Monday, July 31, 2006

New column

I just wrote a killer column about Logan. I will definitely link when it gets published. Now, to write killer ones about Connor and Molly.

I have also been sick since Friday. I was supposed to go see a congregation member in the hopsital, but I couldn't, because I don't want her infected with the creeping crud that I have.

Anyway, it's Monday, and no class today, so I'm just hanging out today.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Boys will be boys

We were cooking last night, when Connor fell off of the bench beside the stove. He was holding a can of cercent rolls, since he was helping cook, and grazed his mouth on the counter.

Me, being a dad and paramedic, scooped him up and sat on the couch with him. Because he was holding his mouth, I asked for some ice. He cried "NO ICE, NO ICE", and took his hand away from his mouth. Thankfully, there were no broken teeth, no cuts, no anything.

He then informed his mother that he dropped the can of crescent rolls.

After he calmed down, he managed to pick himself up, and played. After a while, he climbed back up on the bench, and promptly fell again. This time, he came up stunned, but not crying.

He can no longer help us cook.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dogs and Boys

I watched "Must Love Dogs" last night, because my wife and a friend rented it. For a trite, banal, predictable, formulaic chick flick, it had a good one-liner or two. I did get my testosterone replenished by watching SportsCenter.

My boys put a washcloth in the toilet this morning after trying to clean up a pee-pee accident. I was "otherwise occupied" at the time. Anyway, I found it and asked them who did it. After poitning fingers, I tried to explain to two 3 year olds about lying. It sunk in, becuase Logan admitted he put the bathtub stopper in the toilet, which was hidden under the washcloth. After a while, Connor broke down and told me he put the washcloth in the toilet. Methinks they're learning. We'll just see what happens next time something like that happens.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

New column

I don't come up with the titles for these things...that comes straight from the newspaper guys.

Friday, July 14, 2006


This is Logan. This is one of the VERY few instances when he isn't wearing

a) his cowboy hat

b) his cowboy boots

c) both

See, Logan IS a cowboy. He will tell you that, too. But he's not just ANY cowboy.

That's right, he's a SUPER HERO COWBOY GUY!! It's funny when he has on his boots, hat, and cape.


This is Connor. Connor has some words he says wrong, and part of it is being three, but part of it is being funny. A friend of ours said that both Connor and Logan (his twin brother) are smarter than the 4 year olds she was a substitute teacher for. I'm downloading the Harvard, Dartmout, and Princeton applications for them today. Anyway, Here are just a few words that Connor says wrong, and what the words really are:

"Ma-tee-ya": Tortilla
"Men-strup-shuns": Instructions
"Thames": James (his middle name)
"Men-oc-lars": Binocluars
"Ball-cay-no": Volcano
"Doctor": Stethoscope (he calls the doctor doctor, too) "Maprade": Parade

Monday, July 10, 2006


It rained for the first time in a while. We love rain. The boys got an inflatable swimming pool, and now all they want to do is swim. So, we let them. It leads to naps for them and my wife.

We were going to go see "Superman Returns" (well, actually, I was going to, and my wife and her friend were going to go see "The Devil Wears Prada", which I think he really would), but they dislike crowded theaters. It was Friday, the premiere of the new pirate movie.

I sent in a new column....I'll link when it gets published.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Batman Begins

Okay, so I'm a little late for the dance, but I just saw "Batman Begins". As a superhero fan (I WAS Superman when I was 3), this was a true to the story version of the Dark Knight. The movie was fantastic, and brings in Ras Al Gul (sp) and the Scarecrow. The one beef with me is that they could have developed Scarecrow just a wee bit more, but all in all it was a great movie. For those of you who have no back story on The Bat, check out the film.

Christian Bale was great as Batman, but when he put on his cowl and altered his voice, I thought he sounded like the WWE's Triple H. Anyway, all in all a spectacular flick. And, it's wide open for a sequel, based on the ending. It's one to buy.

Now, I still need to see Superman Returns.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


We watched "Munich" last night. I don't know why all the hype. That was the loooooooooongest 2.5 hours of my life. And, I want Spielberg to give me those hours back. Easily his worst movie since "1941", wait, "1941" was at least intenitonally funny.

if you're an insomniac, go buy this film so you can fall asleep with it. If that doesn't work, watch C-Span.

Let freedom ring

Yesterday was a great day. Independence Day always is great. I thought about all the troops over the past 250+ years who have given their lives for all of us. And, I thank them all. From the Battle of Concord to the present war, I sincerely say, "Thank you".

THIS is the best verse in "America, the Beautiful", and sums up Independence Day perfectly.

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

German for "clumsy oaf"?

Irrelevant news to my life, but oddly funny. Especially since, as a paramedic, I have a morbid sense of humor. David Hasselhoff cuts hit arm with chandelier glass and severs a tendon while shaving!?!?!? First of all, who's bathroom was he in? An Oompa-Loompa's? Second of all, what is a chandlier doing in a bathroom? I mean, I know it happened in England, but come on!! We all know those things belong in closets. And, who put the chandlier directly in front of the mirror?