I know I’m not getting enough sleep because, well, I’m tired. And irritable. And my mind is running in these meaningless little circles. I keep sliding off into the thousand yard stare and I can focus on any given task for roughly 1.3 seconds. Yeah. I’m tired.
The Cuteness is amazingly cute. She is so very snuggly and she loves her daddy. She generally settles down for me very quickly and likes to sleep on my chest. There are few things as relaxing as cuddling up with a sleeping baby. There’s something soothing about the quick, little breaths and that crazy warmth they put off. It doesn’t hurt that she’s my little girl and I love her like I never thought that I could. Man, kids really do bring that weird stuff out, don’t they?
The Dude almost didn’t survive the weekend. He’s 3.5 years old and has a new baby sister. He’s acting up a little bit and as he’s the only one in the house getting a good night’s sleep, he’s decreasing his fun factor when running at full tilt. Not his fault, mind you, but still a lot to handle. He’s a busy, busy guy.
I miss my wife. She’s in the house. I see her from time to time. I don’t think we’ve had a meaningful conversation about anything other than crying, sleeping, waste materials, or food for nearly a month. It sucks a lot. She’s really great. But I miss her.
We’re pretty much settled on buying a new car. The Jetta isn’t going to cut it. Two car seats, a dog, and two adults won’t fit. Hell, 3 adults and 2 car seats won’t fit. Double hell, I barely fit! The thought of driving to Ohio in the summer with my knees up my nose isn’t really appealing but we won’t jump on a new vehicle so quickly. Also, ya know what? It’s 2011. Where in the fuck is a car that can haul the above and get better than 25 mpg? And why in the fuck is any fuel consumption in the 20s acceptable? My Golf gets 49-52. That should be the average. Jeebus people, that oil shit isn’t gonna be around forever! It’s all bullshit! That said, we’ll get some Le Behemoth and hope for the best. Meh. Double meh.
Got my iPad. Yeah. It’s pretty much the shit. I hate browsing on anything else now. And even looking at the ‘doze box I’m on now makes me sick. It really is a device that doesn’t make sense until you use it. And once used, well, it’s kind of addictive. I’ve stopped lugging my personal laptop to work now and the heaviest thing in my bag is my lunch. That feels pretty good. There’s nothing I can’t do with it in terms of the stuff I do that’s not in my studio. BUT when it comes to reading books? nook 1, iPad 0. I don’t dig the active screen. It makes little sense, but I guess I read books differently than I read everything else. Still, like with the iPhone, it’s nice to have books there in a pinch. So far, it’s an A+ device.
So this was a nice ramble. I’m exhausted. How are you?
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