A moment is
a moment waits for no one.
A moment slips
Another moment takes its place
A couple nights ago, my older son told me about this “really awesome sunset” (his words, not mine.) He doesn’t normally admire sunsets, so I figured I’d better check it out. I agreed it was pretty, so I ran inside (yes, I actually ran,) put on slippers, and grabbed my camera. I snapped the first photo right when I got outside. The second photo was taken after several minutes of unsuccessfully searching for higher ground. The sun had already dropped below the horizon. A moment waits for no one…no matter how pretty the sunset.
Speaking of photos, I’m still sifting through 629 photos from our Washington DC trip, so I’ll post on that soon. Thank goodness we are in the digital age – that would have been 26.2 rolls of 35mm film, I would’ve had to buy another carry-on bag just to get it home! In the meantime, here’s a funny vacation story about names, kids and GPS navigation:
During our vacation to Washington DC, we used GPS quite a bit. The woman was quite bossy and had to recalculate often (apparently, hubby listens to her about as well as he does me :razz:)
Periodically, we heard the boys break out in laughter, the giddy kind that comes from being over-tired. After a couple days of this, I finally asked them what was so funny.
When my older son caught his breath, he explained that the GPS lady said a bad word. Brace yourself for this…here’s a peek into the minds of my children:
What the GPS lady said: Turn right on Harry S. Truman Dr.
What the kids heard: Turn right on Hairy A$$ Truman Dr.
Why, oh why, did Harry Truman have to use his middle name?
(Out of curiosity, I researched Truman’s middle name. I had no idea that the “S” didn’t stand for a name – his middle name was just “S”, in honor of both grandfathers (one with the first name of Solomon, and the other with the last name of Shippe.))
It was a test of my parental strength to not give in and laugh with them whenever the GPS directed us to turn onto that street. But the damage is already done. I’ve been ruined. I may forever think of our 33rd President as “Hairy.”
SuziCate (at The Water Witch’s Daughter) recently got a laugh, compliments of voice commands. Have you had a funny (or frustrating) encounter with technology? If so, please tell about it in a comment.
We can never laugh too much 🙂 Have a beautiful Wednesday!