The alarm was set this morning for 10:00, but after I turned it off and greeted the wife, fresh from the shower and on her way to get ready for a couple meetings, I looked at e-mail for a few minutes and then fell back asleep, finally waking to find that it was close to 12:30 and the pup was still chilling with me in bed. I snuggled her for a few and then got he house opened for the day and looked in on the iPad
games. I offered to take the pup with me to grab the newspaper but she wasn't interested, so I was coming back inside with that when I heard the wife cooing at the dog in the kitchen, so I greeted her and we visited for a few about her afternoon plans.
We had the Interior Decorator
coming by at 2:00 in the afternoon, so I had a short time to go and run the errand I had in mind, which as to hit up the local books, music and video outlet to use a certain coupon that they'd mailed to me. That only took about a half hour, and I was able to find another one of the Guardians Of The Galaxy
blind-box mini-figures as well, so I crossed my fingers and made my selection. Oh, and I turned up this month's Fangoria
as well, so I was pretty pleased when I headed home, grabbing a little kids meal along the way since I knew I'd need something to tide me over for the afternoon.
I got home and finished my apple slices that came with my little meal while visiting with the wife in the sitting area off the kitchen, then we spoke briefly with the ID
when she turned up to show us some options for the blinds in the Library
, then we saw her off and I made the wild hair decision to poke around a few Pawn Shops
, so I followed the wife out as she left for a series of afternoon meetings and went to see if I could turn up a bargain.
|It's A Bitter Life.|
The first two stops yielded nothing save for the knowledge that someone had dumped a ton of television on DVD
recently, so I stopped into Starbucks
for a coffee and then hit one final shop, where I saw a couple cheap DVD
s and even picked up a new looking Playstation 3
game that I'd been curious about, L.A. Noire
, which is a Film Noir
styled mystery game that I'd always seen around, but I figured for $1.99, with the booklets still enclosed
, what the hell. Then the girl rings it up for only $.99, making it an even better
deal, so I was pleased to have pulled the trigger on it.
When I got home I noticed what a mild afternoon it was, so I asked the pup if she wanted to go for a walk and she exploded
with excitement, so I grabbed her collar and leash and took her for a little jaunt around the surrounding couple blocks. I have to say, I haven't been out walking with her for awhile now, but I didn't recall every
house we passed having a yapping dog braying at every sound that passed by, so I dunno if that's a recent development or if I just never caught them at the right time.
We got home and I fed the pup, who looked at me as if I'd just beaten her with a stick, so I was left feeling like an asshole even after taking her for a walk? I dunno what's up with that.
I ran the trash out and spent a short time moving some of the river rock that is in front of our garage (an area which we're hoping to have paved soon) into the little flower beds near the garage, since I figure if we want to keep any of it I may as well grab it now, as I picture the whole paving thing not allowing for much deviation from the paving itself and this stuff just being cleared to make way for progress.
The time out with the pup and then moving around rocks left me a little gamey, so I grabbed a quick shower and then piddled around the house for a bit, finally settling in the den to try to squeeze in a film for the day since I'd pissed the rest of things away with sleep and running around for no good reason.
|We've Found The Girls.|
Bad News Is, They're Animals.
is a recent horror film that I'd blind-bought based on some fairly good reviews and the creepiness of the trailer imagery, so I decided to give it a spin for the 31 Days Of Horror
. We join a family in crisis, as a father has killed his wife and snatched his kids. But after a car accident leads him to an abandoned looking cabin, he's quickly killed by some force and we jump five years into the future as the two girls uncle still searches for them. We stay with he and his girlfriend (wife?) for just long enough to establish that she wants nothing to do with kids, so of course she has two thrust into her life, and wouldn't ya know it, they've been living in the woods for years and are practically feral? Oh, and they've brought a malevolent force back with them, so...y'know, watch your ass? The movie looks decent enough, though I have to say that once we finally get the reveal of the evil Mama
spirit character I sort of lost interest, as it's a bit too CGI
and insubstantial to be all that concerned with as a casual viewing. Don't get me wrong, were I seeing it in the room with me, the uncanny otherworldly-ness
of it all might drive me insane, but to see it on a television, it's a little less freaky.
The wife had texted while I showered and asked me to text what I wanted for dinner, so I'd originally inquired about calling in food to a steakhouse near where she was meeting, but since she never got back to me I'd added that it obviously wasn't happening, so maybe she should call once she was done and we'd make a decision. She eventually did and I placed my deli order, then she arrived home and we ate while finishing the movie.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
was recording and I decided to skip The Flash
for the night and just jump straight into that since I end up weighing a lot of viewing against whatever spoilers people might have online and I was wagering on more folks bitching or whatever about S.H.I.E.L.D.
than the other.
When that show ended I was looking at what was recording and was poised to start tonight's Person Of Interest
when the wife announced that she was off to bed (at 9:00 PM
) and I kinda got slightly miffed, asking if she'd stick around for a different show or something, and she relented, saying never mind, she'd just stay, which I immediately regretted. I told her never mind, it's cool, she insists that she's staying, we go back and forth about this several times and I finally tell her I don't want
her sitting in here bored just to humor me, I'm sorry I said anything to begin with, please leave and go to bed. She refuses and I finally said point blank that I was going to the stupid Office
and work on the blog if she didn't go to bed, because it's what she wanted to do in the first fucking place and she says no, don't be that way, but I've had it at this point, so I turned off the television and left for the Office
, leaving she and the Yorkie
sitting in the dark to prove my point since she refused to budge.
I hate nights like tonight, because I really feel pretty stupid about my interests most
of the time, so to feel like I'm begging her to sit here and humor me makes me wanna fucking kill myself. So please, by all means, don't do me any stupid fucking favors, please just leave
She finally moved into the bedroom and I stepped in there once she and the Yorkie
were settled, fluffing my pillows so I wouldn't have to do a big production of it when I come to bed, then kissed she and the pup goodnight. I could tell she was still upset by her terse, hurt tone, but I swear to God
I didn't want it to be such a big deal, I just changed my mind and didn't want to feel like I was holding her in the den for an extra hour just because
, just go do your own thing.
Bah. It'd been a nice day, too. I mean the wife and I get along like, 99% of the time
, so these weird moments when we do argue or get sideways on shit like this always leaves me feeling shitty and out of sorts.
Upside I suppose is that I got an extra hour of time to work on this stupid bullshit blog, catching up both the rest of yesterday's post and all of this one because I had nothing else better to do.
I'm out kids.
Be seeing you.