Thursday, January 28, 2010

Exciting numbers and the SotU

This blog will cover two things: A clip show of sorts from our lives the last 9 months and my thoughts on the State of the Union. Also I will be writing this in HTML that I have just learned so it may have some errors.


There were things that caused my innards to riot against me and then there were things that my brain seemed to like in the SotU Address last night. I did support the idea of posting ear marks. In reality it may be the sort of thing that flows against productivity in Congress but my idealistic sense hopes that it will cause the Democratic system to be more sincere. It is always funny to me, however, that when Obama is finding himself mired in his own political knots he speaks to the world promising the very same things that McCain promised in his campaign that Obama derided. In this particular speech it was a spending freeze, something McCain expressed need for in a debate against Barrack, to which Barrack stated that a spending freeze was not the answer ....apparently it is.


It doesn't bother me that Obama is adopting good ideas, I want the country to do well, it bothers me that instead of voting for a sentiment the American Public could have voted for the guy that had the right ideas from day 1. I did find it bothersome that the President of the United States talked of the parties working together and moments later insulted the Republicans. Then he spoke about looking to the future and not focusing on the past right after he blamed our financial problems. What worries me about this is I see a man concerned with image and pride not sincerely concerned with fixing things.


Now on to more important things


Important Numbers Since Graduation



  • Number of months since graduation : 9

  • Number of weeks baby is : 30

  • Number of books read since October: 6

  • Number of job interviews : 1

  • Number of episodes of the Bachelor watched: ALL

  • Number of times I have been punched by a small child: 72

  • Number of cans of Pepsi throwback consumed: 3

  • Number of parenting classes taken: school of Hard Knock

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby Movin

We've tried to catch the movements of our human seedling on video but it seems he is aware of our presence and he stops moving when I turn the camera on. However, we have gotten a few small movements that, in a small way, represent his normally seismic attitude. Some of the movements are small so keep a keen eye out. Whoever spots all the movements wins a prize.

video

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pregnancy VS Freddy

There is a human being inside of Annie’s stomach. It is an odd thought but I suspect that is even stranger for Annie. I suspect that because she has told me as much. But there is a point when it leaves, or at least leans away from, the Sci-fi and becomes more real definite. For me that was when I could see Annie’s stomach move. When our baby moves he really moves. For those of you who have seen Nightmare on Elm Street you may recall what it looked like when a face pushed through the wall early in the movie. It’s something like that. For those of you who have not seen the movie, the best way to describe the scene in the movie is to compare it to the movement of our baby on Annie’s stomach.

It’s almost as if he is trying to end his current state of oppression by punching his way out of the stomach. It is my job as father to beat (not literally, just emotionally) that rookie upstart attitude out of him.

For those of you that are less interested in the thoughts and tid-bits of our lives and only peruse blogs for “the dirt” I will provide. Saturday Annie began having severe pains, the kind that make you call a doctor. So being the paragons of logic we did just that. The doctor said the pains sound like pre-term labor pains and had us come down to the hospital. For two hours Annie lay in a hospital bed hooked up to machines as she were some sort of poorly made cyborg and waited while a doctor and nurse floated in and out of the room without telling us anything. Eventually we were released being told it was not early labor but to keep an eye on it just in case.
So what was causing the pains, you may ask. The answer is simple or maybe it’s very complex, who knows because they didn't tell us anything. But we did get a print out on what to look for if you are going into early labor. So we should be set.

Monday, January 4, 2010

An Enticement

Just to make sure you come back I am adding a video to the blog. Remember, there is more where this came from.

video

Blogging 2010!!!!!

It has now been almost a year since our last blog entry. For those of you, and I suspect there are many, that faithfully read this blog you felt abandoned but I assure you there was no abandonment. We never left, rather we lurked somewhere just out of eyesight waiting for the right moment to pounce. We waited for a moment when you would need us most and this is that time. Christmas has come and gone and the cold reality of life is crashing down on all of us once again.

But we re-open our blog hearts to all of you once again for many reasons. Last year so many things of interest were not happening that it was too much for my brain to handle. Thousands of bits and pieces of non-events and un-happenings were crashing together with such force in my mind that they often exploded in a cringe-worthy display of nonsensical word vomit. Now, however, things are a happening. The other reason for our sudden return (apart from the constant clamoring avid fans) is because a friend of mine who shall not remain nameless, David Espenschied, decided to start blogging. That man has bested me so many times that I have had enough and will not be shown up by him any longer.

In conclusion, I don't know if there is anyone even reading this. I assume that by posting my thoughts and our family events someone must be reading them. To supply something continually must mean that there exists some sort of demand. Yet, there is no real proof of this. Maybe there is not a soul who is reading this. So, to my phantom fans, we write on!