Wild and Crazy Guy

What a wild and crazy Saturday, I’ve had and it’s only 7:30 PM. Well, not really.

What have I done today, let’s see. In the morning I replaced the headlight in my wife’s Beetle. I bought the bulb last week but just today had a chance to install it. I brought my daughter out with me, to show her how to change a bulb. I doubt she’ll remember, being three and all, but it doesn’t hurt for her to watch me.

The last time I changed a bulb in the car was when it was cold outside. It was much easier working today and still being able to feel my hands.

After that, we went to Target to pick up some items. Actually, this was a bit wild and crazy as it is moving in weekend for the University. That makes places like Target and Wal Mart insanely busy. College students and even worse, college students parents roaming around the place aimlessly, trying to find all the stuff they forgot to pack at home. Just a little frustrating.

Then it was off to Lowes. I picked up a six foot cutter thingy (technical term) to use to trim an out of control shrubbery in the yard. The fact that it is six foot long should tell you a bit about the state of this shrubbery. Moving along…

In Lowes they have some mocked up kitchens, with dish washers and stoves, and nice cabinetry. My daughter was playing in there while we waited for our paint to be mixed. Anyhow, she was pretending to make us dinner. Macaroni and hamburgers. You can tell a bit about our household menu from that. I’m surprised there wasn’t any chicken fingers or hot dogs.

When we got home, I fed little Mr. T. his first vegetable meal, sweet potatoes. He did pretty well with that, although he would be more content trying to eat the spoon.

So, yep, that’s my wild Saturday night. When the kids finally go to bed, then things get really wild. I hope to drink a beer and either do some writing or read Harry Potter. Sorry ladies, I’m taken. ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 thoughts on “Wild and Crazy Guy

  1. Ahh, yes. The debauchery that commences when one has children is so under-reported. I know of so many people who read late into the night after their children go to sleep.

    Don’t tell anyone, but I’m one of the worst offenders. I must jet now, I’m off to my date with Jeffrey Archer.

  2. Hehe, if it makes you feel any better your saturday was much more wild than mine.. I spent the day doing house work and the evening reading Order of the Phoenix in the bath. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Best to leave the partying to the young’uns I say!

  3. Hi Struggling Writer,

    I have been reading your blog on and off for what seems like years. I am an equally struggling writer, doing grad school in New York right now in a subject that I really do not want to spend my life on. My goal (perhaps too ambitious) is to “make it” as a writer before I’m forced to work in that field.

    Anyway, I was wondering if you would be interested in corresponding and/or critiquing each other’s work. Also, I started a story based on a free-write exercise today that I think has potential, but which I’m currently stuck on after about 350 words. Was wondering if you would be interested in continuing it, “writing the next chapter” so to speak. You could finish the story and post it up on your blog – it’d be cool.

    Let me know. My email is writerwhowrites [at] gmail.com

  4. you already know how “wild” my Saturdays are.
    Actually I think the neighbors should kick me a few bucks toward buying new rollerblades (they are starting to fall apart) since I am doing them the service of functioning as a live dog toy, and exerciser, as I roll back and forth down the street, and their dogs bark and chase after me excitedly through the confines of their invisible electric fences.

    Just wait till you become one involved in the “back to school” buying frenzy. I swear back when I went to school, it was a notebook or two and some pencils, now there is a world of expensive, necessary, supplies. Things are required that I never would have considered.

    Sometimes I wonder if the grocery store clerks make different assessments of customers over-all lives based on the types of food that comprise their orders.

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ Good job tormenting the dogs and great with the rollerblading.

      I think I would buy more notebooks and pens for myself than my daughter when we go back-to-school shopping. I love school supplies!

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