Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Flippant and Witty Title #3
Okay, work has been oddly ... interesting of late so my morning coffee-n-blog time has evaporated like snake piss at high noon in death valley. As a really big cop out , I'm just going to relay the details about the inexorable events in my march to oblivion:
- Thursday: No accidents on the way to work but yet another handicap ramp parking bastard was encountered. I left a note that looked an awful lot like a parking ticket that basically said, 'This is not a parking space, thank-you.'. Other than that water-related disturbance, we got one other. A water bill for our sprinkler system ... for non-use. Yep, 35$ for not using water. They were supposed to remove the meter last month. A guy came out, shut off the water but never removed the meter from the pit. Guess it was too wet for him. The Mrs ripped into customer support so they promised to reverse the bill and donate one kidney to the charity of her choosing. Oh, and Alexis got her stripe in karate. That is all. ;)
Friday: Busy at work, Grandparents showed up at 2030 and made the kids head's explode. So much for them conquering the world when their weakness is so blatant. The Grandparents are going to kidnap the kids and bring them to the FOB on Sunday so the Mrs and I can have a few days to ourselves. We are certainly looking forward to THAT! Additionally, we are now bathing the kids separate. They are getting to the age where differences are readily apparent. Modesty ... it's not Alexis's strong point. The up side is that Jake is very interested in taking showers instead of baths. That saves us a bit of hot water.
Saturday : Alexis gets her flu shot and barely even noticed it. I'm the remaining family member to be inoculated ... man do I hate needles. Later in the day, the Mrs and I abandon the Tyrants with the crafty and ever capable grandparents so we can go to a christening reception. As with all things asian, this was more like a grand celebration of a wedding than a low-key event I would expect. The father is a friend of mine from employment past and he has married into a Filipino family. He got a quick education on what is edible and what is not. The later category is really very slim. At the event, we were seated next to our friends the Goodroads ... it made the whole 60 mile trip out to Reading worth the effort. While we were gone, SuperDad raked up all my leaves for the township to cart away. He makes me look like such a slug.
Sunday: Sunday School, plant some bulbs, take the kids out for Santa Pictures. This year, Alexis actually smiled and did not try to disembowel the Santa Stand-in. Good thing, we were starting to get black-listed for her Santa Slaying behavior.
Monday: With the Tyrants gone, the Mrs and I go out for dinner at the Seafood Factory. She eats 2 dungeoness crabs and I polish off the 20 oz steak with 8 giant breaded shrimp and enough green beans to stun a mid-westerner into a catatonic stupor.
Tuesday: Work-work-work. Remote activities in Spain regarding memory faults ... I may have fixed it, but I'm holding my breath. I have plans to plant more bulbs, go to the Adult Karate class, sand Jake's floor and wash the dogs. Let's see how much of this I actually get done.
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