Follow Friday: Head Rambles
How have I not found this sooner? I guess when you’re looking for parenting blogs online, Grandad blogs don’t make it to the top of the search results!
But every so often, when I’m looking for something new to read, I go searching through the comments and nominations on the Irish Blog Awards over the past few years, and sooner or later, I find something I like. This week’s find was HeadRambles.com. I was sold from the moment I read his tagline.
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.
And now because I am off to Book Club for the evening, to drink wine and discuss Star Island by Carl Hiassen (this month’s assigned reading, which I haven’t finished, because at one-third of the way in, I have yet to find a character in it that I even remotely care enough about to find out what happens to them…). Hopefully the wine drinking will take priority over the discussion of the book!
Anyway, rather than leave you with nothing to read for the evening, while I’m off out gallivanting, I decided to pick a few posts from HeadRambles that I liked and direct you there for your entertainment.
I will admit that rant blogs are not my usual cup of tea. But somehow, I find the ranting amusing when it’s framed in a “grumpy old man against the world” guise. Anyway, as I’ve been exploring his blog in the past few days, his posts have made me laugh into the aforementioned cup of tea, so I thought I’d share.
Bear in mind that I only found this blog on Wednesday, and I’ve been slowly reading my way back through it, so most of these are recent posts that I like. If you find any other gems on his site, please let me know – though I’m sure I’ll get to them eventually.
- Come back Star Trek: featuring aliens and Grandad wetting himself
- Consequences: Grandad explores the link between vitamin D and rickets and wonders why the experts took so long to make the connection
- Selective Deafness: Seems to me that Grandad’s dog is much like a toddler. Only our toddler is not losing his hearing – he’s just learning to choose when to use it! (And it’s not Bonio box rattles that the toddler can hear, but ice cream trucks from half a mile away!)
- Houseguests: I think I enjoyed this little rant because, in the end, the Queen’s visit last May cost me a fortune in toll charges when I had to take the Port Tunnel home from work each day she was in Dublin!
- Memories are made of this: Made me laugh, because this kind of thing happens to me all the time!
Happy reading everyone!