Saturday, June 21, 2003

My friends Maralise and Dansen graduated like a week ago and it's taken me that long to post my pics. I no longer have friends in college, therefore I am old. But congratulations, guys!

We were shopping at Freddy's today, at the North Bellingham one where I worked, and we decided to look for some furniture, and we saw a big shelf bookcasey thing that was unfinished, and they were selling it for 19.99, so we put it on hold, thinking that we'll probably rent a truck by the hour or something.

Well, Gary, the Home Manager, found us and volunteered to deliver the bookcase himself, since he owns a truck. My wife emitted an "Oh." which is very familiar to me, so I told Gary thanks and it was making her cry, which she admitted. I think that's one of the reasons why I love my wife so much, because many people, like myself, are so disaffected and pedestrian about everyday things, and my wife isn't that way. I don't really know how to explain it, but she appreciates the good things that happen, so that's why I always try to be good to her. Because she really appreciates it.

Mush mush.

Anyway, yesterday was interesting. Drove down to Seattle to videotape a rehearsal, which lasted for 45 minutes, and since they decided that I didn't need to be at the dinner, I drove home again. 4 hours of driving for 45 minutes. Whoopee. Tomorrow though, it'll be a full day for me. Gotta be at the Golf Course in Kent at 11am, and who knows how long the reception will be. Gonna be a long day for me, and then I still gotta drive home. Hopefully I'll be okay!

Burned me a Jurassic 5 CD for the trip, so I should be bouncing around in the car. Misrapping all the lyrics badly.

It's been a while since I posted on the blog, not so much of a lack of things to blog about. Just haven't found the time.

Yesterday my wife and I were having what we referred to as a "Hallmark Moment". It goes a little something like this:

My wife sometimes likes to lay on her back, pull up her shirt and watch her belly move independently, because Baby Alex has a tendency to move around a lot at times. Anyway, this was the first time that I really got a chance to watch it. I was editing or surfing on the computer, and I put in the "Golden Slumbers" CD, which is a soft jazz compilation of lullabies that is a very nice rendition for little guys. Well, watching my wife's tummy was getting me excited, because it would rise and fall with her breath, and all of a sudden there would be a little jolt of movement, which is Alex moving around or voicing his approval of the song.

Well, my excitement got my wife so happy that she started to cry, and I enjoyed watching the baby be a busy boy and my beautiful wife being so happy that I cried too. The music became a tremendously emotional soundtrack to our moment, so it made the moment more emotional and we were laughing at ourselves. We kept saying, "Stupid music, making us cry."

But it'll probably be one of those things I'll remember for the rest of my life.

He has his busy days and his quiet days, but he's been busy for the last three days. I'm getting really excited and scared about the arrival of the baby. I remarked today at all the house alterations and cleaning that we're doing for the baby as, "It's like the Queen herself is coming to visit!"

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Last night I had a dream about baby Alex. It was actually pretty amazing, imagining that the baby was in my arms, and all the cliche terms come to mind. He was precious, he was sweet, he was an angel. I don't remember the exact context of the dream, but I remember being really happy, and then I think I showed the baby to my mom, and she seemed indifferent. Just looked at him and went, "Oh."

For some reason, my Dad was also in my dream, and we were actually hanging out swimming or something, and we were having fun. Strange how people you haven't seen in over 13 years can resurface in your dreams. Don't know what to make of it, probably better to leave it as it is. If dreams were indeed a true manifestation of our desires and fears, then we would be in big trouble.

Monday, June 16, 2003

Mainly writing this to apologize to Dansen, because I've been such a rotten monkey for being mean and short with him today. Wasn't really his fault, I've just been so stressed out and stifled by so many different things that I'm snappy or quick with everyone. Fortunately, my wife is about the only person I haven't done it do, but I do feel really horrible for being so abrupt and quick with Dansen. Sorry, dude. I'll have to make it up to you big time.

Knowing that there are two weddings waiting for me to edit, one on the way and another two lined up later, having a baby on the way (not stressed about the baby, but stressed about getting all this crap done before the baby so I can enjoy him), work, what my future holds for me, and what the videography thing is supposed to be for me, that's all stressing me out. I know there are a lot of things I'm not even addressing now, but I spend quite a good amount of time stressing out about it and the other half feeling sorry for myself. I don't think I was built for this!

But it'll pass. I decided this afternoon that I will have to edit the weddings at a quicker pace. Took a break because I was just feeling horrid. Sorry Dansen.

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Father's day was pretty cool for me. My wife and my baby got me a t-shirt that said, "Official Father" and I actually enjoyed wearing the shirt today. It was almost like a badge of my virility. No, just kidding, it just made me feel like I was going to be a Dad, and it was going to be a cool thing. I also got a little blue one-piece for Alex, which said "Shooting Stars Studios" in the front (an iron-on, so it was actually my real logo) and his name in the back. The iron-on was a little wonky, but I didn't care. It was cute. And I got a bib for Alex, and that was adorable as well. I'll post the pictures when I have a chance.

Didn't really edit much this weekend, feeling very very guilty about that. Now that I gave Trenchcoat the script summary, I'm scared! I'll never be able to edit again! Ahhh!

Okay, for a second I actually considered editing right now. I have to get up in six hours to go to work.


Dansen's jumping to conclusions.

Watch him conclude his last radio show.

And I swore I would never take one of these stupid quizzes.

What lesser-known Simpsons character are you?

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