WHY GOD MADE MOMS … Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

 Why did God make mothers?
1.  She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2.  Mostly to clean the house..
3.  To help us out of there when we were getting born.
How did God make mothers?
1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3.  God made my mom just the same like he made me.  He just used bigger parts.
What ingredients are mothers made of?
1.  God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2.  They had to get their start from men’s bones.  Then they mostly use string, I think.
Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1.  We’re related.
2.  God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s mom like me.
What kind of a little girl was your mom?
1.  My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2.  I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3.  They say she used to be nice.
What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1.  His last name.
2.  She had to know his background.  Like is he a crook?  Does he get drunk on beer?
3.  Does he make at least $800 a year?  Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?
Why did your mom marry your dad?
1.  My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world.  And my mom eats a lot.
2.  She got too old to do anything else with him.
3.  My grandma says that mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.
Who’s the boss at your house?
1.  Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.
2.  Mom.  You can tell by room inspection.  She sees the stuff under the bed.
3.  I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
What’s the difference between moms and dads?
1.  Moms work at work and work at home, and dads just go to work at work.  
2.  Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them..
3.  Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power ’cause that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends.
4.  Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.
What does your mom do in her spare time?
1.  Mothers don’t do spare time.
2.  To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1.  On the inside she’s already perfect.  Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2.  Diet.  You know, her hair.  I’d diet, maybe blue.
If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1.  She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean.  I’d get rid of that.
2.  I’d make my mom smarter.  Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
3.  I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.
Hope you had a wonderful day Mom.
Kudo’s to Joe for the input.

Hello, my name is BCO, I am hopelessly addicted to computers.

“My computer is a data enriched black hole that sucks down time and makes it disappear.”

Computers were supposed to simplify our lives, to make them better, to give us access to all of this knowledge and to a certain extent, more power over our day to day existence.  But I do not see it, I find my computer gobbles up time, and I often wonder what it was that I used to do before computers.  About the only benefit that I see is the ability “to feed your mind the news you want in there, and the choice of skipping most of the negative items” at the same time.

That is a plus.

The rest of it is a lot of hooey (Okie technical term).  I remember paying extra to get a “math chip” so that I could “crunch all of these mind boggling numbers” that I was never, ever smart enough to find.  I have features on this computer here, that I have never accessed, will never use, and to be blunt about it, will not be able to operate until my grandson comes home for Christmas and shows me how.

Totally addicted, I often find myself on my computer several times a day, I keep it close by, almost as if it were a sharpened pencil and this blank page was my fresh note pad.  As a matter of fact, I did very little writing when I did not have a computer, this is an offshoot of my first computer, an 80’s model Apple Macintosh.  Before I bought that, in order to start up and write a Union Paper entitled the Flynn Flyer, I seldom wrote anything other than a check.

That computer was just one of many.  So old that it had only two operating disks, and they took up half of the available memory, just running the machine.  Right now, in our home, we have two laptops, three desk model computers.  We are computer poor in some ways.

Which begs to ask …. Why?

What do I need with this many computers?  Now the networks and television do not hold that type of fascination for me, I can go for literally weeks upon end without the benefit of television.  We have made trips and never turned it on for three to four weeks at a time, that is how I regard television, it is there, but it is no big deal. But my computer is a totally another story …“My computer is a data enriched black hole that sucks down time and makes it disappear.”

Hooking up for email, checking the various bus boards that I frequent, looking for some new item for the webpage, well, I just have to have that, I cannot (it seems) live without it.  And that is kind of sad, because as we all know, there are more important things in life than email, computers, data sheets and “please pass this on to everyone in your address book.

So there it is in a nutshell my life that I share with computers.  I cannot live with them (a constant source of anxiety and or frustration) and I cannot live without them (my need to be informed over rides the need for privacy).  If there is a cure for that, I sure wish someone would clue me in as I seem to he hopelessly addicted.