“Christian, guess what? I found the old thermometer.”
“Oh, yeah? Where was it?”
“In my pajama drawer. So what do you think, do we keep using the new one? ’Cause this one registered the temperatures so much lower.”
He eases into bed. “You know,” he says, “I never really liked that thermometer anyway. This new one, when you turn it on, it goes BEEEEP, really loud. And it beeps all the way through while you’re taking your temperature.”
“And that’s a good thing?” I say, bewildered, thinking about how many pre-5:30 a.m.’s in the past week I have muffled the thermometer to keep from waking him up.
“Well…” He pauses. “I don’t know, it’s just so much more aggressive a thermometer!”
Hmmm. Well, it was side-splitting at the time. Maybe you had to be there.
Word Press is now offering “recommended links,” i.e. definitions of some of the terms you might want to offer readers. And every time I mention my husband’s name, they try to get me to add a link to a wikepedia article that begins:
A Christian (pronounced /ˈkrɪstjen’/ ( listen)) is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who Christians believe is the Messiah (the Christ in Greek-derived terminology) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, and the son of God.
Apropos of nothing.
I’m in one of those bloggy moods this week, where my brain freezes on subjects of importance, and thus you get things like a bedtime conversation instead of a rational, thoughtful approach to a focused topic. This is a direct result of having two articles to finish and a novel to outline in preparation for digging in on writing 50,000 words beginning next Monday. Or maybe I just burned out after last week’s deluge of profundity.
On the other hand, last week I cut loose from almost all the carnivals I usually join, and it was pretty liberating to feel that I was blogging solely to say what I wanted to say. And somewhat affirming to find that my hits didn’t suffer as much as I had expected them to. So thank you to all those who seek me out.
Anyway, please accept my apologies for what passes for blogging this week. It’ll get better again. Someday. I promise!
P.S. Word Press wants me to tag this post with the categories “Christianity, Christ, Hebrew Bible, Christian, Messiah, Jesus, Thermometer, and Religion and Spirituality.”
lol. You reminded me though that I have been meaning to buy another thermometer since the batteries went in the last one.
Love those conversations! And, most likely, you need to change the battery in the “old” thermometer (depending on how long it was “lost”). My thermometer always registered crazy low temps when it was time for a new battery.
I love posts with “real stories” like this. I like your other posts too, but I especially appreciate things that are shared just because it was what came to mind, as it feels like it is more about the pure enjoyment of blogging and reading, and less about meeting a certain requirement, or understanding the value of a certain point.
Now all we have to do is get it to the point where so many of your readers use NFP that you’ll naturally include links, not to wikipedia, but to the types of thermometers you’re talking about!