And now, the Groupthink feature that needs no introduction

1. No cheap-ass wine for me this week. The shrink started me on some new meds, and I think it's a good idea to lay off the booze until I'm used to how they affect me.

2. One of the ways they affect me: I almost fell asleep in my Star Wars RPG Saturday night. It didn't help that I was in one of those battles where I spent the whole time trying to get to a good spot to shoot at stormies, and once I finally got off some shots, they missed, and it took forever between turns.

3. New this week: Sunbutter Cinnamon Surprise granola. It's basically this recipe with the following added: 1 extra tablespoon of brown sugar (because I have a sweet tooth), and extra teaspoon of sugar, and a half cup of rice crispies (for the texture) added to the dry ingredients; 1 tablespoon of Sun Butter (or Peanut Butter, if you don't have peanut allergies in your house) added to the wets. It's very good.

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4. What's the deal with Tom Brady? Is he really all that attractive? I'm a hetero(ish) male, so I'm not any sort of judge of what women find sexually attractive. But if I were to pick NFL players that I find sexually attractive, Brady wouldn't even be on the list. The list starts with Collin Kaepernick, by the way. I have given this some thought.

5. The high school I teach at has a new, strict dress code for the students and while I hate it for being so stupid, it's giving me a great chance to talk to the students about gender issues.

6. PhMom's family is going through a crisis right now involving her grandmother's estate. She is still living, but in poor health, and needs to sell her house, and it just gets worse from there. I want to die with no possessions, so that no one will fight over them.

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7. At Target on Saturday, two people stopped to say, "She's so cute!" about my three-year old. I always feel so awkward saying "He's a boy." I try very hard to moderate my tone of voice so that I don't sound pissed off or ashamed or judgmental, but people always seem so embarrassed.

8. Ph.Mom sent me on a quest at Target to see if there were any bubbles in the clearance section. As much as I love autumn weather, the summer clearance section is just about the most depressing sight you can see at Target. It's like the graveyard of summer.

9. I should be going to bed instead of trying to think of a ninth thing to say. Why did I pick nine things in the first place?