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It’s All Been Done

“It’s All Been Done”
I met you before the fall of Rome
And I begged you to let me take you home
You were wrong, I was right
You said goodbye, I said goodnight
It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before
I knew you before the west was won
And I heard you say the past
was much more fun
You go your way, I go mine
But I’ll see you next time
It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before
And if I put my fingers here, and if I say
“I love you, dear”
And if I play the same three chords,
Will you just yawn and say
It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before
Alone and bored on a thirtieth-century night
Will I see you on The Price Is Right?
Will I cry? Will I smile?
As you run down the aisle?
It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before

It’s All Been Done –  Barenaked Ladies

I met you before the fall of Rome
And I begged you to let me take you home
You were wrong, I was right
You said goodbye, I said goodnight

It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before

I knew you before the west was won
And I heard you say the past
was much more fun
You go your way, I go mine
But I’ll see you next time

It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before

And if I put my fingers here, and if I say
“I love you, dear”
And if I play the same three chords,
Will you just yawn and say

It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before

Alone and bored on a thirtieth-century night
Will I see you on The Price Is Right?
Will I cry? Will I smile?
As you run down the aisle?

It’s all been done
It’s all been done
It’s all been done before

I’m feeling a little uninspired today. So I give you my phone doodles.

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Happy Bro-day to my baby Brother!

Every year my baby brother gets older and older (and older and older).

Every year, I try to do someting a little funny to mark the event, like last year post: Happy Birthday do my baby Brother! After all, what good is a blog if it doesn’t replace buying gifts for loved ones? That’s partly why I started to blog you know, because the cost of gifts was seriously preventing me from meeting my monthly alcohol acquisition goals.

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And with a brother like that, who wouldn’t drink alcohol, really?

tYotP: M

This post is part of the Year of the Purge : A to Z series. Every other Sunday, I’ll get rid of something starting with the letter A and working my way to the letter Z by the end of December. This week I’m getting rid of M.

This one is an easy one. I’m getting rid of this:

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Mafia Wars is the biggest time suck I have ever experienced while being on a computer. Keep in mind that when I say this, I also include my early years on the NES, where I would play 24 hours straight just to maximize my return on the 3$ investment I had made renting the darn game.

The other night, I suddenly realized that I had been sitting in the living room, all by myself for the last hour or so, watching a counter go down five minutes at a time. WTF?

Adding insult to injury, LovelyWife had gone to bed earlier, leaving the TV on TLC. What was playing? Jon and Kate plus Eight. Gah!

But really, I accomplished my super-secret goal in the game, so there’s no challenge anymore. look:

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Ha! Take that master Soldier Queen Khan!

I’m invincible!

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I finished that book.

I have to say that it was a really enjoyable book.

I never was a comic book geek, mostly because I never had enough money to buy comic books, but the few comics I could get my hands on I just went through them very quickly. I once read the whole Wolverine series – I think it was 124 issues at the time – in one evening. I am however a Dungeons & Dragons / Role Playing Game Geek, and this book really made me want to start a DC Heroes or Marvel game. ;-) Anyways.

The book deals with all the clichés of super heroes, but from a fresh perspective. There’s the super villain, the Cyborg, the ex Black Ops guy, the fairy, the magician, etc.  But all those persons seem to “go through the motions” of being super heroes (each in their own way), so the story focuses instead of the internal dialogue of two characters. We get to learn about the rest of the characters through the eyes of those two.

The style was confusing at first, and it got slightly better as the book progressed. I was getting used to the style I guess. It was like when i saw Cyrano for the first time, and that it took a good 20 minutes just to understand what the characters were saying. But even in the last chapters, I sometimes had to go back a few paragraphs to figure out what had happened, and how the logical sequence of event took place. for example, I still don’t understand the conclusion of the fight between Dr. Impossible and Mister Mystic. And I must have read that part 3-4 times.

Dave2 had warned me that the end was a little anti-climatic, so I kept that in mind as I was turning the last few pages, and yes: Dave2 was right. It’s a little anti-climatic, but I saw that more as an after effect of setting up the stage for future books. I could see the same story told through the eyes of two other characters, and then two others, and so on. Or even the second part of this story. Anyways, to misquote a famous person: This book is not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

So there you have it. Decent book, easy read, entertaining. I’d give it 4 out of 5 masks and gloves.

Some links:

Soon I will be invincible on Wikipedia

Official Website

Soon I Will Be Invincible (& Interviewed): Austin Grossman

Oh, I was not paid in any way shape or form for that review.

Singular Dad

Whenever LovelyWife leaves for her “business trips”, we always go to the same routine. 

She’ll start by asking me if I’ll be all right taking care of the Zadorables by myself. 

I always say I will.

She always asks if I would like FMIL to come over while she’s away on her “business trip”.

I always say that I would love FMIL – because FMIL is awesome, and hello: Homemade Cheesecake? Who wouldn’t want that! –  to come over, but that I can perfectly manage the household and the Zadorables while she’s away on her “business trip”.

She’ll then phone FMIL to let her know that I’ll be all by myself from this day to that day, and that I might possibly call her if I forget how to use the stove of lose one of the kid’s legs.

But rest assured that never happened. 

Anyways, today LovelyWife is flying out for a week-long “business trip” in North Carolina. That means I’ll be a single dad for the next 7 days. 

I like it when this happens, but the Zadorables? They LOVE IT.

They’ve already made plans for the week, and of course they started with this 7 day menu:

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Of course, this is not at all what a LovelyWife menu would look like.

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Then again, she’s not here for the next seven day, so I’m running the show.

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Clearly, mine is better because we never go to a restaurant, right? 100% home cooked meals! 😉

Pizza FTW!

I’m a great dad.

The Becky Mix-Tape

I had 12 of you wanting a mix tape as per the Shiny LeSombre Meme, and so I took out my trusty D12 and randomly selected Becky! But you can’t have a CD without a CD cover, right?

Here’s how it goes. You are about to have your own band’s CD cover. Follow these directions to the letter. It’s fun and requires no thought at all. Go to……
1. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band. I got “Mosaic Authorship“.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album. I got “Become who you are.” from the quote “Trade your secrets and become who you are.” from Frank Warren, Post Secret, 09-06-08.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. I got this:

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4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result in your own journal because it’s more amusing that way.

So Becky here it is, your Mix-Tape / CD cover. 😉

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Playlist

Freaks Marillion 4:09

King of Spain Moxy Früvous 2:59

Falling Angelo Badalamenti 5:24

Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson 2:15

Learning to Fly Pink Floyd 4:51

I Wanna Be Sedated Kim Bingham 2:32

Turn My Head Around The Philosopher Kings 4:01

Everybody Hurts R.E.M. 5:20

Just Wait Blues Traveler 5:34

When I fall Barenaked Ladies 4:04

High Hopes Pink Floyd 7:00

Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 4:57

These Apples Barenaked Ladies 3:10

Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) Meat Loaf 6:53

Family Business Fish 5:23

Laura Jean Leloup 4:14

So Long-Farewell-Goodbye Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 4:35

Close To Me The Cure 3:42

Head Over Heels Tears For Fears 4:15

Cinderella Search Marillion 5:46

Actual Mix Tape/CD to follow shorlty… 

Parenting Assvice – Sarcastica Edition

Before we start: Don’t forget that I’ll be putting together an awesome mix tape for you. Just go to the Shiny Lesombre Meme, and leave a comment. I’ll draw a winner next Monday. 

Yesterday at night, Sarcastica had her very own Lil’Castica. She Tweeted the whole time, and live blogged the whole thing. You can see her video on YouTube. and the first picture here.

I’m kidding. I hope I’m kidding. 😉

At 21:24, KarenSugarpants Tweeted: @sarcastica’s baby Nolan is BORN! 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Baby and Mama are doing fine! YAY!

Congratulations to the new family!

As usual, my only valid parenting advice is:

Disregard all parenting advice  you receive. 

You should probably print and frame that.

Oh, and if you’re new around here, I originally posted this when my friends Peter and Natasha had their baby, Kole. It still applies. 😉

Congrats to the mom, dad and kid!