Summer Break Ending, Back To School Looming – and Random Funnies: Random Tuesday Thoughts

First Tuesday of September – it’s another one of those years that’s been going by at lightning speed, and yet, not. You know what I mean. This suspended animation business with covid lurking about has really gotten old. While I’m really looking forward to it finally getting under control, I wonder what the ‘new normal’ will really look like?

Tomorrow we have a meeting at the middle school for Little Dude to pick up a Chromebook and filtered hot spot, and whatever else he needs for school to start as ‘remote learning’ next week. We decided to sign up for the hotspot they’re supplying for the students who have trouble getting internet service – since everyone’s been home, our horrible internet has only gotten worse, with no relief in sight.

It’s a little disconcerting to be in the middle of an important Zoom call for work, and have the warning “Your internet is unstable!” flash across the screen. Especially when it interrupts your train of thought, because you immediately think your computer is accusing you of being unstable. Right?

Or have the people you’re in the meeting with tell you you’re frozen while you’re trying to tell them they’re frozen. Or get kicked out of said meeting because the internet connection disconnected, and you need to reboot the modem for the umpteenth time that day.

I know, it’s crazy – I miss the days of having bonafide fast internet connection, but sacrifices were made when moving to a tiny town that only has one provider who sucks no matter where they are. Plus, it’ll be good to have a filtered connection for Little Dude, so he’ll be unable to wander aimlessly on the internet looking for games to play online, when he’s supposed  to be doing school work.

School officially starts next week – I better brush up on my juggling.

Some of my friends out in the midwest/eastern-ish seaboard were dealing with some crazy weather and hurricane/tornado warnings last week – when one of them posted this weather map, I couldn’t resist in sharing my first thought was that I wish Laura was Polo:

I also wished them to be safe, and thankfully they were.

This is :

This is hilarious (and true):

This is valid:

This is funny:

This so funny (and so true):

This is hilarious:

This is kinda freaky:

This is funny:

This is hilarious:

This cracked me up:

And I’m just going to leave this right here for you:

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6 thoughts on “Summer Break Ending, Back To School Looming – and Random Funnies: Random Tuesday Thoughts

  1. Tupperware parties (I remember from early 70’s) cracked me up! And the Jurassic Park funny! Don’t you just love technology! Maybe when it works. I think it’s awesome your district gives you a hot spot. Our students have been issued 1:1 computers for a few years now, but it doesn’t help those without internet at home.

  2. Stacy,

    The summer break has ended in our part of the woods for school kids. That doesn’t effect us anymore but classes are back in session for the time being. Let’s hope things continue forward. I think the virus isn’t nearly the threat that it was in the beginning. True it’s out there and people get sick but the deaths are far less, so maybe soon this will disappear and we can sport T-shirts that say “I survived the 2020 Covid-19 outbreak!”.

    Your funnies are great. I liked the truck and Tupperware funnies the best. There have been times where we’ve put stuff in our sedan with it partially sticking out the front window for me to hang onto till we got home. I actually have some of the Tupperware that I bought in the early 80s. I don’t use it because the plastic doesn’t feel right and I’m fearful it will flavor my foods. I guess I need to toss that stuff out or give it to DH to use in the garage. I guess it’ll be the later of the two choose. That’ll be a great reuse for the old stuff.

    Have a giggletastic day, my dear!

  3. Today’s random rocks! Especially the Tupperware.

    School started here weeks ago, i miss the days when we waited for the day after Labor Day when i was young.

    Hope you have a great week, with better internet!

  4. Tupperware! Oh my. I even hosted a party once – let’s see, I think it was in 1978. Fun times. It stinks the way rural areas don’t have the internet access they need – cell phone service, too. If I had stayed in rural Arkansas, that would have been my fate. Our schools where I live are offering either all online or hybrid learning (half the school goes twice a week, then the other half, and they are going to alternate on Fridays. We’ll have to see how it works.

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