It was Nine Degrees Below Zero on the drive to work this morning. I’d complain about it, but in my opinion if you choose to live in Minnesota you forfeit your right to complain about the cold. It’s like buying a house at the end of an airport runway and complaining about the noise from the planes. So let’s just say ITS EFFIN COLD OUT THERE!!!!!!!!
I feel better now.
Sorry to disorient you boys and girls by posting in the middle of the day, but I am writing this post on my lunch hour as I have been busy all morning with an annoying thing called “work”. Honestly, I really need to do something about that. These friggin shareholders are way too demanding. They’re always like “How much money did you make me this year? What is the stock price? Why aren’t your profits increasing more than 10% over last year. Where’s my dividend check? What happened with that $3 Million Dollar tax write off in Brazil? Why is this vacation property in St. Thomas on the balance sheet?”
Damn shareholders. You’d think they signed my paychecks or something.
It’s been a hectic month. I way over estimated my ability to multitask when I signed up to teach 2 classes, and coach youth hockey. Not to mention get married and have children for that matter. And I thought the shareholders were needy. Kids are always “When are you going to feed me? Why don’t I have clothes to wear that fit? How come I have to spend the night inside the dog crate again?”
Fortunately, they also do things from time to time that make you proud, and teary eyed. Maybe it’s the Xanax and Scotch talking, but it’s been happening a lot lately. Both of them brought home “A” report cards. Both of their teachers told us what wonderful kids they were to have in their classes. So don’t under estimate the motivational power of the dog crate.
I’m KIDDING! I kid! I’m a kidder!
Please, put down the phone. Child Services has already been out to visit twice this week anyway.
As I mentioned over the weekend, we spent the Great Blizzard of 2010 at 20 Prospect Jr.’s hockey tournament. Everything else in Minnesota was closed, but Lord knows youth Hockey must go on. It’s like the US Mail that way. The boys lost two and won one game. 20P Jr. scored a goal, and had a few assists, so he was pretty proud of himself by Sunday night.
Not to be outdone, Lil’ Miss 20 Prospect had a 5th grade basketball game on Monday night where she proceeded to score 10 of her team’s 16 points. Yeah, they got creamed 36 – 16, but it was a marked improvement from the 38-0 score of their last game. It was amazing watching Lil Miss 20P dribble up and down the floor, scoring baskets.
I have no earthly idea where this sudden talent for basketball came from. Honestly, we’ve been to several games, and she hasn’t come within 5 feet of scoring a basket, but suddenly she’s driving the lane, and stealing the ball at half court.
Maybe the dog crate has improved her basketball game too?