Tag Archive: work

Where to start?

As I had mentioned previously here, there are number of super cool things on the immediate horizon for us as a family.

But previously… in my life.  Alora and Lara went to the Pt. Defiance Zoo with Alora’s class last week.  Pretty sure it’s the first field trip or class activity that Lara has participated in this year ( I got to do the GingerBread house project and the car wash as well ) the whole class had a blast and they came home super hype.  Alora spent her time running away from the sharks and feeding the goats.  Also tonight LOST is a rerun.  How the hell does that work?  Making up for it by watching me some Season 1 Fringe while I type this.  Getting good!

New in this episode at the Casa del Putnam!  MunkyNutz is coming to town!  Whoo0!  Haven’t seen my man Jess in person for around six years but he coming to the Great Northwest on work and is gonna spend a weekend with the fam and myself in May.  SuperHype Yeah Boi!  Here’s the kinda guy MN is…  he found out that Super Street Fighter 4 dropped today and he went to pick up a copy just so he could get spanked by yours truly.  Also I grokked that he was starting out in BorderLands tonight and I can’t wait to coop some of THAT with my man Nutz.  Well not like that you know!

Also in the immediate future, my mom is coming to visit us for a week or so at the end of June (right after school lets out).  She’ll be meeting her grandchildren in person for the first time and my wife too, come to think of it.  Lara’s already planning State Park days and a trip to the Pacific Ocean.  I’m sure there will be plenty to do.

The van is working out splendidly so far and isn’t too terrible on MPG (miles per gallon) so I’m happy so far.  Put my OLD ASS XPLOD stereo in it.  Gots me some tunes.

Also concerning musics.  I’m going to the ‘RockStar Metal Mayhem Festival’ at White River Ampitheater with a fella named Steve who is a Midwest transplant (such as myself).  He’s the nephew of an architect I know who was raised in Michigan and frequents TSRL (where I work).  Actually Corey (Steve’s uncle) helped design the Grand Traverse Mall!  Anyhow… KORN, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God and other metal goodies await my attendance!  Sweet!

Enough rambling for now just wanted put something out there…  Gamertag – UtraViolent N8 …  Super Street Fighter 4 ya’ll!


Schindler's Lift

Long live the old school!

Not a lot to post tonight.  Our new downstair neighbors suck hard!  Big surprise!  2 days and Lara’s already looking for new abodes!

Listening to music tonight and cocktailing!  Have some humorous pictures for a future post but not quite yet…  Kids went back to school today and they were happy and we were happy.  Lara and I went to lunch and ran errands and conversed.  Kinda like real Human Beans!

Rollins Band just came up on my JukeBoxeZ!  Nice.  Today was Friday for me and I couldn’t be happier!  My normal cook went to opening day at Safeco Field today.  She’s a huge Mariners Head.  I think we’re going to a game in August (as a fam) this year.  Last year we went to a ball game on the HOTTEST DAY EVER in Washington state.  It was Awesome!

Tomorrow equals LOST!  Whooo.


Long night, short post…

Brisk evening at work but Alora’s been running at the nose and sneezing all day so I have sneaking suspicion I’ll have a house guest tomorrow!  The good news is she’s only missing a half day and Grandpa is going to be coming to visit!

Lot’s of food and little love tonight it seems.  Tomorrow I’ll be moving more of our XP files over to our Win7 computer via thumbdrive (the fun never ends) and probably be installing our printer/scanner on the new machine as well.  If the rain can hold off I’ll be going for a walk in the AM as part of my ‘Live past 40’ plan.

I have a Zune (kind of a Microsoft Ipod) and I love it.  In the car, on the hoof, and sitting at a desk.  It’s like the best radio station ever but with no interruptions!  Haven’t started a new book yet but will soon.  This has been the first year since I became a father that I can read a book and retain what I just read!  Yeah!  Does that mean I’m getting less stupider?

Also filled in the ‘About’ page with links to my social networking sites and tried to figure out how to change that generic RSS Message Feed blurb, but no luck on that point.

Good night and I’ll post something again tomorrow.

Your Friday is My MONDAY!

Had a relaxing morning (snooze and news). The kiddos had a half day today and have half days all next week for parent teacher conferences. I like Alora’s teacher quite a bit, she seems to genuinely invest in the children she interacts with, is a new mother and doesn’t look down her nose at you. Always a quality I find endearing.

On the topic of my title for this post. Yes, your Friday is my Monday. I work as a waiter at a restaurant and if you’re worth anything in that capacity you are guaranteed to be working Friday and Saturday. As I close (work the dinner shift), I work Fri through Mon/Tues. I don’t mind when the pace is brisk but there are many a Saturday evening when the tumbleweeds blow through that I wonder to myself why I’m at work when everyone else is having fun.

The logo of the establishment I am employed by.

I like the crew that I work with on a regular basis and it’s comfort food combined with local and packaged seafood. The last coupla weeks have treated me well as a server and I don’t loathe going to work. I think I have it pretty good in that respect.

It’s just that I am working when anyone I know is having a good time or get together. Such is life I suppose.

Speaking of life, I recommend that you don’t waste any of yours on the 6th book of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! I adore the previous books (penned by the deceased and profoundly missed Douglas Adams) as they tend to harken back to my childhood love of Monty Python, Doctor Who and all things scifi! This book is penned by a fellow (British, hence the fellow) that has only dabbled in ‘tween’ books previously, Artemis Fowl or some such nonsense. This Eoin Colfer guy comes into this installment of the HGTTG (acronym for the Hitchhiker books as no one likes to type out the full title more than once) with something to prove. What he proves (unfortunately) is that he is not doing his best to stay true to Adams vision, he merely has a chip on his shoulder about being known as a children’s author. Now I don’t remember how many times there were guide asides in the original works but I remember them being either woven into the narrative or being few and far between. This Colfer fellow has BOXOUTS for EVERY guide entry and they happen on nearly an every page basis (or at least it felt that way). Also I don’t remember the earlier books being foulmouthed or vulgar, Colfer obviously wants us to know this is NOT a childrens book (the jacket sleeve reminds us that this is his first novel {pfffft} for ADULTS) by constantly having characters curse. Now I haven’t become an old prude, in fact I enjoy some creative profanity fairly frequently, but this has NO place in a book that is supposedly carrying on the spirit of the original works. Oh and the story sucks too.

Also on the topic of this blog. I have not become a narcissist or an ‘I’m the only thing that matters and people care about what I do and think’ kinda dude. I’m merely replacing ViolentN8.com with this, which I frankly will probably keep up to date more, and trying to hone up my ‘net skills, typing and whatnot. I don’t really expect anyone to care what I had for lunch but I’ve been feeling kinda disconnected from the world lately and so this wordpress deal can help tie my Fbook, MySpace, Twitter and general media knowledgery together.

Plus this is easier to publish my cell phone photos too!