Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What happened on April 11th?

First Crocus of Spring (what spring, most of them died from the cold.)
First flowers of spring

Okay .. we have been busy and I haven't posted. I've been trying to keep up with what is going on in the world (both blog and real .. or is it one in the same?) Anyway, things are going good for me, still haven't seen the payout for making quota .. hopefully they will have it by this weekend.
They had me learning some AutoCAD last week, so that I can sell and demo one of our products a lot better. Very interesting program, but wow it is a overwhelming. I have never seen a application with so many key commands.
I'm off to Orlando for a user conference next week, so I won't be able to post, but I hope to come back with some nice photos.

Middle and her team lost the Championship game, 4-1, the forwards just did not skate. Middle let in a really cheap goal to start and then was screened by either the other team or her own players on the other shots. Her team only had ten shots on net in the whole game. Shame, but she did have a great season. Now she is thinking of going out for competitive hockey. Tryouts start next week when I get back from Orlando.
Boy am I peeved at her .. I got home from work last night. She says to me "Dad, you know my history project is due tomorrow!" I respond with "So, are you done?" Her response "I've written it out, but I just have to type it out on the computer" By now a black cloud has formed over my head.
a) I was never told the due date of this project
b) she had all of monday to do this since she was off for Easter Monday
c) she never starts her projects early, no matter how many times we ask her to
d) I could have stayed home on Monday and checked her work (Monday night both wife and I went to Eldest lacrosse game)
e) I'm supposed to go to TaiKwonDo, but now can't because as a parent I am supposed to help my kids learn ... Arrrgh!!!!
So with my blood was boiling, because I know my daughter. Done does not mean done, I have about 3 hours work pulling information out of her to get her to write a good report. So off I go with Eldest to his drum lessons, asking Middle to begin typing out her report. I get to come home and work on a history report on Laura Secord until 10p.m.
Aargh!! I love my kids, but! sometimes it's just to much.

Entered the office Play Off pool. Last year I came in 2nd So here's my picks

Daniel Briere, Buffalo Sabers
Chris Drury, Buffalo Sabers
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators
Teemu Selanne. Anaheim Mighty(I hate this name)Ducks
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks
Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty(I hate this name)Ducks
Brian Campbell, Buffalo Sabers

Stanley Cup Champions --- Buffalo Sabers ..(hey a bracebridge boy played for them at one time)

I know, I know .. why I am I picking a non Canadian team to take the cup. Well, Ottawa always chokes, I just don't think Calgary can do it, and Vancouver can/will make it to the finals, but I don't think they can stop Buffalo. What other team in NHL at this time has three lines of power players. NON .. Buffalo has built themselves a Stanley Cup team and I really hope they can win. I put my money on it.

Listening to:
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Alimony Blues (could not find these lyrics online, so I transcribed them from the mp3)

My baby left me sitting on a court room seat
My baby left me sitting on a court room seat

Now the judge says I got to pay her one hundred bucks a week

Judge oh Judge, why can’t your justice speak
Judge oh Judge, why can’t your justice speak

That woman got me on every dog gone thing I had with me

She sueing me for cruelty, ‘cause I hit her once or twice
One night I tried to choke her, she says I wasn’t nice
I use to love that woman, ‘til the strain was killing me
Now her lawyer is charging in-com-pat-i-bility

Well she won the case, Now she’s got a first degree

Now I’ve got the alimony blues, on the day she set me free.