Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#Microblog Monday (on Tuesday)

Things in my house that will not act right:

My daughter (all noise, all the time?  Really?  And what's with the backtalk?)

My husband (I knew that when I married him, so that's on me)

My dishwasher (annoying but still mostly functional)

My patio door (Phew!  Still baaaarely under warranty!)

My DVD player (Oh, wait - No.  It would be too easy and cheap to replace, therefore...)

My TV (ALL of the HDMI connections had to fail?  How will I watch movies?  To the basement with  you!  The Xbox needs a new TV.)

My water heater (the sudden appearance of blazing hot water is EXTREMELY suspicious - you didn't even work this well when you were new.  If you weren't electric, I'd suspect imminent explosion.)

My other TV (Well, we had about 5 more years than we thought we'd get out of you.  At least we can be sure you won't be turning yourself on randomly any more.  And yet my other, other TV - the tube one from 1999?  That one has no problems)

On the plus side, I guess I know what we'll be getting for Christmas - or maybe we'll just use that small one from my mom's house.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microblog Monday - A Poem

Rain brings a change
from summer to fall.
There's something about the weather.

Temperate days
Cooler nights
A brown leaf floats like a feather

The meteorologists warned us
for over a week now.
And this time it wasn't a con.

So, neighbors, please tell me,
do you not have TV?
Why are your automatic sprinklers still on?

(Seriously.  You're wasting water.  Turn 'em off.  The three of you.)