Friday, January 15, 2010

My Current Guilty Pleasure:

I love it, in all its cheesy, glitzy, big-haired, shoulder-padded glory. I actually think it's more of a "comfort" thing to me. Dallas has to be my Dad's all-time favorite T.V. show, I used to sit up late and watch the reruns with him on TNN, The Nashville Network, when it was still on cable. I'll always remember the way he calls J.R. "that ol' swindler". He would send me off to bed but when I would hear the closing credits I would start humming along with that familiar theme song, just to get yelled at to "shut up and go to sleep!". I guess it just let's me revisit some special childhood moments me and my Dad shared. Who would have ever thought a 1980's soap opera would give a guy memories about his childhood? I started watching the series again just a little while after we found out Wendy was pregnant, when we were discussing name choices. We told my parents that if was a little boy, we would be naming him Jacob Ryan. The first words out of my Daddy's mouth were "We're gonna have a little J.R.!", and he gives Wendy fits over it! So that got me to thinking about the box set of the first two seasons I bought him for some occasion a few years back, I dug them out of the cabinet still sealed up like new and popped the first disc in and haven't been able to stop since.
Anyway besides nostalgic value, it's just a damn good show. I'm currently on season 6 on DVD; which is the only way to watch a series I might add. Jock's gone, Pam and Bobby are split, J.R. and Bobby are in war over Ewing Oil, Miss Ellie and Clayton are getting hot and heavy. You never see shows like that anymore, sure it's got sex, lies, ALOT of drinkin' and cheatin', but it somehow just seems more "wholesome" than some of the crap on T.V. today. Now don't get me wrong, I'm addicted to Brothers & Sisters on ABC, but most of what is on T.V. could be replaced with reruns of Home Improvement or Family Matters I think everyone would be in a little better mood, but I guess that's what they have T.V. Land and Nick at Nite for. Is Nick at Nite still on anymore?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Christmas Morning

My sister-in-law took this picture early Christmas morning at my grandparents house, I just thought it turned out pretty cool.

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday

-- Its starting to sink into my mind that in less than six months, I'm going to be a Dad. That's exciting and incredibly scarey all at the same time.
-- It really irritates me when someone lives to correct other's spelling and grammar mistakes, not that it makes me feel dumb, I just don't really see the point in pointing out an obvious "typo" in a BLOG COMMENT. Ah well, I guess some people need to squeeze that little bit of nastiness in to complete their day.
-- This weather is wreaking havoc on my hands, if I make a fist my knuckles bleed all the way across. It's actually pretty bad ass looking, one might presume I had a been in a bar room brawl.... Yeah that's what I'll tell 'em.
-- I guess I could put lotion on my hands, but that would be gay and not nearly as bad ass as a bar room brawl look. What a dilema...
-- I have never really been into video games, even in high school when my friends practically lived on the things, but I am completely addicted to Halo 3 on XBox Live. Sure, I look ridiculous wearing my headset and yelling at the eight year old kid across the world that just killed me at the top of my lungs, but I just can't stop playing it!
-- I am still an idiot when it comes to Facebook, when MySpace was "it" it was just so much easier, maybe then I just cared about how many friends I have. Blogger friends are way cooler anyway, their some the nicest people I've never met!
-- I'm in a lazy rut this morning that I can't seem to get out of, I blame it on the democrats.
-- Or is it "Democrats"?
-- That there is my Christmas present from my most awesome wife, I give her a kid and she gives me a Beatles box set. Sounds like a fair trade off to me.

Testing out the blogger app for iPhone

If your reading this, it works.

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's A Boy!

Well, after Wendy's doctor appoint on Wednesday, theres no doubt about it!
Meet Jacob Ryan: