It is soo nice to get back to the office on Monday to rest! Weekends are not for resting, they are for running around and doing all the things that keep you from cleaning your house and doing laundry. Mind you this is the time you really should be doing chores, but since I don't live with my mom anymore and neither myself or my wife are clean freaks......the laundry goes from the clean pile to the 'to be washed pile', the desk has become a housing for bills I might pay once I get around to it, the kitchen.....the kitchen is clean 99% of time because I dont want bugs and hate stinky left overs. And as for the rest of the house, we have a 5 year old and a 2 year old who are hell bent for destruction; enough said. Now on with the fun times.....
Saturday we went to a birthday party at a skating rink. I have not put on skates in almost 8 years, since my last and final spill down a flight of stairs. I love skating but the old saying about not getting back up on the horse once you fall off, is very true. I had a near skull cracking fall that a dive roll saved me and hung up my skates ever since. But the fear is gone and I really would love to get back into it, minus the railing, stairs and ramps. Just a nice skate around the park, with only a few attempts at some old tricks ;-)
These are the skates they gave to me at the rink, I thought they did not make them like this anymore! They were uncomfortable, the wheels were worn very uneven and the fact I was a bit wobbly on them made it all that much worse.
After the kids were all geared up we set out to skate. I did not fall once! Which is surprising, because in the old days if I did not fall at least once while skating I was doing something wrong. I almost went down, and I blame the skates. The wheels were so unevenly worn that when you took a turn they would almost slide out from under you. But I kept up right and did not go down! But Seth on the other hand had a different story.
Seth, the 5 year old, got his own pair but spent most of the day like this:
After the pizza (which was OK at best), chicken nuggets, fried cheese sticks and cake we went home to get ready for trip #2. I had to take out all the seats in the wife's car because we were going to pick up a dinning room table and a book case from a friend of hers. Of which we stuck the book case outside, that lasted a whole hour or two before someone took it, and kept the table. It is not as sturdy as the old one but it doesn't take up as much room.
Now while I was out there I saw this truck that was covered in angel stickers, decals, stuffed animals and a home made set of wooden wings attached to the front bumper. I was so intrigued by this thing I had to go get the camera! I later found out it belonged to our neighbor's father who was up for the simulated drowning (baptism) we were all going to the next day. And all I can say about his truck is this; I love boobs I cannot deny that fact at all! But I would not decorate my car, bedroom or office in boobie paraphernalia. Not that I would think anyone would be offended by it, who the hell doesnt love a good rack?!?! I just would be worried people would think of me as some kind of weirdo and avoid me and egg my car. I do not wear my heart on my sleeve or my car. So, think twice before putting something on your car that tells the world how you think. You might come out to a car with flat tires, key markings or broken windows. And I heard that cops really do not like that bumper sticker 'Bad Cop - No Doughnut' Even though I think its funny as shit!
We went to Costa del Sol in Union , NJ for the after party for the removal of sins from those we have never met. The food was great, the beer and wine was flowing and no one got smashed. Well at least by the time we left no one had thrown up and no one was hitting on the girls from the Sweet 16 that was going on downstairs.
But can anyone tell me why 15 or 16 birthday party for a girl has to cost almost $13,000! I do not have any daughters (thank you!) so maybe this is a lost idea on me. But if shelling out the same amount of money for a BIRTHDAY that could get me a new car isn't insane I don't know what is. And if I ever do have a daughter and she want some fairy tale birthday I will give it to her, with the stipulation she not ask for a car, money to got to college or a wedding gift! This girl had better marry a rich man if she wants to maintain the delusional life she is being led to believe exist.