Man Overboard!

A place to hang my shit.

We’re back.

Posted on July 6th, 2009 in family, photography, Random thoughts, sleep (or the lack thereof), travel, work by g-man || 14 Comments

But this is Vacation Part II: Where the girls are at grandma’s house for a week! And BONUS My lovely wife is leaving on Thursday to hang with her girlfriends in Ohio, then picking the girls up, which gives me three days ALL TO MYSELF! (That will be Vacation Part III ;)

We had a blast at the beach. It was very relaxing and we had loads of fun. I will miss that place, and the ability to sleep in every day, but hey, work has its benefits too. We (Lovely Wife, my BIL and SIL and I) went out a couple times and hit up the local bars. One time we had dinner out first and had to sneak the car back (so the kids wouldn’t catch us) before heading out to the bar. We got busted.

Enjoy some pictures from the trip. It is good to be home, but I am looking forward to next year!
Having a pool and hot tub was the best thing ever!!!
Heh heh, it says Dick’s.
Sunset from the dunes.
The happy (and sweaty) couple.
My favorite shot from the whole trip, I will be using this one for the GreeblePix contest on the 20th.

Late beach WWC

Posted on July 1st, 2009 in family, Random thoughts, travel, WWC by g-man || 9 Comments

Vacation Day 4: No one is dead, going out tonight with my lovely wife, SIL, & BIL for dinner and drinks. Had drinks last night at a cantina, we were the “old” people.


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Greetings from the beach.

Posted on June 28th, 2009 in coolness, family, travel by g-man || 7 Comments

Vacation, Day 1: Holy shit! I got to sleep till 12:30!! Then I realized that the clock on the VCR is wrong and it was really some time after eight in the morning. I’ll take it though. We drove down to NC (Kill Devil Hills) yesterday after the swim meet. It was not as horrible as I’d have originally thought, but it was a long drive.

I’m really glad the my BIL had the foresight to have beer in the fridge so when we got there it was ready. The house is nice and has a pool in the back plus a hot tub. I plan to make this a totally relaxing trip. I hope that you had a good weekend and come Monday don’t hate me for lounging while you are hard at work.

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:
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.

Blessed sleep

Posted on June 10th, 2009 in exercise, family, kids, Random thoughts, sleep (or the lack thereof) by g-man || 7 Comments

ZGI_0318a.jpgI don’t know what the heck is up with my two girls. For the past several nights they have taken up to 3 hours to go to sleep. They have gotten out of bed to pee and/or complain about the dark, or the light or each other, and/or say that they were scared of dying, or bears, or the dark or the light and/or report physical anomalies like stomach pain, or leg cramps or being itchy. You know, anything and everything!

Each time out of their bed they would come to our room and bother talk to us, and they were out of their beds on average every 8 minutes. It was extremely frustrating for all of us. Last night the whining and getting upset started while we were out at dinner at Bob Evans, to the amusement of the other patrons around us. Heather and I could only laugh at the absurdity of it all. Fortunately after much cuddle time in our bed and talking to the girls about their fears and what-not they went down with nary a fight, and stayed all night. Now all I need is another month of sleep to catch up and I’ll be good.

Aside from the lack of sleep it has been an extremely busy week so far. I have had several ideas for the WWC and have not taken my camera out of the bag in two days, much less set any of those shots up. I think I will just do a double post for next week.

I need to go to the gym. We tried to go yesterday, but the storm knocked the power out. {sigh}

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