Thursday Rambles

Ah. Some good tidying up done here tonight. Just things that help my restless mind find a bit of order and not for the wife but for myself. She’s sat angry-faced with beer all evening ranting and beaking about people with kids. Tried relating her ranting to my family and I didn’t have any of it. Juts dismissed it as ‘they’re making things work and I think that’s awesome!’. More beer, more rant.

I tried eating soft taco supreme’s in a dark car on the drive home. This is why my winter jacket is in the washing machine lol…it was EVERYWHERE….lol. Glad I carry a tissue box in the car at all times lol…

Tomorrow I get to pick up some clothes from the mall and of course I get the afternoon to do drawing and coffees with myself and just a nice break to have before the weekend.

This weekend is our office party. It’ll be good to get this over with. Both as a worker and as a husband to a wife that wants to do anything / everything to stop me from going each time.

Not a lot else to report…

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Week 2 In Reivew

So this was week 2 of 2018. The week at work wasn’t so bad. I went out on site in -30 weather to measure things to get some detailing straight for a project. I took my times, had my coffee times for me during and during the rest of the week as well whether it was on the way home from work or before work. One of my coworkers bought me a coffee the one morning so that was nice too.

On the drawing front, I really DID seemingly put a lot of time in. I’m unsure if I missed a day or not but there were multiple days of more than an hour at a time and in one case on Friday it was more than a couple hours too. It’s been great to just keep going on it. I hope to continue this as well.

I ate better this last week than most so that was a helpful thing too. I felt better I found so hope to keep something like that going again for the upcoming week.

I should clarify that the blog I wrote last night (or 12am) about the wife slipping back to the booze wasn’t even due to her having those couple of beer and a half mickey (as I’m not the alcohol police) but was due to the realization of her being OUT and the followed panic / whine / irritation that she didn’t have any more to drink (though suspect she probably did whatever she could to find ANYTHING to drink here including her dad’s wine. She also WAS looking up if there were delivery services for booze but not sure if that ever bore fruit or not. She’s still out cold sleeping though so she HAD to get something more in her to still be out cold and not stirring when I’m up and moving around.

I’m downstairs having a coffee and once she does wake up, I get to put on the leather glove, catch a Degu and give it some medicine. Went to the vet yesterday for him. He is a bugger to catch and does like to bite.

Other than that today? Laundry and maybe some veggie shopping.

Friday Rambles – She’s Hot

Almost my drawing time!!! I AM VERY EXCITE!! (As Borat would say).

I should be able to finish (or very nearly) the volleyball girl drawing I’ve been working on relentlessly this past week. In my searching for reference photos, I stumbled on one particularly lovely volleyball lady from Japan who struck me as ‘whoa’ pretty lady! I wasn’t looking for ‘gorgeous’ girls of volleyball but there she was nonetheless. (Shiho Yoshimura)

Makes me think though of how the recent backlash of the movement against men is going on and how the ‘feminists’ involved would see me commenting on how gorgeous this woman really is.

Oh the world just looooves this unfair standard that is set up my men blah blah blah…did you look at her? What’s gorgeous about her? Is it to do with double dees, or implanted butt cheeks? The thing they don’t understand is that perhaps men go for the pretty ones due to the fact that they see them off the couch and doing something (NOT DRESSED IN PYJAMAS OR SWEATPANTS ALL THE EFFING TIME….I SWEAR), being involved in something, and trying at something. SMILING at something besides other people’s discomfort. Basically being a (seemingly) happy person just make a person shine. Oh sure this person could be a horrible person too but I have way of knowing.

In conclusion, I’ll continue (as most men will) to use the exterior shot of a lovely smiling happy gorgeous woman who takes care of herself as a basis of ‘what’s hot’ and the women that feel they can’t measure up to an in-attainable standard perpetuated my males can just continue to live their frumpy out of shape, angry, sad, always a victim…..lives.

Don’t get me wrong, there ARE unattainable standards such as in magazines and so on but come on ladies, they go both ways. Fitness models and movie stars are just that…they look like that for their job. Get over it.

I Will NOT Drink the Acid Kool-Aid

The wife’s on one of these ‘fads’ some idiot coworker of hers (or a radio host / (wo)man in the moon) started her on. And she’s trying to have me accompany her on her journey of NO PROOF other than looking at positive claims on websites.

My mother had these types of fads back in the day. Most notably is the article she read in Reader’s Digest when I was young that stated that if you put flour, eggs and milk in your hair that it’ll be a wonderful treatment and leave you with luscious locks. Sure sounds fine right? Sure until dad’s called in by my crying / freaking out mother who’s in the bathtub in tears with a head full of dough unable to get it out. Wonder if my dad’s ever laughed as hard as that time…

What is it with these fads that grab the attention of some folks? The quick and dirty way to something instead of doing the tried and true method of anything. The wife is irritated at me that I will not join her in this.

“I’m concerned for your health though!” to which I reply that I have been under a full blood and physical work up in the past 6 months and everything is fine and functioning properly so I’m not going to mess with that.

“But my coworkers swear by it!”

Me: “The coworkers you hate and tell me each and every day how stupid they are?”

“But it’s good for you! It says online!”

No. I’m not doing this. If it’s such a miracle item, why is it used for the odd cooking recipe then and NOT in pill form, and known in the medical world as something MEDICAL…

If she keeps trying to pressure me into it, I’m going to get to the point of saying “look, if I want to prevent disease, heart problems, cancers and all sorts of other things, I’ll do the tried and true method…I’ll get off my ass and workout regularly and eat well.”

How about instead of fads, stop being lazy and start living healthy, stop whining and join a gym, work out, eat healthy and don’t drink a tanker of booze a year. I GUARANTEE YOU, you will see immense health benefits.

2018 – Week 1, Not Too Bad

Sunday! I’ve made it!

I think at the end of each week I will do a week summary blog. More so I can look back and pick out the positives and see what else went on. Can’t hurt right?

First week back at work was okay. Not a lot of panic deadlines but knew what to work on at least. That went okay. Saw some micromanaging going on at work with a couple of coworkers so would just stick both headphones in while they bickering.

At home it was not a ‘bad’ week though bad for being a patterned time. I’d literally get home from work, we’d eat, take the dogs for a walk, hop in the jet tub and go to bed…each….and….every single night….so by the time Thursday came around I was on edge and just needed some ‘me’ time. I don’t mind doing things in the evenings at all, but to just do the same things and then all during those together times to the end of the nights discussing coworkers and people she can’t stand. Just soul sucking for me. Come up with other topics to talk about you say? Like what. Things that I like that will be called ‘not real things’ or garbage etc…no thanks. So yes, home was TIRING. And yes it WAS as my best bud said, the calls with her mother were all about how she’s being so active now and living life and….

I received some pics from my sister in law with me holding their new baby girl. I showed the wife. “She’s a miserable looking kid” is what she remarked. *rolls eyes*. Don’t say som3tehing like oh look that’s so cute! Look at the chubby face and you look happy to be holding her! Nope. Always have got to be negative. Right after that she remarked too how it’s ‘insane’ how everyone in my family gets time off around the holidays and ‘am I the ONLY ONE that doesn’t’? Am I the only one that has a REAL job?. This comes from the person that got the same time off as I did this year but VOLUNTEERED to go in those couple of days. Yes VOLUNTEERED to go into the workplace she hates. You’re such a horrible person.

Moving on.

Drawing went really good Friday actually. I was unsure how things would go as I barely slept the night before but with enough caffeine and activity and something fun to draw, I enjoyed it! I even had a good text chat with my ex coworker whom I miss just about the holidays and normal stuff. That was nice too. I doodled a couple of pics quick at work and then continued on drawing on the one. It’s a girl (surprise!) that’s up in the air going to spike a volleyball. I enjoyed the heck out of drawing it. I’m still not done but was fun to work on.

Last night we went to a club meetup [(out of wife’s parents harassing her to do things with her life instead of lay around all the time (and get wasted)) for a local anime club. It was pretty good. We watched about 6 episodes of an animated show and then just visited a while afterward. It was good! Was nice to get out too. We’ll see how it goes in the future with the club.

Now I’m drinking coffee and my chores today include picking dog stuff, going grocery shopping for the week and doing the laundry for the week.

*yawns

Not a bad week in summary at least.

Do you really think it’s going to matter Eddie?

The title of this blog post refers to a line in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Cousin Eddie is discussing about the plate in his head being plastic instead of metal…

 It ain’t as strong so I don’t know if I should go sailin down no hill with nothing between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic.”

This all came to mind when the wife came home last night from work and after talking to her mother on the phone that we should both start taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar everyday twice a day in fact since it’s supposed to be good for a person. Well I flat-out refused because there’s nothing wrong with me health-wise to Warrant a homeopathic remedy for something that isn’t needed just because someone told her it’s good for her. She wasn’t too happy with me but I’ve heard many things in my short time on this planet and every time there’s some sort of fad thing my mother would make my father go along with it and it always turned out to be bupkis.

And all I kept thinking was cousin Eddie’s quote from above especially with regards to the wife’s health and her goal to be “healthy”? I should add the Chevy Chase’s character responds with the title of this blog post as it wouldn’t matter if Eddie got a little brain damage since he doesn’t use a brain anyway….

When she stops drinking the litre of vodka and the bottle of wine and the mickey’s of spiced rum and the 750ml bottle of whiskey Etc… and I see evidence that you’re trying to be a healthy person and improve things for yourself then and only then will I ever take Health advice from the wife.

Today ought to be interesting as I got about 3 hours of sleep… I woke up about 1:30 and I could not fall back to sleep until about 6 in the morning which is just in time for the alarm at 6:30 a.m. to wake me up. 

Hello extreme caffeine my friend my dear dear friend.