He's a very good driver....just has trouble reaching the gas pedal & keeping his eyes on the road
Thursday, April 30, 2009
This weekend will be a busy one. I'll have Project work to complete for Monday. There's a very slim chance it will be nice enough to dig post holes for a deck. B-Ball on Sunday. A garage to clean (bottles to the depot). Paperwork. And a bunch of other stuff too boring and time consuming to mention. With all of this, I still have to find 2 hours to sneak in a viewing of the new Wolverine Movie (even though I've heard from numerous people who have seen the leaked version that it sucks ass....I'll still go see it). And if lucky, I'll find a way to get a couple hands of poker in. All this in 2 days, while minding the boy (mom will be out with Grand-ma-ma for the weekend).
How can a seemingly mortal guy do all of this in just a mere 2 days ? Yes...it's true....I have super powers....and I'm freakin' cool too ( I drive a 4 door sedan dontcha know)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
And now it doesn't know what it wants to do outside. It was snowing last night, then a bit today. The weatherman says it will be -something tonight and we expect the same for at least 2 more days. Please GOD Please, can we have spring now ? Please ?
On a side note, the flames are do or die tonight. Maybe this picture will give them the inspiration they need:
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Finally, here's a snap of Ol' Tom getting a round in.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
NEW YORK -- The U.S. job market continued to weaken in March, but the worst stages of job losses may be over, the Conference Board, a private research group, said on Monday.
The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index fell to 90.1 in March 92.2 in February, which was revised higher from 91.0.
The index -- which has declined for 20 straight months -- is down 22.1% from a year ago, the Conference Board added.
"While we see a continued sharp fall in the ETI, the decline was not as strong as in the previous four months, suggesting that the most intense stage of job losses may be behind us," said Gad Levanon, senior economist at the Conference Board.
"However, the drops in each of the eight components of the ETI in March signal that many more jobs will disappear over the next several months."
The report comes after government data on Friday showed that the U.S. unemployment rate rose to a 26-year high of 8.5%, as employers slashed 663,000 jobs under the strain of recession.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Today marked another first for the big boy. It was his first flight. He's a very good boy when he travels so I wasn't too nervous. Until, that is, we got on the plane.
As some of you know I do a lot of traveling and one of the things that drives me crazy is a crying baby on a flight. There's nothing you can do but hope you didn't forget your ipod.
In this case...I thought I was going to be "that guy"...that "jerk", who brings a screaming baby onto a quiet 8am flight. I thought for sure, he would start screaming and everyone on the plane would focus evil adult traveler eyes on me as if to say "If it weren't illegal, I'd kill your ass for torturing that kid"...
As we sat on the plane, the boy was quiet and content....I felt a wave of calm fall over me...that calm was broken...not by the boy, but by the business woman next to me who took one look at the little man and said ' I'll just move over there and give you some extra room"....it was as if she jinxed it....i could feel it (my fear was going to come true).....then we began to taxi...and he started to fidget. (no)..we arrived on the runway ready for take off....and it began...low at first(no, no, no)...next a fuss...I could feel the heat of the passengers eyes on me...burning into my skull as the plane began to pick up speed. A bottle, I thought, that will work...NOPE...the plane rumbled along picking up speed...the boy got louder..(no, no, no. no. no. no)....I had no idea what to do...I thought for sure the flight attendant was going to come over and tell me I was a horrible dad for putting him on this flight..I was now becoming one of the people I bicthed about on countless flights...the plane left the ground...I was almost ready to crack....and then....it stopped...silence....I looked over and the boy was looking out the window in amazement and smiling.
In the end, he was like he is most of the time, a good relaxed boy. After staring out the window lost his interest, he snuggled up on his moms chest and feel asleep.
The entire day was a treat with him.