I work at a place where people encourage me, respect me, and expect me to do well. In return, I admire them, learn from them, and seek them for advice and development. For this, I am grateful.

I'm grateful for family. I'm particularly grateful for in-laws to whom I share no similar genes, life experiences, or beliefs, and yet can share a wonderful day of drinking, eating, and talking that both lifts me up and settles me down.

On discovering that we don't have any crackers for the brie:
I just can't believe we don't have any crackers for the brie!
Me
While walking back from lunch:
...I'm just not sure a person of average intelligence could become an engineer...
Random Student

So we signed you up

To do gymnastics we thought

Turns out, it was cheer!

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Talking over dinner

Me

What's bigger than your hand?

The Bean

The World!

Me

And what's bigger than the world?

She thinks...

The Bean

The United States of America!

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The Bean walks in wearing swimming goggles.

The Bean

Look at me! I'm a vegetarian!

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Overheard at a choir rehearsal

Wife

Honey, what's that instrument that's smaller than the oboe?

Husband

The viola?

Wife

That's it!

While driving to "Cheer" practice:
I have this funny voice in my head. I think it's God. And they're asking me all different kinds of questions. And I'm answering them out loud. But there's one question I can't answer, because I don't know what the date is.
The Bean