Friday, September 21, 2007

Even the plastic doll knows the power of the majic pillows.....

.......That is a direct quote from my wife as she rocked the baby to sleep (with her "majic pillows"). I apparently forgot what it was like to have a baby around the house full time, So my daughter in middle school for health class brought home a 7.5 lb. replica. Damn is that thing loud. Not only is it loud, but consistent too. It howls like the devils child at least every 30 minutes, and most times less. By 10 pm tonight, that girl was a mess. (I think that was the
point) On a lighter note, I have been knitting this week, just sporadicaly. To be brutally honest, I've had one hell of a trying week, and I've been a bad friend for a month, not making my usual "secret knitting night" or the wool gathering in yellow springs last weekend. I can't help it, I just have a bunch of stuff goin' on.
In a moment of cast on itis, I got cranking on a pair of mittens out of cascade pastazza, which is really nice stuff. I got tagged by Kyle for "8 things about me" and I've tried to pick a few that were pretty funny to talk about so her we go, but I think we are supposed to get to the rules first......Once tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you,then post the rules before your list, and list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to 8 other people, visit their sites, and leave a comment letting them know they've been tagged...

Heres the list.......
  1. I you could rate my adult ADD on a scale of one to ten, my wife would said "it would be around a 12, depending on the day, actually it could be worse". she and My good friend mike should be nominated for sainthood for understanding me. I cannot hold a conversation pertaining one topic to save my life.....honest. Thank god I have a job that allows me to freely set my own schedule, allowing me to multitask (or freak out) which totally soothes this little issue of mine. When Bridget asked what I was doing, I told her about this list, and that I didn't expect to finish it tonight, she replied "of course not", and giggled at me. yeah, I'm a special one. Dee, dee, deedee.......(carlos mencia joke there)
  2. although, I have a title of construction manager, a office, a computer, I never forget that First and formost, I am a carpenter. A disciple of Gustav Stickley's, and that, if I need something in particular furniture wise, and its made out of wood, I'd rather build it than buy it. This started out of necessity years ago, when I got divorced, and the ex took everything I owned. My boss, stopped by to put 2 cases of beer in my fridge, patted me on the back, and said, looks like we should start building some furniture, she really cleaned you out! and away I went, reading everything I could about Mission and prarie furniture, and spending late nights out in the garage building away.
  3. I am a budding germaphobe. I don't think we should talk about that yet.
  4. As a kid, my family moved alot, which means Micah (my baby brother) has been my best friend for almost 30 years.
  5. I still consider north New Jersey home, since my parents still live there, and I go home to visit a few times a year, but wish it could be more.
  6. I knit, because it totally massages my urge to count things. I'm a counter. There, I said it. I count everything, add and subtract big numbers in my head quickly, and to top that off, it is a huge plus at work that I can divide fractions well in my head as well. Math is reliable, and can be proven. it never leaves you wondering. it's always finished.
  7. Before Bridget, I was a single dad for a few years, raising a daughter full time (not just the weekends) without any family close by. Now that she's a teen, I don't think I could do this without B's help. Girls are complicated. Nuff said.
  8. I am a momma's boy. I love my momma. If I had my way, I would go spend a vacation every year with just her sitting at island beach state park in the sand, next to the ocean, in the Beach buggy area, where there's no one around like we've done since I was a kid. She's an amazing woman, the type you could talk to for days on end, laughing till tears ran down your face, and nobody tells a story like she does. besides, we are kind of cute together, I stand almost 6'6" at, ahem, 260, and she is a mere 5'0". I still open doors for her too.

I hope only half of you went running screaming for the hills, it was fun to write, and please don't take all the psych stuff seriously, My monday therapist says I'm not all that nutty, but the thursday guy disagrees. I guess we'll have to wait and see huh?

I am so glad I called the teacher about the "think it over baby" baby tonight, cause apparently this thing was not acting right, (it was actin' a fool) nor was any other childs tonight, and if this would have kept up, we'd have been notified that there had been a shaken baby syndrome incident in this house before the sun rose, for certain. I think this is such an important assignment to teach kids especially young girls, and one that could positively change a young persons future. I do feel a little bit bad's about 11:30pm now, and she and the baby have been asleep for about an hour. at some point tonight it's going to wake her up, and I bet more than once, and the teacher told me how to shut it off, but I think I will let it go just a bit longer so she gets a real taste of what having a baby is really like.

If No one tagged Micah yet, Your it dude! I think some people want to know a bit more about you.....(yeah, he's single ladies FYI)

goodnight all, and thanks Kyle for tagging me..........


micah said...

Ha ha ha! Yes, teach that kid that NOBODY should have babies.Babies are horrible leaky little creatures.
That said, Ralphy's baby is seriuosly cool. if they were all as easy as his, I'd have one -but I know they're not so I'll keep my pants on.

Jerry said...

That's an awesome shade of grey, can't wait to see the mittens finished. I'm envious dude..those red knucks you did-the fingers look great! I did one glove, its mate was a fingerless mitt...couldn't deal with more fingers again LOL! As to the devil crying child...ya should cranked some Ozzy, Bark At The Moon may have helped some ;-)

Mia said...

Cool post.. I've always wanted to see one of those "babies" *grin*.

Ain't nothin' wrong with bein' a momma's boy.. in fact.. it's kind of awesome.

I'd LOVE to see more of your furniture that you've built. Sucky way to start out, but maybe it was for the best?

And the counting thing? My sister is a counter too. EVERYTHING. She has to count the clothes in her closet every morning before she can decide what to wear for the day!