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A brief recap of a vacation

So short. But vacations always are. Tattooed Dad and Psycho-Momia took a week off to coincide with our lady of perpetual motion’s visit.  We planned on getting things done around the homestead, having an adventure or two, and maybe even getting some adult time in.

Psycho-Momia got a bunch of outside stuff done (she has a pretty damned amazing green thumb).

I spent a whole lotta time in the dusty, dirty attic. Cleaned out the detris left behind by 20 years of tenants and the previous slumlord owner. Sadly, the only thing of interest I found was a Boston paper from the mid 50’s. With the help of the demented genuis Alx, I got most of the insulation done. The goal here is to turn the attic into a “master” bedroom, with occupancy by our anniversery in December.

We did manage to have some fun as well. Psycho-Momia and I went out to the movies, and saw Hot Fuzz. Great fricking movie! Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are two of the best film movie makers out there right now.

We also gathered up the girls and Grammy and went to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. After I got us sorta lost (hey…I hadn’t been there in years, and it’s not exactly easy to get to…) we finally made it and had a blast! I got some damned good pics of the critters there. Not much in the way of Kid shots, though. They were having too much fun to hold still for our ancient camera.

The kids themselves became extra challenging over the visit. Oldest child decided this would be a good time to show us who was boss, and started giveing us the silent treatment when things were not to her specifications. She pointed her nose so high, you would’ve thought the Hood Blimp had a new hanger. Bedtime, dinnertime, whatever she only wanted it to go her way. And to boot, she no longer wanted anything to do with Dada after say 6 pm. “NO! I ONLY WANT MAMA!” She even pulled the classic:

I wasn’t expecting that so early. I woulda thunk that wouldn’t show up until the tweens, at least!

Duty calls, so I will continue later.

Rantings of a twisted mind…

Or random things from the week past.
Chaotic week here, as always.

Lilah (smallest child) turned 2 on Friday. No big fanfare, yet. Party for her next Sunday as work schedules interfered. She is as precocious and as dangerous to my sanity as ever. Frickin kid has put more gray hair on my head than 38+ years on this ball of rock. She knows no fear, has insatiable curiosity, and has no bounds. I have the strange feeling that I will be bailing her out of jail at some soi-distant place in time.
Finished reading Neil Peart‘s Ghost Rider: A Healing Journey. Very touching book that had me considering, once again, my own mortality and the mark I shall leave upon this Earth. It is the story of Neil’s journey back to sanity and humanity after losing his Daughter and Common-law wife in the space of 10 months. I don’t know that I could ever survive something like that, or how I could. With any luck, I never will have to consider it.

Also, the new Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero leaked. In response, Trent Reznor and crew set up a stream of the whole disc. It kicks so much ass, it ain’t even funny. IMO, it’s the best thing out of Trent’s mind since Further Down the Spiral. Year Zero is a Concept album. It is placed about 15 years from now in an America ruled by Religious bigots and Corporate interests (sound familiar?) See the NINWIKI for the full story. Funny thing, ever since the first “leaks” back in February, Trent has stayed the hell out of The U.S. Strikes me as…paranoid? Careful? Coincidence? ( I think not.)

Violent overthrow of the government may yet be necessary. Only time will tell.

I also got the first of the Tattooeddad.com t-shirts. Two shirts arrived, one for me, and one for Psycho Mom. Sadly, the print job on hers was not so good. However, Cafepress is making good on it, and sending a replacement pronto.

I am working on variations for non dads, Mom’s and others. Some may have to wait until I can afford to open a pro shop with them, as you can only have one type of item at a time (i.e. only one black tshirt) in a basic shop. If you have any suggestions, leave’em in the comments. There are designs for Kids up and some other stuff there as well.

Also, I just want to remind everyone that you need not be tattooed, a dad or a parent at all to participate.

thanks for reading…

Now watching : Star Trek The Next Generation – The Complete First Season

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