Sunday, December 27, 2009

Let It Snow

We had to come all the way to Illinois to get some snow. And boy did we get it.

Today the kids talked me into taking them sledding at the local park. We had a great time. Along with the fun of sledding we had some human bowling added to the mix. There were so many people climbing up the hill it was hard to miss them sometimes. Luckily there were no injuries.

Brianna decided to change her braking method after she tried this one.

Alex is trying on his angelic side. Didn't last long.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Doll Hands

Thanks to our good friends I have had to suffer through the incessant quoting of the creepiest character on TV for about two weeks. I don't see the end in sight. Mind you it's not just the kids! Kathi is equally devoted to biting at my sanity.

So as the kind person I am I'm going to share with you the source of the torture. Not that the video itself isn't funny, but 24/7 repetition and impersonation does take its toll.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Trailers Pulling Me In

I am a sucker for movie trailers. Previews as some call it. My favorite site for these is Yesterday while perusing what is coming in 2010 I stumbled onto the Iron Man 2 trailer. Oh my goodness - May can't come soon enough. It looks amazing. Go to the previous mentioned site and watch it if you haven't seen it yet. Go! Now! What are you waiting for?

The thing that caught my attention the most was Mickey Rourkes character Whiplash. He looks, as my wife put it, Bad Ass! The only part I didn't like was seeing that Don Cheadle replaces Terrance Howard as Rhodey. Not that I don't like Mr. Cheadle I just happen to have liked Terrance Howard's performance in the first movie. It was like when they replaced Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes. I like Maggie Gyllenhaal but thought the replacement was unnecessary as Katie Holmes performance was decent.

Both our kids birthday's are in May so we'll probably make this a family movie outing. From what I can see in the preview, this looks like it can match, if not, out do the first Iron Man. Robert Downey is definitely the key to its success; as Tony Stark he is perfect.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

God is Funny

If anyone thinks that God doesn't have a sense of humor they aren't paying close enough attention.

I believe that this Global Warming thing is a sham and that later generations will look back at us and chuckle. Remember the Avian Flu or Swine Flu panic? I think Global Warming is just like those. A lot of panic for nothing. I will concede that there are things we can do to take better care of what we have been given but I've not been convinced that the world is ending.

Back to God's sense of humor. I saw this article today. The title is great - Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming. I picture God in all his glory getting a laugh at those that had to put on thier ear muffs because of all this warming.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Alex Sparring

Tonight I borrowed the Flip I just purchased for the office to get a little video of the boy sparring at Tae Kwon Do. I love watching him on Wednesday nights. Sometimes he's a bit timid and backs off but he'll always go back in to fight. Tonight he took a kick to the mouth and kept in the battle. I could tell he was hurt but he didn't show it.

This video is of Alex sparring with a boy of a higher belt. Alex is in the blue pads.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recent Thoughts

Last night I had to clean up my daughters vomit that inconveniently landed on her bedroom carpet.  I'm a sympathetic puker so this was no easy task.  Despite my gagging I got it done.

I'm liking Lady GaGa.

Shows I can't stand to miss each week thus I am greatful for Hulu are; House and Fringe.

I have come to grips with the fact that the Raiders will suck until Al Davis is dead.

I don't think people spend enough time with themselves these days.  With all the stimulus around us we are rarely alone with our own thoughts.  It makes me wonder if people really know themselves.

The Honeycrisp is the best apple ever.

I'm no longer calling my self a "Scrooge" during the Christmas season.  I've got to find another name for one who loves what we celebrate at Christmas but not what this country has made it into.

I'm disappointed that I don't journal my dreams anymore.  I've had some doozy's.

I hope that the movie Avatar is as good as it looks.

God needs to remember what a minute feels like, let alone eleven years.

I will not use the word 'ginormous' or 'phat'.  But I will use 'plethera' and 'discombuberated'.

If all the unfinished thoughts in my head were pennies I'd be able to retire today.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Funny Girl

while playing Apples to Apples:
Girly: ...but Dad, mermaids aren't real.
Me:  sure they are
Girly: then why don't you call one up on her shell phone?