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Category: music

09/04/07 09:33 - 57ºF - ID#40923

So long, sweet Summer

Sing along if you know the words.

So long, sweet Summer,
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays.
So long, sweet slumber.
I fell into you; now you're gracefully falling away.

Hey, thanks. Thanks for that, Summer.
It's cold where you're going
I hope that your heart's always warm.
I gave you the best, I gave you the best that I had.
You passed on the letters
and passed on the best that I had.

So long, sweet Summer,
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays.
So long, sweet slumber.
I fell into you; now you're gracefully falling away.

I hate the winter in [Buffalo]
I hate the winter in [Buffalo]
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Category: life

09/01/07 11:07 - 65ºF - ID#40875 pmobl

Don't want towels, want sleepy

Chrissy and I offered to watch our friends' kids while they participate in our church's youth group retreat (they're youth leaders, as were we in the past).

So this means at the moment I am housing 5 girls (2 of which are mine), the oldest being 7 and the youngest 18 mos. They're all well-behaved (at least as much as kids their repective ages can be) but let me tell you: it's 11am and I'm ready for bed. :)

I'm not complaining and I'm glad to help and we're all having a blast but yeah...
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Category: movies

08/31/07 09:48 - 68ºF - ID#40868 pmobl

Climb Every Mountain...

...Is by FAR the worst song in The Sound of Music. I'm thinking Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote that one last and just "mailed it in."

I'm just saying.
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Category: family

08/31/07 09:31 - 59ºF - ID#40852

Brave new world

Yesterday we took Delaney to what will be her Pre-K class starting Wednesday. It was a 30 minute or so session where all the parents got to bring their kids in and meet the teacher and school staff. The kids got to explore their new room, check out their cubby holes, etc.

I was so proud of her. She wasn't one of the kids burying their face into Mommy's leg (not that that's a bad thing necessarily, as I wouldn't be surprised if that's what her little sister does in a few years) but instead was walking around holding other kids hands getting them acclimated to the change. It's nice to see that she seems to be the friendly leader type and not the shy not-so-confident follower that her dad was. :)

But as I was telling the guys at work yesterday, I really feel like I'm "officially" a parent now -- not that her birth 4 years ago wasn't enough, but now I'm dropping my kid off and trusting her to behave and not ruin the family name. :)

I'm predicting she's going to be the first kid who gets in trouble for making burp and fart jokes in the middle of class. Yeah... that'll be my fault. A father's got to have his legacy though, I guess.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: tv

08/22/07 11:49 - 71ºF - ID#40690 pmobl

Woops

So this week we finally upgraded from the $8 "basic" cable we've had for over 4 years now to the $30 or so "standard" package which means the kids can now take in "Playhouse Disney" and Nick Jr. But more importantly ESPN. :)

So what do I mean by "woops"? Well I've discovered this great show called "Hogan Knows Best" -- it's like the Osbournes but you like the people. Apparently I'm in the middle of a marathon and it's fantastic.

Yeah I know you are all probably aware of this show, but like I said... It was like a 4 plus year drought. :)
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: capitalism

08/18/07 08:44 - 66ºF - ID#40611 pmobl

Today's Whisky Tango

As I was walking out of Rite-Aid just now after picking up my prescription, what did I see on display? Halloween candy. Halloween candy on sale in what is arguably still mid-August.

Again, for emphasis: Halloween candy on sale in what is arguably still mid-August.

Next week I'm thinking Anderson's on Sheridan Drive will have its first batch of Christmas trees filling up the parking lot.
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Category: life

08/17/07 09:07 - 62ºF - ID#40591 pmobl

We fixed the glitch

So here I am watching the required video they make everyone watch during a vasectomy consult... And Shania Twain's "Man I Feel Like A Woman" starts playing over the muzak. :/
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Category: politics

08/15/07 09:37 - 74ºF - ID#40569

They hate us because of our freedom

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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: family

08/15/07 08:54 - 74ºF - ID#40568

Marineland

After four years of the gratuitous exposure to back-to-back commercials every 30 minutes each morning on PBS, we finally got the family up to Marineland. The four of us had a blast seeing a bunch of "wild" animals up close and personal. We even paid the $8 CDN for Delaney to feed and pet a Beluga -- which she backed down from doing at the last minute, lol (well the petting part at least, she still threw a fish to it). Man those things have some massive-sized mouths. I'll try to post some pics in the next day or so.

It never struck me as to how beautiful Killer Whales are. The first thing we did upon arriving was walk down the steps at "Friendship Cove" (what a name... please) to see them underwater through the glass. Man, they are some striking creatures. The first thing Delaney did was shout "This is so exciting!" :)

We also went into the Deer Park and were able to walk right into a crowd of deer and pet them and everything. The whole experience just seemed so... un-American. And by that I mean that I can't imagine a business in the U.S. providing such an experience, be it for animal rights (or whatever) or for fear of a lawsuit. Again, pics are forthcoming.

We had a great time, though -- no toddler drama which is always a bonus. All in all a great reason for playing hooky from the Roz.

And by the way, apparently leaving all the doors and windows open overnight was enough to minimize the skunk stench down to something almost unnoticeable. So sorry for all those who were looking forward to the "van doused in tomato sauce" pictures. ;)
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Category: life

08/15/07 12:45 - 67ºF - ID#40550 pmobl

My bold prediction

I hit a skunk with my Caravan tonight. We've got a family road trip to Marineland scheduled for tomorrow. I am going to venture a guess that the ride up to ONT will not be completely pleasant. :(
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