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Relaxing weekend

Posted on July 20th, 2009 in exercise, family, kids, Life in general, Random thoughts by g-man || 5 Comments

More or less.

My lovely wife and I took a nap on Saturday. It was glorious, almost as good as if we “took a nap”. It was well deserved after getting up early to take the girly girls to their swim meet. Our little 5yo Booba had been practicing but was too uptight to swim in a meet, until yesterday. I have some good pictures, but I brought the wrong camera to work today to be able to post them (bad daddy).

8yo Princess Drama Queen won her heat in the backstroke!! And won several other ribbons for placing. She was also on the relay team.

H and I hung out and chatted up all the other adults we knew there, and as a bonus I had my hair spiked up in a faux-hawk to simulate the Marlins fin. The kids thought it was pretty cool. (no pictures of that though).

Sunday was nice, went to church, came home with one extra kid for a play date, power washed the side of the house that gets little in the way of sun (and therefore has green stuff growing). Since I had the power washer out I washed and waxed my car with “help” from Booba, which was followed by the promised bike around the neighborhood.

Since my opportunities to go to the gym were nil because of scheduling or sabotaged by naps, I went Sunday before dinner. Holy cow is the gym a quiet place on a Sunday evening when it is nice out, I really enjoyed being able to go from machine to machine without having to wait.

How was your weekend?

Weekend in review

Posted on June 24th, 2009 in charity, coolness, drama, family, Life in general, Random thoughts, sanity, weather, wife by g-man || 5 Comments

I said I had a busy weekend, but it actually started on Thursday when I went to my friend’s hockey game to take pictures. The game started at 9:45pm. It was an interesting experience to be one of only 2 or 3 spectators and watching a co-ed adult hockey league game. The banter was free flowing and jovial, and the whole experience light and fun. The bummer part was that all the glass around the rink, save for the doors at center ice, were fogged up. I managed to get some good shots, and I will treasure this one:
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This will be my friend as she is sliding into the goal. I have a whole series that when scrolling back and forth it looks like video of her falling and getting up, it is really quite fun. :)

Friday was the swim team pep rally. My lovely wife was in full blown sinus infection pain and in no mood to go. I took the wee tots to the gym then to the rally. They complained that they didn’t have their suits and I told them that since tomorrow (Sat.) was the swim meet that no one would be swimming. To which they replied “You had better be right or you’re in big trouble mister.”

I am in big trouble. The dinner that they served was build your own sandwiches, of which the 6YO Booba ate a single slice of tomato, while 8YO Princess Drama Queen made a respectable sandwich and had chips. The rally was fun, but I am pretty sure this chick was the GF of one of the coaches. She was seen several times wiping the whipped cream off him then throating her finger! (I’ll leave you with that image Jay)
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Saturday again started at 6:45. We got to the pool for the swim meet, and it was raining. Fortunately for my lovely wife she was still not feeling well so she stayed home. I had to stay the whole time and work the concession stand from 10-11. It poured on and off all morning. On the plus side, by the time me and my cohort Tammy had to work the stand it was mostly sold out! After the meet I bought the girls lunch and we went home for a while. I had a 2:00 appointment with the car dealer.
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We got a “too good to pass up” offer from my local dealer and since I really wanted an Accord when I bought my Civic I was instructed that if I could get an Accord for the same payment as the Civic, then go for it. Heather was still not feeling well and I went alone to the dealer. The short of it is I managed to get an Accord for $40. a month more. Woo Hoo! I also didn’t make it home until 8:30 pm, which made my sick wife very grumpy. Sorry again hon.
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Sunday morning started at 6:00 am so my son and I could go and shoot the “Tri-To_win” triathlon. We arrived later than we wanted, had to park a half mile away and missed the start of the race. Oh and it was raining. And the wind was blowing. It eventually cleared up over the course of the day, and we were done at noon.
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After we got home we went out for a Father’s Day lunch at a local Mexican place we like. It was very nice, and I am thankful that even though Heather was still not feeling well she came with us and made it very special. Thanks again Hon:)

Today I am tired.

Drinking excessively

Posted on June 1st, 2009 in health, Life in general, party, Random thoughts by g-man || 24 Comments

It seems as though I forgot the warning about my medication of no excessive drinking. It came back to bite me in the ass on Saturday. Friday night we went to a happy hour at a neighbors, my lovely wife made sangria, it was really good. I had about 10 glasses. I might have been drunk. I woke up the next morning in need of some Motrin!. Once that started working we went to breakfast at our local coffee place, and the afore mentioned lovely wife went on an overnight shopping trip to VA with Builder Mama.

It hit me at the 12:30 soccer game where Princess Drama Queen was actually participating and doing well and not complaining that she wants to go home and never play soccer again. After half time I realized that I was feeling queazy. By the time the game was over I wanted to lean over the fence and barf, it was an interesting drive home.
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I felt better after laying down for a while, and decided to take some Pepcid. That was a big mistake, as soon as it hit my gut, everything came back. I did feel better afterwards though, so I decided to do some lawn work. Big mistake #2. I immediately felt awful again. I relaxed for a while and felt better, well enough to finish the lawn, or so I thought. Half way through mowing my neighbor wanted to introduce me to his friend. As we were chatting on the street I was feeling nauseous. Fortunately it was getting late and I was losing daylight, so I excused myself, started the mower went behind the bush on the side yard and yacked what little was left in my stomach. I finished the yard though dammit.

Sunday I continued to feel like crap all the way through church. Joy. I had some Shrek Chicken Noodle soup, cause yanno, that’s what we had. for lunch and I felt somewhat better. I spent the rest of the evening resting and trying to keep hydrated.

I hope your weekend was better.

Happy Hot Monkey Sex Friday

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in charity, HMS Friday, Life in general, Random thoughts, wife by g-man || 17 Comments

May all your hot monkey sex dreams come true.

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Today my lovely wife leaves for Nashville and the Country Music Half Marathon. She will be running Saturday (which happens to be my birthday) with her sister and reconnecting with an old friend from school. I forget if they were friends in high school or college, but they found each other on facebook.

Her mom is also going and the three of them will be having some good ole girl time, complete with spa treatments. Lucky bitches girls. (Heather told me that if I ran 13 miles I could have one too.)

Sunday they will be coming home. Yea. I will fire up the Garmin and practice my agressive driving so I can fetch her from Reagan National Airport in DC. It has been a really long time since I had to go to that airport, and I am told that it is not so bad these days, we’ll see.


RTlogo.jpgI will be spending my Saturday with 60 other people working a “Rebuilding Together” project (It used to be called Christmas in April). I am in charge of removing the deck from the house and then blocking off the patio door. Other projects for the house include yard work, fence mending, repairing the car port, and fixing the shed. This is something I have done for several years and it is really nice to have a tangible result to donating my time tools and talents. My company is also a sponsor and usually provides food and other support, this year not so much. With the economy they stopped “discretionary” spending, and they called food for that discretionary, so no grub for us.

Every year it happens to fall on the weekend for my and H’s birthdays (since they are 4 days apart). We usually try to do something special that weekend, but this year that is a total wash with her being out of town (come to think of it, she was out of town last year too). Next weekend I am taking her out to dinner to celebrate. I already have a sitter and everything!

Blackouts are bad.

Posted on April 6th, 2009 in Bloggers Block, Life in general, party, Random thoughts, sanity, sleep (or the lack thereof), weirdness, WTF by g-man || 13 Comments

grey_goose.gifOr at the very least self destructive. Saturday was spent standing out in the cold wind watching Princess Drama Queen play soccer. I dressed for the weather, she just wanted to wear shorts and her soccer jersey, so you can imagine how it was trying to get out of the house. She played so-so, mainly because I think she is done with soccer (again). Like last year she was all excited to start soccer, but during the very first practice she says “I hate soccer.”

So after soccer I fetched my sons from their mom’s house for a fun filled evening of wii and dinner out at Outback. Wii was played much as dinner time approached. That was when I discovered that the the cymbals fot the GH4 drum set had the wires ripped out of the sockets! WTF!?!!? Needless to say I am a bit pissed. I can probably fix it, but I’d really like to know how it happened (So I can beat the offending party prevent it from happening again)

We went over to Outback, and at 5:00 there was a 45 minute wait, so we went over to another steak/rib place. The beers were really good and went down smoother than my high school girlfriend after not seeing each other for a few days. I had three, Heather drove home.

That was when the real trouble started, I built a fire in the back yard and started making 24 oz Grey Goose and cranberry juice, which also went down easy. I recall making two of them, but the next morning I noticed that the bottle was empty, where it had been 2/3 full. Which explains why my sons were laughing at me the next morning, and I had no idea what they were talking about. I have vague recollections of some of what they were telling me, but absolutely no recall of others. So either they are giving me shit, or my brain was saturated.

Sunday morning I was happy to recall that I would not have to teach Sunday School, because really, that would have been horrible. I felt like shit all day, and even sneaked in a short nap, but that really didn’t help. I’m pretty sure that contributed to why I was awake last night between 2 and 5. Which brings me to today, Monday, so far it is not going well at all. Maybe I need more booze? :)

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