Wednesday, January 17, 2007


For those of you at or above your mid thirties this would sound like the hit song from Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne. If you were thinking this post was about that, you'd be wrong. It might not have anything to do with iron at all, just a piece of a plastic pen painted to look like metal. No one is really sure at this point. What we are sure of is that Brandon tossed a metallic looking object into the air early this morning and missed. He missed by failing to catch the as yet unidentified object with his teeth. He also happened to miss the floor as his aim was rather on the mark, just his timing was off. The gleaming object arced through the air, tumbling in a slow spin. It reached its apex and began its accelerating decent. Yanked through time and space by the force of gravity exerted on it by the planet Earth, the metallic object streaked towards the open maw of an impulsive male human child. As the ivory colored teeth raced to close and catch it, the object picked up unexpected speed, zipped past the snapping jaw of the child, and into its esophagus. Being a most surprising event, the perplexed child's instincts kicked in, and he swallowed the object.

Being the father of the child, I received a phone call at 8:30 this morning from the future saint and nurse of the school. She called to let me know about the not so cataclysmic event and appraised me of the expected 'passing' of the object.

It could have been worse.

Hope your day was more energetic and less eventful than mine!


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