Too Much Computer?
Check out my profile pic. Zounds, it's that camera hogging squirrel whose picture with a couple up in Canada went viral a week or so ago. I've been "squirrelizing" various photos from my blog and e-mailing them to friends and family. My sister-in-law e-mailed me back, "They might be sending you away sooner than you think."
What, can't a guy have a little fun on the internet? Apparently not. I've been obsessed lately with doing mock drafts on Yahoo and ESPN, practicing for my family's fantasy football official draft in about a week. When I told my brother who called from South Dakota recently, his response was, "You need to get a life."
Hea, if I enjoy it and I'm not hurting anybody, so what? I know my wife is concerned that my eye doctor is going to say 'no more computer' some day (except for work, she adds quickly). Well, when that day comes . . .
I did try to tackle the leaky sink again this past weekend, but this plumbing project is not going down easy. Too bad they don't have fantasy plumbing. I'd do better at that as I don't do so good in reality. After plastering a healthy dose of plumber's epoxy on the leaky joint, it still dripped. But I tied a strip of cloth over that, and like a bandaid on a bleeding finger, that seemed to do the trick. I'm a whatever works kind of guy when it comes to home repair.
My fathers and my two brothers are much more handy in that regard. But do they have a blog like I do? Ha. Touche.
We had our annual yard sale this past weekend. As long as Wendy and her sister make enough profit to pay for subs from Izzy's in Ann Arbor for lunch, it's a success. That's one measure anyway. We sold two of the boys' old video game systems.
Their original video games sytem, THE original Nintendo, is still in our house. For now anyway. I've been trying to see if I could get it to work at all if just for nostalgia's sake. It reminds me of the days when my video game skills were better than the kids'. Back then, even Wendy would play occasionally. She called herself 'The Tetris Queen.'
After a lot of coaxing and cleaning, I was able to still play Tetris on our original Nintendo, though the picture quality was very poor and the game would only function for a few minutes before the screen went blank. All that work for just a few minutes of memories. Maybe the missus will note that at least I wasn't on the computer.