Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Mr. HT is 34 years old today. Doesn't look a day over 40 - ha ha. Little man helped daddy open his presents and cards last night since we knew there would be chaos tonight. Aunt JM is coming up to see little man in his lion costume. First trick or treating - we are very excited. He doesn't quite know what is going on, but he did pick out his own pumpkin! :) Pictures posted later!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CH4 and other sundry items

For people other than my sister that is Methane. And the team has been stuck by a plethora of it much to my chargrin.

It is chilly and wet in the Metro area its been raining most of the day. If I was in ireland I would say it was a soft day for the most part. Fall is here to stay. I doubt we will get any more summer like weather for more than a day.

The wee man is having a pretty good day. 3 Hour nap. this allow the errands to be run. Public Library= awesome. We have saved significant $ on not buying new books every couple of weeks.

We got to talk to the STFU/GBTW clan yesterday for about an hour... Ah the magic of the internet and Skype

SO much for that vaunted SEC defense.
Go Mountaineers....

Can the please election happen right now... Please... So tired of all the crap from both "sides" of the election. Frustrates me that MSM doesnt even allow a 3rd view point. Because honestly there is not much difference on a lot of things. Barring 2 or 3 things [Guns, Sex, Which special interest that owns them] that differ here is the new boss same as the old boss.

Seriously considering getting in politics because of the stark lack of real choice.

Have either of the main candidates spoken about immigration, Secure VOTING MACHINES!!, spying on US citizens, the erosion of civil liberties?? nope. No granted the economic SNAFU is important but not that important.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese & Other New Things

So little man has lots of outings with our dear nanny. They "vamano chopping" in the stroller a lot (window shopping) and they visit with all of the regulars at our local strip mall. Once in a while, our nanny will take little man and her grandkids to the Chuck E. Cheese near our house. Unfortunately, he can't eat the pizza (dairy allergy), but he can ride all of the rides. He loves BOB the Builder, but the Teletubbies scare the bejesus out of him (and rightly so - they are freakish).

In other news, the wee man has learned to jump. I don't mean the normal jump up and down form. I mean the Evil Knievel - let's see how high and far I can jump without a) hurting myself or b) giving mommy and daddy heart attacks at a young age. His newest facination is jumping on the couch and then trying to vault off. Alas, his motor skills aren't that advanced yet and this usually means losing balance and toppling off of the couch. Mommy was at home with little man last night while Daddy worked late for the MAN. So as mommy was trying to put something away in the kitchen the little man had other ideas. Let's just say it didn't end nicely and the crying commences about 2 seconds after mommy heard the "Thud" from the living room. UGH... only 40 more years or so until maybe he realizes he can't fly on his own. But knowing his father and uncles... I sincerely doubt it.

Friday, October 3, 2008

To be 13 again...

Mommy had a girls night out last night and was able to see a band that she was "like totally in love with, like totally" for much of her pre-teen and teen years. Yes, I went to a New Kids on the Block Concert last night at the Phone Booth in DC. I was pleasantly surprised with the show and had a great time with JM and SM. The lights went down and we were 13 again. It was hilarious to see women my age and older screaming and singing along to the old stuff. They did play stuff from their new album, which btw isn't terrible, but the old stuff just brought back great memories. I still remember my father dropping me off at the Festhalle in downtown Frankfurt, Germany for my first, second, and yes third NKOTB concert.

Our seats were nice - 25 rows from the stage (yes, it's amazing how having a job that pays more than 3 bucks an hour (minimum wage when I was a kid) can buy you good seats. We had a wild surprise when about half way through the show we were about 30 feet from the "kids" as they performed a couple of songs on a raised stage with a piano. We sang along to the old school and new school of the Block... and marveled/admired the "Grown Men" before us on stage. They grew up quite nicely :) Video to come soon if I can figure out how to upload it in correct format :) Love camera phones.

Here's Joey crooning "Please Don't Go Girl"

Here's Jordan and Donnie singing "I'll Be Loving You Forever". Note how close we are! :)

Here's something from You Tube (not my recording)