Sunday, April 4, 2010

Stuck in Facebook

So no posts here for 4 months. And not many before that. It's because we've been using Facebook.

It's faster. More immediate feedback. Now, now, now. No waiting.

And we can see our friends now, now now,, etc etc.

And that's all good,,,, from one perspective.

But from another,,,, it doesn't give you the ability to express your thoughts and feelings quite like a blog does. A blog is just more personal in my opinion.

So,,, what to think of/express now?

Lots of things actually:
1. Kids - my girls are growing up so fast. Hailey's 10 already. Geez.

2. Vic - will we ever find a cure? This just seems to go on and on and on.

3. Politics - don't really want to get started there. So much is wrong with this country now. The direction we're headed. The activists playing leaders.

Just a few. Just a few.

Well,,,, blogged for now. May do more sooner.

Oh,,, it is Easter today. Girls had egg hunt. Good dinner,,,, courtesy of Vic,,,, who despite a massive headache still got a ham baked and potato salad made.

G'nite all!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Newest Family Member

Actual Conversation:

Vic: "Dog?"
Joe: "No."
Vic: "Dog?"
Joe: "No."
Vic: "Yes."
Joe: "Ok."

So we now have a 10 week old Cockapoo. Half Cocker Spaniel, half Poodle. The girls decided to name him Chance. I think it's because there's a good chance he'll take 5 yrs off my life. :)

Gracie absolutely adores him and plays with him all the time. Hailey's getting better but very averse to puppy nips. You know how they like to nibble on everything. Alyssa won't get in the same room with him. Terrified. We have a lot of work to do with her, but she'll do fine.

So,,,, here's Chance.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


My Father was in the Navy. My Uncles were in the Army, Navy and Marines. My Grandfather was in the Army. My Great Great Great etc etc. And I spent 10 yrs in the Navy.

By the time I was 22 yrs old I'd seen every John Wayne war movie ever made and just about every war movie period. I'd heard all the stories. And although I was still an immature 22 yr old guy, I had a deep respect for our nation, our military and those who serve.

Interacted with someone recently who doesn't have a clue about the value, honor and willingness to sacrifice our soldiers and sailors have. This 22 yr old, if she is really that old, has her head stuck in celebrities, singers, concerts and TV.

I hope someday she grows up.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Day

We told Gracie last night, due to the messes she was leaving around the house, she could only play with 2 toys at a time. She got very angry with me for enforcing this rule.

Gracie: "Dad, you're no longer part of the family!!"

Dad: "Ok Grace, no snack, food, TV, Computer, toys, water, clothes or anything. Go sit down and wait on your Mother."

Gracie: "What? Why?"

Dad: "Cause I pay for everything here. If I'm not part of the family, I'm not paying for any of your stuff."

Gracie: "GRRRRRR,,,,,,O K!!! You can be a little bit part of the family!!"

Gotta love her

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Stargate Universe

I looked forward to this Friday and the new Stargate series premier for several months.
What a HUGE disappointment.

Gone is the comraderie, team work, loyalty, common purpose, humor and positive storyline present in over 10 years of the series franchise.

It is replaced with a putrid show about people arguing, bickering, stabbing each other in the back and basically being a typical reality tv show.

The new Battlestar Galactica series was done much the same way. Instead of telling a story, advancing a plotline or being entertaining,,,, they developed characters. They'd spend a whole series episode, a full hour telling a story which should have taken only a few minutes to tell and be part of larger more entertaining story.

They're banking on people choosing arguing, bitchy people over a real story and real entertainment.

So very sad to see this good tv series ruined this way.

Will I still watch? Probably. I'll record on DVR and fastforward thru the endless hours of BS to see where the story goes.

Very sad....