Monday, June 11, 2007

Been a while...

Since I posted... another busy weekend. Man! Just can't relax around here!
Number One Son started flag football and Saturday was week 1. His team is the Eagles, and they played the Falcons. They got stomped, but hey, it's all about the kids having fun, right? Yeahhh.... I found myself screaming madly every time my little boy touched the ball. He made a couple of good stops too... I think I'm gonna have to watch myself, because I may be in danger of becoming one of those "enthusiastic" parents that we all despise. Gonna hafta check that pretty quick, even if MY boy is a completely under appreciated talent...
Saturday night found us in LA (the top of Topanga Canyon to be precise) enjoying a luau-style barbecue at a friend's house. Nice people, but man that's a two hour drive!
Now when I'm at social events in the Big City, I'm usually pretty circumspect about my political views, not really wanting to harsh my buzz by throwing down with some loopy Libs telling me how it ought to be, but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. My buddy did go there, and discovered that most of the people we were hanging with were actually - gasp! - Republicans. Reminder to self: must not stereotype - not everyone living in LA is a lefty nutjob...
After all, staunch gunnie Dirtcrashr lives in the Bay Area...
I also got to talk to an Iranian chick there, and I grilled her about the mullahs in Iran and public sentiment. She told me the leadership's not real popular over there (she goes back all the time I guess) and that during the election, Ahmadinejad came out of nowhere to win. She said the folks over there think he's as nutty as we do.
Sunday was yard work. Much yard work.
Since our weekends had been so busy the last couple of weeks, the yard needed some serious attention. Finally cut the grass in the back, trimmed a couple trees and built my wife a raised-bed herb garden... I hate yard work. It is the lot of the white suburban male to be chained to his yard on the weekends. Bleh.

4 comments:

Todd said...

And how's the not dipping going?

Kevin said...

Hey Todd, thanks for stopping by. Still dip-free, my man, though I'm churning through sunflower seeds like a hamster on crank...

Fathairybastard said...

"Harsh my buzz"? Dude, yer killin' me. I'm gonna remember that term. Yea, you have to be discreet sometimes, otherwise you can come off sounding like a nut. Now, if someone else goes off, fair game. And I've heard that a lot about Iran, but I wonder, with their system set up the way it is, if the real desires of the people over there will ever be represented in their candidates.

Julie said...

Awesome herb garden. BTW, I found Sparty loving life, lounging in the hot manure of the herb garden to-be over the weekend.