Sunday, November 1, 2009
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Fun story right? What she left out was that it was how she was a little mad at me for agreeing to let them into our house in the first place. I don’t want to be mean or anything like that….I probably would have been a little upset if the roles were reversed and we had things to do.
We live in a new home that we just bought. It’s in a new subdivision. We get a lot of sales people coming up to our door. Most of time it’s really annoying. Well, all the time it’s really annoying.
“Hey, we have this really great alarm system that will tell you if someone it breaking in to your home.”
“Sorry, do you see and hear my dog barking at you as he’s trying to get at you. I think we’re covered there. Thanks.”
“I’d like you give you info on our water softener.”
“No thank you we already have one.”
Last night another salesmen came to the door, Kim answered and he offer to clean 2 rooms of our house (and scotch guard them) for free to try and drum up future business. She was pretty excited about it when she was telling me that they’d be back in 5 min.
I said “I hope it’s not the Kirby guy.”
Now what followed this statement was a reaction that I wish I could have captured on film. Remember she teased me for a least a week about it when I let them in our old house. Her eye got wide. Her mouth dropped. The blood drained from her face as she went pale. “I didn’t even think about that.”
5 min. later they came into the house as I hid with Emma in another room. I couldn’t hear the whole conversation, but when Little Mama found out that dude was in fact trying to sell her a Kirby she was indeed less than cordial. I on the other hand was politely trying to stifle my laughs from the bedroom. It really was funny and since we didn’t have any pressing engagements…
Well after I could tell Kirby dude was safely in the confines of the playroom Emma and I stepped out to see what all the hub bub was. We of course had to laughed and point at Little Mama. It was a great day.
I love my wife!
Monday, October 5, 2009
He’s not even three yet!!!
I think I’m going to have to get some walkie talkies so when we’re in other rooms we can provide a united front. I don’t like it.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Well this season he started of with a killer game throwing for 350+ yrds and 3 touchdowns. Great way to start the season! Top of the world! And all that Titanic stuff!
Unfortunately, it just gave him farther to fall.
Since then he’s thrown 3 interceptions’, and only one touchdown. His total yards for the last 2 games barely match game 1. He’s been consistently throwing behind, over and way out in front of his receivers. The really sad part is that it seems like every time he completes a good long pass to someone, it pull back on a penalty. (Usually by Flozell Adams.)
So now what’s happened to Tony Romo? Does he miss Jessica Simpson and can’t get the thought of her in those Daisy Dukes out his head? Does he have a new girlfriend? (It’s been proven to affect his game) Or does he just miss T.O. that much? Personally I can’t see how you can miss someone dropping passes and talking smack, but that’s just me.
So Tony…What The Heck!?!?
Friday, September 25, 2009
I just can't stop. I started reading Stephen Kings Dark Tower series towards the beginning of Aug. and I'm now on the 5th book in the series. I'll give you a little background if you're not in the know.
Back in the early 70's Stephen King wrote a few short stories based on a character called simply "The Gunslinger" as he chased "The Man in Black." These few short stories were later put together into a book, and another book later followed. In 2004 the 7th and final book in the series was completed. So it took him over 30 years to write all of them. Some times a long wait in between books. I'm so glad I wasn't reading them as they came out.
Stephen King considers these to be his master piece. The thing he'll be remembering for more than anything else. I've tried in the past to read his works. I just couldn't get into them. I've tried many different books, and at different times in my life with no luck. I'd never tried The Dark Tower though.
It’s captured me. It combines so many different things. It’s a western, sci-fi, action, romance, fantasy, horror, thriller, and it’s all done brilliantly, it’s an amazing book. I can't wait to see what awaits Roland and his Ka-tet. I've read 5 books in a little over a month! (Not including the book that I read in the middle for a break) These aren't exactly small books people. The first has got to be the smallest of them all.
So if you've got some free time or looking for a good read, my I suggest starting with The Gunslinger. I'll bet you library has it.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Historical-one word…Boring. Sorry but I just can’t read a textbook for fun. I’m a textbook audio visual learner. Give me the History channel and I can watch and learn about something all day long. I’ll even retain most of it too, especially if I watch it more than once. Give me a lecture on it and I’ll remember it like you won’t believe. Reading it however is a completely different story. It’s like pulling teeth. More like me pulling my own teeth. It’s just not something I’m inclined to do.
Comedy-Now while I will admit that most good books need a little bit of comedy of some sort, it not something I necessarily want to read , mostly because it’s really hard to pull off for an entire book. While I haven’t read a lot of comedy, the only person I think that has been able to pull it off is Douglas Adams. It’s like reading Monte Python. It’s quite good and many have tried to copy. Much that I’ve tried to read has fallen short. With movies there is that fine line between funny and stupid.
Western-Sorry, it just doesn’t interest me. Once you’ve read or watched one, you’ve pretty much read/watched all of them. It’s really hard to find something that’s original. My personal favorite is Unforgivin. Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, and Gene Hackman….It makes for a mighty fine movie.
Horror/Thriller-I’ve never really gotten into the whole genre. I always thought it was a little ridiculous. I saw Friday the 13 and Nightmare on Elm St. when I was younger and I think those might be what ruined it for me. I mean how many times you have to kill the bad guy before he dies!?!?! Now I’ve tried to read Steven King on many different occasions, and just couldn’t get into it. I tied I really did. But that’s coming up in another post.
Romance-I shouldn’t even bother this one….but I just can’t read about a “throbbing member” without laughing.
Action/Adventure-I’ve read plenty of these in my day. I think I’ve read every Dirk Pitt novel that Clive Cussler has written. Dirk Pitt is my hero! They are a good read. There are my other’s that I’ve read that fit into this genre as well, but since there so many that Clive Cussler has written, and he is so consistent, he’s the only one I’m going to mention here. It’s a great way to relax. Same goes for a good action movie. I could watch Die Hard or one of the Lethal Weapon movies just about any day of the week if it was on. They are fun, quick and they don’t require a lot of thinking. But to watching or reading something in this genre is a little like eating fat free sugar free ice cream. Yeah it’s good because hey, you’re eating Ice cream right!?! You’re just not really that satisfied. What you really want is some Ben & Jerry’s.
Crime Fiction-This to me is a lot like the action/western. They can be fun but how many who donnit’s can you really have? It was Mr. Green with the candlestick in the library.
Thriller-This has got to be one of my favorites. A good Thriller can combine many different elements from different genres. A good Thriller can keep you guessing, and shock you at the end. Remember the first time you saw The Sixth Sense? How about the Usual Suspects? Those are to of my favorites. Lucky # Slevin is a great one with an amazing cast. Unfortunately this has been a bit of a bandwagon kind of thing, and there are a lot of bad ones out there.
Fantasy-I’m not a big fan of these. So far there are really only a few I’ve really enjoyed. I’d recommend anything by Neil Gaimen. My personal favorite being Neverwhere which contains the 2 best bad guys I think I’ve ever encountered in my life. I’ve tried other fantasies and most I just can’t get into them. I suppose it’s easier for me to get into a fantasy movie than a book. Prime example: The Lord of the Rings. Hated the books, loved the movies.
This is really just a generalization of my thoughts.. I can enjoy a book or movie of any genre if it has a few elements:
A good story - This includes plot, direction, timeline, ect) I don’t want to be reading and start think about how much milk I have in the fridge and if I’ll need to go to the store in the morning. A good
Good characters - People you love or love to hate. They have to grow in some way or experience some hardship in the story. That’s what makes it a good story.)
Written well- Yes this is important to me. It really bugs me when I’m reading a book and the author use the same adjective 8 times on one page. But that’s only part of it; they need to able to communicate the story well in a concise manner. I don’t want to have to reread a sentence 3 or 4 times to figure out what’s going on.
If anyone has any recommendations, let me know. I’ll most likely add it to my reading list.