Saturday, December 29, 2007

Weekend Update

I took the day off yesterday. Scared you didn't I? Well, never fear, No Worries weekend edition is here.

As has been well documented in previous writings we have a superhero filled household. Turns out we may actually have superheroes in the house, at least in their minds anyway. Yesterday Superman (Nigel) threatened to punch Wonderwoman (Nora). Her response...."If you do I will throw the whole couch and radio at you". I think that may have been a bit over the top, but I guess she figured Superman could handle the blow. Fortunately they worked out their differences and no furniture, radios or superheroes were harmed.

Update on the great beard debate:
Neat and Clean has a slim 6 vote lead. There have been some concerns that the pictures are skewing the vote. In my beard pics I am drinking a beer and driving a forklift, while in my neat and clean pics I am snuggling with kids and family. Additionally I did not include an option for a closely trimmed beard option. Unfortunately I cannot change my poll as it has already started. So, use your imagination on the closely trimmed beard and keep those votes coming!

Word of the weekend....

kahuna (kuh-HOO-nuh) noun

1. A priest or a medicine man.

2. An important person (usually in the phrase: big kahuna).

You all know that I am the big....well, no sense saying the obvious.



Thursday, December 27, 2007

Your help is needed....

There is a great debate afoot. To continue to shave, or to let the beard return. Both my Dad and Nigel have made their opinions very clear. My Dad is anti-beard. On the other hand, every time I go in the bathroom Nigel asks if I am putting my beard back on.

So, now I put the question to you. Which Chris do you prefer? Grizzly Adams or Clean and Neat? Just click your choice at the poll to the right. You have until Jan. 3 at midnight. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Let your voice be heard.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

'Twas the day after Christmas....

And all through the house not a creature was stirring except for...well, me. It was back the grind at work today. No Worries though, it was a smooth day and all were still filled with the Christmas spirit, that or Nog. Either way everyone I encountered at work was in a good mood.

The kids have had a blast today. When I came home they were still in their pjs playing with their new loot. Nigel woke up early and could hardly wait for big sister to get up. He is loving the fact that she is on Christmas break. I love the fact that they a such good buddies. As I type they have just loaded all of their super heroes into Nora's new suitcase and are off for an adventure. Earlier today they packed up her suitcase and his new Batman back pack and went on a vacation to the front room.

Yesterday was yet another sign that I just may be growing up. I received twice the joy and satisfaction in seeing the kids open their presents as I did in getting my presents. (Warning, all those inclined to buy me a gift in the future; Do Not take the previous statement as a get out of jail card free. I still like presents....alot.)

Perhaps one of the best moments was watching my nephew Pete open his gift from me. A little background first. I love football, Pete really likes football and equates football with me. So, I got him a pee wee size official NFL football. When he opened it he did not exclaim, "football!", but instead said "Unc Kiss!" (Uncle Chris"). How cool is that?

Word of the day.

adobe (uh-DO-bee) noun

1. An unburned, sun-dried brick made of clay and straw.

2. Silt or clay deposited by rivers, from which such bricks are made.

3. A building made of such material.

You know, I have no good sentence for this.

Until tomorrow...