Random Thoughts

~ I love that my 9-year-old son refers to commercials as "comicals" and Chain Chomps as "Chomp Chomps"

~ Plastic sleeves for thermometers remind me of being in the elementary school nurse's office, and therefore make me feel nostalgic

~ It's funny how friends always want to jump to the conclusion that you are expecting when you've experienced 3 days of abnormal heartburn (and I wish I could say that I am, but I'm not)

~ Kitty-cooing sounds make me look at Kobold and say, "Aww" in response

~ Avery's excited little "Step up!  Step up!" when I walk to his cage, followed by the soft morning chirps when I take him out are some of the sweetest sounds I have ever heard

~ It's a satisfying end to the day when I read a chapter of Inkheart to my son at bedtime, and he gasps "What about Dustfinger?"

~ When I cannot finish reading a book, I don't give it a negative review unless I DNFed due to bad writing - most of my DNFs are merely because a story is not my cup of tea, and I cannot give a negative review based on novel-reader incompatibility

Copyright (c) 2011 Wendy L. Callahan


  1. Your bird reminds me of Charlotte's Web! Step up, indeed!

  2. The first command a well-trained (and well-mannered!) parrot should learn is "Step up". Avery repeats it when he wants out of his cage, usually first thing in the morning when I get out of bed. It is so cute!

  3. I do not think I have ever had a book I did not finish because I did not like the story. If the writing is bad - yes, that has definitely happened. Once I detect flaws in the story's logic, I have a hard time reading on, and it takes a very gripping style to make me continue.

  4. Sounds as if life is treating you great! Great to hear the catch up in your world!

  5. Thanks Kitten. ^.^ Most of the normal day-to-day life/homeschooling stuff is at my Between the Worlds blog. This is generally about writing, but I like to throw in something random and funny every so often - don't want it to get boring!