December 10, 2005

If it's Saturday morning.... must be time for Gary the X-Donk's Diane Lane sophisticated cheescake shot of the week.

Yes, I know, I've been sadly deficient in the French nooz hottie Melissa Theuriau blogging as of late: the past three days have been chock full of grading, writing 3 exams, and surviving a faculty meeting wherein we fended off a hostile takeover of our department, and gave a wedgie to our president who took a $124,000 bonus in the same year she slashed our benefits 20% and froze our pay. So sue me.

This morning I'm taking the bouncy one to gymnastics, and bringing the boy along so that we can have some manly time, go to Barnes and Noble and maybe a pizza slice. Before he started school we used to regularly have "Men's Lunch" where the two of us would regularly go for a slice and a soda, an institution which needs to be revived. It's amazing how much first grade can transform your world. After that, it's tree-setting up time.

Posted by Steve at December 10, 2005 09:27 AM | TrackBack

I think it's great that you have "Men's Lunch." First grade does change things; my son is also in first grade, and it seems like he's matured so much since Kindergarten.

Bravo to you!

Posted by: GroovyVic at December 10, 2005 09:55 AM

But leaders are entitled to their just compensation, right? Just like those airline and carmaker CEO's bankrupting their companies pull their golden parachutes.
In Japan they take pay cuts if the corporation performs badly.

Posted by: LB Buddy at December 10, 2005 12:23 PM

CEO salaries are driven by the market, and while it's not perfect granted, the American economy has expanded with relatively few breaks (the 1991-92 recession, and 2001-2002) while Japan's has stagnated. So I guess the much abused American CEOs doing something right...

Posted by: KMR at December 10, 2005 03:00 PM

We cycle through one on one Saturday morning breakfasts with the Llama-ettes, too. The conversations I've been having with my second grader recently have been increasingly sophisticated - she's reaching that point in some of her school studies where she's starting to learn some things I've forgotten and it's sometimes a challenge to maintain my apparent omniscience in her eyes.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 10, 2005 03:49 PM