Archive for November 2009

Friday Randomness

November 6, 2009

Cable TV/Internet/Phone has been a complete hemorrhoid in my life lately. I used to be a Verizon FIOS customer, a very happy FIOS customer but then one day it changed. All of the sudden one day it changed. My DVR would randomly reboot throughout the day and if it were in the middle of recording a show, you’d lose a big chunk of the show. I went through 3 or 4 “new” DVR’s from Verizon, all doing the same thing. So I got fed up, called Cablevision, got a good price and switched. One month later, with my tail between my legs, I called Verizon and schedule them to come and re-install their service. Verizon’s service might have its issues but Cablevision, YOU SUCK…PERIOD!! (I will miss MSG HD though..)

Speaking of things that suck… Trees and their leaves, you also suck. I have enough to do on the weekends but now there’s a whole backyard of leaves calling my name and Dylan’s and Terri’s!!

Dylan is a summer kind of kid. Getting out of the house in the morning lately now that we need a hat, coat and gloves hasn’t been the easiest task. I know it will get better but it’s a bad sign to be wishing for summer in November.

I can’t believe I am starting to think about and plan for Christmas lights. It really is true, the older you get the quicker the years go by.

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Halloween…or is that Halloboob?

November 2, 2009

Halloween…was it a success? That seemed to be the first question I got asked as I walked into work this morning. Lets say this, I think Halloween was kind of a bust, or at least it was a bust for a while.

Dylan had soccer at the Y in the morning and then came home for lunch and took a bath because he was extremely sweaty and got into his costume after his bath. It rained a good part of the afternoon and after running some errands while it was raining, we got home around 4pm to find the rain starting to stop. Dylan put on the rest of his costume and out the door we went. When we started, it was still misting some, then for a brief minute of two, the rain really came down but then eventually it just stopped. Everything was going pretty well except that he wouldn’t go to a house that had anything “scary” on the steps, porch, door, etc. and by scary I mean anything Halloween. Then, we got to this one house which seemed normal, like it would be a normal stop on our route but he rang the bell and then the shit hit the fan. The guy who lived there answered the door in a scary mask. I was standing in the driveway waiting while Terri and Dylan went to the door, I wasn’t looking when he answered but all I heard was a hysterical scream and cry and saw Dylan trying to haul ass away from the house. The guy took off the mask, gave Dylan candy but it didn’t matter, from that point on he was done. He had gotten his M&M’s so he was a happy kid about that and just wanted to go home. We got him to a few other houses but Halloween 2009 ended shortly after the mask incident.

We ended up eating dinner at the mall, getting candy from a few stores still giving it out while we were there and eventually got to ride on a motorized Dragon, which made him very happy.

Last year, while trick or treating, there was this one house with a scary display out front. It was dubbed the “Scary House” for the entire year since but we didn’t go up to it this year (probably because of the idiot with the mask) but we ended up seeing the owner of the “Scary House” while across the street at another house. Lets just say that I have a new name for this house this year. While talking to her about how much of an impression her house made on Dylan last year, she lifter her arm out because she was walking a dog. Normally, there’s no issue when one does this but this woman, had no bra on and one of those shirts where the arm hole is like the entire side of the shirt. It makes one a little uncomfortable when talking to someone and their boob tries to join in on the conversation. I mean you’re in public, shouldn’t you cover up a bit?

All I could think of was this….

How was your Halloween?