Responsibility and the Retired Submarine Officer
Subbasket was out of town last night, so I was at home with the boys. This is pretty much the first time I've had sole responsibility for anything other than myself as far as getting keeping schedules since I retired. Being a good nuke, I made up a list of priorities to ensure that Subbasket didn't come home unhappy. (Most important priority -- get the boys up and to school on time.) Let's see how I did:
Get the boys fed: Check
Make sure the boys did homework: Check
Entertain the boys: Check (watched the MNF game with deepdiver while Istand1337
Wash the dishes: Check
Get the garbage out: Check
Get the boys to bed on time: Check
Get myself to bed on time:
I tried... I really did. I went to sleep about 0015, after setting both alarms on my alarm clock, as well as the alarm on my Palm. Sat bolt upright about 0030, thinking I was late to get the boys to school -- I mean, I was wide awake. Finally got to sleep again at about 0400, and woke up 1 minute before the alarm woke up at 0555. (The one ring on the phone at that time contributed to my awakedness; no one was there, but Subbasket's number was on the caller ID list...)
Anyway, the boys got to school, and now I can get some sleep...
While I'm at it, a quick political comment: Anyone that can piss off Pat Buchanan, Rush Limbaugh, Liberal Larry, and Kos at the same time is probably a pretty good SCOTUS nominee...
Update 1236 04 Oct: I guess I should point out that Liberal Larry's complaints about the new Supreme Court nomination might seem a little confusing, since he seems to be under the impression that Bushitler nominated Little House on the Prairie character Harriet Oleson. Larry occasionally gets too chummy with the Drano under the sink, but all in all he means well.