Saturday, July 19, 2008

I've got my friends and they're ready to swing

I've been trying to make the most of the summer but I still end up working a lot. My 3 yr old cracks me up though. He gets mad when I go to work. The other night, I was heading out the door and he says, "Where are you going, dad?"

And I said, "I have to go to work."

He says, "Why?"

I said, "Because we need money to buy things and pay for things."

And he got this innocent and excited look in his eyes and said, "What are you going to buy, dad? Dad! What are you going to buy?" And his face was so bright that he must have been convinced that the only answer I could give him was something like: "I'm going to get some money so we can buy 13 more plastic light sabers! I know we have a lot of light sabers in this house but it doesn't hurt to have 3 of every style and color."

Why can't we all be optomistic like that?

But I did buy something cool. They gave me a hefty gift card at work, so with the help of my employee discount I was able to get a High Def TV for half price. It ended up costing less than the TV we bought when we got married 9 years ago. We needed a TV for our basement and I figured we may as well contemporize. I had no problem at all with our old TV, but then we got the HDTV and suddenly we have more channels than we did before and the channels that come in HD really are better than the others. I enjoyed the HD so much that I actually watched one (But not TWO) episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance" with my wife. I know. I still feel like punching myself for that but even worse is that now I watch our old TV and automatically think "THIS TV SUCKS!"

I wanted to go to Flaming Gorge again today but took too long getting out of bed so instead we went to some Animal Planet dealie at the park downtown, then we went up to the Snowbird resort up the canyon to get out of the heat and tomorrow I think we're going to Lagoon.

My wife woke me up this morning and said, "I was looking at you while you slept and you have nice lips. But I also thought, he doesn't look like a man. He looks like a little boy."

I laughed and said, "Well, when I was in college and SlimySculpin was my roommate, I went in his room to talk to him but he was fast asleep and he looked like a little boy, too. I don't think it has anything to do with how big you are."

She said, "So you know what I'm talking about."

I've also decided I like this song for the summer. It's not mainstream but you're going to have to live with it:


slimysculpin said...

What? You didn't, like, touch me or anything did you? Creepy.

The six-foot hairy toddler

Native Minnow said...

The ex said she saw you guys at Lagoon. When she was telling me about it I could hear Mr. M. crying in the background because he wanted me to call you to see if he could play with Olivia. She said he's not allowed to today though because everyone in the house is cranky.

Also, that song's definitely likeable.

slimysculpin said...


flieswithoutwings said...

Slimy, I think I just took the ninja turtle action figures out of your hands and set them on the desk near your bed. And used a washcloth to wipe some grape jelly off your face.

Minnow, we had tons of fun riding roller coasters with your kids. It was weird that you weren't there so we just pretended you were in the bathroom with a spastic colon the entire day. O and Mr. M held hands the whole time.