All this “graduating” irritates me, if you wanna know the truth. The kid’s fourteen years old, and I think I’ve seen him graduate three or four times already. His brother has graduated almost as often, and it’s just too much.
There are only two real graduations: high school and college. Am I wrong? All these feel-good in-between graduations are boolshit.
But what are you gonna do? Not go? I don’t think so. It’s not the kids’ fault; they didn’t come up with all this stupidity. So, I’ll go and support the boy.
But I want it to be noted that I’m not buying into it. Jeff Kay does not endorse serial in-between graduating. I mean, seriously. I’ll be good, though. I’ll be on my best behavior, and will smile and shake hands and act like I’m wiping away an occasional tear.
Steve called me a few minutes ago, and said he was in a Barnes & Noble store last night. He bought two paperback books. The total was $20.80, and he gave the cashier $21.00.
He was waiting for his twenty cents, but the woman closed the register drawer, and said (in a very polite tone), “There will be no change for you today, sir.” Then she turned and walked away.
Steve said he just stood there blinking real fast, and finally shrugged and left the store. WTF? Any idea what that might’ve been about? Hilarious. And kinda bizarre.
Toney was fuming earlier in the week, about some pushy, “ball-busting” woman who came stampeding into her office at work, demanding to know the date for some event.
“I will need that date now,” she commanded, in a hyper-assertive boardroom manner. And the woman’s bombastic attitude irritated my wife.
I told her she should’ve said, “OK, do you have a pen handy? Alright… the date is July shove it up your ass, 2010.”
Yeah, it’s easy to come up with those kinds of answers, after the fact. Not so much when it’s all going down. Oh well.
Speaking of Steve, we got our tickets to see the Eels, on the first day they were available. Is that too soon? I feel like we probably should’ve waited until Day Two, at least. The first day is a little too fanboy, in my opinion. A more casual approach is recommended…
It’s gonna be fun, though. The Eels are great, when it’s a full band and everything. Last time it was just Mark Everett, and a drummer. It was a very strange show… inside a church for unknown reasons. And they showed a feature length documentary as an opening act. The crap?
But the whole band will rip your head clean off. It’ll be a good time. Steve and I will undoubtedly be hollering at each other on the drive home, shouting above the amplified refrigerator hum in our ears. I’m looking forward to it.
Friday is the last day I’m going to take orders for the limited edition summer shirts — designed by the Evil Twin, and featuring the good ol’ Smoking Fish.
When I drag my ass out of bed on Saturday morning I’m going to remove the PayPal link, and place my one and only order with the T-Shirt Lady. If you’d like to have one, please order soon. They’re gonna be extra-cool. Here’s your link.
And thanks for the support!
I’ll leave you now with the Question of the Day…
We’re not going to do much this summer, on account of money and lack thereof. We’ll probably go to Knoebels a couple of times, and that’ll be it. But I’d like to live vicariously through you guys.
In the comments section please tell us about your summer vacation plans. What do you have cooking? Bring us up to date, won’t you?
And I’ll see ya again tomorrow.
Have a great day!