My Wife is Having a Birthday!

Today is my wife’s birthday. She is now — years old. I am not at liberty to say her age…

Here are some of the things she like as well as some wonderful things I have learned about her over the years.

  • She is as nerdy as I am.
  • She is a lot of fun once she lets you be her friend.
  • She loves anime.
  • She is a fan of “Battlestar Galactica” both new and old.

  • Her favorite place is California, specifically- Disneyland.
  • She is a wonderful and caring mother.

  • She loves to travel and wants to do more trips that take us out of our comfort zone.
  • She prefers dogs over cats.
  • She is amazing at cooking and baking.

  • Her sense of humor is borderline sadistic.(mostly towards me)
  • She loves “dry humping” my backside- especially when I’m trying to sleep.
  • She loves to sing made up lyrics.
  • One of her favorite films is “The Sound Of Music”.

Lee-Anne is one of the most spectacular people I have ever met. I’m happy that she’s a big part of my life and that I get to celebrate her birthdays with her.

Happy Birthday Lover!

Holiday Music

I love this time of year. The music is all the same everywhere you go. Carols and Christmas songs pumped through the airways. In the stores, on the radio, even loudly through my home.

I love it all- from The Chipmunks to Barbra Streisand; Elvis to N’Sync… classical music to progressive rock. If it’s Christmasy or winter filled- my emotions get hyped.

Yes, playing Christmas music on November 1st is allowed. I need my two months of music. These are songs I’ve heard over the years numerous times. I could recite and sing along to them. Except maybe with “The Vienna Boys Choir” according to my wife… but it’s so much fun to attempt.

May the joy of music fill your homes and hearts this holiday season as it does mine!

Scream Real Loud

It’s the little things in life that bring me joy unexpectedly. Like this morning when I got a Facebook notification:

Ahhhhhhhh!

So much fun to have one of my childhood idols do something as simple as click an icon for me.

The rest of my day couldn’t bring me down. Thank you Mr. Herman. lol

Deep Sleep Awakenings

I don’t like being woken up in the middle of sleep. I don’t get angry about it, just irritated. It’s even more frustrating when sleeping during the day because of working night shift. Luckily for me, I’m a deep sleeper and can also pass out quickly. So my frustration is usually minimal.

But, there’s nothing more annoying than having to get up in the middle of a deep sleep just to go pee. Well, maybe leg cramps suck- those also wake me up from time to time. I need to drink more water to prevent leg cramps, but that’ll mean I need to pee more. It’s a vicious cycle.

Perhaps its middle age creeping up on me. It’s probably going to be a way of life at some point. I’ll just need to accept it and hope that I have a few good years ahead of me before I start to wet the bed.

Go Karts

Last night was our management Christmas Party. We started with a regular meeting at work followed up with an evening of Go Karts. I haven’t driven a Go Kart in close to 15 years. Of which, I have driven real Go Karts only about three times in my life.

Most of my Kart skills are from Mario Kart. Which started back in 1992 with Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo. I have owned at some point in my life, nearly every Mario Kart game. I have spent hours and hours memorizing the courses. The biggest problem I face when racing now is my family.

They beat me.

Constantly.

It’s almost at a point where I don’t like racing them. But I still enjoy the quality time I get to spend with them. Plus no one usually gets injured.

Last night at Go Karts, I got hit pretty bad. I was cutting through a corner and got nailed by another driver. The result is a huge bruise that is causing some intense pain on my outer ribs. I’m not having any problems breathing, so my ribs should be ok. Last night was pretty fierce and competitive. If we do this again as a team building, I’ll gladly go and watch from the sidelines.

But in the meantime I think I’ll just stick to losing in the comfort of my living room with the sounds of cackles and insults from my children.

Say Hello. It’s Ok.

There was a time in my life that I would’ve ignored talking with old friends if I met them in public. But something has changed in the past little while for me.

Maybe I was an awful person for it. But it was usually that my life was so busy that I really didn’t want to make time for small talk. It was hard when every waking moment was filled with kids, work, Conventions, and just running around doing errands. No time for idle chitchat!

Now I want to see my old friends. I’m always excited to hear about how their lives have changed over the years. No matter how long it’s been.

Last week I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in person for 30 years. But we picked up where we left off. Talking old times in elementary school and how our lives have moved forward.

Last night I ran into two other friends at the store while shopping. I paused with each of them and talked. Smiles, handshakes and hugs were shared. I forget how much we had impacted each other in the past.

These brief encounters make me happy. Life is getting shorter as I’m getting older. It’s already begun where I’ve lost old friends from this planet. I better take the time to say “Hi” because you never know when I won’t be able to again.