I’m getting my pilot’s license

Most people nowadays think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of ‘those moments.’

Since I’m a pilot, one that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a flight during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behavior. I don’t know whether it’s the steady vibration from the engines, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc. Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our flight together.
I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results. I’ve included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique…


  1. HA!

  2. Ohai

  3. Leonard pitts poat is at my place. Sorry for the interruption.

  4. Carin – STFU and make me some bacon and eggs!

  5. *rips icey hot off of Chief’s back

    What were you saying?

  6. I used to be in the loop around here. But now nobody tells me anydamnthing.

    What’s up with Sohot??


  7. Laura – I think she is taking a break from the innerwebtubes. In the last 10 days, she has only made a couple of comments on FaceChimp via her mobile.

  8. Ah, a week or so ago, she made a comment very much like, “I’ll miss you all.”

    She’s taking a break from this asylum.

  9. Ah, ok. Understandable. Every once in a while I shut off talk radio and just play oldies music, which is happy music.

  10. Oldies are such a pleasure. My first job was in a ’50s diner, so I basically know every popular song.

  11. Hey Laura!!


  12. Every once in a while I shut off talk radio

    I get that way too. I have tv in my office here that’s generally on news all the time, until I get too twitchy. I pop it onto some westerns and it’s so soothing.

  13. I watch lesbian pron. There. I said it.

  14. I used to be in the loop around here. But now nobody tells me anydamnthing.

    Loose shit, if you ask me.

    This is no way to run a blog.

  15. Hey Laura!!


    MJ, stop grossing up this place.

  16. I like the classics too. Just the other day, I downloaded “Welcom Home: Sanatorium”. That goes back to 1986. That was before MJ was born, right?

  17. Awesome, MCPO.

  18. I’m lonely but no one can tell. . .


  19. MJ, stop grossing up this place.
    Um. No. YANTBOM.

  20. “Um. No. YANTBOM.”

    Read the damn memos in your inbox….I AM!

  21. yantbom?

  22. you are not the boss of me

  23. Keep up.

  24. Sorry. I’m juggling a million things here today.

  25. If I go to a movie today should I see,

    a) Footloose and relive an insignificant memory of my youth?

    b) The Thing and relive an insignificant memory of my youth?

    c) Real Steele and look at Hugh Jackman?

    d) Moneyball and see carin’s story before she married?

    e) 50/50 and speculate about xbrad’s chances of making out with a
    transgendered waitress?

  26. e) 50/50 and speculate about xbrad’s chances of making out with a
    transgendered waitress?


  27. Boobs at 2:15. Alert Rich.

  28. Rich doesn’t need an alert.

    I don’t know how, but he just knows of their arrival.

  29. I text him.

  30. Mare, my vote is for Hugh Jackman.

  31. Is XBrad adding to his collection?( NSFW)


  32. You text him?

    And here I thought he had some kind of super special Spidey- Boobie-sense.




  34. Well, crap – that link didn’t work; BRB.

    In the meantime, here’s a short bit of fun:

  35. FIXT!!!

    XBrad’s latest acquisition (NSFW):


  36. Heard “The Thing” isn’t so much a remake as it is a prequel.

    Make of that what you will.

  37. That was funny, Chief.

  38. Thank you, Lippy!

  39. Tommy Edwards. Excellent.


  40. Jay, I thought you said you didn’t have chirrens.


    *sets trebuchet up with frozen cupcakes*

  41. I knew it. Something told me to take work up on the offered overtime.

    Had to set up a vet visit for George. He had pink in his pee again. He isn’t crying in pain, so maybe that is a good sign…….

    He turned six in July. Six years is a good run for a piggy but I keep hoping that if he has to go…..to do it by just keeling over, not by stones.


  42. Love that baby picture, btw. You just know by giving it kisses, you are going to get drool all over your face.

  43. Poor George. I hope he can get some meds to get ahead of the pain and not be “chasing” it.

    Poor little dude.

  44. Yeah, I don’t like this. If there are stones, and there probably are, hopefully they are small enough to flush.

    He won’t survive another surgery and I don’t want to put him through it anyway.

    Won’t like having to monitor for the ‘when’…if the suckers are too big.

  45. I can’t help it, the header pic grosses me out.

  46. an ode to license’s, women and flying:

  47. beasn, no kids, just a funny email.

  48. okay. I liked it.

  49. *runs through blog in tattered tshirt, man’s boxers, and hiking boots*

    You guys still make me laugh and feel good.
    I’ll be back. Promise… or threat.

  50. Cathy!

    I have missed you. Please send smoked prime rib. And Shiner.

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  52. MJ, Love ya and you are cute, so face west and get out your catcher’s mit.

    *constructs catapult*

    *hurls side of smoked beef and six pack of Shiner*

    Gotta run.

  53. MARE! Real Steel.

  54. I’m going to The Thing this weekend. The John Carpenter version is the best horror film EVAH!

  55. New post!

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