Some holiday cheer for that ass

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On Sunday night, Frances and I put up our Christmas tree. For once in our lives, we planned ahead and bought an artificial one during the 2003 post-Christmas sale at Walmart. And get this, it only cost us $17.00. I don't want to brag. And I don't want to rub it anyone's face, but if you paid over $17.00, you got screwed. You should have made your way to Walmart, dodged the crater-sized potholes in the parking lot, fought your way past the sale-rabid child beaters, and grabbed the Christmas tree box that looked like it fell off the back of a truck at 70mph, but you didn't. So now you're fucked. But seriously, Fran and I are really excited about it. It's our first full-size tree and it looks nice. Here’s a picture for your bemusement, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Our first Christmas tree

In other news, today was my last class until after the holiday season. I'm pretty excited to have a little break from spectral reflectance curves, matrix transforms, and CIE standard observers. The only bad thing is I won't have the "I can't do anything tonight. I have homework." excuse to use when people I don't like invite me places.

In even other news, I haven't been sleeping very well lately. The children keep waking me up at 4 in the morning; Maynard with her cries and scratches of hunger, and Ruby with her incessant desire to play. Even after I boot them out of the room, I can still hear them outside and I stay awake wondering if the fat one is clawing the couch or if the skinny one is trying to break into the room to jump on my head. As I lie there looking at the clock, knowing I am not going to get back to sleep, the rage builds in me. Then, my alarm goes off and I get really pissed. I get out of bed and I’m about ready to start making d-CON meatballs, but as I open up the bedroom door, there they are like two little angels and I forgive them.

DCon Meatball - Teaches Bad Pets




Seriously, holloween was like months ago. Your freaking me out!


please stop. no, really. the face swap things are too much! my stomach keeps flipping around and around. might have something to do with kensey looking wayyy too much like a gym teacher i had in school. can you come over and surgically remove these from my mind?


I liked the face swap so much, I made my own. Here's Kensey and Tim.


OK, that X-MAS CARD is SCARY!!!! First off, "Pat Reed" looks like a typical RIT chic. (No offense to any of you beautiful ladies who may have attended RIT with us). And "Fran Reed" actually looks like a male friend of mine from High school. I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The taller one looks a lot like Zach Braff of Scrubs/Golden State fame. the shorter one looks like a mafia midget i saw in a movei once.




that's worse than the freaky human-cat you posted..i'm at a loss


I Think you two have your Christmas card : ).


I am highly disturbed by that last photoshop. I haven't seen anything that ugly since the computer generated Thingvoll child.


Ohmigod, Pete, that's hilarious! I can't stop looking at it. No really. I can't.


That's friggin Scary! I must say that the taller one looks like it could be brother Phil's long lost twin. Friggin Scary.



Thought I would share a picture of my Christmas tree with y'all.


Ahhhh, the beautiful smell of pine floating though the air from an artificial tree. Merry Christmas everyone!


Don't worry. Cat's have a funny way of showing their love for their owner while getting their revenge at the same time.


Re: Amber

I am sorry to hear about your kitten.

The point of the blog was to describe my lack of sleep and my unconditional love for Rhubarb and Maynardo, not to encourage people to kill their pets. I am sure that PETA will have our site shut down by the end of the day anyway.


I hate your post. I woke up today to find that I had accidentally killed one of my brand new kittens. I don't feel like going into details, but I hate Dec 7, 2004. Next year I am going straight from 12/6 to 12/8.