Yeah, yeah...I know, I haven't posted in over a month. I haven't had anything to say, or more accurately, I haven't had anything I felt like writing about. It was a combo of a winter "funk" and a vast expansion in my sales territory, which is a good thing (hell ANY job is a good thing these days), but it means a lot more work.
Anyway, my future. The girl pictured above is the Swede's niece. Her 15 YEAR OLD NIECE! The one that my daughter looks just like. LOOK AT HER!! I have offered to help her father build the moat, and I have begun to consider building a bunker to keep the Monkey in during her teens...sigh.
OK, so I promised a scary Me/Monkey story, but I'm not liking what I am writing, so it will have to wait. Instead, there is a thing floating around Facebook I love...25 Random Things About Me. So I am posting my 25 things here (a few are TMI, but Hell that's what the blog is for!), and tagging a few of you, 'cause I am dying to read what you say about yourselves.
1) My kids answered any questions I ever had about my purpose in the universe. 2) I'm 38, and still struggle with issues my parent’s insanity caused when I was a kid. 3) #2 pisses me off...every time. 4) I watch too much TV. 5) You know that fantasy all men have? Yep, I've done that. 6) I started smoking again 4 months ago. I know I have to quit, but damn I love smoking. 7) I respect loyalty above all other qualities. 8) I'm not as tough as everyone thinks I am. 9) I'm tougher than I think I am. 10) Someone once described me as an Egomaniac with an Inferiority Complex...that's about right. 11) If my wife made more money, I would gladly be a stay-at-home Dad. 12) People without a sense of humor are like my Kryptonite; I have no powers around them. 13) I don't no what I did in a former life, but Karma had to have been responsible for my wife...and yes, I mean that in a good way. 14) I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. 15) I'm jealous of people who know the answer to #14. 16) I have a permit to carry a gun, and I almost always do. 17) I am a good Dad, and prouder of that than anything else I have ever done. 18) I'm afraid of flying. Oh, I'll do it, but it scares the shit out me...VooDoo, I think it's VooDoo that holds the damn things up. 19) I tell everyone I am 6'2", but I'm actually only 6'1 1/2". 20) I have never changed the oil in my own car. 21) I can't pass "The Magnificent Seven" or "The Dirty Dozen" on TV without watching them to the end. 22) I haven't lived in a house without a dog or cat since 1995. 23) I hate going to the movies. 24) If I didn't have coffee for a day, I would take a human life. 25) My wife kicks my ass every time we play golf together...and I think it's kinda' sexy.
Alright, enough already. The poor dog has been with us since Thursday, and we can't land on a name. So you, dear readers (all five of you), will be making the final decision. Each of the "voting" members of our household have a name we like best...you guys can be the tiebreaker.
"Turn this Dog Whisperer crap off!"
I've no idea how long we will wait to get a good representation, but I'll let you know when "Dumbass" has a name. (Yes...I tried...the Swede won't let me name him "Dumbass".)
This is our new dog, as of yesterday. He is from a local shelter that saved him from a "kill" shelter in the Carolina's. No, we don't know what he is either... He's about 10 weeks old.
Oh, and yes, that IS a huge tear in the couch to the right of the Monkey and sleeping "dog" (we haven't landed on a name yet)...Monkey made it by pulling a string when she was a baby. *sigh* Everything we own is, or has become, crap...
So, we are gladly taking name suggestions...we need something to yell just in front of the "NO!".
All, I will be sending out confirmation e-mails today and tomorrow to confirm receipt of your checks, money, and gold for "Ciii's Computer Fund". I will update everyone on our total tomorrow. The Swede has been working all weekend, so we should have all the stuff that has been sent. I am NOT going to send e-mails to anyone who said they were sending something if I didn't receive it...it just seems too..."Public Radio Telethon" to me. There are a few people I haven't heard from, but these days, who the heck knows what is going on with people in their "real lives". Doesn't look like we are going to have the scratch to purchase a new laptop for our boy, so I am going to look on the godsend that is Craigslist, and also considering a giftcard from Dell or Bestbuy. Again, thanks to everyone who joined me on this little expression of Bloggy-love.
I'm an ex-Military Cop that joined the corporate world by mistake. I was told once that I look like a guy that comes to find you when you owe your bookie money. The truth? I'm an M&M, hard shell, soft insides. If you really want to know me, look at the pictures...those two and their Mom...that's my life. That's why I'm here.