Like summer-time in January here in Minnestoa with temps near 30 (above zero!) over the noon hour when I was walking at work and snapped this shot of some birches.

Crazy days. The usual blog fodder seems slim. Nothing terribly "funny" happening with the kids at present though I suspect we will all look back at these days years from now and laugh. I can only hope.

This past weekend, I thought about changing the title of the blog to "Grumpy Old Man" as it would better fit my mood, but I'd probably get sued by the Hollywood guys who made that movie a few years back. That would just make me grumpier.

Following are some random reasons I'm grumpy - in no particular order of importance.

Duke has started growling and barking us awake around 5:45 a.m. Not too bad for work/school days (for me at least), but on the weekend! Crap, I was grumpy most of the weekend.

Wanted to read the Op-Ed pages of the Star Tribune over the weekend, but discovered that I had read the pieces earlier in the week online. With the Strib in Chapter 11 you hear rumors about cutting back on home delivery. I'd miss it - but only because it's easier to spill coffee on the paper than your laptop. I usally get peanut butter on the pages - think how grumpy I'd be if I had to clean the peanut butter off my laptop keys each morning.

Now the Dude is having school "issues" - again. He's not helped by the recent holiday weekend. Most kids love breaks, vacations, three-day weekends, but not the Dude. He'd prefer to go every day - or not at all. When he has too many days off it's hard to get him back - and we've tried all the tricks in the book. I won't/can't blog further because the guy is pretty internet savvy and probably reads the blog. Love ya Dude!

As much as I like the online life, I'm starting to get overwhelmed. After even my father-in-law got on Facebook, I broke down and signed up myself. I entered my various personal stuff - college, highschool (no place for law school or other post grad stuff - or maybe I missed it). Now I get informed of all sorts of people who want to be my "friend". Don't get me wrong. I like the online life, but find it hard to keep up. I've got this blog, my Flick account, Good Reads, and now Facebook. Facebook was kind of the straw that broke this camels' back. I'm already bored with Facebook and find that counting friends and updating folks on all my comings and goings just aint' my cup of tea.

That's all for now.


amy said…
I hear you about the on-line/internet fatigue. I miss the days of having lots of friends around that I actually got to talk to face to face.....
julienj said…
I've found that Facebook has been great for keeping up with friends who live far away - like you guys - and it's been great to get a sense of everyday events rather than just when people have time/inspiration/news. It has cast a wider net for me than Fertile Plots or Goodreads, so I'm happy about that.

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