Thursday, May 03, 2007

Blog Hiccups

The Girl is responding to absolutely anything with “because why?”

It's cute, for a while, and sweet, in its way, but eventually it's just annoying.

“It's time for bed.”

“Because why?”

“Because you need your sleep.”

“Because why?”

“So you won't be tired tomorrow.”

“Because why?”

And so on. (To get the full effect, draw out the vowel sound in 'why' for several seconds.)

Eventually I fall back on “because that's how God set it up.” Chad asked for reasons for belief in God, other than “because God said so.” I have one. Because it enables you to stop the endless series of “because why”s. Nothing like an uncaused causer to stop a conversation.

This phase stops, right?

I spoke with a grad student last week who said her specialty is “creative nonfiction.”

What the hell is that? Lying?


How to Annoy Faculty:

“How's the grading going? I don't miss that at all!”

Some people just have no sense of humor.

The coffeemaker died today. That's my version of a raven flying in an open window. No good can come of this.