Monday, November 3, 2014

Week of 10/26/14 to 11/1/14

This was a week in late October! Wow!

Sunday: Watched football and baseball and Hell in a Cell PPV on WWE Network

Monday: Cleaned the house, including the bathroom and stuff. Deep clean, because...

Tuesday: My mother-in-law Kris flew into town that night! Listened to the World Series game six on the radio, mostly.

Wednesday: Went out to Lucky Ladd's farm in Eagleville, TN. Was a lot of fun. Lydia brought her new puppy to our house. We made all sorts of Oriental food. Is oriental not okay to say anymore? The Giants won the World Series!

Thursday: Made homemade waffles. Trick or Treating at Lipscomb for the kids. Got MafiaoZa's pizza and carved pumpkins!

Friday: Halloween!!!! Got donuts from Donut Den! Lots of exclamation points! Rainy, gloomy day. Didn't go tricker treating with the kids becasuse had to nap and go to work. Yes, I spelled tricker treating wrong.

Saturday: Read a lot of Boy on Ice: the Life and Death of Derek Boogaard. A lot.

So...what day would I discuss in more detail?  I'll go with Wednesday!

Wednesday was a cool day for the fact that we drove the 45 minutes out to Eagleville for the pumpkin patch/farm for a fun time.  It's so quiet out there when you get away from the city! the silence was deafening.  I ate a carmel apple. I ate a fried peach pie. I fed goats and llamas feed out of my hand. I climbed in a giant spiderweb with my kids.  I went down a huge slide with Miles. Evie rode a pony and rode on tractor thing.  So much fun! And later...later! Lydia brought over her impossibly small new puppy named Lola.  It's a pug mix and it's way too small. Then the Giants won the World Series! What a day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week of 10/19/14 - 10/25/14

Hello everybody and how do you do? I'm doin' alright, I reckon. Anywho, here's a rundown off everything that happened last week!

Sunday: Read some of my nice book called Blood Aces The Wild Ride of Benny Binion. the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker by Doug J. Swanson. That's a lot of capitalizing of letters right there.  Anyway, I did that, then watched the Titans lose and the 49ers lose and it was all just a terrible day.

Monday: Didn't do a whole lot.  Made burritos and they continued to rule.  I believe this would be about the 88th consecutive week in which I made my favorite food, homemade burritos.

Tuesday: Bethany skipped half her work day to come hang out and watch Evie at dance class with Miles and I. We ate on campus which I hadn't done in a while.  The World Series started and the Giants won.

Wednesday: Finished that Benny Binion book.  World Series game 2.  Podcastrated interview with my dear old friend Tommy Feathernuts.

Thursday: Pretty standard Thursday.  Workout. Eat food. Surf web. Play with kids.  Predators beat the Blackhawks which is always nice.  RandomMania and Caleb joined.  Was fun timez.

Friday: Went Dollar Tree and Party City and Five cheap stuff stores which is fun because you can buy a lot of things for not a lot of money.  I ran.  I ran so far away.  Not like a flock of seagulls, but I actually went for a jog.  Running is the worst.,  Miles fell asleep in the car on the way to the grocery store so I stayed in the car with him while the ladies shopped for the food.  Miles and I had sleepy time in the parking garage listening to Superchunk.

Saturday: I watched Hulu my entire shift because I'm an asshole.

So lets' touch on two things.  One, I read that Benny Binon book and it's crazy because afterwords, my mom told me my great grandpa Roy Lee met him years and years ago, and continued to correspond with him via letters through the mail for a long time.  My great grandpa corresponded with a legendary Texas gangster/racketeer-er/illegal gambling establishment runner/murderer.  Yeah.

Secondly, I went for a jog on Friday and it was the first time I'd gone for a run since April and like, the third time I'd ever seriously ran outside.  I ran 2.62 miles in 27:37, which is 10:33 min/mi.  I think that's pretty good.  I didn't hate it, but I certainly didn't enjoy it.  Running is boring. All I can focus on is how much it sucks and how much I'd rather stop running.  I can't stop thinking about the place I'm gonna stop next, or how far away it is and how long it's gonna take me to get there.  My shins are sore as hell now, but at least I know where I stand on the whole running thing.  We're planning on doing a 5K in a month so I had to see if I would actually be able to do one.  I think so!

Okay I'm done typing now. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week of 10/12/14 - 10/16/14

Oh hey, what's up? I hated my post from May so much I decided to not write for five months.  Well, I just sent email to someone and I really liked the way typing felt, so I decided to come and blog.

Sunday - I made burritos and watched the Cowboys beat the Seahawks which is hilarious.

Monday - Got to try out my new heart rate monitor with my Inferno HR program and the HRM doesn't work all that well (it worked better every other day this week).

Tuesday - Nothing happened

Wednesday - Watched the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown which the kids seemed to like. Made lentil minestrone soup and it was really good.  The Royals are going to the World Series.

Thursday - Watched some hockey.  Pretty boring day I think.

Friday - Killer workout with that HRM. Felt really good. Happy with it.

Saturday - Working hard!

So I guess if I was to talk about one of these days, I'd talk about Wednesday's soup. It was super good, man. I like making soup because you can take some real, whole ingredients and throw them together and eat it.  It tastes good and it's got very few ingredients and the ingredients in it are vegetables.  I think I just said the same thing twice. I like cooking because I like to create something out of a bunch of other things.  I can't just create something, though.  I couldn't just say "well, I have this that and this so I bet I could make a killer this." No, I have to have a recipe to follow, and I'm pretty good at following those directions.  Finding a good recipe and making something that tastes good is super satisfying.

Alright, that's all! See ya next week maybe!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Week of 5/11 - 5/17 Daily Burn

In the immortal words of my daughter Evelyn, "Hey, I got a nice idea!" Let's talk about last week.

(I skipped a week, so what? I'm not good at this.)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Week of 4/27 - 5/3 - What Day Is It?

This is the stuff that happened during the week of April 27th through May 3rd, 2014.  The week started off with my mom already in town. Here's a brief description of each day last week.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week of 4/13/14 - 4/19/14

Right so I'm probably not going to update this daily or even every other day, so I might as well do a weekly wrap up thing, right?  Seems easy enough. 

Sunday we watched Monsters University and we all enjoyed it.  

Monday I was hanging out with the kids but had to run to CVS and get TP in the rain before Raw started.

Tuesday I went to Bridgestone Arena and watched a WWE Smackdown taping. Pretty awesome day!

Wednesday I made the floor really sweaty. We went and got pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Thursday I listened to Braves on the radio, made burritos and gave kids baths...the worst day of the week.

Friday we dyed eggs with Lydia and Jesse. 

I don't know if I need to only summarize each day with one line, but I did.  Perhaps I will now choose one of these events/days to write about?  Yes, yes I will do that, I think.

Let's talk about Wednesday. Every year, Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World at the Opry Mills mall has free pictures with the Easter bunny at rather inconvenient times like 6-8 on a Wednesday or like, 2-6 on a Friday or whatever. So we went down there Wednesday night to get that done.  If you get you picture with the Easter bunny at like, the regular mall Easter bunny they charge you a ridiculous fee, I guess. I don't know, we've only done the free one at the BPS/OW. Anyway we got the kids all dressed up in their cutest clothes to go to Bass Pro Shop which I thought felt funny. Not funny awkward, but funny haha.  Anyway, they have a huge fish tank there with huge fish (naturally) in it, and Miles loved seeing them swim around. There was also a huge dead bear, which Miles liked to roar at, and that was super cute of him. The Easter bunny was on break when we got back to where he/she sits, which is odd because it's only a two hour shift, for cripes sake. You didn't use the little bunny pisser beforehand? C'mon Easter bunny, get it together.  Anyway, I wasn't that upset about having to wait five minutes (the bunny is only human, man. Shit happens) but there was a supermom that came in behind us that was very vocal about the missing Easter bunny. I tend to believe that there was probably a perfectly good explanation for where the Easter bunny hopped off to, but supermom would not accept anything except this Easter bunny be there no matter what for her free picture that is free, at no cost to her. I don't see a reason to complain about free stuff,,,ever. They are doing you a favor. After the kids were super cute with the bunny and they printed us off our pics, we left the store. I felt that we should buy something as a thank you for providing this Easter bunny for free. Bethany wasn't feeling as thankful, and we left quickly without making a purchase, which is fine, that's their choice for having a free Easter bunny. Heck, we even cropped out the Bass Pro Shop logo off the picture after scanning it and before posting it. We're real bastards lol. 

Anyway, that's what happened this week. I'll do this weekly because that's easy enough to handle. Thanks for reading!!!!