lots of drugs

Day 24. 48 pages, 21,958 words.

Alright, I’m reasonably uninspired this morning and want to spend my spare time writing stuff that won’t be appearing on this blog (for the most part), so here’s another one of those quizzes with mildly amusing but overall not very surprising results.

Cool parent, that's me.

The quiz itself, for those parents who want to see if they’re even remotely as cool as I am, is here. Hope that link works.

This was all pretty obvious and of course means precisely diddly squat. I think I’m a somewhat more uptight parent than this, but fine. I’ll take it. I’m sure as shit not going to let my kids decide what sort of parent I am when there’s a perfectly good Internet here to decide for them.

I also see more than my fair share (or precisely my fair share) of parent-teacher meetings in my future.

I did my best to answer honestly, and thought I would lose points on the question about the shopping centre tantrum – I went with “threaten them”, since after trying to reason with Wump and doing my best to ignore her (it’s gotten to the point that if I try to ignore her, she will just walk the fuck off into the vast, crowded mall and not give a single tiny shit about whether I follow her or not), it is my go-to response and it seems to work. Obviously I don’t know what sort of ‘threat’ was meant to be in question here: I tend to go for “see how you have a chocolate mousse / bag of candy / new DVD in the shopping trolley? Shut the fuck up or it’s going back on the shelf right now,” and that seems to work. I don’t say, for example, “stop making a scene before I break your Goddamn arm.”

Still, even with this minor uncoolness, I won “cool parent”.

That’s about it for today. Let me know how you fared! I’ve seen non-parents also take this and I think it’s perfectly valid for them to do so, with the one minor problem that I don’t know how the “how many kids do you have” question affects the outcome, and thus what the “none” option will do. Be interesting to see.

As a bonus, since I am having a Facebook-heavy blogging week, here’s one I realised I hadn’t posted up here but I thought was fun. Actually, there are lots of answers to this one so feel free to weigh in.

This is your driver on drugs.

The War on Drugs just got real.

The end.

P.S. And yes! This is that blog post I talked about doing a while ago, where WordPress will auto-display comments in the news feed as “[user] on lots of drugs”. So if that’s not a reason to comment on the post, I don’t know what is.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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3 Responses to lots of drugs

  1. stchucky says:

    See? It says “stchucky on lots of drugs”. Ahh, I tell you. It’s the little joys in life.

  2. dreameling says:

    The Cool Parent. I’ve only been at this for a little over three months, and already I’m apparently awesome. Awesome!

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