Archive for November, 2010

Baby Girl Turns 9

Posted: November 30, 2010 in Family

My Baby Girl turns nine today *sniff* *sniff*.  It was just yesterday that she was born (strange how that works).  Her plan is to remain unmarried and live forever with her daddy (she is unaware of this plan).

To celebrate my one and only little girl – here are some things you should know about her:

  • She would eat pepperoni pizza for ever meal if you let her.
  • She would also drink sprite all day if you let her (except at McDonald’s…she prefers orange drink)
  • She loves to sing.
  • She has the longest tongue you’ve ever seen (cross between Gene Simmons and a giraffe).
  • She loves to sing. ¬†That is what she does in her room when she goes to “play.”
  • When she grows up she wants to either be a singer or work at a beauty salon.
  • Her favorite thing is roller skating.
  • The volume of her mouth is always set to 10…seriously…10! ¬†“Baby girl, I’m a foot away from you, you don’t need to yell.”
  • She wakes up happy.
  • She wants a Snuggie and she isn’t embarrassed to admit it. ¬†(come on WNDU…we want to win a free Snuggie!)
  • If she wants something, she won’t stop asking for it.
  • She is perhaps the most social child I’ve ever seen.
  • She loves drama club. ¬†She is drama.
  • She has Bieber fever (I’m still looking for the antibiotic).
  • She loves Target.
  • She can’t wait to get braces on her teeth (strange I know).
  • She’s a great cuddler.

Happy Birthday Cinnamon Sugar (my pet name I gave her at birth…her hair was a strawberry blonde that reminded me of cinnamon sugar)! ¬†I love you.


Posted: November 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Thanksgiving break is over. ¬†Vacation is over. ¬†Back to the office this morning. ¬†Trusting for a good start to the day until…

Isaac, my oldest son, comes running upstairs to tell me that the toilet downstairs is overflowing.  Problem:  no one has used the toilet downstairs.  That means the line going out to the city sewer is plugged (most likely from tree roots, etc.) and any water that is used in the house (like three people taking showers this morning) simply overflows through the toilet downstairs.  Flood.  And nasty flood.  Same thing happened in July of 2007.  I blogged about it here.

Not a good start to the day. ¬†So, in answer to the question, “How’s it going?” ¬†The answer is – “CRAPTASTIC!” ¬†I wonder if my in-laws would mind driving up from St. Louis to clean up this mess? ūüôā

This is How I Feel Today

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

(wait for the 1:00 mark)

Have We Learned Nothing

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Notre Dame

Green jerseys?!!  Really?!! Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.

The Royal Family

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Culture

Dear Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Congratulations on your engagement.  I wish you all the best.  May you have long life, health, and great joy.  Sam.

Dear American mediaMOVE ON!!!! Please tell me that the happenings of the royal family in England and an engagement that everyone suspected was coming isn’t the biggest news story of the year! ¬†Sam.

Beatles Now on iTunes

Posted: November 16, 2010 in Culture
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Apple announced today that iTunes would now be selling the Beatles catalogue.

I can care less.

But I’m going to guess my son (and my dad) is going to be thrilled!

Did the Beatles thing skip a generation?

Everything in Perspective

Posted: November 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

I believe a trip to a pediatric-oncology floor or a stroll down the Riley Children’s hospital burn unit would cure a lot of Facebook statuses.