You belong in my world of deserts.
What will the neighbors think?
Monday thus far has been a brilliant collection of the brightest stars in the Universe when compared to the remainder of this week. As I reflect on Monday while approaching my 13th hour at work today; I remembered taking my daughter for a ride around the neighborhood. Being the safety minded individual that I am I have been working to teach my 5 year old how to communicate in traffic and have a...
For Girl-Detective and her question about...
This is a story I tell frequently in many different scenarios. A little over 7 years ago I found myself sitting across from a man who was giving me advice prior to my marriage. This is the story he told me: Many years ago when I was a young man and attending University I used to start and finish my day with a long run. I love to run. For me, my day was a failure if I didn’t start and...
I'm reluctant to comment on your meat products...
but they are dry, overcooked, and tainted with the sadness of a Superstar athlete who reached his peak in 4th grade and has held onto it well into his 50’s.
Today and I aren't friends.
I’ve cursed more in the last 15 minutes than I have in the last 5 years. This disappoints me.
Do you remember....
earlier today when I said I was going to take a shower after I watched Cinema Paradiso? Well, just had that shower. Yay! I am the PROCRASTINATOR!
Meanwhile….at my house.
Why yes I think I shall
Watch Cinema Pardiso before taking a shower.
There is nothing better
Than a true belly laugh from a three year old boy.
K: ewwww! look at all my veins. That is so gross!
Me: it's because your blood volume has doubled.
K: it's so gross. Pregnancy is so weird.
Me: check this out (shows arms with visible veins).
K: ewww! Why are you like that.
Me: because my skin is translucent.
Yosemite: you're invited.
I’m planning on a little field trip into Yosemite this coming weekend with my kids (ages 3 and 5). I do plan on doing some small hiking and exploring. If you would like to join in you’re more than welcome. I’ve got room in the car for 4 more.
A small town in central California made for an interesting place to grow up. There was a small library in town that was encased in a rickety building smaller than my living room. Housed in that library was a selection of records. I remember checking out The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Queen. A few years later it became clear that records were being made obsolete and they were put up for...
Unformed thought that needed to get out of my...
The other day in local news was a story about a 27 year old woman who had launched a website to solicit for someone to take her 3 year old for a period of time because she was not emotionally capable of caring for him. As expected this garnered some attention, some ignorant remarks, and some actual compassionate thought. With the most basic of details from this scenario I don’t think there...
WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE PAULY SHORE...
I’m stewing on something about politics and villages and death and choices and rights. This post has been about nothing.
erinmargrethe said: WTF why is your trainer not...
The fault is not with my trainer. The reason it was so easy to be fat and lazy is because my cracked out schedule. I trained from 4am to 4:45am and had to cut out to get to work.
Hey, do you remember that one time I spent the...
Then I finally decided to do something about it by going to the gym and working with a trainer? Well, right now that feels like an extremely stupid thing to do. My wife who is 32 weeks pregnant is making fun of the way I walk. Of course, doing a heavy leg workout yesterday morning and not having enough time to stretch or cool down then spending the majority of the day sitting on my ass in...
I wrote ideas by hand today.
I forgot what it was like to write with some passion by hand. When first you put the pen to paper the words flow slowly. My handwriting is controlled easily legible and almost typewritten with the exactness of it’s strokes. As the ember of the idea catches fire I find that fewer and fewer words fit on each line. The letters become less distinct. Each word now just a summary of points...
I can't feel my legs.
Shakey shakey shakey
For me it was the first day back to work after vacation. I was blessed with some good support at work so I could leave and accompany my wife to her two Doctors appointments and make sure the kids were taken care of. First appointment: NOT SKIN CANCER. (There was much rejoicing). Second appointment: All previous concerns about the baby were put to rest and everything is as it should be and on...
A stranger group I cannot imagine. I like it.
7 great years married to Katiescountdown. I’m glad she allowed me to convince her I was worthwhile.
I took a 2 hour nap today.
This is why I don’t take allergy medication. I feel like the entire day is lost. On a positive note, I didn’t sleep through the eclipse.
Thoughts on vacation.
Apparently, when I’m allowed to go to sleep when I’m tired and wake when I’m not I actually have dreams. Very vivid dreams that involve intermittent casual sex. When given the opportunity to do absolutely nothing I will. I get tired of doing absolutely nothing after about 4 days and then become irritable. I really miss reading. Turning off my work phone is getting easier...
We took a vacation in Palm Desert for the last seven days. I did what amounts to absolutely nothing. I finished two books. Took my kids to the pool every day. Saw The Avengers and ate frozen yogurt. I did also manage to work out twice. The workouts had the same effect as throwing a deck chair off of the Titanic to keep it from sinking but still, I did something. Now, I get to enjoy my weekend...
My dream last night.
Everything that moved.
Ephemera: English Pronunciation →
pikkutiikeri: kalamazu: marleymarley: I just read this all aloud - had to look up a few words, and got a couple of them wrong. I suppose it makes it a little more difficult since I’ve got American pronunciation (and I’m fairly certain this is British - see ‘Islington’… Must Hear Ross.
I saw the Avengers today.
It was good. Really Really Really Good. Will see again within 24 hours.
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I'm working out.
While I’m on vacation. I’m still fat and out of shape but I think I’m doing right.
I'm in Palm Desert
I’m on vacation dammit.
That pizza last night was not a smart choice. The burrito this morning was even worse.
About people assuming I will carry them on my good time. Please note: when I offer you a piggy back ride don’t ask three other people to jump on too. Yes, I will be a selfish prick. This is going to be my good time.
katiescountdown: I miss my husband. I see him and talk to him everyday, but I miss him. I miss the people we were. Kids change things. Life gets in the way. Living with someone changes things. I miss the newness. But I still very much love the man. This makes me feel grody emotionally happy things.
I don't people well.
I’m going on vacation next week. Tomorrow is forecasted to be hellish. Everybody is annoying me today. I don’t want to deal with any of them. They talk to loud. They ask stupid questions. They ask for me to do things I KNOW they know how to do. Stupid tornado delayed a train which will make tomorrow extra special. Got an issue? Get a tissue!
mathcat345: thedailywhat: Wedding Dance of the Day: Ryan and Frankie van Horn kick off their wedding reception with a perfectly classy — and perfectly sassy — swing dance performance to Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing.” [vimeo] mathcat345: I have always believed, whether it is true or not, that couples who enjoy dancing have happier times together. I’m exhausted after watching this, but...
I've been blessed
My family and I have been very fortunate. Medically speaking there have been very few things that we have had to truly be worried about. My daughter spent a week in NICU when she was born only because she was a small baby. There have been a few bumps and bruises here and there but nothing truly serious. When it comes to me, I’m good at handling everything in stride. If something...
katiescountdown: Last night I had a dream that I went to make a sandwich and the bread was bad, so I couldn’t have a sandwich. Worst dream ever!