Comments: October Days

The very worst smell I have ever, EVER smelled in my life is that of tofu gone bad. Psychologically scarring. It was so bad. Worse than spoiled dairy, skunk, rotten meat, and doodie combined.

Posted by Erica at October 4, 2011 11:14 PM

1. You look fine. 2. We refused city as well... long story. Fire hydrant is sweet. Dirt, miss the dirt. Boys loved it. 3. Bones is too funny! What a picture. Keep it for when he turns 20 and pull it out again. ;-) 4. Dairy and cars are not a good thing when it is still 94F outside. Ugh.

Posted by vwbug at October 5, 2011 04:48 AM

Can I just say I'm horrified at the number of times my dad has told me how a hospital has released an elderly woman to the care of her elderly husband. "There's nothing more we can do. Here you go!"

These guys have never had to boil water much less make a meal and care for anyone sick. Their children have long since moved states away.
"Here you go! Good luck! Not our problem!"

Are you kidding me?
What happened to people slowly dying in hospitals? Why can't they keep a dying woman comfortable and a grieving man from feelings of inadequacy and guilt?
What has happened?

(Don't answer that. I'm somewhere totally different today.)

Posted by Roses at October 5, 2011 06:39 AM

Chicken stock. After three months. I found some cleaning the fridge once and poured it down the sink. Guess I don't fully understand what's in it or how it can go so bad, but the stench was so bad I swore something had crawled into the box and died. Had to chase it with nearly a full bottle of lemon Ajax to cut the smell that threatened to overtake the kitchen.

Posted by diamond dave at October 5, 2011 02:25 PM

A story I hope you'll share with us. Heh.

Posted by Elisson at October 6, 2011 08:44 AM

Another way to look at the lack of helmets is children learning their limits and what can and can't hurt them. One could make the argument that over the past forty years we have become so "safety" conscious that children are no longer able to learn limits. How high can you jump without hurting yourself, etc?

I'm not arguing against some common sense precautions, but is it really necessary to be bundled in "safety" gear every time we turn around?

Posted by Heresolong at October 7, 2011 10:53 AM

Five foot pile of dirt being jumped with no helmet, onto a pavement street is irresponsible, not teaching a child limits. Although, I do venture to say that the kid and his brothers will no longer be playing with gasoline. They got the science lesson... fumes burn too.

Posted by Bou at October 8, 2011 10:51 PM