October 17th, 2004


Sunday, October 17

yes... i need a shave... a shower... I need a lot of things. :D

Morning.  It's one seriously blustery day... windy, gray, cold and rain seems to sneak in and sneak away again... brrrr...

Yesterday was all about working on a clean up and reorg the basement job-jar sorta thing...
Oh and we did some [ :: decorating for halloween :: ] but there's loads to do in that regard. The Big H is on a Sunday this year!! That's great! (unless your in some bible belt zone where this halloween stuff is a  "pegan ritual", and is akin to spitting in church and taking the devil into your heart... in which case you are a loser and deserve to be made fun of.

Dinner last night was a "birthday dinner" for my BIL michael and George (his is on the 20th). We celebrated with suz's family at my MIL's house.  It was really a nice night and (best of all) geo got a cool remote control car from his uncle - which I will play with vigorously... :D ar ar ar.  My nieces... when they arrive, looked around, then turned to me saying "is there a cake?" hahaha... they know who to ask!! haha and when I pointed my SIL and the girls to the laundry room where the cake was they said "Oh THAT one... yeah... I love that cake". hahaX2  I'm definitely the family cake-guy. :D

~ pj pants
~ eight year old big red comfy sweatshirt
~ warm sox!
~ um....
~ oh yeah... a shower.
~ TKD this 'aft
~ desperate housewives tonight...
~ and um... well nothing special in-between...
~ and how happy can one man be...
~ to let you're imagination soar a bit... Sarah, my friends daughter who was in the hospital... her mom says she has received 22 post cards from you guys already... *sigh*... how freaking great is that?
~ to send some fortunate vibes to gigglecam....
~ that sweet icicle.... gets her computer problems solved...
~ and a little strength out to barefoot_dyke

Well the Pit-Bull thing... I know there are strong opinions on this topic... on both sides of the fence.
Lets think...
~  Guns don't kill people... people kill people... people with guns.
~ "more dog bite reports in the last year here in Ottawa from Black Labs than Pit Bulls"... of course, there are about 3000% more black labs than pit bulls... so stats like this are utterly meaningless.
~ I am concerned about any dog left untethered in range of my kids in a play zone... our yard, a park, etc.  And that is simply a function of being a parent. However, my neighbor two doors down has a poodle (ugly little yappy thing...kind of like a feral cat with vocal chords) and I am not at all bothered to see that dog standing in the next door neighbors yard, barking away at one of my kids who is playing in the back yard.  If it was a pitt bull... there is no way in hell I could feel as calm...
~ "it's the training!!" Granted... true as that may be... You train up that neighbors poodle to be a vicious killer and I could still punt it across the yard.
~ "it's the owners fault..." So ... what? It's my job to get to know every dog owner in the city and make a reference booklette that will guide my concern for their specific dog? I don't understand how this fact... true as it may be... changes anything?  I see a big scary dog with a jaw like a stump-puller and I will be worried a shit bucket more than if it was a Jack Russel growling away at me... and while I would still worry if it was a lab, a border collie, ... or any other mid to big dog, I'll worry just a wee bit more if it's a freaking pit bull.
~ the issues and facts concerning individual dogs, owners, breeds, etc... mean nothing to the parents of a child killed in a dog attack.  This potential law is not the solution. I know that... but it's still part of a solution, like it or not.

NOW ... I understand that this is a divisive issue. I'm not a dog hater... I promise.  I'm also comfortable with the degree to which my dog related ignorance leaves me not one bit concerned if a specific dog bread is branded no-can-do-here. It's a dog... it's a dog!!

bark bark...

see ya later. 

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So it started with wanting to watch F9/11... it wasn't in but Blockbuster had it as a guaranteed rental.
Came in the next day and picked it up - for free - no problemo.
Went to rent The Day After Tomorrow for last night... it wasn't in but Blockbuster had it as a guaranteed rental.
So I just got back from picking it up... lol...

Of course, when they didn't have it last night, I looked around for something else... and got all excited about finding Sopranos in the New Release section.!!!
I grabbed the first two disks... epi's 1 - 7. Come home, sort out kids, make coffee, grab a treat, get settled, push play... and it's the season we watched last fall. Shyte. They let me return 'em today.

ah well... tonight is still about Devastated Housewives... or is that Demolished Housewives... Desolate Housewives... whatever... :D
(an den The Day After Tomorrow. :D)

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~ I bought, cleaned, and cooked a portobello mushroom for the very first time tonight.
At a dinner with friends recently I ate some 'shroom that actually appealed to my taste buds.  This has never happened before, so I was incensed.  We had hard core spicy hot crimbly chicken ("crimbly" - soft & crinkly) with snap peas, yellow and orange peppers, carrot shoots - long thin cut carrot strips that cook fast, garlic, red hot chili peppers, nando's extra hot, and various other things that make it sweet, spicy and generally delicious... AND portobello mushrooms... chopped up and added when there was just a wee bit of simmer time left... All this over rice with more veggies on the side... Seriously... the house still smells delicious. :)

~ I had a very vivid cigarette dream the other night.  It's been ... um... long time... since sept 11... - dum di dum... (easy to remember this way) and I'm still good to go. But that dream... it was incredible.  As would be a cigarette... right... now.... sigh.  No worries.

~ I'm having a great deal of fun developing my mental image of the basement 'redone' ... of course, I have to rob a few banks 'n stuff first but that's for later. :)  I've had ideas for a few years but it's really coming together as a complete mental picture.  I want to have either moved to a new house or refinished the basement before the boys get too much older because I want them to have a place to take friends that isn't ... just, you know... an empty basement with a rug, an old sofa and ikea shelves with all their toys.  I know they'll be fine with whatever because kids adapt like no other being in the universe, however, I know it's nice to have a good zone... a place you want to be... and to have your friends.
Then again... the plan includes a proper home theater room so maybe the whole things just for me and my selfish fantasies... hahahaha... :D

~ George has discovered America's Funniest (ha!) Home Videos. Personally, I think it's almost criminal to show these people fall out of tree's an stuff ... I mean... we're laughing at their unintended pain... It's not a "reality tv show" where some loser has competed like mad for the chance to be tortured.  Ah well... it's on right now and I can hear his peals of laughter from downstairs...

Ok... gotta go... bath time for the boys after this show and I'm sorting out some paperwork. :D See ya.