I missed a week, or two or three, I can’t rightly recall. I know last week I didn’t really feel I had enough to list off ten things for which I could be thankful. I probably could have, they would have just been really small, very mundane things. And who wants to read about those, amiright? BOOOOORRRRRRRRING. Anyhow, I feel like I have better material this week – given that I have two weeks of life from which to draw – and so here I am, creating another list of things for which I am grateful.
I used the power of Twitter to get yet another of the fabulous writers I follow Freshly Pressed!!! I love supporting other bloggers and the post in question was a very personal, powerful, and heartfelt post. I encourage you all to check it out and I dare you not to shed at least one tear while reading it.
- While playing Mario Kart 64 (retro gaming FTW!) he called Luigi “the Green Mario.” When I try to correct him and tell him that Luigi’s name is, you know, Luigi, he argues with me and tells me it’s Green Mario.
- While he was taking a shower the other day, the water had gotten a bit cold so I adjusted the temperature so that he would have hot water again. Upon discovering he had hot water once more, he exclaimed, “The water is hot again! I’m so happy!!”
- Trick or Treat! C was barely interested in accumulating candy. We took him to the mall because it was 40 degrees and misting rain, but all he wanted to do was run around in the designated play area and ride some of the little kiddy rides in the middle of the mall. Given a choice between getting more candy and riding the rides, he choose the rides.
The twins played their final game of the high school football season this past Thursday. Though they lost every game and, from what I could tell, their coach isn’t all that great, they had a lot of fun and learned a great deal about the game and especially about losing.
My BBFFFL (for the uninitiated, that would be Lizzi) found a little Lego Stormtrooper and thought of me. She bought it with the intention of sending it to me because she’s awesome. Knowing, however, her penchant for glitterbombing people via the postal service, I initially refused to part with my address. Finally I conceded, and she shipped her gift to me.
After about a month (which seemed like a lifetime – seriously, I’ve never checked the mail so often) it finally arrived, and much rejoicing took place. I filmed myself opening the package (which you’ve already seen if you are my FB friend), and in my excitement totally forgot about the glitter, which spilled itself all over the floor, where it was consumed by my dog. Well, it was consumed until she quickly realized it wasn’t food I had spilled, then she went on about her business.
The Lego trooper has found a home amongst my other Star Wars memorabilia, but unfortunately got packed away just a few short days later because my niece, E, seems to like breaking my stuff. I was able to snap a picture of him before he retired to the cardboard ether, though.
The annual Cincinnati Out of the Darkness walk took place on the 19th, and it went really well. I wrote about it in detail here, for anyone who’s interested or may have missed the post.
Coffee. Always coffee. I’d probably be dead without it. Or at least that’s how I’d feel…
I woke up this morning to find the following post from Samara on my Facebook wall:
My kid asked me this morning, “So, mom- how’s your coffeh?”
Your vernacular has officially infiltrated our household!
I love infecting the minds of others with my silliness. I am totally winning.
Still have not consumed a drop of alcohol since September 12. At this point I’m going for a record. Or something. It’s been a LONG time since I went this long without a drink.
I invaded the space of two other blogs this week! A few more and the world will be mine! Mwahahahahaha!
First, I was asked by the Sisterwives to (along with other humor bloggers) provide some comic relief on a blog which tackles some pretty hefty topics. That I was considered for this honor despite not primarily being a humor blogger (not really – I don’t think – but I try to be funny when I can) felt amazing. Check out the post to see what I and the other funny guys had to say. Also, if you haven’t already, click the follow button while you’re there. Many, many important topics are discussed there which few people are willing to talk about.
Secondly, I wrote another poem with the very talented and astoundingly creative HastyWords!! Just in time for Halloween, we got a little bit creepy for this one. I had so much going on that I forgot to post it here. Or to even reblog it. Head on over and check it out! Also, click the follow button there for beautiful poetry from an amazing woman.
In an effort to build my audience back up, I signed up for WordPress’ Blogging U. course for November. I had close to 5000 followers before I pulled the plug on Stuphblog, and I’m pretty much beginning from scratch again. I’m hoping to pick up some new followers and more insight on building a better blog. Just to warn you, though, some of the material I post as a result of some of the assignments will probably rehash material some of my longtime followers already know. I apologize in advance for bringing up old shit, but I’m looking forward to meeting new bloggers and hopefully expanding my readership anew.