09 October 2009

happen often?

where to cut the hole in ur door when installing a kitty door.

if u can't figure that one out on ur own, ur too dumb to have a cat -
or a door.

02 October 2009

fishtank friday

6 weeks later. corals are growing, algae are under control ( for now),
and a few fish have moved in. im having a lot of fun.

and it's looking nice.

14 September 2009

How lazy are u allowed to be?

This is a picture of my street. It's a dead end street. I am taking
the picture standing at the start of the street, and where u see the
pavement end, that's the end.

The kids schoolbus picks them up at the top of the street every
morning, and drops them off in the same place in the afternoon.

The people at the end of the street...

drive their kids to the bus!!

I kid u not.

It's about - oh - fifty yards.

Seriously. That's seriously messed up.

08 September 2009

movie fun

as a parent of young kids, u end up listening to more childrens music and seeing more kids movies than u ever thought was possible. little ones want to hear the same song over and over and over...

and watch the same movie over and over and over.

luckily, the makers of many childrens cartoons now realise that parents end up watching their movies almost as much as the kids, and they stick little fun, more or less adult references in their productions. u know, just little ditties that the kiddies wont get, but is bound to amuse the parents. most of these fun references are hidden away in the background animations or in dialog that can be hard to pick up on the first (or second or third) time u see the movie.

but as i watch these movies i start to notice more and more of these gags.

and of course i would like to share. if u have these movies at home, u might know these, if not, u can always get it on netflix if u want to see (and hear for urself).

these always crack me up.

todays movie gags are from pixars, "finding nemo"

some names of boats in the sydney harbor "major plot point", "bow movement", "knottie buoy", "pier pressure" and "iBoat".

the fishtank mountain in the dentist's office is called "mount wannahockalougie".

one fish in the fishtank introduces herself as aunt deb, she believes her reflection in the tank glass is her sister, flo. (aunt flo, anyone?)

the sharks are having a 12 step meeting where they recite "i am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. if I am to change this image, i must first change myself. fish are friends, not food."

12 step meeting leader: "todays meeting is step 5: bring a fish friend."

little fish in nemos school: "im h2o intolerant"

bruce the shark, with a wild look in his eyes, peeking in thru hole in door he just made to get to the fish: "heeeereees bruuuucie!"

fish hatching escape plan by busting the filter so the dentist will have to take them out of the tank to clean it: "ok everybody, we have 24 hours before darla gets here. the tank can get plenty dirty in that time. be as gross as possible. think dirty thoughts!"

marlin: "the water is half empty already"
dory: "really? it looks half full to me"

dory, after marlin ensures her he can find the way to sydney by himself: "what is it about men and asking for directions?"

and thats what i found so far after watching the movie, oh... say... about seventy two times.

04 September 2009

time flies when ur having fun

two years ago today, i screamed at a woman, for the first time in my
grown up life.

i seem to remember it going something like this:

"i don't care if i'm only two cm! give me the £~^}^#% epidural!"

happy second birthday tiger-baby.

25 August 2009

long, warm summer nights with a hint of lyme

the summer is coming to an end. its hard to believe its almost over, even though i will be happy to see the heat replaced with more "nordic" temperatures. in one week my little bug starts kindergarten. i cant believe she is that old already. i am more nervous about it than she is.

this is the first summer i have not been "home". my mother has visited here, and in a few weeks my sister and her significant other will come for a couple weeks. but its not quite the same. i did get to go earlier this spring, although the excitement of going home was overshadowed by the passing of my grandmother. i was very lucky and got to spend some time with her before she left.

this is also the summer i got married. for reals married. bye-bye civil union. the little bug can go off to kindergarten with her parents properly married.

this is the summer we are potty training tiger. he knows what to do, but doesnt really want to be bothered. i decided to just go cold turkey and put him in underwear, let him wave bye-bye to the diapers. today is the first day, its just past noon and he is in his fourth pair of undies.

*give me strength*

and last but not least, this is the summer i got bit by a little speck. a little speck i happened to see, sitting on my back. i dont like bugs, or specks, or whatever the heck it is, on me. so i quickly brushed it off. it fell on the floor and disapeared, just as i thought to myself;

"wonder if that was a #$##$% tick!"

and, yeah, it was.

fast forward two weeks and i had forgotten about that speck. the heat was kicking my ass (vikings dont like heat!) and i was feeling exhausted and somewhat headache-y. happened to catch a glimps of a red, nasty welt on my back the size of a grapefruit.


g*d damn*d it!!

trip to the doc. she didnt need more than 10 seconds to diagnose me with lyme disease. guess it wasnt the heat that was knocking me around.

so here i am, hot, tired, achey and full of antibiotics.

oh....and one more thing.

now that the temperatures are supposed to be coming down and its actually gonna be possible to spend a few nice days out in the sun without melting;

taking these lyme meds, i should stay out of the sun!

mother frakker!

16 August 2009

CT ink

What happens when u leave a toddler alone for five minutes ( and there
happens to be a permanent marker close by).