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Challenger

Hold Back the Rain

Posted on 2008.04.10 at 16:51
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Duran Duran - Rio
We're miles away from nowhere, and the wind doesn't have a name



So call it what you want to call it, still blows down the lane


Double-fisted it this morning, yes I did. After being up for 20-hours working on a server last night, AND having been awakened by a text-message warning me of a storm, AND the storm itself, AND having a meeting at school at 0800 AND still needing to work on my server...Well, I'm working from home, having set myself up as a some sort of awkward deity with coffee to my left, and Monster sitting at my right hand.

People tell me, I haven't changed at all, but I don't feel the same

The school meeting was a rousing success. My boy's been having trouble with things like reading and comprehension. I call him, "little schpydurx." Anyway since this horrific change of schedule which requires me out of bed by 0545 *shiver* and home by 1517 (that's an entry for another day - the very high tolerances at which I operate, and its eventual and occasional failure) I've taken the walrus by the tusks so to speak and (since the dad historically is not as easily manipulated) stepped up to the plate to buckle the boy down. In just three short weeks, great progress has been made. We're all very excited.

And I bet you've had that feeling too, you just cant laugh all the time

This weekend, I'm going to pick up my new Merrell's. Daddy needs a new pair of shoes! I was on a deals site last night and came across some Land's End driving shoes marked down to $15. I went to order them, but alas, they were already sold out. I hate missing great shoe deals! Especially shoes earmarked for driving!

And if the fires burn out there's only fire to blame

So in a given day, approximately five days a week, I chat with somebritinmass, schpydurx, and the ever engaging galinda822. I call these my vowels - they're a part of everything I do.

But every once in awhile, the elusive melancthe will pop up. I call her: And sometimes, "Y"

Melancthe (3:16:32 PM): *poke*
EricHowton (3:16:42 PM): ?
Melancthe (3:17:08 PM): I'm thinking about adding Tomas back as a friend.
EricHowton (3:17:11 PM): Fantastic.
Melancthe (3:17:48 PM): Sometimes he's teh awesomecakes *giggle*
EricHowton (3:18:07 PM): kk
Melancthe (3:18:59 PM): But he can make me want to scream too!
Melancthe (3:19:19 PM): Do you think I was too hard on him?
EricHowton (3:19:57 PM): He's a big boy.
Melancthe (3:20:03 PM): Hmmmm....*shifty-eyes*
EricHowton (3:20:16 PM): Geez.
Melancthe (3:22:17 PM): I really do hate him, though.
EricHowton (3:22:19 PM): Then why add him back?
EricHowton (3:22:30 PM): Won't that just cause more problems, later?
Melancthe (3:22:39 PM): Cause he's kinda cute.
EricHowton (3:22:45 PM): Makes perfect sense to me! *eyeroll*
Melancthe went away at 3:32:47 PM.

No time for worry cause we're on the roam again

Taking the kids to Boyd for the weekend - then a mad dash back here to coincide with my wife's arrival from work. On to drax0r and jesskd26's to watch tivo'd BSG. No, I did not succumb. My wife did. Then shoes Saturday with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and then Sunday, oh sweet Sunday - I finally get to relax. My parents are coming to Anna to return the children, and I'm grilling burgers. I love grilled burgers, and its been so long since I late ate them. And grilled burgers are the most fun with my folks. I haven't sat on my couch in nearly a month. Sunday, I aim to do some couch-sitting.

The clouds all scatter and we ride the outside lane

Lastly, there's a man I've come to admire, and appreciate. He's an everyman, just like you and I. He's a man who doesn't let external forces influence his attitude, which I know because it comes through in his smile. I invite this man into my home once a week. My children hug him; I shake his hand. Always inviting, always firm. He pets Daisy. Ain't nothing ever stood in his way far as I can tell. No sir, he's gotten what he's wanted by wrestling until dawn with the Angel. Hell yeah.

He's my Schwan's driver. And he embodies everything I wish I were.


Not on your own so help me please.. hold back the rain


Its all good.

Comments:


Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2008-04-10 22:03 (UTC) (Link)
BSG rocks. And I am making some ziti, caesar salad and some garlic bread. Not only do you get to watch the season premier that you missed, but the new episode too! Lucky you!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-10 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
BSG doesn't rock as hard as you do, ma'am.
galinda822 at 2008-04-10 23:56 (UTC) (Link)
Love the new avatar!

Sorry to hear you are sleep deprived. Hope the Monster's are helping. :)

ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 00:02 (UTC) (Link)
Love the new avatar!
Thanks, but I'm still working on it. It too...busy I think. Hopefully you'll like the new one just as much!

Sorry to hear you are sleep deprived. Hope the Monster's are helping.
Like Popeye with his can of spinach!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-11 01:18 (UTC) (Link)
If schpydurx is so dumb and you put people on your friends list that are supposed to be smarter then you, why is he still on your FL?

And while you're at it, riddle me this: why is everything a walrus all of the sudden? The way I read this, you're comparing your boy to some fat whore? if you're really writing this blog for your kids, is this what you want to your boy to think: "My daddy thinks I'm a fat, dirty ho." For shame!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 01:44 (UTC) (Link)
No one, least of all me, has any idea what you're referring to. If you keep up this senseless rant, I'm going to have to ban you.

Thank you for your understanding.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-11 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
This is but one difference between me and you.

You see, I know how to respect a lady's privacy. I wouldn't have posted this conversation because it was PRIVATE and she was likely drunk. I have not one redeeming feature and am loved to be hated by all.

For shame!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 01:43 (UTC) (Link)
You have several qualities I admire. One is that you're very sincere. Another is that you're very loyal. I like the avatar, BTW.

We can't chalk up smarts though, as a trait, as the above conversation was used with permission ©
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-11 01:21 (UTC) (Link)
He's my Schwan's driver. And he embodies everything I wish I were.
You wish to be nothing? You want to be a walrus? WTF?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 01:49 (UTC) (Link)
Wait...what?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-11 01:24 (UTC) (Link)
This weekend, I'm going to pick up my new Merrell's.
You linked to the wrong entry. Don't you mean your semi-gay shoes?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 01:47 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, old-reliable! Actually, I've gotten much more use out of my other Merrell's here of late:
galinda822 at 2008-04-11 01:43 (UTC) (Link)
- they're a part of everything I do.
Like every step you take?
Every breathe you make?

:)
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
Every smile you fake.
irulan_amy at 2008-04-11 04:57 (UTC) (Link)
"My boy's been having trouble with things like reading and comprehension. I call him, "little schpydurx."

Dude. That's harsh. ;)


Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead. I plan to download BSG as soon as I get up Saturday. I SO love having that show back. And the Cheesecake Factory, *drool*


Ah, the Schwan's man. When I was younger, I looked forward to his weekly visit because it meant lots of delicious things with ice cream. Oh, and french toast sticks!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-11 11:44 (UTC) (Link)
Dude. That's harsh.
It would've been funny had he not been so emo lately.

wardlejew
wardlejew at 2008-04-11 14:46 (UTC) (Link)
having set myself up as a some sort of awkward deity with coffee to my left, and Monster sitting at my right hand

what exactly is the Deity here, you, the coffee, or the Monster.

My boy's been having trouble with things like reading and comprehension. I call him, "little schpydurx."

That is a little harsh to both parties mentioned. ouch!

wardlejew
wardlejew at 2008-04-11 14:51 (UTC) (Link)
hmm I wasn't finished and it posted already, oh well.

"I call her: And sometimes, "Y""

Made me laugh.

"Melancthe (3:22:39 PM): Cause he's kinda cute."

Interesting, I thought this would be the focus of the comments. Not to be. I think some people like to be the butt of jokes and set themselves te be exactly that. Some people like to play to their game and help them be that as well. schpydurx likes to play the game I've decided.
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catttitude
catttitude at 2008-04-11 21:06 (UTC) (Link)
Try the Cajun Meat Pies. Yummy.... Does that sound funny? LOL.
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