & Nicaraguan armies come walking right through, rolled right up here through the Great Plains.
Robert: How far did they get?
Col. Andy Tanner: Cheyenne, across to Kansas. We held them at the Rockies and the Mississippi. Anyway, the Russians reinforced with 60 divisions. Sent three whole army groups across the Bering Strait into Alaska, cut the pipeline, came across Canada to link up here in the middle, but we stopped their butt cold. The lines have pretty much stabilized now.
Robert: What about Europe?
Col. Andy Tanner: I guess they figured twice in one century was enough. They’re sitting this one out. All except England, and they won’t last very long.
I wish Swayze was still with us. Jed would know what to do.
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