Monthly Archive for November, 2006

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And That’s What’s Important

Adventures In Coffee

I got the IM from Feets that she was having a ‘ffeine attack. She needed to make a run to the ‘bucks. So we bundled up and headed to the Starbucks down the street. We got there and there was a sad sign on the door that the power was out and I found out that you can’t make crack coffee with the power out.

Feetnik was now on a mission from god. We went next door to the Holiday Inn because Brian gets coffee in there from time to time. It was a good backup plan. However, they were also closed from the power being out. Go figure. Just our luck today.

Then we went in to a convenience/tourist store and found some iced coffees in the cooler but she realized they had milk in them and it would be a bad idea. Looking so sad, the cashier came up to Feetnik and informed us, or rather her, that there was a Starbucks across the street. After walking across the street, nearly avoiding a DC Duck tour and the man attempting handing out a piece of paper with no spiel, we got to the building of sorts that allegedly had a Starbucks. We walked to the back of the building to see a huge line coming out of the beloved Starbucks. It is kind of amazing how that there is a Starbucks on every city block. Anyways. Feetnik was jonesing so hardcore that she couldn’t wait in the line that was twice as long as it should have been because of the other Startbucks store being closed.

So we walked back to the tiny store in the front of the building. While Jessica got her coffee I snuck in Vie De France to get a chocolate croissant. Jessica got her french vanilla coffee and we were outta there.

The moral of the story is that it’s a sad day when you have to add “Starbucks” to your dictionary while posting an entry here because you are sick of the red underline it receives because it’s not a dictionary word. But at least Feetnik got her coffee and it was good!

Irving, It’s Sad. So Sad.

Normally, I am pretty Christmas tolerant. My tolerance is generally pretty high on the Santa-coefficient. I mean I am a non-Christian living in a Christian nation and the thought of people dressed like elves, Christmas music on the radio airwaves 24/7, people putting up red socks on their mantles which cheap plastic things inside, and the sort, is pretty darn funny for a so-called religious holiday.

I do still want to know why Santa is even part of the Christmas experience. Not one Christian I have met knows the reason why he’s involved.

But when Target, a company I normally support, starts wishing people a Merry Christmas on their commercials prior to Thanksgiving it makes me want to shoot Kris Kringle in the face. Bloody fucking murder mother fucker.

Yes, I am bitter and no it’s not because it’s not a part of my heritage. I am bitter because it’s absolutely insane and lavishly overblown. And when you need so-called rules to delegate tact for selling spinning shit, there is something wrong. Then I remind myself I live in America and I sigh. Yes, I sigh.

It all comes down to the fact that Santa never had good kasha varnishkes. Things would be different and people would know who the fuck Santa really is.

However, I do think it’s the greatest thing (besides Kris Kringle and his cute little elves) that we don’t have free cable in our new house here in Butcher’s Hill. We are limited to 5 channels, which mean we’ll watch less TV. At least I hope. I did ask Santa to destroy our TV. Does he do that shit? Or does he only do good?

Did I tell you we live in the greatest rowhouse in America? More on that later.

Fetusville – Enter Zygie

So it happened. BABYTOWN! My seed worked!

We’re having a baby!

Emily is just beginning her 2nd trimester. The birthing center told us our baby would be due May 26, 2007.

We heard the heartbeat again today via Dopptone and I recorded it. The fast wooshes are the heartbeats. Fetal heartbeats are usually fast and our Zygie was about 167-8 BPMs. It totally reminds me of a little kangaroo inside Emily’s tummy throwing boomerangs. Listen below:

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By the way, we’re not going to see the gender until it pops out.Below is the sonogram from 4 weeks ago when we were 8 weeks:
The Zygote!
Yay! Nothing better than procreating the liberals!