Chairman of the bored
I'd image seagulls are probably another species rats of the sky.If rats are the rats of the earth and pigeons are the rats of the sky, what are the rats of the sea? Also, what does that make seagulls?
Pogies. https://www.newburyportnews.com/new...cle_939d392a-ed01-5514-864d-1213a9e43fcb.htmlMaybe some species of fish that washes up on shore during mass die-offs and creates rotting stench on beaches?
So by random chance I looked at my old neighborhood on Realtor.com (Cheektowaga, NY, where I grew up) and saw the house across the street from my parents' house was on the market. I used to play with the kid that grew up there. He was a little developmentally challenged but pretty much a good kid, and we all used to play together. He was okay, just a little slow. When he was grown, and my mom had a slip and fall in the driveway (and broke her leg), Bobby was the first person to find her and call 911.
So with the house up for sale I looked Bobby up on Facebook. I found him. I saw that his mom passed away in May, which is why the house was up for sale (his dad passed quite a while ago). I sent him a friend request and he was really happy to hear from me. He's had a tough year. His mom died in May, his dog died the next day, and his older sister died a month later. He's had a rough go of it.
On the plus side, he's living in an assisted living place, has a life coach and an art teacher. The art thing is significant. Besides a menial labor job he has through a charity agency, he makes money as an artist, and has written 3 children's books that will be hitting the market soon. He actually started a charitable foundation where proceeds of his art sales go to help other people with developmental disabilities.
It was really kind of neat reconnecting with someone I knew when I was a kid and haven't heard from in a long time (like almost 40 years). And I have to admit that I'm amazed and proud of the progress he's made in the world.
I was issued a new computer at work so I am now running windows 10. I am not a fan. If I were a caveman, I would have been a late adopter of fire and the wheel. As I age, my tolerance to change is diminishing.
That's cool. I actually dug out my CD of RATM's 1992 self titled album. Been happily listening to it in car for the last week.I love me some Jack White. However, I will see your Jack White and raise you a Tom Morello.
@WSU MUP Student , Porsche and Mercedes will be just down the Autobahn. The plannerd in me is excited about the mass transit and bicycle opportunities.So what part of Germany? We must all google scout out your new digs.
Unsolicited parental advice:Danke! The school we are considering for Itty Bitty has a dual language program. I am most excited about that.
I need to brush off my duolingo app.
Thanks! Good advice is always welcome. We've been laying the groundwork for awhile. She and I call ourselves, "The Adventure Girls!" and we like to go on adventures. We've talked about moving before so these ideas are not foreign concepts.Unsolicited parental advice:
Remember how you sell this is key. Kids take their emotional cues from grownups. If you present this as "We have some WONDERFUL NEWS, Itty Bitty, We're all going to get to go on the adventure of a lifetime! Yay!!" chances are good that's exactly the spirit she'll take it.