Saturday, January 24, 2009


Alright already...

Nothin much

Miss Lilly & I took the Bearchild for a walk down around his dog run this morning. I took pics of the path covered in all the downed tree limbs but the picture came out looking like piles of sticks. Not too interesting. It's going to take several weekends with the wood chipper to get that in shape. We 'carved' the run out of the woods across the drive way when we moved in. It's not our land but no one ever comes up here so what the hec. The trees looked nice in the fog.

Post walk the kids took a nap. Bear's up and atta 'em now knowing it's Saturday and he doesn't get left behind on Saturdays. We're headed out shortly to meet up with Auntie Fiwa and Auntie Mo. Mo and I are getting our hair 'done', then lunch.

Time to load up the spring loaded puppy and go -

Friday, January 23, 2009

Boredom is just a lack of imagination, I know, I know...

Lunch today was General Tao's chicken with a side of Gyoza.

The Mr. Crankypants in me would like to point out to the owners of Asian take out restaurants everywhere, that 1/16th of a head of iceberg lettuce covered in a sauce resembling vegetable oil that once lived in a near empty jar of mayonnaise...

is not a salad.

This would have been a real post however Jay just called and he's broken the roll up door to the new office.

Thank God. I've had nothing to do since 11:00 and have been pushing the same three papers around my desk all afternoon. My Google reader has ZERO blog posts to read.

Somebody post something while I go play hero.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Seek and ye shall find

Hi Kid's!

I'm guest blogging over at Mo's today.

Come on over and give me a read!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Odds & Ends

It was a nice quiet weekend. So quiet I had time to look around and think some. I really need to get better at finishing what I start. There are so many started but not completed projects around the house it ain't even funny. There's the half painted patio furniture. It was a great start that got stymied by the two chairs that need a bit of welding before I can finish them. It's been sitting outside since Sept. There's the painting I started before that I think, sitting on the sideboard taunting me. Need to get back to that. There's the coffee mugs I promised a dear patient friend. The last try on those bad boys exploded in the kiln when I fired them. Back to square one on that project. The list could go on and on.

I just don't seem to get things done with out some sort of external motivation. I need a kick in the butt. Trying to kick my own ass could be funny to watch but probably not very effective, so what I've decided to do is get a calendar and start giving myself deadlines or at least target dates to keep this all moving forward.

I also REALLY want to get raised flower beds in before spring. If I break it down into it's component parts and put a date to them It will make it easier to stay on task rather then putting it off until 'later'.

I did finally find a date on the samovar. 1897 which would mean it was made in czarist russia, pre-soviet. That's all fine and good but you would expect to find the imperial double eagle on it too if it were made in czarist times. The Cyrillic lettering on it isn't helping as when I try and translate, it doesn't have any vowels. So there's another 'project' half baked. Anyone speak russian?

I met up with Mo and Fiwa for lunch today at Southcenter Mall. Today's lesson was yes, the Chanel perfume counter is near ladies shoes, but it helps if your looking for each other in the same department store. We had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory it was that or the Olive Garden neither of which I'd ever been to before. Mo's got all the photographic evidence on what was eaten. Yummy & filling. As always the time flew by and it was a 1/4 till 2:00 when we left. Lucky for me that I have a pretty long work leash and nobody even knows I was gone that long. We even made time to stop at Borders so I could pick up two books my other Jay blogged about. Straight men love it when gay guys claim them. Really.

Another delayed 'project' for me has been finding a real stylist to cut my hair. As opposed to getting the 7 minute cut at Supercuts. Mo, being Mo had that one sorted out in about 3 minutes and we'll now be getting our hair "done" on Saturday. I'm gonna let Mo & Fiwa pic the haircut. Well see how just how much they really do love me. It was great seeing them, as always!

Well I suppose this is enough rambling about nothing. The days all most over. (amazing how fast the day goes when lunch is from 11:00 till 2:00) Time to start thinking about dinner!

Hope you Monday was quick and painless!