Goings On…

Been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest. Ergo, posts have been fairly brief and rare lately.

(1) Married life is going well. MrsLarijani is adjusting well to Recon and Sneaky. Not to mention her hubby.

(2) She is enjoying the heck out of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. I figured she’d like that one.

(3) I’m reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. I might be writing a whole blog post about that one.

(4) I’m not working out nearly as much as I did before getting married, but still getting plenty of time on the Nordic Track, and the recumbent exercise bike. Also have a pullup bar/dip chair combo that allows me to get my strength work done.

(5) That was an impressive showing by the Colts tonight.

(6) The University of Kentucky basketball team is quite impressive under first-year coach John Calipari.

(7) Proverbs is the most under-appreciated book in the Bible. I make it a point to read it through every January. MrsLarijani and I also did this during the summer, and are repeating now.

(8) The Old Testament is also very under-appreciated. I knew this already, but–every time I charge through the OT, I gain a greater appreciation for that fact.

(9) MrsLarijani is a gift from God. I don’t just say that because she is hovering over my shoulder right now.

(10) MrsLarijani has successfully commandeered the kitchen.

Emasculation in Action

Dr. Mike S. Adams–criminology professor at UNC-Wilmington–provides this account.

The other day I was sitting at a deli having some breakfast and drinking a cup of coffee. A man was walking out of the deli with his kids when his son, who looked to be about three years old, asked his dad whether they were going to the park. The dad said “no” because, apparently, they had somewhere else to go. That’s when the boy turned and starting swinging his arms striking his father repeatedly around the groin area.

What happened next also annoyed me. The father leaned down and, in a gentle voice, began to explain why the child’s actions were inappropriate. The father wasn’t at all successful. The kid just kept swinging away and making a scene. The father patiently pleaded with his son “Please stop that, you’re hurting daddy.”

The child is showing disrespect for his father, because his father has failed to teach him respect. Teaching such things requires discipline, which is often very unpleasant.

As Solomon once said, parents who fail to do this, literally hate their children.

One thing I hate is when a parent–while administering a spanking–says, “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.”

Grow some rocks, ladies and gentlemen.

FutureMrsLarijani and I know a family–Charlie Delta Squared…I stay with them when I visit her neck of the woods–who are pretty diligent in the administration of corporal punishment. They don’t get bent out of shape. Dad almost never raises his voice. But he–and his wife–will not hesitate to tan some hides.

I would bet money that we will not see any of the kids punching their dad in the balls.

This is because their dad actually has a pair.

Just as it is in Baseball…So it is in Life

The Ten Commandments for success in Major League Baseball, by Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy:

1. Nobody ever became a ballplayer by walking after a ball.
2. You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder.
3. An outfield who throws in back of a runner is locking the barn after the horse is stolen.
4. Keep your head up and you may not have to keep it down.
5. When you start to slide, SLIDE. He who changes his mind may have to change a good leg for a bad one.
6. Do not alibi on bad hops. Anyone can field the good ones.
7. Always run them out. You never can tell.
8. Do not quit.
9. Try not to find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect them to be as perfect as you are.
10. A pitcher who hasn’t control hasn’t anything.

Recon’s Random Thoughts

(1) Atheists are either stupid or crazy. Anyone who appreciates the athleticism of birds and cats–like me–and does not believe in a kick-ass intelligence behind all of this, has a few screws loose.

(2) Christmas sucks. I hate it when my dad takes off and goes to Philly for a couple days. He gives great catnip treats, though!

(3) I’d like to shit on the grave of Bruce Pardot. So would my dad, but he doesn’t want to go to California.

(4) Ann Coulter is HOT!

(5) I would be a far better President than McCain or Obama. I’m better looking, too. If I get elected in 2012, does Amir get to be the First Dad?

(6) I’ve got the coolest dad.

(7) The Republican Party is a bunch of traitors. Bush is a traitor for embracing socialism. My dad might end up working till age 100 to pay for all these damn bailouts.

(8) My sister–Sneaky–has more brains than Obama.

(9) Child molesters have three big enemies: me, Amir, and Pilgrim. Amir has two uncles–Black and Decker–to whom he would like to introduce a few of these predators. Pilgrim prefers a good old fashioned knife. I hope they save some work for me…

(10) I’m so glad Shanahan got fired at Denver. he’s in the middle of building an enormous house there–we’re talking tens of millions of dollars. His cash flow just went to crap!