Proud to call her my wife

Monday, January 14th, 2013

My wife is amazing. Simply amazing. She has the patience of a saint and the looks of a super model! She can tackle any task at hand, and do it better than most other people. She can sew, she’s a novelist, she’s an amazing cook, she’s an amazing mom, she’s an amazing wife. I am so proud to call you my wife April, thank you for being so amazing at so many things!

Congratulations on finishing your novel!

Happy new year!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Happy new year! I hope everyone’s was as grand as ours was!

Holiday Fun

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Today was a great day! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while!

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What it’s like being the youngest

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

So April was having a tough time coming up with what to write about, so I helped out and came up with a list of topics. She chose to write about “what it’s like being the oldest,” and since I am the youngest we switched it up a bit for me.

Being the youngest sucks, well for me it did. For many many reason, but I’ll talk about the ones that still irk me to this day.

The first one is that I never had my own play room! Looking at pictures as I got older I kept seeing this one glorious room full of toys and stuffed animals, so I asked “What room is that?” And the response I got from my brother was “That used to be my play room until you we’re born!” I’m not saying I didn’t have toys or a place to play, but I didn’t have my own room to do so in.

Secondly is the hand-me-downs. I have no problem in the world with wearing them, but I want to at least like them. I didn’t get the choice, I got the pair of orange and blue Girbauds that my brother out grew, and the shoes that were ugly and already worn out. I know we didn’t have money growing up, so I never made a fuss and kept wearing the ugly stuff my brother out grew!

Another is that I was never taught things from my brother, like you see on TV. He never wanted to play with me because I ruined his only child life. I spent my days playing alone or with the many inanimate objects that were my friends. (We lived pretty far from any other kids.) But my brother didn’t teach me how to play football or baseball or play video games or anything that I wished he did, I learned it from my parents or myself.

The one thing that still bothers me the most is, I didn’t get a pony and he did!!! I know, a boy wanting a pony? But yes I did and so did my brother at one point, and he got one and I didn’t, all because we already have a pony why do we need another? Don’t get me wrong, I loved Peanut, maybe more than anyone except my dad. He was a sweet pony, a retired circus pony, and loved circus peanuts. I got to ride him and pet him and feed him things from our garden, but he was never mine! I always had the worry of my brother yelling and screaming for me to leave his pony alone! He did that quite a bit, but I’d go back and keep petting him.

There are some good things about being the youngest though. My parents already knew what would kill a kid and what wouldn’t, so they weren’t the overbearing first time parents with me.

I know in this post it sounds like I have some animosity towards my brother, but I don’t. I love my brother, I wish we could have had the friendship we share now when we were younger, but we can’t and at least we are there for each other now. He will always be my “bubba” even though he has told me several times to stop calling him that, and he will always be my big brother I can go to for help!

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Done

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Yay!

Alive and well

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Well as you can see I am alive, and my readers know that by my wife’s blog. Quite a lot has happened since my last post, things that I won’t be going into. But things that have made me and April come together.

I know that everyone in the world has their own problems. I am not the one who is going to say well you have it bad but I have it worse, even though I do have a tendency to make things into a competition. Things are hard, things suck right now, and I would be utterly lost without April. I know things will get better and that they could be worse, but I can’t imagine how I would have handled things if I didn’t have her. I’m not very open about my feelings and rarely talk about them, but just having April sit next to me or hold my hand or play footsie with me makes me know that I can handle things. I know that you, April, will read this, so I thank you very much for being my wife, my love, and my peace.

Now onto books! I have never been a big reader, I used to loathe reading growing up, because why read what you can watch? But I have set my own goal for reading, and I’m proud I’m sticking to it. I have found that it has helped a lot with my attention, I used to get distracted easily but sitting there reading several hundred pages makes me more patient in the real world. I also really like the idea that in books you can do/be whatever you want. I don’t have any plans of writing a book, but I do love that if I did, I could do whatever wherever I pleased. I read the hunger games, and enjoyed them. Even felt like a book snob when I could say

The book was better than the movie!

I tried to read the Narnia series, and finished the first two but it just wasn’t there for me. I’m on the last book of the Ender’s Game series and really enjoying it. The last book did piss me off quite a bit, I kept flip-flopping about the characters, and how it was 8700 pages, kindle version, and nothing GREAT happened until the last 700 pages. I am proud of myself for doing this, when I think of a bookworm I think of April, and by me doing this it gives us another thing to talk about. I know I will never read as many books as she does has, but I do like reading ones she has and trying to find out what happens next!

I’m growing a mustache!

April pointed something out to me not to long ago when she said “When was the last time you’ve been in a room with someone stronger than you?” I have always had pretty good strength, I’ve never had to work on it. And when I did work on it, it was great! But I always love it when I surprise people with my strength, they think that most fat people are lazy and weak, and then I pick up a refrigerator by myself or I beat a cocky guy arm wrestling or I’m able to do something that they couldn’t just because my strength. I have won many bets about things like this and I’m always weary of not controlling it and doing something I didn’t mean to. But I do like being strong, I do like that I don’t need an impact hammer, that I can break welds without a torch, and that I can open lids for April.

I don’t have much I want to talk about. But I will later on when things are resolved.

Thanks for reading,
Ian

Not dead

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Still here, new post coming soon.

The cup of nuts

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I had the grand plan of writing a blog about me and my wife’s endeavors yesterday and today, but I won’t, yet! This is by far the most awkward I’ve felt about going to see a doctor, I know it’s for the best and I have the best wife in the world here with me for support, but still awkward. It even made my Indian doctor blush!

Instead of the awkwardness of that doctors appointment I will talk about A&E’s show, Hoarders. I love this show, and hate it at the same time. I feel horrible for these people and the families, and it makes me want to clean like nobodies business! I can’t watch the ones with animals because I cry every time, those lil guys don’t deserve that! Most people don’t know this first hand but dealing with hoarders is much MUCH more difficult than the show makes it out to be. That is another reason I hate the show, seeing that reminds me of my parents. My loving wife and I helped them move, it was the most frustrating thing I’ve done in my life! The most minuscule things have meaning and purpose. I see a lot of myself in my parents, and not all bad, but not all good either. I know I have emotional attachment to stupid things, but most are things that aren’t stupid to me, and I know that’s what a hoarder would say. But my wife will attest, I have gotten better!

Side note: Cats in heat suck!

So I’ve been trying to think of ways to put myself out there more and get some followers. After a mini meltdown at the doctors about me only having three readers made me cry, and some soul searching, I’ve decided I don’t need readers, I am very grateful for the ones I do have, but this is a blog for me, for my wife, and for certain people that are interested in it. I don’t need want people to read this just because I spam them, I want readers that care, and the ones I have do! Except for the creepers who lurk in the shadows and hid behind the interwebs!

Also, at the doctors office today I got weighed, and I was pleasantly surprised. I’m not posting my weight, I am fat that’s all you need to know. But seeing where I was made me want to lose more and more. I think I will try to lose more. I’ve always been fat, and for the most part I like it, but I wouldn’t mind being smaller and overall healthier for my family. I know cutting back on food will be easy, so will exercise, but candy, candy will be the death of me! I love candy and sweets! I will have to work on that one. Plus eating out, I like fast food, almost as much as candy!

More house cleaning and rearranging is underway, April has done an amazing job in the living room, and I have to build or buy a bracket for the ceiling fan in the kitchen. But I’m really proud of our hard work, the house looks great! I can’t wait for it to look like we want it!!

That is all for tonight, I hope you all have a good day!!

Getting to know me!

Monday, February 27th, 2012

So my wife has tagged me with a little game. Getting to know you, and here are the rules:

Here are the rules:
1 – Post the rules
2 – Answer the 11 questions from the person who tagged you.
3 – Create 11 new questions for the people you tag.
4 – Tag people and link them to your post.
5 – Let them know that you tagged them.

And here are April’s questions and my answers!

1. What was your favorite subject in school? Real subject was Geometry, fake class would be fine arts survey. That class wasn’t anything but friends hanging out and watching a movie and then talking about it.

2. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, never seen one, but wouldn’t mind it!

3. What was your first kiss like? My very first kiss was a girl in kindergarten and she kissed me because I missed my mom and couldn’t sleep before nap time, she gave me a kiss on the lips and I followed that up with my mom doesn’t kiss me on the lips she kisses me on the forehead, so then she gave me a kiss on my forehead!!

4. What’s one movie that you could watch every single day, and why do you like it so much? The new Star Trek, I really enjoy that movie, special effects are amazing, the story is great, and all around a great movie!

5. What gift did you always ask for as a child, but never received? A pony, for as long as I can remember my brother had a pony. I always wanted one of my own but I never got one. So I made due with Peanut, the pony. He liked me because I snuck him snacks and petted him. He was a good pony!

6. What relative do you have most in common with? My late uncle Warren, he was a big history buff, a nerd in his own respect, and a smart ass just like me!!

7. What do you like for breakfast? I’m not a breakfast eater, usually just something to drink. But if I could have a breakfast cooked any way this is how I’d like it. Three pieces of French toast cut diagonally and four pieces of bacon in the middle and syrup poured on it all!! <<>> that’s what it supposed to look like!

8. Do you still talk to your very first friend? I haven’t spoken to him in a very long time, he is on my Facebook friends list.

9. What mythological creature should be real? A hippogriff, I would name him Buckbeak, but who wouldn’t??

10. Where was your secret hiding place as a kid? Did anyone ever find you?
Under the hideous orange couch! Yes under it, it was a sleeper sofa and removed the mattress so there was plenty of room, and no one ever found me!

11. Would you live on the moon if there were a colony there? Yup, only if I could hunt moon bears!!

And now for my questions!

1. What is the best smell in the world to you?
2. What is your favorite video game character?
3. Do you prefer Adidas or Nike?
4. Who was your first crush on and why?
5. Do you miss the rains down in Africa?
6. What is the one album that you could listen to over and over?
7. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve been to the doctor for?
8. Ever been walked in on?
9. Would you be a pirate?
10. What is the most annoying sound to you?
11. How do you like being pampered?

Ok, now I have to tag two people, so I’ll pick the two readers that haven’t been tagged!
Tigger
April
I know I can’t tag someone who has already been tagged but oh well!

Thank you for doing this babu, and doing it again!!

The most comments ever!!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I have three comments!! Doesn’t seem like much, but I am proud! Thank you!!

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