Monday, May 16, 2005

My Niece, The Thinker

I went to watch Emily play softball tonight; they lost 4 to 2, and Emily scored one of those runs - good job Em! After the game, I drove Emily home. It was the only way I could get a few minutes with her to visit. We haven’t had any time together in a few weeks. So, we’re driving along and she said that while she was playing ball tonight she started thinking about the fact that women can only go as far as college with softball, unlike men, who can play professionally after college. She doesn’t think that’s fair. She doesn’t realize it, but she’s becoming a feminist! If more eleven-year-old girls think the way Emily does we might actually get somewhere one day soon. I felt such optimism while I was listening to her discuss these thoughts. I also marveled at the fact that she is able to think about matters such as this while playing catcher during a softball game. Talk about multi-tasking!

This is the last installment of Steven Wright:

23. My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
25. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28. The hardness of the butter is in direct proportion to the softness of the bread.
29. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32. The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33. Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.

5 comments:

irene said...

you're such an amazing aunt. really.

Vanessa said...

Thanks, Irene. Emily and Reece are amazing kids!

the niffer said...

What a smart kid. I think (and hope) many young girls feel the way she does.

I LOVE Steven Wright. Thanks for the laughs.

The other brother said...

Thanks for uncovering the fact that Emily is not focusing solely on her duties as catcher during the game. Her coach/father will be working on correcting this situation asap. You call it "multi-tasking"....I call it "day dreaming"! No need for women's lib during the second inning of a 10-under softball game for crying out loud. Focus goldarnit, focus!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, crap. I think I just got my niece in trouble with her dad. Yikes.