Friday, April 9, 2010

something is rotten in Grandview

There's been an exodus in the neighborhood lately. The two houses directly across the street from us have been suddenly and illegally vacated in the last couple of weeks. It works in our favor, because Matt Traylor (radiant's drummer) and his family rented one of them post-defector.

The other one had rented a dumpster before they folded their tents like the Arabs and slipped quietly away, so we emptied half our garage into that before the man came and got it today. They also left two cars and a ceramic frog, which we have left alone. The bank came by and asked if we had seen anybody over there lately, and that was kinda exciting to say what day I saw the Uhaul come and such.... the bank is lucky that I see all. 

I wish now that I would have realized perfidy was afoot. I would have paid much closer attention. If I notice anybody else around here "moving out", you can bet I'll be keeping a sharp eye on the scoundrels.

In other news, I was a paragon of motherhood today, taking the toddlers to storytime, then later sharing McNuggets with them at the park, where they played for, I don't know, what seemed like a lifetime or three. And how were my efforts repaid? With much screaming. "I haaaaaave a thankful heaaaaaaart!!!! Now GIVE ME ICE CREAM!" Sigh. Maybe tomorrow I'll lay on the couch all day and they'll behave like little Mormons.


  1. did you not know that it is unlawful for one to dump their garbage in anothers dumpster without that persons written consent

    silly laws

  2. I did not know that, Legal Anonimi. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Um, I think I need to put myself on probation from reading your blog while I'm at school. It is literally impossible not to laugh, but I try to keep it quiet, which sounds even weirder and I KNOW that it must be bothering the quiet, hard-working students around me.

  4. Something is rotten in Danmark...... I wonder how that saying got started. I wonder if google knows.

    I am so glad for Matt woo hooo!

  5. Cultural Dictionary
    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark definition

    A line from the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. An officer of the palace guard says this after the ghost of the dead king appears, walking over the palace walls.

    Note: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” is used to describe corruption or a situation in which something is wrong.

    I never knew....... you can learn something new at 50 years old. It is a quote from Hamlet... I know I know... everyone already knew that.... right? It is OK..... now I know too!


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