Well, not xbox, but real life.
Ok, just spent an hour killing bumble bees. Fuckers are nested under the shed out back. Like a dumb ass, I hired an organic exterminator to make them go away. Three fucking useless weeks later, no fucking god damn piece of shit change. So today, I go out armed with two spray bottles filled with soapy water and a weed wacker. I start going at the grass around one of the spots that they come in and out of. They immediately start coming out. Sos I go into first person shooter mode. Two fisted shots as they come out, get em nice and wet so they have a hard time flying, run in and stomp. Repeat for an hour. Killed several dozen bees this way. Get adrenaline going in super mode. KILL, KILL, KILL!
After an hour of this, I call and leave a message on the exterminator’s phone about the uselessness of their service, and demand that they refund my money.
I’m just now calming down.
Colette lost her firt tooth today.
Pretty cool stuff. It has been loose for a few weeks now. Tonight it finally popped. She was very excited at first, but then it started bleeding a bit. She’s never seen that much blood, nor tasted it before. It wasn’t that much blood though, just enough to drip a bit.
Then she had a big dilema. Should she keep it or give it to the tooth fairy. She decided to give it to the tooth fairy and ask if the fairy would leave it with some money.
BTW, Jason Alexander wrote a childrens book about the tooth fairy. Bastard spoiled the end by revealing that it was the parents doing it! We were reading it to Colette at the book store and it was too late to stop. We had to tell her it was just a story and that the tooth fairy was real…if she wanted it to be…which she did.
Damn it, what was Alexander thinking? No joy in that story. No real payoff. Just a spoiler for a puzzle that kids don’t even ponder. Shit head IMO.
Anyway, I’ve got lots of ranting to do these days 🙂
I got some video and pictures of the toothy event 🙂
Here are the good things.
My wife is pregnant.
I will have a son soon.
She is five and is incredible.
I have a fulfilling job.
I have a loving family.
I don’t live in Boise Idaho.
Got me a new video camera for fathers day.
I have never really had one. So Friday, Kim says that for Fathers day I get to get a video camera. Now, we have to do it Sunday as Kim is due the following Friday and we must have a video camera this time around. We have about two hours of Colette’s child hood on video.
Saturday night I do some intense online research into cameras and come up with three possibilities. The Cannon Elura 90, the Sony HG-42 (i think), and the Panasonic PV-GS150. All from 600 to 700 dollars.
My eye is set on the Panasonic as it’s got three ccds for capturing color as opposed to the other two that have only one. I don’t know if it makes a difference, but it sounds cool, eh?
We hop down to Fry’s electronics where I hem and haw for about an hour over the three and end up getting the Panasonic.
It is cool 🙂 It even takes low res still at 2.3 megapixel. The best part of all, is that it has a joy stick to move around the on screen menu!
So here in Phoenix there are africanised bees. Meaning they are very agressive.
The other day I was taking the trash out. I have to pass through the back yard to do so. While I was passing through, the dogs got quite happy and started running around. At that point I noticed a very large bee like thing flying around. Then I noticed that it was actually pursuing one of the dogs. Now, you might think, “how would he recognize pursuit?”. Well…my large dog, Thumper, is about 90 pounds. He was running full tilt, which is pretty damn fast, and this bee was keeping up with him. It seemed to hit him in the face, then it veered off and went for the other dog. Same tactics and results, except this time I had to whack the thing off the dog.
So at this point I gots me a real good look at the thing. Looks like a bumble bee! They aren’t supposed to be that agressive right? Well according the the exterminator, they consider all bees in this area to be africanised.
Bumble bees are biguns. Knowing that they are agressive really changes the image I have of them.
Damn things stung both my dogs several times and almost got me. The dogs puffed up pretty bad and we in pretty sever discomfort for about 2 hours.
I have a baby coming, two dogs and a five year old kid. I really didn’t want a yard full of toxins, so I found a 100% natural exterminator. They came out, destroyed the nest and sprayed a bunch of natural oils and things. We’ll see how that works out. They said it could take up to 4 days for the remaining bees to go away since their hive is now kaput.
The baby is definately coming! Kim’s body is starting the process. Lots of general pain and discomfort with sporadic contractions. Thats probably the baby dropping and her hips opening up and her cervix dialating.
Could be any day now at this point.
I’d better get my ass in gear at the office. Oi. I’ll be dropping off the face of the planet for about a week or so.
Hoo boy, here it comes 🙂
ugh. Sometimes I hate it here. All there is to do here is fucking shop. spend spend spend. Fucking hate Phoenix sometimes.
Well, the baby is coming in a week or two. Holy shit. I’m 38 and having a kid, a boy no less. What the hell were we thinking? I don’t know. I’ve seen older friends have twin boys and survive. Heh.
Having a new baby in a new town is hard. Really hard. We’ve no other families or relatives here to rely on for babysitting or anything. That really makes things hard.
Speaking of the baby, how about a name like Baby Bubba ben Ben?