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Health Screenings and Funny Kids

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A benefit of going to a ‘real’ pre-school has been the random health screenings that are part of the territory. Hearing screening, Adelaide needed tubes put in.  Eye screening, Adelaide needed glasses.  And so on.

When at the eye doctor picking up her glasses, the doctor told Sarah that there would be an adjustment period “while her brain adjusts to seeing the new way”.  Or some similar.  Over the weekend, we’re asking Adelaide how she likes her glasses and if she can see better.  “Yeah, I think my brain is adjusted.”

Sarah says, “you listen very well, don’t you?”

“Yeah, now that I can hear,” AEB replies, in her best teenager impersonation.

Never one to be outdone, Jack Thayer (or “Just Jack” as he currently prefers), is also high on the drama.  Every answered question is followed with (good news) “Yes!” or (bad news) “Oh man”.

For example, “Can I sleep with this soccer ball?”  Sure.  “Yes!” “Can I watch Disney Channel all day?”  No.  “Oh, man.”

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January 28th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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Beat ku.

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January 17th, 2008 at 3:10 pm


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I discovered on New Year’s Eve that I hate the SEC. The Southeastern Conference that is, I’m not nearly enough of an investor to hate the Securities and Exchange Commission. I’m not an investor. Is devestor a word?

Anyway, I hate the SEC. If I was sure of the definition of irony, I’d say my hatred is ironic, because it’s based on my evolving hatred of the other teams in the Big 12. Specifically, I used to just hate KU. A lot. Over time, I started hating Nebraska and K-State too. Lived in San Antonio, hated UT and A&M. Went to a game in Boulder, hated CU (fans). Whining visor boy becomes coach of OU, I hate them. And so on.

To the point now where I simply hate them all. If they’re playing someone, I want someone to win. If someone is already winning, I want them to win by more. A simple philosophy for a simple guy. I realize the whole argument of makes the conference look better, thereby making Mizzou look better. Really, I get it. Occasionally, not when KU is playing, but occasionally, I can talk myself into that. But mostly, I don’t care and I hate them. The combination makes for a mostly win-win situation for me.

Then, at a bar in the hotel in Dallas while Arkansas fans are openly and loudly cheering for the Kentucky football team. Except they never say Go Kentucky, or Go Cats, or anything resembling that. Just every time there’s a good play, they smugly say “SEC!” or some crap and smirk at each other before another round of calling the Hogs. And over and over again for the remainder of the trip. Didn’t you guys just join the SEC last week or something?

And then the LSU fans start chanting “SEC” in the Superdome at the end of the national championship game? What?! Celebrating your conference is crazy, give me a nice round of rivalries.

On other news, Adelaide had a hearing screening done at pre-school a few months ago. As a result, she now has tubes in her ears. She had a vision screening done a few weeks ago. Found out this morning she needs glasses. Hooray Screenings.

on a side note, screw ku.

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January 10th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

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