Thursday, March 26, 2009

Domestic Viloence

Sometimes pictures can say a thousand words.

But doesn't it suck when the picture says one thing, but the true explanation isn't as exciting?

The cool story would be that Larry gets all liquored up and when he's out of control, I have to body slam him into the wall in order to calm him down. You can just see the new WWF show: Gay Man Smackdown.

Sadly, Larry just got progressive bifocals. He went to pick up the remote control and realized objects change distances mid-reach. He missed, fell over and the wall "caught" him.

Luckily, the contractor who is working on our basement is still here. He just made a few more dollars on us.

We need a more exciting life.


Monday, March 23, 2009


It has begun...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Lot 15

We seem to be progressing slowly, but it looks as though they have a bathroom already in place.

Honestly, we're fine with still seeing a pile of dirt. The longer they delay, the longer we have to sell the current house (which goes on the market in about 2-3 weeks).

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow Day = Blog Day

A whole month since my last post. Geez, it's embarrassing. Don't give up on me. I swear I'll be back soon. Here's what February brought.

New House
We've had a number of meetings these past weeks. Remember how I said the great part was that you could pick everything you wanted for a new house? Well, you actually have to pick everything. We've had meetings with the builder, the designers and the electricians.

For the most part, we're not straying far from the colors, cabinetry, tiling, and other styles we've already used for our remodeling jobs at this current house. And we each decided to pick one nice upgrade. Larry opted for the wider plank boards for the hardwood floors on the first level.

Me? I went for the Sony Homeshare media station, allowing me to play and CONTROL the iPod from 4 different rooms using one central docking station. Technology kicks ass!

Seven more classes. SEVEN. I am so done with the program...not because I hate it, just because I'm tired of studying and schoolwork. Friday is my last day of Entrepreneurship and the following week ends Marketing. All that is left is Ethics, Negotiations and a final closing residency...which I hope is mostly trust falls and ropes courses.

Graduation is May 15th which ironically is 20 years to the same week I graduated college. On that day, I vowed never to go back to school again. I'm glad I didn't listen.

But seriously, if you're still with me 20 years from now, don't let me go for my PhD in 2029.

Snow Day
I love the fact that DC can't seem to handle large amounts of snow. (And by large, I mean my street got 5 inches.) I did a whole week's worth of homework today. I also took a two-hour nap. Who loves bad weather?

Boy Wonder
Corey is doing great. He constantly amazes me at how fast kids learn these days. He reads so well that every single book we have at this house is beyond him. His new obsession is those word search puzzles. Every time we go to a restaurant and he gets a kids menu, he'll push his dinner aside just to finish the puzzle on it.

Happy Holidays
My folks arrive in three weeks for our late Christmas celebration. I have the week off for Spring Break so they'll come here since we didn't travel in December. While I have a number of gifts bought, I realized that most of the Christmas stuff got packed away into a pod a few weeks ago; wrapping paper, bows, bags & tags. Mom & Dad will be stuck with presents in baby shower themes.

My parents are asking what I want for a graduation gift. I've toyed with the iTouch, but then my friend Mark lent me something last week that changed my mind forever...a power washer. Holy shit, have you ever used one? It's perfect for someone who is both compulsive and loves horsepower. I washed everything within 25 feet of the house; the siding, the patio, the deck. Hell, I started washing the alley, but then realized I didn't have enough cord.

OK, that's it for me. Catch you in a few weeks.