Random Acts of Shifeness: It's on Like Donkey Kong

  • Well this is embarrassing. I just learned that the "Donkey Game" video game doesn't feature a donkey. I guess the game, which was imported from Japan, was supposed to be called "Monkey Game" but something got lost in translation and Monkey sounded like Donkey when the big wigs were having their conference call. You can teach an old dog new tricks. 
  • Mrs. Shife and I took the kiddos to a new park last weekend and it had a zip line. I will let you decide if Hayden thought it was a blast
  • My favorite quote of the week: He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus
  • My favorite thing of the week: Listening to Hayden explain to the carpet cleaners that even though she's a girl she can still be a king.
  • My least favorite thing of the week: The Cardinals eliminated by the Cubs in the playoffs. 
  • I found this picture amusing because I think some people read too much into words or movies and try to make it more than it actually might be. Or maybe it's just me. 

  • I was getting a lot of spam comments so I had to turn on the word verification thingy - yes I do believe that's the technical name for it - and if you have any issues with it, please let me know. 
  • Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


  1. Sometimes blue curtains don't mean anything at all. Take care and have a terrific weekend.

  2. i remember the relief of just reading a book
    and not dissecting it.
    King Hayden - i like that. :-)

  3. Hayden has great aspirations... go, girl.

    Wondering what the teacher would say about red curtains and as for the word verification thingy - everything looks the same to me, I mean on your blog.

  4. I bet Hayden made the carpet cleaners day.

  5. I hope you have a good weekend too--my Mother worked at Sears.

  6. i'm glad old dogs learn new tricks because i'm having an awful time trying to teach my young dog new tricks.

    have an excellent weekend.

  7. Down go the Cardinals to the mighty Cubs! I can't believe it myself, and I was THERE for the two wins at Wrigley.

    "Monkey Game" would have been a horrible title.

  8. Your graphic made my wife, an English major, very, very happy.


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