It’s the long awaited update…

Not sure just how much I’m going to cover here, as it has been a while and there is A LOT that has been going on. Some good, some bad, some Meh. As I write this, I will be doing laundry, other house cleaning, make phone calls, spend time with kids, smack my puppy as he is harassing the cats BIG TIME this morning, and listen to the Rooster Teeth Drunk Tank Podcast for the second time, as well as burn a new CD for the car to torture the Hubby with :). And other stuff I can’t think of, but have it all written down. Oh and I am twittering as well. Yup, me the multitasker. Oi vey. Really I’m trying to play catch up since I have been either at work or on the road for errands or other reasons and not at home for nearly two weeks straight. Hubby and kids have been wonderful with the general up keep, but there are some thorough cleaning projects that need to be done. And we have the Youngest’s school registration this afternoon after a meeting. Or is it two??? Not sure. Anyway, buckle up and get ready for ride, as long or as short as it may be.

First, I need to share this with you all:

Hubby in his chef jacket!
Hubby in his chef jacket!

Yup, Hubby is in school and that is his official chef’s jacket. He’s been at it for almost two weeks now and is really enjoying it, especially his seven hour long class that all about cooking. I haven’t really had a chance to help much withthe homework and stuff, but helped him last night with his business hospitality class (can’t remember it’s name, but it goes into the specfics about the hospitality world) after he took an onlinetest for it. A few of the questions were worded kinda funky, and one was outright wrong according to the book, but it was fun non the less to talk about it withhim. Today he has his Biology and Sanitation class. Funny thing about the Sanitation class, it’s the same program used at work and I’ve helped many a manager with it, since it requires you to recertifyevery so often. So I know a lot of the stuff and can really help him with that.

The Oldest has been at Band Camp for the last few weeks, and her first performance is this Friday at the Football game. I wish I was able to go, but with my needing to open at work on Saturday Morning, it wont really be possible. I’m hoping that the Bossmanwill be switching me from Sundays off to Saturdays. That way I can go to her performances and not have to worry about a really long day at work the next day. A few of my co-workers like going to the games and can’t wait to see her! And she is all registered for School, complete with books and everything. We had to fight a little bit to keep her in Symphonic Band, so she gave up one of her other classes (she can always take it next year) and will be taking a Digital Imiaging class, and that’s right up her alley. Can’t wait to see what they are going to do there.

Today, as I said earlier, we will be finishing up registering the Youngest in school. It’s her final year of elemtary school and it’s a little sad. This school has been so wonderful for her and I adore the faculty and staff. They all are so helpful and right there, regardless if there is a problem or not. The AssisstantPrinciple has been a great addition to the school with encourgaingand creating programs to help encourage the kids with their 3 R’s: Ready, Respectful and Responsible. And the Principal still makes time each day to read to the different classes, and encourages a boolof the monthfor everyone to read or have read to them. I will be sad to see her leave the school at the end of the year, but am grateful for the influence it will have on her. She is a little nervous since most of the Fifthgrade teachers are male, but she’s had male teachers before and gotten along famously with them. Especialy her thrid grade teacher, who still looks out for her!

Break time with pets…

Vader does not like it when Mommy leaves him...
Vader does not like it when Mommy leaves him...
Tux, champion shoulder rider in training... Trouble is still reigning queen.
Tux, champion shoulder rider in training... Trouble is still reigning queen.

We had a major pre-inspection yesterday at work. We have a Phase II Training Store Certification next monthand this inspection was to help us with it. We have done so much cleaning voer the last week it wasn’t even funny. We went ahead and cleaned the store top to bottom, even thignsthat didn’t need it. Then again, they have been remodeling the store and we needed to make sure all the dust and dirt they’ve been unleashing with that was gone. And there were several days where there was A LOT. But we scored an 86% (mainly due to new trainee’s who couldn’t remeber simple things and got all nervous whenever the DM showed up). We are still top in our district, and that is great. Now if we could weed out a few elements that we don’t need in the store, it’d almost be fun to work there again…

It may be old news to some, but I have to put in my 2 cents with the whole Mike Vick/Eagles thing. Didn’t care much for the Eagles before, and seriously don’t now. There is one person at least, in this world who shares my opinion of the whole debacle, and that of my family’s. He is Joe Mollozzi, a Producer from the Stargate franchise, and he sums it up better than I ever could. Check out his blog entry about it, here. And all I have to add to that is a life is still a life, regardless if it is human or animal. What he did was Mass Murder. Had it been you or I we’d still be in jail. But since he was a Quarterback for the NFL (and not a good one at that) he got off with a swat on the wrist. He didn’t serve enough jail time, and the rest of his sentence was a joke. And I live in the South where dog fighting is pretty prominet. I don’t view it as a cultural thing or as a good thing. It’s wrong. And no, do not get me started on PETA. I hate them as much as I hate Vick. Enough said.

In other news, Rooster Teeth has been pushing out a lot of lovely new things lately. Just check out my links to the right of this blog and see for yourself. Also, if you see the GameStop Halo 3: ODSTtrailer, that was them. They’d been working on a secret project for a little while and I knew it had something to do with ODST since it will be released soon. The guys did a great job on it, and I hope to see many more projects like that one from them!

The Guild Season 3 got it’s official start on the 25th for XBoxLive Gold Members with the premiere of the first episode, introducing new semi-regular Will Wheaton. Yes, the very one from Star Trek. You only get to see him in all of ten seconds, but from what I understand he plays a fairly large role this season. I was happy to see the new season start. And am glad I kept my Gold Membership. It’s not just for Netflix anymore! You can check out The Guild here. And here. And check out their “Date my Avatar” Video. Very funny.

On my own personal gaming front: Not much over last few weeks, as you may notice if you keep up with my 360 Voice blog. I haven’t looked at it in a few days, but I imagine it’s threatening to not talk anymore due to the lack in gaming. I haven’t even really touched the Sims lately either. Only occasionally and not for very long. Either too busy or too tired. Almost finished with Overlord II and there is an expansion for that out as well as a new one for Mass Effect, and I’d like them both. May have to wait till next week before I can, which is fine. And the Sims 3 expansion will be out in November, I think, so I need to save my pennies for that one. Can’t wait! We get Egypt, France and China! Wheee!

Um, let me see here. We’ve been watching the show Leverage lately, off from Netflix. I think it’s on TNT, not sure. But it’s a cool show and Hubby and I agree, it’s like an updated version of the A-Team, but with a slight twist. Christian Kane (Lindsay from ANGEL) is in it and I adore his character. Also, through Hulu, mainly while I work on my desk, I’ve been catching up on House, MD. Very good show as well. We are behind in Hell’s Kitchen, and can’t wait for Heroes and Dollhouse to start up. And I believe Survivor starts up soon as well. We don’t have Cable anymore (trying to save $$$), so Netflix and Hulu have been life savers. Love ’em and recommend them. Also, I’ve discovered that I can buy shows from Amazon’s On Demand or UnBox service and have them play on the XBox. That has also been nice, especially when they released the “lost” episode of Dollhouse with Felicia Day in it. And the episodes cost the same they do on iTunes, but I don’t have to worry about buying the Apple TV thingy to watch shows from my couch :).

I think I’m done. I imagine I’ve left a bunch of stuff out, but I can either edit or add on more later. So I leave you all with the following:

Tux, taking over the bed...
Tux, taking over the bed...

Later all!

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