Gummi Bears

April 13, 2009

Ashley sent me this interesting article which included Gallup Polls illustrating the decline of Christianity and the rise of Atheism.

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This Easter I got a new drivers hat, slippers, gummi bears, and a Jungle Book singing toothbrush.

I ran out of gummi bears already 😦

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Check out Rambo playing with his new toy:

100th Entry!

April 12, 2009

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Not only do we get to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus on this Easter Sunday, we also get to celebrate the 100th blog entry!

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I stopped taking Effexor.  So far it’s going terribly, I’m incredibly dizzy, nauseous, and unfriendly, which has left me unpopular with the misses.

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Yesterday, my mom took us too a cat show.

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We overheard, “If she doesn’t work out for the judging today, she’ll be for sale.”

But today, it’s Easter, we get candy!!!!

Today is my birthday, I just turned 27. The typical Henley birthdays last for a week, therefore this is the Week-of-Jason. My party was on the 16th, wife took me out to the Melting Pot on the 17th, my Mom’s taking me out today, and my Dad tomorrow. Then Ashley’s parents sometime next weekend.

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Among the personalized signature from James Randi, Ashley also got me the Death and Return of Superman in hardcover. Way back in 1992, when I was 10, I heard on the news that DC Comics was going to kill off Superman. Being incredibly naive I thought this meant the franchise was coming to an end. This was as good an opportunity as any to get in on comics. I asked my Mom if I could get the one where he dies.

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We went to Wonderbook and Video and my Mom pre-orderd for both Jeff and I to get each issue leading up to, and following his death. Each week Jeff and I would make the journey on foot from our house to Wonderbook and Video to get the latest issue. Week after week Superman battled Doomsday. One week Superman was winning, one week it was Doomsday until finally both Superman and Doomsday were dead.

Following his death was several issues dedicated to his funeral and then several about his supposed return in suspicious new forms. The collection just kept going and going, and being 10, all I wanted to see was action, and there wasn’t too much action while was Superman dead.

Flash forward 17 years later (wow almost 2 decades) and my wife has bought me the hardcover version of that entire story (all 700 some pages of it). Reading it really takes me back.

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I’m working this New Year’s Day. I had to abstain from the drink last night, so sad.

2 Minutes until midnight, Ashley and I are Steve‘s house waiting for the ball to drop. Miley Cyrus was singing 7 Things I Hate About You on MTV. Paul is almost passed out next to me, Jeff is behind me being angsty towards Miley Cyrus. The song ends, the countdown begins. 10, 9, 8,7, (everyone’s glued to the TV) 6, 5, (the New Year’s kiss is almost here) 4, 3, 2 …..South Park. Their DVR interrupted the ball drop. No Happy New Years ball. Steve’s wife frantically fixed it and returned into MTV. The crowd is cheering, everyone looks happy, confetti is in the air. Seconds later, Entourage recording started. Happy New Years!

Christmas Morning

December 25, 2008

This is typical.  It’s 9:00AM on Christmas morning at my Mom’s house, and I’m the only one awake.  I stayed in bed attempting sleep for as long as I could, but I’m ready for some presents.  I busied myself with showering, shaving and brusing my teeth with my Hannah Montana Rock Star Tooth Tunes brush. 

Yesterday I got a Celestron 114GT telescope.  I just can’t wait to get it home and break it out of the box.  Ashley says I’m not a real astronomer until I get it set up. 

Check out the puppies enjoying some Christmas Eve dinner at Ashley’s parents house:

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I hear my Mom and Charlie jamming out to some Christmas songs downstairs, I’m going down!

Hanukkah

December 23, 2008

So I celebrated Hanukkah last night.  Ashley’s mom is Jewish (emphasis on the “ish”).  Her parents gave us each $200 that were were forced to spend on happy things.  Promptly after dinner we took the money to the mall.  This was no joke, we had to cover as much ground as possible in a short time, so we parted ways.  You might think that blowing $200 is easy, it stressed me out.  I thought about buying a PSP or an X-Box, but I don’t have time to take on another gaming system.  To make a long story short, I got a gray North Face jacket from Nordstroms, and Ashley got some sexy jeans and accessories.

For whatever the reason, Roscoe forgot then when he’s here, he’s supposed to poop outside.  When I take him out, he just gets confused and wants to bumble around and sniff.  20 minutes go by in the freezing cold, he just sniffs.  So like a little puppy I took treats out to reward him when he finally went, so pitiful.

The Pillars of the Earth is getting good.  Tom’s wife just bled to death after giving birth and Tom freaked out and left the baby for dead.  I especially liked when that woman showed up and randomly had sex with him while he was resting from his baby-leaving adventure.  When I left off, he proposed to her, now to find out what’s up with that…

Ashley and I are terribly impatient.  Last night at about 6:00PM, we impulsively decided to have Christmas 8 days early.  My goodness did I make out well!

Britney Spears – Circus

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I made it though the album on my way in to work this morning.  Most of the songs are just OK.  I think about 3 or so songs are really good.  And there is one really awkward song entitled “My Baby” about…. her baby.

Moon in My Room

The Moon in My Room is awesome, you hang the moon on the wall and you can set it to light up in whatever phase you so choose.  It’s for ages 6 and up.

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We have 4 remotes that we constantly lose.  Thank goodness for over-the-top personal electronics.

Wide Angle Lens

I can be artistic now!

Wall-E Blu-Ray

I’m sure this is going to be the prettiest Blu-Ray ever

James Randi – Flim Flam

Teach me how to spread hate for all things pseudo scientific.

Skeptics Dictionary

Again, all about spreading the hate.

Socks

For my feet.

Lens Brush

I’ve graduated from cleaning lenses with my t-shirt!

Evolution T-shirt

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My good buddy Charles drew this diagram for me when he realized that we are all related.

Book Light

So I can read in the dark.

Push Lights

So I can see in the dark.

Starbursts

It’s just candy.

Santa Pez Dispenser

More candy.

Hannah Montana Brush Tunes

Hannah Montana sings to me for 2 minutes as long as I’m brushing hard.

Monopoly Travel

Monopoly so simplified, you can play it in the car.

Daily Pill Organizer

So I don’t forget to take my anti-depressants.  I’m suffering from depression.

Car Air Freshener

It’s for the car.

Advil – Travel Size

It’s for my head.

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When I get home from work, I am going to lock myself in my office and not come out until I have evolved.

And I’m sure I forgot to list something awesome.

Top 10 Chirstmas Movies

December 15, 2008

Top 10 Christmas Movies (in particular order):

Die Hard


A Christmas Carol


It’s a Wonderful Life


Jingle All the Way

Rudolf the Red-Noed Reindeer

Elf

A Christmas Story

Home Alone

Trapped in Paradise

National Lampoon: Christmas Vacation

Last night I finally got around to adorning our house with some Christmas lights.  All 10 stings from last year were defunct so this year we started a new with a fresh round.

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I started reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett yesterday.  I just got through the prologue so far but I’m really enjoying it.  It’s like a 1000 pages so that proves that I’m a real reader now.

Henley Family Tree

December 5, 2008

Check out the Henley Family Christmas Tree.