Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A note to Christmas

Dear Christmas,
I am writing to you to issue a formal complaint of your habitual line crossing, or month crossing as it is in this case. I am sick and tired of only being a side note for your 3 month long invasion. I remember back when, in the golden days, it was considered faux pas to decorate for Christmas before celebrating me. It used to be standard operating procedure to decorate for Christmas on the Friday after me, now known as Black Friday. Now I am just a day of rest before the biggest shopping day of the year, A shopping day spent buying gifts for you! I myself enjoy Jesus’ birthday as much as the next holiday, excluding Martin Luther King Jr’s day, as that holiday has a dream that all holiday’s will be celebrated equally, but Christmas, you have taken Jesus’ birthday and turned it into a birthquater. Christmas, it is not your manifest destiny to rule the entire calendar. New Year’s eve and I are fed up with your blatant disregard of our holiday status, and Halloween has joined us this year as he feels that this year you have encroached into his designated holiday space. Fourth of July has starting to turn more red than white and blue because he is being pushed from the shelves to make way for your decorations! I don’t know if you know when the Fourth of July is celebrated, but it’s on the effin 4th of July, which is almost dead center of the calendar, give or take a month. I’m not 100% sure on this, because I wasn’t paying attention, but I’m pretty sure Hanukkah said something about him being celebrated in December too. Kwanzaa is very irate and has already held conference calls with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Louis Farrakhan to get this encroachtion, of the holidation, validation, emaciation, abomination, and some other tion words that I couldn’t even begin to spell, corrected!  In closing, Christmas, consider this as the first official warning for you to back off, or else further holiday actions will be taken.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bringing more enjoyment to my dishwashing

If you follow Lowe’s Home Improvement on Facebook then I’m sure you’ve seen the pre-Black Friday deals they ran this weekend.  Well my Bride made me aware of the deals so she and I spent our weekend trying to win coupon codes for 90% off of items.  Out of all the ads we tried we won one.  But to be honest, it’s one that we really wanted, and needed.  We won an Aquasource faucet for our kitchen sink.  Yay!  The faucet normally cost 130 some odd dollars, we paid 14 for it.  Can’t beat that with a stick!  We fought nobly for several other items, but didn’t win any other battles.  We really wanted to the kitchenaid mixer, and the Dyson vacuum. 
Here is what we used to be working with.
Here is what we were given

And here  it is all finished up and looking pretty
The faucet didn’t get great reviews online, but let me tell you, coming from what we had this thing is awesome.  Cleaning behind it so much easier, I wipe everything down after I wash the dishes.  It has the removable nozzle built into it, so all we have to do is pull on the head and we have a sprayer.  (That’s what she said)  Our old sprayer broke so we bought a replacement, and then the replacement didn’t work so it was pretty much just there for looks.  I believe we’re going to try and find a stopper or something to put in place of the old sprayer, just so it looks a little better.  Next we hope to completely replace the sink though.  We think we want a black sink, and one of higher quality than what came in our spec house.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Make your own Sodas?

So I listen to the Dan Patrick Show at work and he’s been pushing this product called SodaStream where you can make your own soda.  Have any of you guys heard of this?  Anyone used it?  If this thing really works I would really change the 2 liter bottle game at the Smith house.  It doesn’t say anything about recharging store bought drinks on the website, that I’ve found, but just wondering everyone’s thoughts and reviews?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Forcing my hand

I’m forcing myself to write a blog today.  I’ve had writers block lately, than mixed with the fact that I haven’t really done anything of note lately has made for a lack of post.  Just a warning, this might turn into a “random” blog at any point.  I like for my blogs to be funny and informative, but for some reason I just haven’t felt funny lately.  My Bride would probably say that I’m never funny, but I tend to disagree. 
Something that I’ve learned since getting married, everyone wants to know when you’re having kids.  Seems like an innocent question, but what they’re really asking is, “Are you guys boning with a mission, or still just boning for fun?”  Think about that for a second.  And really why do you want to know what’s happening in my bride and I’s bedroom?  When we’re ready to tell you we’re having a kid, we’ll send you a picture of the kid on a Christmas card. 
On our Honeymoon I finished Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”.  It was a decent enough book, but to me it didn’t come close “Angel’s and Demon’s” or “The DaVanci Code”  I was really excited about this book, especially since so much of it was focused on Washington DC.  Maybe I had just set my expectations too high, I’ve been known to do that.  Has anyone else read these books?  If so, what are your thoughts?

After finishing “The Lost Symbol” I started “Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham.  Now this has been a very enjoyable book.  Being a sports fan I’ve really gotten into it.  The only problem is for some reason I’ve had a hard time finding time to read.  I don’t know what it is with me, but sometimes I’ll just read and read and read with what appears to be endless time, then I’ll get to point where I can’t seem to find a single free second to read a word.  Anyone else go through these ups and downs?  I feel like I’ve only read 5 or 6 books this entire year.  I’ve almost read that many in just one month in years past.  Sometimes I know it’s the book that’s making it so hard for me to read, but I’m really enjoying this book. 

Halloween made me thinking about ghost and ghost hunting.  I really want to be a ghost hunter.  I watch “The Ghost Hunters” on TV and what they do amazes me.  I’ve never had any kind of a run in with a ghost or spirit, so part of me doesn’t believe in such things.  But some of my family members say they've had encounters and you don't think your family is crazy, so you tend to start to believe in such things.  Any of you guys ever had any run ins with ghosts? 
I know this blog wasn’t funny, probably wasn’t entertaining, and posed a lot of questions.  But I thank you guys for reading my forced blog post.  I need to find a blog a day thing.  Maybe I’ll get my google on and see what I find out there in the vast interwebs to keep the posts coming.