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Today’s Non Sequitur

Posted in Family on July 31, 2009 by dcbradshaw

Took the girls to a local park yesterday, and when we got there, there was this little girl, probably 6 or 7, running around playing. As soon as we got there, she told me she was a secret agent. I said, “Not any more, you just told me!

But she said it was okay, she had an alias and her cover was a job at a sandwich shop.


But the thing that struck me the strangest: she was sitting by herself, pouring sand into a bottle, and she says, to nobody in particular,

“There’s trouble in the wizard world.”

It wasn’t an exclamation or rally, it was a calmly-stated observation.


Anyway, while we were there, the wife snapped this winner:



Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. (etc.)

Posted in Family, The Life of a Dome Jockey on July 26, 2009 by dcbradshaw

I fell down the stairs this morning, while carrying the toddler. Landed hard on my butt, rammed my forearm into a step, scraped my other arm and shoulder on an iron candleabra which also ripped out of the wall, and twisted my ankle and foot on the floor when I finally made it to the landing.

Did manage to mostly cushion her fall, and she wasn’t hurt, just scared.

I, on the other hand, feel mostly horrible, but here I am at work on a Sunday, which is non-standard for me.

It’s the museum workweek curse: Tuesday through Saturday, with your weekend Sunday and Monday—it’s very common in the industry, since most museums (and the like) are closed on Monday for upkeep and maintenance and whatnot.

We’re so short-staffed that it was easier to schedule one of the science center full-timers to cover the theater on Saturday and have me come in on Sunday.

I do like having Saturday off every now and then, to spend with the family (and in fact this weekend I have family from Chicagoland in town; took the Wii over to mom’s last night and much fun was had by all bowling and playing tennis), and it’s nice to work a Sunday here and there since it’s a half-day, but I think that just the same I’m going to take it a little easy today, and stay tanked on Ibuprofen.

Today’s Non Sequitur: Broccoli!

Posted in Family on July 17, 2009 by dcbradshaw


When I woke Daughter #1 up this morning, she rolled over and the first words out of her mouth were

I love broccoli!

Okay then!  I’ll remember you said that in a couple of years when you refuse to eat it!