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Saturday, October 22, 2005


I'm almost 37 years of age.

And I can positively say that last night, I experienced the biggest thunderclap of my entire life. It just happened to be at 0300.

I woke up right before it happened and looked at the clock, momentarily doing the math of how much more sleep I would be getting and then remembering it was Friday/Saturday and I didn't have to get up to go to work. As my head hit the pillow with a little smile at the thought of sleeping in....


I nearly beshat my jammies.

My first thought was that a plane had hit the house. Then I considered the possibility of a bomb.

The entire house shook, the power went off, and other than the entire freakin' house vibrating, the only other sound after the receeding thunder was a car alarm going off down the street.

I jumped up to look out my bedroom window, expecting to see a tree down or something. Nothing but rain. My daughter appeared at my bedroom door, shaking. I held her and then looked downstairs to see my boy STILL ON THE COMPUTER!

"What the hell are you still doing up? Get to bed!"

So we did, all of us in my king size bed, to include the shaking dog.

That lasted for about 5 minutes until everyone (except the dog) was calm and the kids went in their own room. Actually, my 13-year-old son convinced his little sister to sleep in his bed... for her own peace of mind, of course. He's such a thoughtful child.

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  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger O! said…

    Golly gee whiz. Did you all have a pillow fight, start singing songs about your favorite things, and then skip in jolly merriment around town wearing clothes you thoughtfully made for your kin out of curtains? Huh huh?? Watch out. The girl-child might be dating a Nazi. She IS growing up after all.

    Oh and no, I don't hate The Sound of Music. I LOVE it to DEATH. To DEATH I said.

  • At 8:48 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    No, but I did make everyone line up while I did an inspection.

    Then I tried to make a move on the nanny.

  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Laura said…

    An inspection?

    And ~beshat~!!!! I love it!!!

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    Calm down there Laura, it was a joke.


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