Can I make it to ten three weeks in a row? Stay tuned and find out on this week’s edition of Ten Things of Thankful! Sponsored by sleep deprivation and sobriety.
Almost immediately after publishing last week’s TToT post, I found out that there is a group of people out there who have been updating the old Tecmo Football ROM’s with current rosters. So not only am I getting my Tecmo Football fix, I’m getting it with current players! Tecmo Football is the shit and this has made me 50 shades of happy.
A while ago, my BBFFFL (Best British Friend For Fucking Life) found a little Lego stormtrooper she wanted to mail to me so I could have him and squeeze him and hold him tight. I was hesitant to give her my address. Not because I don’t trust her, but she’s notorious for glitter-bombing the shit out of people via mail. So, I guess in a way I really don’t trust her. (I totally do trust her, though.)
Anyhow, shenanigans began on Facebook over the fact that I had finally agreed to let her ship me the trooper when Lizzi mentioned she had a Millennium Falcon. This Falcon was a magnetic bottle opener. I also declared it mine. I was joking, of course, but I still kinda wanted it. Unbeknownst to me, Lizzi (because she’s an amazing and thoughtful friend) ordered another online and had it shipped directly to my house. ISN’T THAT FUCKING AMAZING?? I kinda had a shitty day, and opening this package put a huge dumbass grin on my face.
Lizzi made me promise that I would zoom the Falcon around the living room, and so I did.
Thank you again, Lizzi, for being such a generous and spectacular friend.
This past week has brought on many more small moments with C, most of which made me laugh. One, however, damn near made me cry. See if you can figure out which one it is.
C: *turns my head to the side and studies my face* Your hair is gone.
Me: Yup. Daddy shaved.
C: *rubs my stubble* But it’s coming back…
C soaped, lathered, and washed himself up in the shower without any help…right after he deposited the contents of his rectum AND his bladder into his bath water. Biggest. Log. Ever.
I had just sat down at my desk last Sunday morning after having started the coffee maker. C noticed that I had no cup of coffee in hand. “Daddy, you need to go make coffee.” How does he know?
We were watching the Michigan game on Saturday…
Announcer: And Michigan calls a time out.
C: I don’t want a time out.
Right after waking up Saturday morning: “The sun is up! We can go outside now!”
I upgraded my cell phone this week. I had jumped on to my dad’s plan a couple of years ago when shit went sour, and the contract is finally up. I also wanted to get off of his plan and have my own again so I now have a new Samsung S3. I know the S5 just came out, but this trooper isn’t shelling out $250 for a phone loaded with features I’ll probably never use. Besides, the S3 is still a pretty bad ass phone. Plus, with the mail in rebate that came with the phone I pretty much got it for free. Woot!
With the cool autumn weather arriving that meant it was time for me to make some cold weather food. Last Sunday was spent watching football and eating chileh. NOM!
I was finally able to make it to one of the twins’ football games on Wednesday. Sadly, their team had their asses handed to them, but luckily the twins can’t take much of the blame for that since they didn’t play much. However, after the game the coach told them both they’ll be much more involved going forward since they’ve got a few weeks of practice in now and have picked up most of what he needs them to know.
Though I’ve been sorely tempted a couple of times, I still haven’t had any alcohol in five weeks!
What if I told you there was a magical beverage you could consume when you’re tired and absolutely hate the world that would flip everything upside down? A non-alcoholic beverage, no less. It makes people less irritating. It makes the annoying chirping of the birds slightly more tolerable. It gets your juices flowing and gives you energy. I’m speaking, of course, of coffee. Lord knows I’d have been fired long ago without that magical beverage. (Yeah, I’m leaving this one here from last week because coffeh. Recycling rules!)
I finally broke down and discussed some feelings I was afraid to discuss with a very good friend. To my relief, we were able to work things out after some initial hurt, and I’m extremely thankful for that because this person is a huge part of my life and very, very important to me.
I spent last Saturday getting the house ready. I spent today actually doing it. My mom moved in with me. Due to some asshattery by the apartment complex she was living in (namely a hole in her roof that they refused to repair and refusal to replace extremely energy inefficient appliances which had been running her power bill to over $300 a month for a tiny one bedroom apartment), I offered to let her stay with me for a few months to get caught up on her bills and get back on her feet.
This is obviously not ideal for either of us as we both really like our privacy and living alone, but my mother and I get along famously so it’s not going to be an issue. There will be some adjustments that I will have to make (no more gallivanting around the house naked, dammit!), but ultimately I’m grateful that I’m in a position where I can help her. It’ll be cramped around here for a while, but the kids seeing a lot more of their grandmother (and she them) will be a good thing.