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Posted on 2010.01.20 at 07:50
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Age of Mythology Soundtrack
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Its been a great year so far. I love being with my kids - there's always lots of laughs on our little jaunts around town; they're really growing into their personalities, and we've had one hell of a run this weekend: We gamed until 0100 each night playing Age of Mythology and its Titan Expansion. I'd worked an 8-hour non-production maintenance window Sunday while my kids ran and played in the beautifully mild sunny day we had, but when the sun went down again the game was afoot! Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night.

Sadly, each of these long nights was met by an equally early start. Saturday morning we had our H1N1 "Swine Flu" vaccinations at the free clinic which was conveniently set up in the small frontier town of Anna. (Rarely has there been a more stark example of my socio-economic delta - Next time, I'll pay cash for the opportunity to avoid the free clinic.) This was followed by a delightful lunch at the best Italian restaurant in town - Joe's - and once again the children were a joy to be with. In case you misunderstand me, the last 9-years have pretty much been hell. Children aren't naturally well-behaved and/or polite. You have to train them, and they don't appreciate being trained. I'm finally beginning to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I know this will be short lived as they mature and reach other emotionally challenging phases, but I'm sure enjoying it now. My boy (first time on the adult menu) ordered the best pizza I've had in a long time: Jalapeño & sausage. We ate on it for three meals.

As an aside, one of the perks of living in Texas is that we usually add jalapeños to authentic dishes from other cultures. Many of our Chinese restaurants for example include a "Jalapeño chicken" dish, and our Indian food restaurants garnish with them.
Sunday morning I arose early for my maintenance window which I was able to do from home, and because of those hours coupled with the kids being out of school Monday, I took that day off as well. In short, its been a fantastic weekend. I'd like to see more like them.

I especially enjoy the architecture.

Enjoyed the hell out of the 10th episode of the forth season of Supernatural, "Heaven and Hell" which was the last episode I'd seen prior to purchasing the box set. Last night, we caught back up to that point after starting from the beginning again. What a great show! Sam's boning a demon, Dean's boning an angel, and everything in season 4 thus far comes together. Great writing, great acting, and great storylines. If the series had ended on that episode, I would've deemed it a success.

You cut yourself a slice of angel cake, didn't you?.
Is H1N1 (and its vaccine) a plot to depopulate 90% of the Earth so that international bankers can take over the world? Jesse Ventura thinks so. My mother is recovering conspiracy theorist and on our local city forum we have a whack-job who continues to post "proof" of this by way of excruciatingly long articles from known UFO-chasers despite having moved out of the city over a year ago. Of course no one knows exactly *how* H1N1 is going to do this. Or when. Today - Tuesday - I developed some mild flu-like symptoms indicative of having just had a flu shot, which is why I stopped getting them 10-years ago after ritualistically receiving them annually the decade before that.

I ain't got time to bleed.
So the most viewed video on my YouTube channel ("The Most Perfect Absinthe Cocktail Ever") hit 500 views this weekend, but the best part was the accompanying comment: "Absinth is something you drink with a ritual you idiot." (Say it with a German accent.) Du kannst auf diesen Kommentar antworten, indem du zur Seite "Kommentare" gehst. Not here pal, as the drink has been banned in the U.S. for the last ONE HUNDRED YEARS we have no rituals to speak of.

My hair is getting really long. I'm thinking about shaving bald just the left half of my head and getting drax0r to shave just the right half of his - that way, when we walk abreast, we'll have one gigantic, complete head.

Now that's a tasty burger!


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-20 15:12 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you are having such a good time with your kids!!!

What ritual was the guy suggesting? A satanic one or one in which you make out with your own sister?

Edited at 2010-01-20 03:13 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2010-01-20 15:19 (UTC) (Link)
They really are the worst twins ever.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-20 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
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CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-20 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
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ehowton at 2010-01-20 17:56 (UTC) (Link)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-20 18:45 (UTC) (Link)
I salute you sir!!! Your graphic definitely trumps mine. I love Mr. Bean but small breasts jiggling wins every time.

P.S. I can hear Carla now, "You can see her ribs!"
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2010-01-20 18:46 (UTC) (Link)
I've spent the past 40 minutes studying this and trying to figure out what's going on. I think I'll need more time.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-20 18:53 (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen Euro Trip?
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2010-01-20 19:06 (UTC) (Link)
No, I did recognize the film, but having what is likely to be the highlight of the movie captured for us right here is there a need? :<)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-20 19:17 (UTC) (Link)
It is definitely a highlight of the movie but not the only one, so I do recommend seeing it.

Well since you have not seen the movie, let me explain this scene. She is the smarter member of a set of twins but still not that smart. She is attempting to flash her breasts to the boys behind her (one of them being her twin brother) but she ends up flashing her back instead.

Edited at 2010-01-20 07:57 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2010-01-20 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
EuroTrip & Beerfest both are fantastic movies. Of course having toured Europe myself, I especially enjoy the parodies.
ehowton at 2010-01-20 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
Take all the time you need.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2010-01-21 17:55 (UTC) (Link)
Huh? This scene is in the movie, but the shot is not.
ehowton at 2010-01-22 03:16 (UTC) (Link)
By George I think you're right. I just went through the entire "UNRATED" movie and couldn't find it, not even in the special features.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2010-01-22 03:28 (UTC) (Link)
I saw the "video" it was based on; it's a fake, but it's a very good one.
irulan_amy at 2010-01-21 04:20 (UTC) (Link)
Tim keeps tell me that his 10 year old twin nephews will get to the enjoyable point. So far, I don't believe him. They haven't had the best training.

Season 4 of Supernatural was indeed good. It's come a long way from "monster of the week" I think.

And w00t for abundant jalapenos. Surprisingly, you have to beg for them around here. Though maybe I'm just not going to the right places.
ehowton at 2010-01-21 12:45 (UTC) (Link)
Tim keeps tell me that his 10 year old twin nephews will get to the enjoyable point.
It won't happen by accident.

It's come a long way from "monster of the week" I think.
While I agree, I also appreciate that it still retains most of its elements of that. There's nothing more I hate than a series which develops into episodes about itself, using the original subject matter as nothing more than a backdrop. The original subject matter is why I started watching it to begin with.

Though maybe I'm just not going to the right places.
Us Texans can be awfully arrogant, which is why coming from me this is a big deal: We don't have the best "Tex Mex." I spent a Cinco de Mayo in San Diego once and wept at what I experienced. The best I've ever eaten anywhere on this globe. If I had my druthers, I'd be in San Diego EVERY 5th of May.
dawaioser at 2010-01-21 04:40 (UTC) (Link)
The new Supernatural season starts tomorrow night, Thursday on CW33. Woot!
ehowton at 2010-01-21 12:51 (UTC) (Link)
Hot damn! Gotta get my DVR ready. Though admittedly, I've never heard of CW33. I'm also recording (first episode starts tomorrow) something called, Spartacus: Blood & Sand. While I *greatly* enjoyed Rome I was surprised at its lack of blatant sexuality, though it did make me want to watch Gladiator again. S:B&S on the other hand is being billed as 300 meets Caligula. Now THAT'S what I expected! Of course given Rome's lush set and excruciating detail to historical accuracy I may end up despising S:B&S. We'll see.
ehowton at 2010-01-21 13:46 (UTC) (Link)
KDAF/(formerly WB) - got it.
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ehowton at 2010-01-25 14:52 (UTC) (Link)
Or any more misshapen.
nicetwins at 2010-01-25 14:48 (UTC) (Link)


While I LOL at the thought of you and draxor making one complete head, let that hair grow!!! Or else get a mohawk... maybe a reverse one? ;)
ehowton at 2010-01-25 16:30 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Haircut???

One of us would get a normal mohawk, the other a "reverse" mohawk, then one of us could ride inverted on the other's head? What?
nicetwins at 2010-01-25 14:51 (UTC) (Link)

And once again, thanks...

for the wooden spoon idea. My kids are not too happy, but perhaps with the might of the spoon, I too will enjoy my kids' company more once they have been trained up like your kiddos ;)
I do enjoy them for the most part, just not the attitudes- those need a little adjustment
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