Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cranky Baby and Chickens

Picture from Wikipedia.

Here's Cranky Baby stating her mission:

I'm still waiting for Ed to send me the pics from his Las Vegas trip but he assures me they're good. In the meantime, I took a few more of Cranky Baby with some co-workers. Below is Rod, who administers the Children's Trust Fund. This fund is our company charity set up to help kids and their families with expenses not covered by any other government or insurance plan. For example, fencing a yard for the family of an autistic child, or extra medical equipment deemed as therapeutic but not covered by insurance.
And here's Pat, our receptionist. She's a living doll herself, easy to laugh (especially at my antics), and she's also got a wonderful singing voice. I've heard her sing with her church choir. And except for this picture, I don't think I've ever seen her pout.
And just because I thought this was funny, a pic of a van towing a trailer filled with cages of....chickens. There are boxes and pet carriers, too, and I'm sure they've got chickens in them as well. Seeing this on the outskirts of the city , I figured these folks aren't just taking the birds for a drive but are probably headed to one of the many agricultural exhibitions happening this time of year
They aren't the typical egg laying or fryer variety as a couple are quite fluffy and pretty (for chickens). But they did remind me of how the Wookie and I met.

The Wookie and I first met online on one of those dating sites. I was getting pretty tired of guys with young kids as I don't have children and don't want them. I was also looking for someone with a similar background to mine, at least a university degree, and a curious nature. I specified on my profile that I wasn't interested in someone who was still driving a mini-van (that indicates smaller kids) but if their kids were old enough to vote that was OK. And I also had a question for any prospects. Why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip?

The Wookie didn't get the answer right, but he was one of the few who attempted to answer the question and the only one who knew what a Mobius strip is. If you are a fan of M.C. Escher or are a mathmetician you would know what this thing is. So basically, it was a litmus test to see if a guy knew what it was or was curious enough to look it up. The Wookie passed the test.

So why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip? To get to the same side.

S.

7 comments:

LISA EMRICH said...

Hey, I like Escher too!!!

Shauna, I've got a support project underway.
http://brassandivory.blogspot.com/2008/08/rounding-up-ms-posse.html
Lisa

Denver Refashionista said...

I am amazed but I'm actually aware of the mobias strip.

Shauna said...

Lisa,
I dropped by her blog to say hi and hang in there. I adore Escher. I think his son lives in Nova Scotia, too. At least he did at one point in the recent past.

DR,
I should have put "artistic types" in there with mathmeticians.

S.

Blinders Off said...

Mmmmm, don't let Cranky Baby know you did not want children :)

BRAINCHEESE said...

I am sorry to inform you, but the paternity test results are in...and dear Rob DID father Cranky Baby. Now everyone can comment on the uncanny resemblance knowing the "truth"...LOL

Linda D. in Seattle

Shauna said...

Blinders Off,
Lucky for me Cranky Baby can't read. The fact that I've left her in a locked car with the windows up may have been a clue, though.

Linda,
You mean Rod, right?

S.

Diane J Standiford said...

I was getting some vit D on a busy Seattle street (well, the sidewalk)
this week and a guy rode down the street on a large/tall bike, like a circus, and had cranky baby clone on the front!!!! My false teeth almost fell out!!