Thursday, July 31, 2008

Well, It's Thursday

Nothing really special about a Thursday.
I'm listening to Hemlock.
I'm gonna go clean out the car and wash it in a few minutes.
Sweatin' my nards off.
Canadian Club is better than Alberta Premium.
The liquor store now has Sam Adams Boston Lager. Pricey but awesome.
I didn't get any because I am cheap. I will next week when I get paid.
and That mini-keg of Heineken.
I'm gonna go now.

Stay thirsty my friends.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Did we get thru?....debatable.

Friday night Dad and I went over to talk to my brother (B). It was very
tense at the beginning with B being very stand-offish, defensive, swearing,
cutting us off before we could finish. After about 5 minutes of it, Dad
says "If you aren't going to listen to anything we have to say, I might as
well save my breath and go home." To which B replies, "Fine then, go." Dad
throws up his arms in desperation but refuses to let B off that easy. We
had a lengthy discussion about B's various issues. From his inability to
maintain employment, to his anger management, self-esteem and depression
issues, to his inability to accept apologies and let things go etc. It may
seem like he has alot of issues, but he does. And I thought that we had
driven to point home that he needs to seek help to get his life on track.
That in order for him to get started he needs to get his head straight. He
still wouldn't look us in the eye when we were talking about him but we
seemed to come up with a short term plan. I thought it was
Mission:Accomplished. Now I am not so sure.
He made another one of his patented type-without-thinking comments on
Facebook and instead of realizing what he said was wrong, and deleting it,
he lies about apologizing. That, and some disturbing comments he made to my
sister the next day aswell. Maybe we did waste our time Friday night?! It's
high time he realized that actions have consequences and that you can only
say sorry so many times before it loses all meaning.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I am pretty anxious for the couple days off I have this weekend. Not
exactly sure what the plan is for tomorrow but I know it involves going to
Kingston (where I can pick up my JUCIFER TICKET!!!!) I might try to slip
over and see Mom depending on the schedule.
Saturday is the big Carefoot Family and Friends Golf Tourney and BBQ. I am
pretty excited about it. I am confident in my golf game going into it and
the fact that it is a scramble makes it even better. I don't have to rely
on my putts! I have to work the next day which means I have to stay
relatively sober (especially since I will be driving home). It should be a
good time. Just keep Rob and his Zambuca and Jager away from me!! We don't
want a repeat of last year. (I'm not gonna go into that right now)
I just hope the rain holds off. The POP went from 90% last night to 40%
this morning, so it's looking good.
I have to stop on my way home to pick some stuff up so I might look for a
snazzy (read: ugly as sin) new golf shirt. Maybe a hat too. Like an
old-timey golf hat. hehe or maybe just the hat!!!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm gonna be an overprotective dad

Seriously. I already am!
Grace is 4 and I don't let her get her own snacks from the cupboard. We keep the snacks in the upper cupboards (for obvious reasons) so naturally, she uses a chair to get up high enough. I am always so worried that she is going to fall eventhough I have total faith in the stability of the chair and Grace's ability to stand on said chair. I am just worried.
Sometimes, I have good reason to be concerned. The other day, she was trying to get a dress down off the hanger in her closet. She had pushed her chair over, put the stool from her princess vanity on the seat of the chair and climbed up on that. When I found her, she had one hand on the dress, one hand on the door jamb, and her tippy-toes on the stool. She had to lean forward as well, so her center of gravity wasn't over her feet. I just about had a heart attack.
So there's that.
I don't like when she is out of my site outside. She insists on take the long way around the house. On the sidewalk and not thru the side yard. And I get nervous when is out in the yard my herself. It's fenced in. She can't get out. She knows about strangers, I leave the windows open so I can hear her, and I put the dog out too. The dog would go ape-shit if ANYONE approached the fence. I check on her regularly and all that. I get over it and let her have that little bit of independence. I am learning.

All in all, that's not so bad. It's reasonable. BUT, what is unreasonable, is the fact that I can't ever see myself letting her ride her bike to the corner store, walk down the street to a friend's, etc. Basically, I can't see myself letting her be alone off our property. It's something I am going to have to get over, I know. But I'm not ready yet.

Don't even get me started with dating. It ain't gonna happen. ever. Yup, I'm gonna be one of those dads. Arms crossed, lookin' down my nose, "What's your name? Who are your parents? What kind of music do you listen to? Who's your favorite? Do you like sports? Do you Play sports? You're not a LEAFS fan are ya?" Yes I am , Mr.Hinch. "WRONG ANSWER!! Get out of my house."

I can't wait. That part is gonna be so much fun. HAHAHAHAHAHAAH


Freekin Rain

I am supposed to have a ball game tonight but it looks like it will be
rained out. It's supposed to be a storm "this evening" according to the
weather network. I love to play baseball and I get really bummed when it's
rained out. Although, it would give me time to help Becky nurse her toe
back to health. I somehow managed to move my leg this morning, bending
Becky's toenail back and, I believe, breaking the nail. She was in a fair
bit of pain. Ouch!!!
I still don't want it to rain.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Eye

So I just saw The Eye. Freaky shit.
Becky went to the movies with her sister and saw Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D. She said it was awesome and is insisting I go see it.

The girls spent the day with Gramma and Grampa today. Sounds like they had a good time.
I hope I can ride my bike to work tomorrow.
Slow day.

Monday, July 21, 2008

AH not bad

So I haven't picked up the car yet, but it's only just over $300. Not bad.
Uncle Steve is bringing over the bunk bed later. And I still have to go visit Mom.
No time. ugh.
Gotta go feed the children.


So hopefully the brake job on the car tomorrow (today) doesn't cost much. I
have to take the girls to swimming lessons and get some sleep on both sides
of that. I am probably gonna be cranky. I have been for the last few days
anyway! Gonna try and see mom tomorrow. Haven't seen her yet.

I won $10 on a lotto ticket Friday night. I am probably just gonna turn it
into more lotto tix and hope for the $2.5 million. That's my plan.

I watched Heavy Metal Parking Lot yesterday. Interesting enough. For 1986.
The only reason I downloaded it was because I read there was a 20 year old
guy making out with a 13 year old girl (possibly cousins). I had to see
Next up is a 2007 metal documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Weird dream

I had this dream that we were at like a vacation/camping place and my sister (in the dream) left the site while the rest of us were not around. When she left, there was snow on the ground but sometime between then and when we got back there was no snow. When we noticed she was missing me and someone else split up to circle the lake to find her. I spotted smoke signals and figured it was here. So I ran around the lake and ended up in a city and lost site of the signals. I got jumped by some thugs and totally kicked their ass.
I found my sister in like beach type area. This couple said to some back to their place to rest and eat and whatever. Then they never let us leave. We were trapped there for years. I gained their trust and they let me carry Tom Green back to his house after a party they threw. I tried to escape but was caught.
My next thought was to take pictures of the stars and mail them to my family and try to send a secret message telling them to use the stars as a map to find us. I don't know why I was able to send mail but I think they went through it first to make sure I wasn't trying to tell anyone where we were.
Then I was awoken because it was time to get up. Super weird dream. I have no idea what kind of interpretation you could figure for that!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cycling vs. Screaming

I love cycling to work. Other than having to leave a bit earlier, the major
downfall is that I can't scream. Technically, I could scream, but a guy on
a bike screamin is just kinda weird. I wouldn't say I am more hostile when
I bike. Instead of "getting it out" by screamin along to my music when I
drive, I "get it out" in the act of cycling. Pumping my legs, breathing
hard and pushing myself to go a little bit faster. Although, I do miss
screaming as much I used to. Oh, well. I'll just have to find other times
to scream.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

That guy scares me

There is a guy at work that scares me. He has a killer's eyes. Like he has the capacity to kill. And maybe has before. He looks like he would do it with his bare hands. Or beating with a blunt object, laughing the whole time. If he did use a gun, he would stare you right in the eyes and shoot ya right between them. He's probably a really nice guy, but he scares me anyway.

I could live on things that begin with the letter P

For years, I have said that I could eat and drink solely things that begin with P. Because I am bored and need something to occupy myself with, I am going to type out some examples.
Please bear in mind (is that the right spelling of bear in this case??) that the rules are VERY loose.

Peanut butter on toast
Poppyseed bagel with anything on it.
(I am sure there is a cereal that starts with P, I am just drawing a blank)
Pulp-free orange juice
peameal bacon

Peanut butter and jam sandwich
Pepperoni and cheese sandwich

Popcorn chicken
Peaches & cream corn
Pasta with meat or cream sauce
Peppers, sweet or hot

Beverages & Misc:

Pilsners, Pale Ales and Porters
Partly skimmed milk
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pepsi and Rye
Pure Spring Water

Potato chips


I think you get the Point. Maybe I should market the P Diet. There are enough idiots out there who would buy into any crazy misguided diet scheme that I could make some serious money!!


Good day/Bad day

Here's why today was a good day:
I changed the air filter in the car
I installed the roll-up BBQ cover (which was assembled upside down by the
My pet waste composting operation seems to be going well.
and I was able to bike in to work tonight.

Here's why it was a bad day:
I wasn't able to talk to Becky on break because there is not reception at
the campground.
The earwigs are terrible!!
They moved Gramma McC to the ICU today. Just to better monitor her I guess.
Her sister's funeral was today so she was obviously a little upset. I went
to visit her yesterday and she seemed in good spirits. Although, she did go
on again about being "no good to anybody". Jeepers.
I am feeling really guilty about not visiting her more. Especially given
the current situation. I think part of the reason I don't visit more is
because I feel I have to bring the girls too and there is very little for
them to do in Gramma's apartment. I need to just get into a routine of
every X-day, go see Gramma. Whether it's just me, or all 4 of us, just go
see her.
I am going to print a pic of the girls or the family and take it up to
Gramma Wednesday. I might even see if we can Grace to draw up a get well
soon card.

I have to get over to see Mom Wednesday or Thursday too. She'll be at the
hospital alot but we'll work something out.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Totally worth the traffic stoppage

Ok, so we're on our way back from Watertown on our way to Barry's 30th and we get stopped on the 401. It's way backed up. Accident. Turn off the car, walk around stoppage.
Roughly 2 minutes before traffic gets moving again, the lady in the minivan in front of us gets out and dumps a Tupperware of PEE at the side of the road!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
It was made so much funnier when traffic started going so soon after!!
Ah classic.

Oh and then when we started moving the car beside us wouldn't start!!! hahahahahahah
I could see in the rearview that they were pushing it over to the gravel.
Not funny, but I'm a jerk so yes, it is funny!!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Goin' shoppin'

After I get a couple hours sleep this morning, Becky and I are going shopping in Watertown.
I am hittin' up Hot Topic. I'll be looking for the most underground t-shirt they have. the least likely to be from Hot Topic. maybe a DVD and/or that ski mask with the skull print on it that I saw on the website. It'll be MY first time in a Hot Topic so we'll see what happens.
It will also be my first time in Steve & Barry's. Pick myself up some Starbury's, maybe another pair of shoes and shirt. Becky has assured my I could go nuts in this store.
when we get back it's likely straight to Barry's 30th b-day party. So, no hat all day. unless I have a chance to buzz before we leave.
To keep the mohawk, or not to keep the mohawk??

the new BBQ works great. and the new porch swing is great too. Now if only we could get rid of the skitters.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Until my repaired/replaced monitor comes back, a friend has loaned me a monitor so my computer is complete again.
Thank goodness.
I was going crazy. I am not that addicted to it but there was somethings I need to keep an eye on everyday and it was all saved on my computer.
THanks Pete!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Computer broken

something is wrong with it so I don't know how good i will be at updating my blog. like I am any good at that anyway.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Canada Day!!

Happy 141st Birthday Canada!!

Were going to some big sale at Kiddie Kobbler today. I know, why are they open on Canada day??
Then going to the big parade in Bath and after that who knows. Probably a nap for Amelia and maybe Grace too.
Might go out to the SPC for all the festivities there. Fireworks at dusk.

I got all the crap cleaned out of the eaves yesterday. There was trees growing in them. When it rained the other day the water had no place to go and just spilled over the top. It didn't take that long but it was messy and it smelled. Becky cut some trees out of the garden. Black walnuts. We had one growing out of the side of one of our maples. There is still a walnut in the garden but it's all intertwined with a bush. I might get it out today. We did most of that work after the girls were in bed and we couldn't see that tree by the end!

Oh, I am gonna blog this just to have a record: I cut the grass Wednesday or Thursday June 25 or 26th. I can't remember but we'll see how long it is until I have to cut it again. We need more rain.