Monday, March 22, 2010

also i made and ate many cookies

The other day I somehow forgot to put a diaper back on our 2-month-old. Of course, she promptly shat. Apparently, I'd buttoned up her onesie over a bare bum without even noticing. Good one, Gurrbonzo.

One of the 12-year-old girls at church asked me if I'd "ever heard of this band called U2."

Sometimes I think diet ginger ale is like moonshine because it's impossible to find.

Did you hear we got a free piano? It's old and heavy and needs some TLC, but come on, it's a piano! You're talking to someone who used to practice the piano at church, and yes, once made a fake keyboard out of the backs of cereal boxes.

I read the GQ interview with Rielle Hunter and the latest piece in The New Yorker on John Paul Stevens back-to-back. Helluva contrast.

A friend told me I look like Animal when I play the (fake) drums, and I do!

That's the latest around here. What's new with you, internets?


Matt Conlon said...


I've discovered a couple of new favorite beers. Which is sort of a misleading statement, because if I like a beer, it's immediately a favorite... When you want one taste, there's no two beers that will fill the purpose. I have a favorite sipping beer, a favorite ice cold beer on a hot day, etc..

I've done finishing work on two different bathrooms over the last six days, neither of which is 100% complete yet.

I've discovered that using a handsaw over a power circular saw can sometimes be faster and produce a better product.

I spent at least an hour trying to erase the word (if you can call it a word) "Duh" from my four year old's vocabulary. I have no way to measure my success except to wait and see if I hear it again. Frustratingly, she's bright enough to just not use it in earshot. Sometimes I try to sneak into the room without her noticing so I can catch her in the act. Ironic that I have to become sneaky and devious to catch her when she's being sneaky and devious and try to explain that being sneaky and devious is wrong...

I've got an odd pain in my right hand between my wrist and the middle knuckles of my ring and pinkie fingers. It's been going on for about a week, and I thought it might be because of the rain, but it's been sunny for the last couple days. I may have strained something while working on the bathroom.

I missed trash day again. We'll have a few more bags than usual next week, I guess.

I need to replace our DVD player in the bedroom, or my wife will be sleeping in the living room until she gets sick of falling asleep while watching "New Moon"... Which honestly may never happen.

Mhana said...

I hope you saved the magazines for your neighbor, though i guess neither qualifies as Glamour. i like to think of GQ as Glamour for men. And the New Yorker is basically US weekly for intellectuals, right? Hmm, maybe that parallel breaks down.

Lindsay said...

Everytime I read your blog I feel sad that we never served together. I love the diet ginger ale/moonshine comparison.

I went on an adventure known as wedding dress shopping and actually found a great one!

Having a fiance is awesome.

Introducing your fiance to grandparents is sort of intense, depending on the grandparent.

Did I mention I love your blog?

The Boob Nazi said...

OH MY GOSH. I soooooo agree on the Diet Ginger Ale part. I found it somewhere a couple months ago, but I forgot where, dangit. Now I'm upset.

Amy said...

Oh "The Cannon", remember when I called you that 1L year and I didn't even know you really? I had such a rough day in court listening to a federal prosecutor drone on and on and on - insufferable man - and then came home and read the word "shat" on your blog and started feeling better. Then I read about how you were asked if you had heard of U2 and I smiled. That I read about your Animal similarity and now I'm feeling fine, just fine. You are awesome.

What's new with me? I sent a six-year-old kid to the hospital for stitches two Sundays ago because she wouldn't behave in my primary class. I promise it was an accident that I opened that door with her standing there.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

I just read those articles back to back now - whoa!

Deanna said...

Yay! I made it into your blog and (might I add) NOT as the 12-year old asking you if you've heard of that band called U2. Wow.

Oh, and you do.

AzĂșcar said...

I read the Hunter interview and immediately paid a visit to my local Guns-N-Ammo and begged them to waive the waiting period because I wished to end my life post haste. After that, I was just angry and her, and at him. STUPID, STUPID PEOPLE. Oh, look, angry again.


I'm off to read the Stevens article now.

Just SO said...

So have you heard of U2?? Ha!!! That made my night.