Friday, September 12, 2014

Music: Hell Frozen Rain

Artist : Akira Yamaoka
Vocals: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
(From Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

True Parenting Conversations: How could you do dis to me???

Before dinner...

Me: "You guys both understand that we're not playing any video games after dinner, right? I'm going to be sorting laundry, so I'm taking over the TV in the living room."

Boys: "Okay, sure, no problem."

After dinner...

Secondborn: "I am going to pway Minecwaft on the P. S. Thwee."

Me: "No, you're not."

Secondborn: "I am."

Me: "No, I'm going to put on a movie in there while I sort laundry."

Secondborn: "NOOOOOOO! WHY WOULD YOU DO DIS TO ME??? I JUST WANT TO PWAY MINECWAFT!"

Me: "I'm not punishing you, kiddo. I just--"

Secondborn: "Daddy, I am twying to tell you something."

Me: "...And I'm trying to answer your question. Okay, go ahead, kiddo."

Secondborn: "WHY ARE YOU DOING DIS TO ME? WHY DID YOU SAY NO VIDEO GAMES? I WAS GOING TO PWAY MINECWAFT ON THE P. S. THWEE!"

Me: "Because I need to sort laundry in the living room, and... you know what? Since I am slave to your merest whim, and waaaaay too tired to deal with a temper tantrum right now, how about I set up the PS2 in the back room? Would you be okay with that?"

Secondborn: "I would be otay wif dat."

Me: "Thank the dark and forgotten gods. Let's go do that."

So now he's playing Star Wars: Battlefront II on the PS2 in the back room.

No brain...

Me and B.O.B."Turns out you don't need one. Totally overrated!"

Monday, September 8, 2014

Exhausted...

So, I'm trying to finish making the transition from the old servers to the new servers at work, because I'm out at a conference all next week. (It's supposed to be a really awesome conference, but right now it just sounds tiring.) So, blog posts are like to be a little sparse... Okay, maybe nonexistent. Anyway, if I don't post anything for the next couple of weeks, it's because I'm metaphorically snowed under. Don't panic. I'm not dead yet.

Friday, September 5, 2014

I WILL NEVER NAP! I WILL NOT! I... will... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Huh. So, it turns that -- given sufficient provocation -- Secondborn actually will take an afternoon nap. Who knew?