Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's a bit drafty in here - Volume III

Huh, 4:30 is an odd time to wake up. It's like the club foot of wake up times.

[The first thing I thought when I woke up to go to the bathroom last night. Don't ask, I have no idea what it means.]

Well then, now that I've gotten that out of the way. Here are some additional disjointed thoughts that have been hanging around my "draft" folder. These are things that don't quite qualify for a post of their own - but still need to be said.

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Here's something that will drive your kids insane. This audio test will emit a super high frequency that most adults (me and my wife included) will not be able to hear. However, if I play this any time without warning in the vicinity of my kids, all 3 of them will scream at me to turn it off. Go ahead and try it... it's fun!

Train Horns

Created by Train Horns

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The other day, while watching my daughter rehearse for the St. Cloud All-City Marching Band, I was reminded of this clip. You younger bloggers should watch this if you've never seen it before... because it's classic.

And speaking of classics, just curious... did anyone else in the world have this album besides us?

For whatever reason, when we were kids we used to huddle around the phonograph and play this stupid record over and over and over. Something about the Cartwright boys trying to sing really made us chuckle.

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And finally... here are a few things that have happened to me lately.

I went to a tanning salon the other day and all they did was put me on a stretcher and scrape me with metal implements until my skin turned leathery.

I broke one of my chess pieces. Turns out pawn shops neither repair nor sell pawns.

I like to buy books at garage sales and then go to the library and put them where they belong on the shelves. It totally screws up the check-out people.


Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

I thought the audio test was a prank, but then the cat jumped off my lap and left the room. What? I'm not a teenager any more? Dammit, I am not aging!

JD at I Do Things said...

YEE-HAW! (yes, I have Bonzanza on the brain now)

I could hear it! And I didn't even have my volume up full-blast.


Thanks for making me feel good about myself, old man.

Unknown said...

I could hear it, too, but not very loudly...

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

theresa b - Works on guinea pigs too.

jd - Uh... I can't hear because of all those years of being in a rock band. Yeah, that's it.

gette - Sounds like you need a louder computer?

PatKG said...

I could hear it, and so could Jim. Guess those KISS concerts didn't screw up his hearing after all. Considering I was at Springsteen on Monday, I was a little surprised I could. As a library volunteer-- I think you're evil! :-)

Michelle said...

Ok, my ears are still cringing. That was truly evil. Apparently I didn't listen to enough loud music growing up. Then again, I can tell when my mom turned off only the cable and not the tv because I can hear the hum of the tv. Freak, I know.

And this post was so much better than where I thought it was going. Between talking about waking up at 4:30am and a man complaining about drafts... well, I'm sure you know where my mind was going.

Babs-beetle said...

Now I shall upset you. I could hear it, even with my hearing problem, and Mo heard it from across the room! Maybe it;s true that we can grow backwards if we try hard enough :)

Dan said...

I could hear it.


I have the ears of a 24 year old (and I keep them in the fridge)

Heather said...

You really can't hear that? Wow.

Now I want to do the library thing.

Karen MEG said...

I could hear it... are you sure it's working cuz I'm far beyond being a teen ,I can assure you.

Your library trick is a good one; evil man ;).

Elizabeth said...

I could hear it and ouch!!
I love that Dick Van Dyke clip! I loved that show, it was so funny!

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Hah! I played it again this evening when I didn't have the drier running and the traffic was quiet and I can hear it! See, I'm not getting old!

Oh, and it makes a sound like a hard drive going bad...

Nicole said...

You lie! I wanted to play mean tricks on my children with this and it did nothing. Now I have to resort to other mind games.

Ed said...

Tell me you don't REALLY have that album. We let you slide about the mullet...but THIS? Suddenly I'm worried about your secret album collection. What others are you not telling us about? You have the Shatner album too, don't you?

yellojkt said...

I could just barely hear the tone. Or at least I thought I could.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

patkg - I think it was my last Hairball show that did me in. Those guys are crazy loud! But I'm so jealous you got to see Bruce. I'll bet that was awesome.

michelle - No Michelle, I can't imagine where you thought this post was going. Please elaborate. ;-)

babs - Good! I hope everyone can hear this thing. If you can't, it means you're probably experiencing hearing loss... which isn't a good thing.

dan - Sure, you're fine now, but talk to me after years of playing that ukulele too loudly.

heather - Well, if I turn up the speakers full blast I can, but that's not how you're supposed to test it. But yeah, on regular volume it's no different than the ringing that's already going on in my ears.

karen - Bwahahahaha! I think I'm going to don a mask and black cape and start terrorizing the library world as the Dewey Decimal Demon!

elizabeth - Me too. I used to watch it every week. Ah... those were the good old days.

theresa b - Uh, no it doesn't. I think you'd better check your hard drive.

nicole - If it did nothing, doesn't that mean your kids can't hear it? And how is it possible you have 40 year-old kids?

ve - Hey come on... he did Rocket Man. And it was way better than Elton.

yellojkt - That's how it is with me too. I can *sense* it but really can't officially hear it.

Ed said...

It was "Mother's Little Helper" by the Stones, right? Am I right?

Thanks for the heads up about the pawns--the pawn shop will "rook" you though.

Mom Thumb said...

Randy was trying to set something up on Jessica's computer and she kept complaining about a noise that was giving her a headache. Randy and I didn't hear a thing. The dog went tearing out of the room, also. We thought it was funny. Jess was not amused.

rick said...

I still have the Bonaza record. They all were pretty good singers. Hoss, on "Sky Ball Paint", Pa Cartwright on "In the Pines" and Adam with "Early One Morning" all great tunes. Little Joe's rendition of Shenendoah is a classic. I'll dig it out next time you're up.

Maureen said...

I want that Bonanza album... wait a minute, I swear my parents had it. It looks way too familiar.

Oh, and daughter already got me on that mosquito tone. Yes, I AM old. As if I needed further proof. Thanks.