Long Exhausting Day Yesterday…

Posted in Family on December 7th, 2008 by James

Saturday was great. Everything about it. Well all the driving did get old. Ended up having a great time with the family. Jacob came up for Richfield with his family. Ben and Val ended up hanging out also. We all meet at my parents around noon. We fired up the BBQ grill, and cooked up some food. After which we ran on out to the middle of nowhere (30 miles west of Magna, the west side of Grantsville). Took the 12 gauge, .22, and Jacob’s 9mm. Shot from about 4pm till almost 6pm. When there wasn’t enough daylight to keep on shooting, we decided on to head on back. Hung out at my parents till about 8, and decided it was time to go.

Put about 280 miles on my car yesterday. Ran on out to Alpine with my brother, then up to Layton, then down to Taylorsville, out to Magna, out to Grantsville, back to Magna, then to Taylorsville, then to Layton, and then back home.

Blah…So bored!!!

Posted in Family, General on December 1st, 2008 by James

Uneventful weekend for sure. We did manage to watch Season 3 of Robot Chicken. I forgot how damn funny that cartoon is.

My car is making some nice clucking noise. Noise started Friday afternoon. Not sure if it’s from the last time I did car work. When trying to do the strut mount bearing, I managed to ripped the boot on the tie rod end. I thinking/hope it’s just the sway bar end links. Cheap parts, easy to replace. If it’s anything more then that, i’m not gonna mess with it.

Looks like I won’t be seeing much of Glad this week. She is working Tuesday and Wednesday for Sue. Wednesday she is hanging out with a friend, which I’m guessing is going to be an all day event.

Looks like next week here at work is when we are doing the move. Basically move downstairs for 4-6 weeks as they fix stuff up here. I’m not excited for this. Share desks, tiny desks, etc etc.

Jacob is coming into town Wednesday. I’m totally stoked to see him. Not sure what we’re doing. I know that Saturday we have a family stuff.

I’m working this Thursday so I can have Saturday off from work. Kent was nice enough to switch shifts with me. So I’m working his Thursday, and he is working my Saturday.

Awesome Turkey Day Week…

Posted in Family, Friends on November 27th, 2008 by James

Wowzers. 4 days off this week from work.

Monday I got off about 1 1/2hrs early from work. It was so slow, and I just wanted to get out of work and start on my weekend.

Tuesday nothing really much from what I remember. Me and Glad went to Taco Bell for lunch/breakfast. We then meet up with Ben and Val. Went to the pet store, then we went to go feed the ducks. I ended up taking pictures from that. I may upload the pictures up to the website. I’m not fully sure.

Wednesday we went on up to Evanston to go meet up with the ex-inlaws and do some shooting. Had a grand ol time doing that. I took up my dad’s shotgun, and his .22 rifle. Dean brought his 9mm handgun, and his 4 wheeler. We were up in Evanston from about 10:30am till about 5:00pm. James shot the shotgun for the first time. He was pretty scared and nervous at first. Got him shooting some skeet. Needless to say, he had some beginners luck. He took down about 4 out of 5. Glad did pretty good at it also. Both James, and Glad really enjoyed shooting the shotgun. Val shot the shotgun for the first time also, and she really enjoyed it also. Here are the pictures from the trip. This picture here is just priceless. I think I did a great at snapping right at the right moment. It was taken right when James shot the shotgun for the first time. The look on his face is just great.

When we got back into town, I dropped the kids off in Magna with my parents. Me and Glad went on down to Bar Deluxe to see a few bands. It was great running into such old faces/friends that I don’t see very often.

Today for Thanksgiving we went on over to Grandma’s for a few hours. Had a damn good dinner/lunch. James cut his first turkey, and got a kick out of it. Later on we went on over to Glad’s grandma for more food. Needless to say, we were so stuffed we had issues with eating more food. Since we were up in the area, we stopped by Ben’s and Val’s place for about an hour.

Tomorrow I have another day off, and plan on spending some time with Jim.

Oh Boy, What a Week….

Posted in Family on November 22nd, 2008 by James

I had more fun then I should be allowed to have. hahah!!!

So James called me Monday from school. “Dad, I’m sick!” etc etc etc. That was around 10am Monday morning. I was planning on leaving around 1:30 from work since I had an appointment with the lawyer.

As I pull into the school to check his sick butt out of school. I see a kid outside playing kickball which looked a lot like James. Sat there for a minute or two, as this kid that looked just like James run around kicking the ball, throwing the ball, etc. As I thinking, ‘nah that can’t be James, he is sick’. ‘It better not be James’.

I go into the office to check him out. When James was walking down the hall, I went down to have a nice little chat with him. Yeah, needless to say, I left his butt at school.

Monday afternoon I went into the lawyer office to finish up the last bit of the paperwork. WooHoo for that. But wow, I’m not impressed with the lawyer’s office one bit.

Tuesday, Ben and I decided to replace my broken strut mount bearing. Needless to say, I ended up making things worse. Long story short, I worked on it from 10am till about 9pm on Tuesday. Wednesday, worked on it with Dad from about 10am till about 4pm. Got my screw up taken care of, but never ended up replacing the strut mount bearing. Oh well, atleast the car is working. Actually, it’s worse off, since the spring is now messed up.

Thursday night me and Glad ended up watching Run Fatboy, Run. I enjoyed the movie.

This next week just the whole Thanksgiving thing. 4 day weekend. Going to my Grandma’s for Thanksgiving with the kids. Hoping to make up to Evanston for a visit on Wednesday.

Things, and Those Things….

Posted in Family, General on November 15th, 2008 by James

Wednesday went to Savers Thrift Store. Found some creepers for 18 bucks. They look brand new, worn maybe once. The creepers look just like these. I’m pretty happy with them so far. I’m not a huge fan of creepers, nor this black/white color of these. But hey, I needed new shoes, and 18 bucks, can’t go wrong there.

Thursday, I had an doctors appointment regarding this skin/rash shit that is going on. The doc confirmed what I thought it was. Atopic Dermatitis aka eczema. Gave me a RX for some cream to throw on. Along with a follow up appointment in 2 weeks.

Friday was payday at work. Very much needed that. After getting myself a pair of pants, some clothes for Jayden, and a few other things. The rest of my money will now go towards bills 🙁
I was really wanting to go to Wendover, but ended up resisting the urge. Ended up getting a pair of Levi’s 511 from Sears. I got them in a black color. I really enjoy these jeans.

The past two nights I’ve been having some really funky dreams. I really wish exwife’s, old coworkers, and friends stayed of my dreams.

For the most part, I’m still a nonsmoker. Few drags, a random cig here and there. I’m on day 10 right now. I really wish Glad would quit. It would help a lot with the random urges I have.

Today is my Grandma’s 80th birthday. I guess me and Glad are heading over there when I get off work.

Silly Kid…

Posted in Family on October 17th, 2008 by James

So Jayden said the funniest thing this past week.

‘Hey Dad, what is a democrat? Is it like a penis?’

Yeah needless to say, me and Glad just busting out laughing hard.

James’s Birthday

Posted in Family, General on October 15th, 2008 by James

So today was James’s birthday. Blows my mind that he has turned 12. Amazing how time flys by. I keep on thinking about when I turned 12 many years ago.

Had a good day with Glad we were both in good moods, and it feels like I got alot of stuff done. Glad’s parents came over at around 2ish. We bbq up some hamburgers, has cake and ice cream. Had a really good time. My folks came over at around 7ish tonight. Hung out for a few hours, and had a good time.

Didn’t really get James much for his birthday. The kids are out of school tomorrow and Friday for UEA weeknd. I was wanting to take everyone up to Lagoon tomorrow. But due to lack of funds, that isn’t going to be happening. It would have costed about $150.00 for us to go. Which is still a bit much. I’m still waiting on my stupid 401k money. I called those retards today, and they said the money is on the way. haahahah, we’ll see. That’s what I’ve been hearing for the past 2-3 weeks. Don’t know what to believe anymore.


Posted in Family, Friends, General on September 20th, 2008 by James

Wow!!! Where the hell do I even begin in explaining my past week?

So Sunday I left work a few hours later, I wasn’t feeling the greatest. Big ol long story short, Justine stayed over Sunday night. She had some serious issues with her GF. We stayed awake till about 2am talking and bullshitting. Didn’t fully fall asleep till about 3am. Then up at 6am cause of more issues. Needless to say, I called into work sick/late. Needed to catch up on some zzzzzz, and try to help Justine out as much as possible.

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Rubiks Cube

Posted in Family on September 13th, 2008 by James

So Jayden has become pretty damn good with the Rubiks Cube. He will sit there for hours while twisting and turning it into place. He has gone as far as looking on youtube for video clips of the rubiks cube. He has even tried taking the stickers off, and take all the tiny little cubes out of it. I think we have brought him about 4 rubicks cube over the past 9 months due to either him breaking it on purpose (aka taking the stickers off), or has just worn it out.

Anyway, this picture is funny partly due to that.

Good Times at the UT State Fair

Posted in Family, General, Movies on September 12th, 2008 by James

The three days were decent days off. Tuesday I basically sat at home and watched a few movies. First movie was Music Within. I really enjoyed this movie. Wednesday hung out with Marcia for a bit. Also found out that the ball was dropped on me getting my 401k money. Just annoying, since I’m needing the money ASAP. Thursday, hung out with Ben for a bit. Went to a few places, and just did pointless lame window shopping. Went to Souper Salad for lunch.

Thursday night, we all went to the fair. I wasn’t too excited for this, but had a great time at the fair.
Glad and both of the kids held snakes. Had a good cheap time there. It was nice that Glad got free passes to the fair.