Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April Fool

So, my dear sweet 7 year old daughter left me an OREO in a plastic lunch bag with the following note:

"Here is a snack for work. Happy April fools day"

She replaced the filling with toothpaste.

Well played, daughter. Well played.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Disappointed by positive outcomes

So, I woke up a bit late this morning. I didn't tell anyone, but I was planning on using snow and (hopefully) unplowed roads as an excuse to work from home today.

The insane wind kept waking me up, mostly because my insane wife insists on keeping the bedroom window open. Anyway, I didn't look out the window, but it sure sounded like one hell of a snowstorm.

Got up this morning, looked out the window... no snow.

Woohoo! I hate snow. Now I have to go to work. D'oh.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Nick joins Cub Scouts!

Exciting news! Nick has joined Cub Scouts! He's in Pack 11, Tiger Cub Den 6, and already hard at work on his Bobcat badge. Nick is very excited.

I joined as well, and am now Den Leader for Den 6. So, Nick and I will be having some adventures and learning new things together. I'm looking forward to our time together





UPDATE: Well, obviously this is an old post. Found it hiding in the drafts, and wrongly assumed it would post as written on the original date.

Burn Out

So, one thing I noticed while reading all my old posts: I used to be fairly passionate about my job. Granted, it's obvious I was stressed and ranted quite a bit. But that speaks of passion. I cared enough to get upset. I also used to be really busy.

Life here has changed. I can honestly say I don't give two shits about this place.

That's depressing.

Monday, March 24, 2014

ADD is a misnomer

The problem with ADD is not actually a deficit of attention. Rather, it's an abundance.

Excluding hyperactivity (which I have never had, and why I wasn't diagnosed as a child), the two chief issues I have is too much attention and hyperfocus.

I'm able to give attention to something, for sure. Usually too much attention. The problem is, so many other things attract my attention, and I often move on before finishing whatever I was previously attending to. Hyperfocus is when my attention becomes narrowed to down to one thing, at the exclusion of all others.

Case in point: I just finished reading this entire blog. That's my major accomplishment for the past 18 hours. Yay me!

Update: Apparently I was so proud of my accomplishment, I did nothing else today. Yay me squared!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Life of Sigh

Has it really been almost 4 years since I last posted here? Stupid Facebook.

I spent a good chunk of the evening reading through old posts, mostly trying to decide if it's worth investing the energy to revive this blog.

The reason I even revisited this blog in the first place was my discovery of Allie Brosh and her blog Hyperbole and a Half . Nick (now 10) bought her book a few weeks back, and I finally got around to checking it out. I read it cover to cover, and then spent most of last night reading her blog.

I could, and should, gush at some length about how amazing and funny she is. I won't though, because the new Walking Dead will be on soon and I got shit to do before it starts. Suffice to say, she has caused me to think about my blogging days, and whether or not I should pick the habit up again. I've become a respectable citizen, and have to keep my FB presence fairly clean. While I enjoy being respectful, this blog (while not hidden) isn't exactly public, and would be a good place to vent my spleen. I'd like to think I could be as funny as Allie, but I'm not that person and probably shouldn't strive for it. But I have shit to get off my chest, and this might be a good venue.

So, we'll see. For now, consider this me resurfacing and saying "Hey!"

Hey!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lumbago

On occasion, I am reminded that being lazy takes a toll. That, and getting old.

I mowed the lawn today, front and back. broke out the weed trimmer, then got down on my knees and ripped out all the shot growing along the stone wall.

It looks nice now, but my back hurts. Stupid growing old.