Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ignore the World


Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

Sometimes I wish I could ignore the world the way my son can.

The last week or so has been a tad crazy. I almost had to serve as a juror on a murder trial, found out that my car's air conditioning is broken instead of just needing a coolant refill, and my daughter has decided that climbing out of her crib is fun. So, tonight we have to get a toddler bed from some friends and hope Katie takes to it.

As far as the car goes, it'd be really great if we could find a mini-van or a small SUV. The main problem is we already have a car payment and we're broke as it is. Figure I'll just have to sweat it out and hope that I can make it to the fall when these 100 degree days will go away.

Once upon a time, I could actually save money every month and was practically debt free. Oh how getting married and having kids can change all that. All well, have to make the best of what I've got, which are two great kids and a wonderful wife... along with two annoying cats.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mort by Terry Pratchett

Mort (Discworld, #4)

Mort is the first Terry Pratchett Discworld novel to revolve around Death as the major character and not just running around scaring Rincewind. It follows the education of his apprentice, Mort. The best part of this novel is the exploration and further description of Death's "life".

Some great character's were introduced or further developed, like Alpert and Death's daughter Ysabell. Mort himself grows quite a bit through the novel, and if your characters don't grow in the telling then your don't really have a story. After reading Mort I went on to read 8 other Discworld novels, so be careful this is a gateway book.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chrono Trigger DS is coming this Holdiay in North America!

Me am happier than ever... besides the birth of the children, getting married, blah blah blah... the game I love most of all is coming to life again, this time on Nintendo DS. Looks like I'll be getting me a DS for Christmas. Guess I won't be jealous of my brother-in-law anymore, who just got one for his birthday. Once this game comes out I will have one, no question about it.

Chrono Trigger must be mine!

PS: Saw Wall-E tonight... such a great movie. Choked me up more than once.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

And Then There Were 3

I kept my eyes open this evening for the fox. After I heard the neighbors dog barking, I knew it was time. Then what do I see... 2 foxes. So Bridget comes over to take a look.. and spots a third. Now there are 3... at least. Yeah, I'm going to call Animal Control a lot tomorrow. Time for a fox relocation and I'm not going to take the lack of call backs this time.

Schlotzsky's Salad

Went to Schlotzsky's and since they were out of the salad I wanted, they gave me a free one.

Nothing better than free food.

I hadn't even thought about getting a salad from them until today, and I must say they make good salads.

Took a bit getting through the drive through, but it was well worth it.