Saturday, June 16, 2007

Saturday stuff

Conversation in the car last week, between my wife and six-year-old son. He announced that he no longer wanted his piggy bank but instead he wanted a chicken bank. Cathy asked if piggy banks were for little kids. Floyd answered yes. Then he added that "chicken banks are for little kids too, but I like chickens."

I'm a big fan of Jay Livingston's blog. Here is his reaction to my post on professors and discrimination against evangelical students... much more sensible than anything I wrote.

One of our best graduate students, Andy Fullerton, who sometimes comments on this blog, just finished his Ph.D. and is off to a tenure-track job at Oklahoma State University. While we're all happy for him, we'll miss having him around. Though... it will save me some money. He routinely cleaned me out in our poker games. At times he would guess what I was holding, and he was almost always right. Good luck Andy!

My thirteen-year-old graduates from middle school this next week, and Cathy and I are *so* not ready for him to be in high school.

Today's grace: This morning I was walking by Floyd, and I happened to notice a tiny speck on his forehead. For whatever reason it caught my attention, and, sure enough, it was a tick. (Read: potential for Lyme disease). They are easy to remove, if you notice them.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the kind words, Brad. I don't remember whether you said you take checks or just cash, though...And Floyd sounds way too funny to be related to you...fyi...and what a cool name...wish my parents named me floyd...
Andy

Brad Wright said...

Oh, I always thought Andy was short for "Floyd"...

Congrats again on the big-time job!

S.S.Stone said...

I don't know "Andy" but I wish you all the very best, CONGRATULATIONS!

..and I do believe that Andy IS short for Floyd! *wink*

Sarah

Knumb said...

Happy father's day bro.

I'm going to try to get out at the same time as you, to Indiana. It'd be great to see the boys.

Can't believe it... high school.

S.S.Stone said...

Happy Fathers Day to you and brother knumb!

(and anyone else that's a father and reads this!) *smile*

Brad Wright said...

Thank you Sharon. My brother John is pretty new at this father stuff, so I think each one is extra-special for him.

S.S.Stone said...

Sharon who? *smiling here..(just teasing you) I think you're working too hard!

Brad Wright said...

Oops... sorry about that Sarah.

(At least I didn't call you Floyd).