01 November 2009


We had a combination birthday/Halloween for the boy today, as he turns one next week. He took all the excitement surprisingly well, not getting too worked up throughout the day. He probably did better with it all than I did. And he was a pretty cute little pirate. Of course, with him being so young he didn't really know what all the singing and cake was all about, but that's fine.

I got to see my sister's baby for the first time, even though he's a few months old now. He looks about like any other baby. They live across the state, so I don't get to see them very often. I finally got to show the new motorcycle to my dad. He took it for a spin around the neighborhood. And my friend E. A. and his family came over. He had to spend much of the day doing homework (probably something I should have done as well), but we did get to talk about games a little. We mostly just discussed different game systems we'd like to try, the cost of sourcebooks, and the lack of time available for the pursuit of gaming.

[old man mode] One thing I noticed as kids came to our door for Trick or Treating was that a lot of the older kids didn't even bother to dress up. Really, are they so lazy that they can't even bother to smear some face paint or something on and be a zombie? If you're too old to dress up, then you're too old to go around and beg for candy. [/old man mode]


  1. I like the pirate ships.
    My wife and first born made me a chocolate tank cake once for my b'day.

  2. NICE pirate ship cake. That is a first birthday. RE: your old man moment, what about the older kids out trick or treating? Isn't it easier to buy this crap than walk around begging? Wierd moment of my Halloween night for me, the neighborhood white-trash kid showed up in a costume that was a trash bag. Not a trash bag with arm holes, but a costume that was in fact, a trash bag. I'm not sure whether I should laugh or weep.

  3. What bike did you get...?

  4. It's a 2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50.

    Here's a picture.

  5. i also noticed the lazy teenagers... i was grumpy and told my friend that they could at least smear some of their mom's lipstick on their face or something.

  6. As a holiday bonus, some kids also egged my truck. I wish I knew who they were so I could go thank them personally.