Tuesday, October 20, 2009

RTT: Same As It Ever Was, Same As It Ever Was

We drove up to see my family this past weekend. Environment Canada issued a heavy rain warning so it seemed like a good time to go. There's nothing quite so exhilarating as being at highway speed and losing all visibility when a tractor trailer driven by a cracked up meth head passes you. Weeeeeeeee!

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Dodge Caravan. We put the 'H' in hydroplaning!

Note to self: When your wife walks into the kitchen carrying her dinner plate, don't take the last piece of (insert food here) assuming she's finished eating. She may only be returning to the rice cooker for more rice.



My boys were improbably well behaved this weekend. Despite almost ten hours of driving and being up well beyond their normal bedtimes for several nights in a row they didn't fight or act up at all. Nobody even told me how boring the drive was. Sunday night we decided to go out for dinner since we arrived home late. (You can feel it building, can't you?) Supreme Leader ordered some fish and chips which Connor wanted to share but unfortunately the fish must have come in contact with something spicy in the kitchen and it was too hot for him to eat. The boy loses. His. Shit.

We were so close.

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Happy Birthday, Mom.

Connor: When me and my dad went to Chinatown we went to a pet store.
Me: Ah, that wasn't a pet store...

When Supreme Leader got home from work tonight she kicked me off the computer... ok, maybe I was watching Castle (Stana Katic, hubba hubba!) but I was working on this during commercials. Anyway, she found this on Taste Spotting.


Crispy skin all over. She may have purred. Maybe that was me?

And finally, Petra of The Wise (*Young*) Mommy has a new site up called Sex and the Suburbs. If you live in the suburbs and have sex, go check it out. Then again, maybe you don't but are interested in moving to the suburbs and having sex, whatever. Either way, click the picture and it will take you over.

http://blogsexandthesuburbs.blogspot.com/

Now, go to Keely's. Or go back. Just go. I got what I wanted.

46 comments:

  1. Wow I am the first, did you hear about my little enforcer dealing with your son at dinner, I almost pissed my pants when mom told me, apparently after Bern asked several times for Liam to eat, Mik grabbed him and yelled EAT EAT EAT and he sat up straight and finished his food!!!! Not only is it Aunty Mels house of discipline......Good to see you guys this weekend

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  2. Ummm..that chicken thing? Scares the beejeebers out of me. It looks like it's about to catapult itself at you and beat you with it's little legs. Scary!

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  3. I've made the 'wife last item on plate' mistake before. Never again, never again.

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  4. Um, could be the H1N1 remnants but I'm not clear on the "pet store" reference.

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  5. I saw the chicken roaster, couldn't believe how much it cost! I even sent it in an e-mail to my sister, saying something like "for the chicken lover that has everything AND unlimited storage space." Yikes. I don't know why I get e-mail from them.

    We drove to New Hampshire last year in a downpour like I have never seen, avoided hitting the toll booth on the highway only because we could barely see the green light over the open lane. Couldn't see that it was a speed pass lane, though, but figure the camera couldn't see our license plate either to send us a ticket. I can't remember ever being so scared, but we were afraid to pull over because we didn't want someone to plow into us from behind!
    Glad you made it okay!

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  6. I always love coming over here in the morning. Makes me SMILE.


    Now pass the rice.

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  7. There's always something delightful going on in the Dumbass house. Except when the Captain steals your food.

    That chicken suspended over the pan thing is kinda freaky.

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  8. RE the great behavior followed by kid loosing his shit... you can only put off the inevitable for so long, right? I try try TRY to never say peep when my kids are being good, but invariably I slip and become grateful or proud and THEN the shit hits the fan. I'll never learn.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday Nanna.

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  9. Hey, that same meth head passed me returning from Atlanta a week ago; scared the hell out of me, it did! When you mentioned the hydroplaning, reminded me of my little MG Midget; every time it rained, I floated!

    Happy birthday Nana; off to see what kind of sex I can find in the suburbs now.

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  10. Hmmm.... thanks for turning me onto that website! I found an awesome looking recipe for Chocolate Whiskey Cookies called .......wait for it...... Snockerdoodles.

    I love it.


    p.s. Even if they lose their sh**, those boys of yours are so freakin' adorable I am almost tempted to offer babysitting services.

    p.p.s. Note that I said *almost* not that I would actually babysit at any time.

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  11. Oh, yeah, and I LOVED the Talking Heads reference in the title.

    That is all.

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  12. You almost had me with the sex in the suburbs offer, but it didn't include bunny.

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  13. Castle rocks! I love that show! The crispy skin looks yummy but I would break the pan. lol

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  14. I'm getting good at driving in downpours here in Houston. That's the only kind of rain they have. It is either hot and humid or rain in biblical proportions.

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  15. Both your boys are super cute. I just can't choose.

    Wait. NOT for sale? Yeah, that's what they all say at first.

    This is what happens when I don't think before typing.

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  16. Now you got me listening to Talking Heads— and you may ask yourself…

    My wife and I saw that roasting arm and thought it was pretty cool, but then we realized that the turkeys we make are way too big for it. May be good for chicken though.

    Great randomness.

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  17. Visits here are always a big smile;)

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  18. What the hell kind of turkey roasting pan was that? That is NOT conducive for proper storage. Dishwasher safe? Meh. Dishwasher FIT more like it!

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  19. I would kill hubs if he took food off my plate before I was done. Tsk tsk!

    The video was adorable!

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  20. 10 hour drive in the rain with two young uns. Guess I can't complain about my 6 hours drive last week from New Mexico to Phoenix with a sickie as co-pilot. As always the Captain trumps me.

    LOVE Castle - have three sitting on the DVR waiting for time to watch.

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  21. I have made that mistake too many times. Now I have to get her seconds for her to avoid any confustion. Sometimes, I will still pilfer some of the goods.

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  22. Saved it up for the restaurant. They just love to humble us in public, don't they? That's cool, though. You can just show up to his school in curlers and a house coat (or the dad equivilant?) to deliver his lunch in 5 or 10 years. Payback, baby.

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  23. I guess I am not the first person to ask if that's a catapulting chicken.
    Darn...

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  24. What if you live in the country and don't have sex?

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  25. Great Random. I am glad you made it back from the trip. A boring 10 hour drive complete with hydroplaning is never a good thing.

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  26. LOL, the taking food from your wife's plate (when she wasn't done), PRICELESS!

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  27. So when can we start the adoption papers?

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  28. Um, so when is SL making that chicken? Because I'm inviting myself over.

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  29. the kids are adorable.

    cracked-up-meth-semi-drivers are what makes driving fun
    noone wants monotony.

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  30. That is quite a high pitched squeaky voice by the younger in that video!

    That chicken thing is a little frightening looking. I'm sure the Supreme Leader could do it justice though!

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  31. I was not on meth while driving that truck! It was corn liquor! Please, sir, if you must cast aspersions, do so accurately! Hmmph!

    (I'm kidding. No way would I drive in Canada! hee)

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  32. I love it when you have a well behaved child until you actually need one. Awesome!

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  33. 10 hours in a car with no complaining? I'm thinking back to back movies?

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  34. The high-pitched yelling has to go. Hydroplaning is fun... quit acting like you didn't enjoy it. Speaking of chicken, have you ever made beer-can chicken. I don't like it so much, but that picture made me think of that.

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  35. That chicken thing looks awesome. Scary, but awesome. It must have tasted wonderful.

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  36. I live in the suburbs, but I save my sex for the big city. ;-)

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  37. Every time I take a road trip, I end up driving through some major weather issue! Hydroplaning really gets you hyped up. It was nice of Melanie to host the Dumbass! hahaha!

    If someone takes the last piece of pizza, it is war!!

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  38. wow! what times dinner, i just need to pack everyone into the car! LOL

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  39. Yes, you have to watch taking the last piece of (whatever). Your wife may misinterpret that as you "trying to teach her a lesson"

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  40. Oh how I love your blog! Just found you at Bitchin Wives Club, that chicken thing was wild, I think you need one!!
    Am now following!
    Cheers

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  41. People losing their shit about food happens about fifty times a day in my family (preferably in public of course).

    That chicken thing looks kind of obscene. Did you find it on the sex/suburbs blog?

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  42. Please keep all the rain. Don't share any of that with us.

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  43. Damn, you were so close. If it makes you feel any better, we stupidly tried going to a restaurant again last weekend and Jamie and Elliot ended up waiting in the car while we got all the food to go. She lost her shit too.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.