22

Yesterday marked 22 years of marriage for G and me. We spent the early afternoon watching the Portland Thorn Women’s Soccer team play some great soccer against the Orlando team, earning them a place in the championship game.  Seeing Alex Morgan shut down and pretty much on the ground was a highlight.  (She played for…

6500 Miles

6500 miles. 11 hours ahead of me. On the shores of the Caspian Sea. And I get a call, “WTF should I do??” Oh, FUCK me! His dilemma, 11 hours ahead of me, was to risk the ferry voyage without a pre-issued visa or not.  People have done it both ways – with and without…

Giving Her The Boot

This graphic depicts what happened tonight with DJ. I kicked her in the ass and made her drive herself to taekwondo tonight.  She has shit to do tomorrow night related to her job this summer.  And she’s going to have to drive herself to that too. Tonight she was hemming and hawing over having to…

Spring & Surprises

G’s birthday was yesterday.  And the girls and I pulled off the most spectacular surprise party for him ever.  You see, he is never really around for his birthday.  Usually, he is here or there but not really home.  Seeing the date of this birthday and the rugby schedule and all – I realized that…

Moments in Time

DJ was telling me a few weeks ago that she had a moment where she became acutely aware of exactly how old she was, and in that moment, she had another one of “OMG, I’M NOT READY!!” I laughed at her and told her to get used to it.  It seems that life is made…

Flash Back To The Past

“Hey, grab your permit because you’re driving us to the store,” I told DJ. Her response was funny.  A month ago, she would have hemmed and hawed and dragged her feet, then insisted we just drive.  But three weeks ago, she started formal driver’s education classes.  Two weeks ago, she started driving with someone other…

Take the Wheel

There are moments in my life that have caused me to pause and wonder, “WTF”. The first time it happened, I recall it was my 16th birthday. I had gotten my driver’s license after realizing how unlucky I was.  The state I lived had mandatory driver’s education for everyone the summer between freshman and sophomore…

Snow Day – Day 7

The other day, I installed the WTForecast app on my phone.  Why? I needed some joy brought to the weather – or at least some snark.  Snark? Oh yeah – got it.  This was tonight’s forecast. Earlier – it was this: And yesterday, it was this: Yeah, I like the snark. I’m hoping tomorrow that…

Snow Day – Day 5

They claim the end is near…..to this weather, that is.  We were also supposed to get above freezing today which I don’t think we did. Depending on which weather person you believe, we may or may not get up to 36 degrees tomorrow – but Tuesday – Tuesday we definitely will……at least for this hour….

Snow Day – Day 2

Today was the day the family started going stir crazy.  For me, I don’t know what it was. I had a hard time getting up this morning.  When I finally did, coffee and breakfast would not aid in me waking up.  My allergies which haven’t been an issue in weeks seemed to rear their ugly…