Friday, October 23, 2009

@*#!* Wife Knows Everything II

I guess you should know that my wife has a bachelor's degree in psychology, which could explain why she knows everything. I'll use an example from this morning.

I'm fresh out of the shower and she tells me, "your eyes are red; you look like the devil." Then she notes that if our daughter was a four-year-old and heard that statement, she would have gone to school and told her friends: "my mommy said my daddy was the devil."

And because !#*#! wife knows everything, here's how she said the kids would have reacted: "wow, where does your dad keep his pitchfork;?" "can your dad turn his head around in a full circle;?" "what does he do with his tail when he puts his pants on?"

Well, we all know how kids are, and these things certainly "could" have been said. But because @*#!* wife knows everything, these words must be so.

I'm not sure how this links, but she then went on to tell me that the "new" thing now is "intuitive intelligence." (She's been reading 'O' magazine from cover to cover.) I asked her if intuitive intelligence could be what we know as the tool that seniors have used all of their lives to survive?

Her retort: "Yeah, I think it's just another way of saying trust your #*#@! instincts." Hmmm. I don't know.

Here's what Francis Cholle had to say about intuitive intelligence.

Which would you value most: the intuitive intelligence of today's seniors; or that of Mr. Cholle? (who I hadn't heard of until now)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

@*#!* Wife Knows Everything

I keep toying with the idea of writing an occasional blog on the topic, "@*#*! Wife Knows Everything." The title comes from a punch line of a joke that ends with @#!*@ Wife Knows Everything. Once my friend Angie Nolle returns from vacation, I'll ask her to retell the joke; I can't remember it. In the meantime, I think the title is so appropriate because my @#@*! Wife Knows Everything! (she's in on this, too, so no problem)

To give you an example of what I mean, six years ago or so she said why do we still have a land line phone; in a few years, more people will have cell phones than land lines. Well, I think recent news reports verify this claim. #@*! Wife Knows Everything!

We were talking about problems with education in general and public education in particular. A news report mentioned the benefits of home schooling. She said that she thought African-American kids could probably benefit from home schooling. I've never given that much thought, but given the dismal state of public education, maybe it should be considered. @!*# Wife Knows Everything!

Then the other morning as we were getting dressed, another story on the Rush Limbaugh saga airs. "He made that bed so let him lay in it," she says. See what I mean, #!#* Wife Knows Everything!

All of her statements have been natural and off the cuff. So once I told her about the idea of this blog topic, she tried to get all philosophical on me. So this morning she comes up with this: "which is best, wisdom or knowledge?" My retort: How can you have wisdom without knowledge? Then she goes into all the prophetic things our daughter use to say when she was 8 years old. "She didn't have a lot of knowledge, but she sure said some things that showed wisdom." Okay, I said. Maybe my friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter can help on this one.

So what do you think, folks: which is best -- wisdom or knowledge. Let us know.