Eve Eve and Eve

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!

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Okay, first of all, the above message is what happens when I leave my laptop on the floor in proximity to a 4 month old. So – let it be known – that message is Isla’s first ever attempt at written communication. I don’t know what language she speaks, but I think it roughly translates to “Hey, what’s this?”

Today Owen and I ventured to Home Depot. I copied some blueprints for a stool that I want to make for him, and I figured I would buy the wood today.

See, Jennifer and I have these IKEA chairs in the living room and they have matching stools. IKEA ever so adorably has a kid-sized version of the chairs…but not the stool. What are they thinking? If that’s not a missed opportunity to make some easy money, I don’t know what it.

Anyway, the stool blueprints I found are for an adult-sized chair, too. No worries, I thought, I’ll just construct it smaller so that it’s Owen-sized. Well, stupid me forgot about the scaling-down part of it, and I bought enought wood ($40 worth) to construct the full-sized version. Damn. That was stupid. So, yeah, I got some extra wood laying around.

(Did you think with all this talk about stool and wood that I would take the opportunity to make a sophomoric joke? Sorry. I’m too mature for that.)

Also, check this out:

Damn. I’m not sure if Jesus is coming…but Pope Palpatine sure is! (ba-dum!)

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas Eve!

Today we celebrated baby Jesus’ 2,010th birthday by going over to my sister-in-law’s house. She lives about two miles away, so she’s just barely inside my daily recommended car trip allowance.

Owen’s grandparents were there, too. And his grammie had a great idea: pack as many gifts as you can into a single box, and then just wrap that one box. How clever is that? It’s great because then she didn’t have to bother wasting time and materials individually wrapping all sorts of things. As an additional bonus, Owen is really bad at unwrapping stuff. I’m serious; I think he thinks he has to unwrap gifts such that the wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape are all reusable.So, having less to unwrap is a good deal for him. On an unrelated note: he’s been randomly saying “Jewish people” at odd times.

Also, I tried my latest batch of homebrew this evening. Not good. Too bitter, and an unfortunate aftertaste. Of course, it just finished conditioning a few days ago, so maybe it will taste better in, like, a week or so. Otherwise, I might just put a cup of honey in each glass I pout and keep some sugar sitting next to me that I can splash onto my tongue every time I take a swallow.

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4 Responses to Eve Eve and Eve

  1. Mike says:

    What kind of beer did you make? I would suggest letting it sit for another 3-4 weeks and try it again. it might be way better…

  2. James says:

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will do that. Believe me, it won’t be difficult to let this stuff sit for a while.

    Oh – to answer your other question, it was a mixture of wheat beer and a pale ale. I thought it would taste good.

  3. Rebekah says:

    Oh my goodness! Thinking of Owen randomly saying “Jewish people” is so funny.

    Also, Y U NO MAKE SOPHOMORIC JOKE? Oh yeah, too mature. Hrmph!

  4. James says:

    Yeah, this is the most embarrassing term that he randomly says. In the past, he’s latched onto the words “Richfield!” (that’s a suburb here in the Twin Cities), “Neutron!” and “Wikipedia!” I don’t know why he does it. I’m hoping he moves on from “Jewish people!” really soon, though.

    (I’ll try to throw in some potty humor in a future post, if that’s what my readers want.)

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