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Catch up post [Jun. 20th, 2008|01:35 am]

Got caught up on Lost and Battlestar Galactica, and started watching Heroes, got hooked, and finished that off as well. I'm going to get cable in a bit, which I haven't had in a while, but with the coming election season and my devotion to the aforementioned television programs, I think I shall need it. Thankfully, the chicklet is as addicted to those programs as I am (AND she's an Obama supporter), so we'll be spending a lot of time on my couch glued to the tube in the coming year.

Speaking of the chicklet, she's getting her own place very soon! I'm quite proud of her for it, as it will be her very first "own place," and it's a positive step in her growth as an adult. While she'll be on her own, she ain't very far away, so she'll still be eating my food and playing games on my 360 daily, and I can rush over in seconds (literally) with my trusty aluminum bat in case I need to smite wrong-doers.

The Boy is currently in England with his mom visiting the European side of his family, and they're getting back next week on Thursday. Miss him, lots. We've been e-mailing each other, as it's cheaper than phone calls, and his Mom has been keeping him busy with daytrips and visits. They're gonna be at Stonehenge this Saturday for the Summer Solstice, which is typically a very colorful event and should be pretty cool. And it seems I've taught him well, as he's been picking up various action figures in the UK for resale here in the US. That's my boy.

When he gets back, he and I are starting a rather strict training regimen (5 mile walks, an hour on my exercise bike, and an hour on weights three times a week), and if he reaches a certain level of fitness, I've promised him a brand new Xbox 360, with an Xbox Live membership, as well as a paid broadband account for a year. I've been saving up to make sure I can cover all that, and to my surprise, my old man has offered to cover a lot of the costs as well. I guess he's trying to make up for being such a crappy father through his grandkids, which is fine by me. Mom also wants to pitch in to help, so she's going to be providing groceries in the form of lean proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables.

And to get in the habit of eating real food, I cooked up a pot of pinto beans today. The chicklet's already had two bowls. I expect it's gonna be pretty smelly around the house for the next few days.


[User Picture]From: palishgreen
2008-06-20 07:21 am (UTC)
Not TOO smelly... okay, maybe a little... fine, a lot.
It's your fault for making them.
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2008-06-20 07:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, like I forced them on you. Pfft, whatever!
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[User Picture]From: kimmylovesbobby
2008-06-20 10:47 am (UTC)
Good God man, pass me a bowl o beans please! Where da cornbread at??!!! You're cooking good & smart. Beans are healthy, my Momma could live on them back in the depression.
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2008-06-22 05:59 am (UTC)
Down around these parts, we prefer tortillas. But I'm staying away from processed carbs, so it's beans straight up for me.
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[User Picture]From: _kiss_my_elbow_
2008-06-20 01:07 pm (UTC)
i can't believe you'd never seen heroes!!! it's my absolute favorite show right now. and of course, lost is amazing as well.

good luck on your physical wellness plan! daniel and i have also really been trying to cook our own food every day. so far we're doing very well! i have to say, it's a lot cheaper than eating out, and the food is MUCH better. once you get used to cooking it doesn't take much longer than going out and getting something either. so yeah... good luck!

i think i have that same serving spoon...
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2008-06-22 06:02 am (UTC)
Y'know, I put off watching Heroes for the longest time, for a lot of different reasons. The great thing about the internets today though, is that I can download and catch up on any episode of any show I want in a matter of minutes.

I love my spoon.
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