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My Weekend

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 8 years ago

User Journal 12

Well, I missed out on simply shutting my bedroom door and Civ4'ing it all day because I went to my parents house this weekend (even if I didn't, there's no way my wife would let me get away with gaming all day). Was a pretty good weekend. My brother in law was in the area near canton (my parents live in Medina, OH, which is between akron/canton and cleveland). He got to see the kids for a couple hours on Saturday, but I was able to relax and get some stuff done.
My parents, as I mentionedWell, I missed out on simply shutting my bedroom door and Civ4'ing it all day because I went to my parents house this weekend (even if I didn't, there's no way my wife would let me get away with gaming all day). Was a pretty good weekend. My brother in law was in the area near canton (my parents live in Medina, OH, which is between akron/canton and cleveland). He got to see the kids for a couple hours on Saturday, but I was able to relax and get some stuff done.
My parents, as I mentioned before, live out away from the big cities, at a country club (the fourth hole is part of their back yard). This is why I love bringing my telescope when I travel to their house. As luck would have it, Saturday night was completely clear, so I got a nice shot of Mars. I was out long enough, and my night vision trained enough that I could see the dark and light spots on the surface (dust storm!). Was a great night to be out on the scope. Sunday after church we went apple picking with the kids. They loved it and we ended up with far too much apples (will be making bethanies apple crisp, some apple pies, and finding other recipes to use). Mostly got melrose apples with a couple small red deliciouses.

Bad part of the weekend starting Saturday... Started getting sniffles and a sore throat. By last night, I was in a constant state of coughing (and when I cough too hard, I get the hiccups... am I weird, or does this happen to others??). Its just worse today... my chest aches from coughing too much... Am leaving early and getting some medicine on my way home.

For the record, I am not going to be dressing up, but Joey will be an 'Incredible' and Jenna will be a Duck for halloween. Will post pics when we take'm tomorrow.

And the Steelers will absolutely trounce the Ravens tonight. I'll expect at LEAST a 21 point difference by halftime, so I can go to sleep early and start healing.

And I leave you with a quote (feel free to guess where its from, but you SHOULD know...):
Duke Guy: Sire! You look just like the piss boy!
King: And you look like a sack of shit!

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Its good to be the King! (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#13916854)

"Everything's so greeeen!"

I could've sworn... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 8 years ago | (#13916913)

that the quote was "Yeah? And you look like a bucket of shit!"

More forceful than "sack".

Re:I could've sworn... (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 8 years ago | (#13917049)

Blinken, what are you doing up there?

Guessing? I guess no ones coming?

Re:I could've sworn... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 8 years ago | (#13917324)

Good lord, I have no idea what you're talking about.

Re:I could've sworn... (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 8 years ago | (#13917428)

I changed movies on you.

Robin Hood, Men in Tights.

Re:I could've sworn... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 8 years ago | (#13918852)

Ah. Haven't seen it.

Was just watching M*A*S*H (the movie) a bit ago, though.

Re:I could've sworn... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 8 years ago | (#13917337)

You could be right...

Hrm... if the Steelers are way ahead, I shall rewatch and verify the line!

Re:I could've sworn... (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#13918098)

Well at least you know what you'll be doing at 6:45 (PST) tonight;-)

sorry about that (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 8 years ago | (#13923790)

no going to bed at halftime with a big lead for you. They won but man was it a lot closer than i expected.

Re:sorry about that (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 8 years ago | (#13924435)

Baltimore had its back against the wall and was playing like it was their only shot to get to the playoffs (which it kinda was). Pittsburgh even was giving them gifts in the form of int, fumb, botched punt, and stupid penalties.

I hate it when it comes down to the wire like that... if it was NE with 1:40 left to play, the steelers woulda lost... thank god they were playing baltimore...

Re:sorry about that (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 8 years ago | (#13925000)

yeah, it was interesting how it ended. When the steelers had to settle for three, I thought, 'wow - they might have just lost this game.' Then the ravens started moving the ball with sharp passes that stopped the clock and I really did think they would lose. Then the ravens through that short pass right to the middle of the field and I was relieved. They were doing everything right until those last two plays. I'm not sure what happened but they really blew it.

close to my in-laws (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 8 years ago | (#13925701)

my wife's folks live in brunswick. used to live in lakewood, but they just decided to move.
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