Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some good TV last night!

Friday night usually sucks for TV. But last night was good! 2 out of the 3 shows we watched don't usually air on Friday nights so that's kind of a bummer. Hopefully we can fit them in on their usual night. Gotta look into that PVR! Okay, so here's the rundown.

Modern Family: Funny funny show. I love Al Bundy. I mean, Ed O'Neill. I think the highlite was when the homosexual couple was trying to tell the rest of the family that they adopted a baby. The son/brother is trying to break them in slowly but then the Lion King music starts playing and the partner comes out with the baby and holds him up like Simba! I think everyone should introduce babies that way. Come right out of the hospital room with "Circle of Life" playing. The other great part was when the Dad had a BB gun or something. I missed the set up, but he was pointing it a a kid with goggles on. Then he says "You're scared. I can't do it." I think the kid wanted him to. Then the daughter comes out and complains that her mom's not being fair about her having a boy over. The boy comes out right behind her and the dad accidentally triggers the BB gun and shoots him right in the neck! YES!! I still have a few years before I have to get my BB gun. Oh, and it had no laugh track. I HATE laugh tracks. HATE HATE HATE! I'll laugh when it's funny thanks. Do I thank Curb Your Enthusiasm? What that show the first to do that?

Cougartown: Never been a huge fan of Courtney Cox but I found the show pretty entertaining. It's very adult oriented. Bras, panties, insinuated blowjobs. It's way better than The New Adventures of Old Christine. Same premise, but Cougartown is way more edgy. I liked the part when she was talking to the divorced guy down the street and they are talking about how he can get younger girls and he says she can't attract younger men. Then a kid rides by on his bike (14-15 years old) and she says " Hey kid! POW!" and opens her housecoat at him. The kid dumps it into the back a car. People crashing their bikes into car because they are gawking at boobs will never get old for me. Oh, and it's better than Joey too.

Now Flashpoint is always on Fridays. I f*cking love this show. Hugh Dillon is awesome. It's filmed and based in, Toronto. Yay for Canadian television! The show is very intense. I am gravitating to it more than CSI type shows now because it's based on saving lives not catching killers. I still like the CSIs but I'm not as hooked as I used to be. I'd rather laugh on a nightly basis than go to bed thinking about murder. Becky and I haven't watch Law & Order: SVU (or any others) since we had kids. I know sickos are a reality, I don't need to be reminded. Anyway, back to Flashpoint. Last night's show was really good. It had the "Oh shit." moment, the explosive climax and the emotional ending. I'm not going to give away what happens because it's going to affect the show. If you want to know, I can tell you in private.

Tonight is Saturday. I am too old to stay up and watch SNL. Plus, I have to work in the morning. So choices are scarce. I might see if I can grab a copy of Adventureland on my way home. That should over before 10 and we can go to bed early. Yeah.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Funny Story

Becky and I were at a wedding recently. Friends of ours were also there. Him and Her. (names have been changed to protect the embarrased.) After dinner I went out to the car to get Becky's sweater. During this time the caterers came and asked what we wanted for dessert. When I got back desserts where being eaten. Pumpkin pie!! Yeehaw!!! Then, when the caterer came back around to collect the plates,  she asked Her how many months along she was. Her thought it was an odd question coming from a total stranger that she hadn't spoken to that night. Her replied anyway stating however many months she is. (again, protecting the embarrased) And added, "How did you know I was pregnant?" The caterer said it was because she ordered 2 desserts. Her took it in stride and laughed. The caterer went on her way. Here's where we started laughing. The thing is, Her didn't order 2 desserts. Becky did! And Becky's not pregant! She ordered one for me! Can you imagine if she had asked Becky how many months she was! The caterer (somehow, Hello! Becky has PINK in her hair! and glasses. Her doesn't) got them mixed up and Her just happened to be pregnant! C'est drole, non?

It would have been very interesting to see how quickly the caterer back pedalled if she had asked Becky. But, knowing Becky she probably would have just rolled with it, gave her a month and waited til she left before "What the hell!?" She's polite like that.

I should have chosen a different moniker for Her. It makes the sentences sound weird. But it reminds me of how Grace used to talk and how Amelia talks now. So I'm not changing it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Week that was

Kind of a roller coaster week.

Monday and Tuesday weren't good. I was pretty much a bear. My mind was deluded by anger and selfishness. Instead of finding a constructive outlet (or better yet, recognizing the emotions and patiently accepting the situation) I lashed out at others. Not cool. I wasn't able to calm my mind before or during Buddhist Meditation class Tuesday night. Even after class I was still in a state of mental unrest. I didn't stay to chat with the others at all. I just wanted to go home.

Wednesday wasn't an angry day. Doesn't mean it was a good day either. Well, it was and it wasn't. I was feeling pretty down in the morning. Probably mostly due to the previous 2 days. I was going to a concert in Toronto that night and I was going to see friends I hadn't seen in a couple years. Sounds like a recipe for happy, doesn't it? I was actually worried that my sour mood was going to carry over and I wouldn't enjoy myself. Week 1 of Anger Solutions for Men helped me put some things into perspective and during the 2 hour drive to my friend's place I did a lot of thinking. My mood did turn around and I did enjoy myself. It was really nice to hang out with an old friend. The concert was pretty awesome too. Clutch rules.

Thursday I drank coffee and watched Die Hard 3 with Spencer, dropped him off at work and drove home. After that it was just a normal day.

Friday I saw the doctor. He changed my medication again. The last one knocked me out too hard. It helped me sleep but if I took the prescribed dose, I could sleep all day. I got my hair trimmed. Becky and I got groceries and had lunch. It was good. (He might have found the right meds. I feel pretty good since I started taking them.)

Saturday Becky took the wedding photos for a friend of hers. (Ours I guess. haha) Another friend of ours was singing at the wedding. So we all kind of went together. We sat together anyway. It was fun. Michelle and Bill helped us let go of the high school slowdance posture and dance like adults. (Stand up straight!) Every day is a learning day!

Sunday we went to Aunt Maureen's for a little birthday party for Gramma Hinch. 90! I tried to have a nap before I came into work but it wasn't really happening. Even when Becky got home and I went upstairs I still didn't nap. But I didn't let if bother me. It wasn't anybody's fault. No one was TRYING to keep me from resting. So why get angry? Then I went to work and that's just boring.

I went for an x-ray Monday morning. I hurt my finger back in August and it was still bothering me. So the Doc sent me for x-rays. I'll find out in a couple days. Not really much they can do anyway. I just hope that leaving it so long didn't do any other damage.

So I guess it wasn't really a roller coaster week. It didn't come back down. It was more of a turn around week. I might finally be heading in the right direction.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Busy boy

Last week I stained the deck twice. I played ball Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and 3 times Saturday. Friday I stained the fence.
This week I have a lot going on but not as physically demanding. I have an appt at 10:30, Meditation class at 7.
Tomorrow I have an Anger Solutions class at 2, then I leave for Toronto to see CLUTCH!!!!!!
Thursday I'll be driving home. Friday I have a doc appt.
Notice how there is not work in there? Shift trades. 2 to pay back in Sept, 3 in Oct and 2 in Nov. I think.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

another sleep over

I slept at the sleep lab again last night. I slept much better this time. I woke up a couple times but nothing major. It should be a better representation of normal sleep for me. I don't get the results til November. Dammit.