Monday, January 4, 2010

Nothing to See Here... Move Along to Facebook

Yeah. You knew it was coming. I have turned to Facebook for my venting. I don't really update this blog anymore. There are only a small handful of you (at least I think) who haven't friended me on Facebook. For the remainder of you, you know where to find me.

I may occasionally post a rant or two on here, but for now I'll see you on Facebook.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dear Television

Dear Television,
I'll come right out and say it just to make this easier on both of us. I'm just not into you anymore. Look, it's not you, it's me. You've changed, sure, but for the better. You're bigger. You're smarter. You're clearer. You look stunning. In fact you look better than ever.

But looks aren't everything.

To be fair, I need to let you know, there's someone else. And I think you know who I'm talking about. I'm not going to hurt your feelings by telling you that the other party is smarter, funnier, freakier (heh), and younger. But. Well. You know it's true.

I'll spit it out. It's the Internet. But you knew that, didn't you? You've known for some time this would happen.

We can and will still be friends. Late at night on a weekend when I've had a couple too many drinks, you know we'll hook up. We always have and always will. And hey, who knows. Maybe a few years down the road, the three of us could.. well you know where that's going. Oh, but think of the possibilities if only you'd let the Internet plug into you...

Of course you'll still get to see the kids as often as you want. They love you, and that love is unconditional. They'll always be there for you (and your little yellow sponge of course).

I must be going now. I need to catch the latest news and as you know... well.. I just can't wait around any longer for you to tell me the news when I can get it instantly from the Internet.

Take care, be well, and I'll see you soon I promise.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You know that phase where they refuse to go to bed?

I have two of them in that phase right now. One in the beginning of it and one at the end of it.

But... I'm thankful that they're all of the age where they can dress up in costumes and have fun trick-or-treating on Halloween.

For what it's worth, 10/31/2009 will be the 2nd anniversary of the day Andy had his big surgery.

Halloween at the Kelley house. If you think you're invited, you probably are. Even if you think there's only a small chance you may be, you probably are. It's a Saturday and the Kelley kids will never be 3, 4, and 6 on Halloween again.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's hard being bald in this weather

You lose heat out your head, you know. And when there's no hair there to help keep you warm.... brrrr..

Speaking of bald, it's time to sign up for St. Baldrick's again. I really want to shave again but I like being bald. I look and feel horrible with hair on my head, since it grows so sporadically now.

I don't think I'm going to shave this year. Maybe I'll just donate on Julie's head if she shaves.

Thoughts? Rude comments?

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Kids' World

My kids are growing up in a world where:

  • It has always been possible to pause live TV
  • CD players are a thing of the past. (and what is a cassette tape?)
  • TV has always been in HD and widescreen.
  • Cash is used only for the smallest of purchases, such as a fountain soda or a pack of gum.
  • Tony Larussa has always been the manager of the Cardinals.
  • Online social networks are just another aspect of social life.
  • There never were WTC towers in NYC.
  • Video conferences across the globe are the norm. Nothing special about it at all.
  • It's not cool to smoke.
  • The Internet has always been around. More specifically, "web apps" have always been around.
  • It's cool to be bald.
  • There is a migration from the suburbs to the cities.
  • Phones with cords attached? Never heard of such a ridiculous thing!
  • Video games do not require imagination.
  • The Rams have never been in the playoffs.
  • High schools have always had metal detectors.
  • Google has always been a verb. And what's a googol?
  • Their dad has never had long hair. ;)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Explaining 9/11 to a 6-year-old

Wow. That was difficult. I didn't know what they would say at school, if anything. So I explained 9/11 to Joey today on the way to school this morning. I told him that on September 11, 2001, America was attacked. They ran airplanes into two large buildings as well as "the place where the Army lives," which killed "thousands of Americans."

I should state at this point that Joey is very patriotic. He's studying the USA in class this year. All year long actually. He understands what it means to attack America.

He then asked me who did it. This is a sensitive subject. I told him it was a group of people who hate America called Al Qaeda. I didn't say anything about Islam or the middle eastern countries, as he goes to school with a very large proportion of middle-easterners and Muslims and didn't want him to start thinking unfounded bad things about his classmates.

I asked him if he understood that this country is at war, and he said yes. I told him that was why we are at war, and I saw it click in his eyes.

Then he asked me a very difficult question. "Why did they do it?" After a brief pause all I could say to him was that Al Qaeda likes seeing Americans die.

It's also strange to think that kids who were only 10-years-old when 9/11 happened are now going over to Afghanistan to (hopefully) finish things off.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to Not Blog for a Month

10) Laziness
9) Nothing to write about
8) The children are healthy
7) Evony
6) Neverwinter Nights 2
5) Coitus
4) Is there really anybody out there?
3) George Bush
2) Barack Obama

More to come later. :)