Archive for the ‘my childrens’ Category

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

15 December, 2018

we saw “Into the Spider-Verse” as a family today.

I loved the visuals, dialogue, music, the timing, and characters. Besides that it very good.

I highly recommend you see it on the big screen.

Me and the childrens each give it FIVE out of five starts.




24 November, 2018

MsS made a sausage & egg scramble for the family for breakfast. I added french toast, from Hawaiian rolls.

During the day, after their studies and chores, MyBetterHalf & MrG went to see “Ralph Breaks the Internet”.  I had purchased “Fortnite:Save the World” so MrC and I played around fighting zombies, I mean “husks”. MsS tried it for a bit, but mostly played RoBlox.

Dinner time, again I put the childrens to work

  • MsS made gravy
  • MrG made mashed potatoes
  • MrC made dressing

After dinner MrC, MsS and MyBetterHalf watched a HarryPotter movie. MrG watched YouTube videos about Fortnite. I tried to learn about airplane brake systems.


23 November, 2018

today was a nice day… I don’t know what I did, maybe it was my PJs… this morning the childrens did their reading, math, music (they tried to play “Twinkle Twinkle” together on their respective instruments), vocab, cleaned rooms, chores and laundry, with me just asking them to. Then they played on electronics.

They seem to like “RoBlox” these day. Which, seems to me like SimCity, but with worse graphics and more play options. Quotes I overheard… “Cuddles, Don’t eat yet. OK, Squeaky, can I help you cook?”

Since I don’t want them on computer all day, I made them go for a walk.

They played more electronics, I studied more.
They went for another walk & I went to the store.

I did a fair bit of study… MrG asked if I learned anything. Maybe.

MsS helped make mashed potatoes for dinner. MrG helped make gravy for dinner. (And MsS made herself a ham and cheese omlet for breakfast.)   I supervised the cooking.

MsC is sniffly nose and a cold.

Watched the AppleCup with MyBetterHalf.

Yay, WAZU Marching Band for playing UW fight song in place of the UW band who got in an accident on way to Pullman. We are thankful for you.

MrG and I chatted about NBA player who gets most money per minute of play. I couldn’t find a chart for that. But did find that Chris Bosh and Tim Duncan are still making some money this season off of their buyouts.



Veterans Day – observed

12 November, 2018

today, to observe Veterans Day, I read the childrens the beautifully illustrated

And the Soldiers Sang

by J. Patrick Lewis & Gary Kelley.  Tells a story of the 1914 Christmas Truce along the Western Front. I almost cried when a German showed a picture to the protagonist and said “Meine Tochter”.

We also talked about trench foot, snipers, trenches, poison gas, rats getting fat off corpses and ears.

We also watched a couple of  videos from the Auckland War Memorial Museum.


Pride & Prejudice

10 November, 2018
Just saw a HS production of “Pride & Prejudice”…don’t really think it’s my cup of tea.
Though I did appreciate the HS version implying that Mr Bingley was a dog. (Jane asks “who wants to go for a walk?” & Bingly bounces around.)
And they did fortnite dances at the ball scene.

And the crowd found it funny that Mary was a 6’2″ dude who coughed all the time and frightened everyone when entering the scene.

We took the childrens, they appeared to have enjoyed it.


7 November, 2018

I had a few minutes to get home before class tonight, get some lunch. The childrens were on early release today (…because… whenever they have a “full” week of school, they have an early release Wednesday. Allegedly this helps teachers. Sure, I’m for it.)

And you will never believe what MrCuddles was doing.

Sorting laundry with MsSqueaky.

MrGrunty was cleaning the litter box.

Good job, childrens!!!

We played a quick round of charades before I went to class.

Class was alright.

MyBetterHalf made Phad Thai for dinner…which was alright warmed up, but I wish I had it fresh.

Halloween 2018

1 November, 2018

MsSqueaky was a zombie cheerleader

MrCuddles was a character from a video game (he was in cammo, and MyBetterHalf tells me three other boys in his class had the same costume).

MrGrunty didn’t want to dress up.

MyBetterHalf was a witch.

Me & MrGrunty stayed home and handed out candy…well, mostly he played Fortnite.

My costume was … I had four foam tubes (padding for shipping a chair) and stuck them on a head band, and wore a labcoat. I told folks I was…

  • character from a Fellini film
  • “15 second costume”
  • “I’ll do better next year”
  • mutant triceratops
  • scarecrow with a brain (I had a small “brain” eraser in my pocket)
  • ice covered football field with the foam as the pylons of the endzone

Other folks said:

  • MsS said “weirdest dad in the world”
  • My boss said “Santa Lucia”
  • My sister suggest a molar.  (I liked this best!)




27 October, 2018

MrCuddles woke us up, wanting to snuggle in our warm bed.

Then I went off to chat with our soccer club’s U7 coaches, and watch U7 kids play soccer (so cute!!), aboot what / how we want our club to go.  (Evidently U7 coaches are “hey, can we all get on the same page for the rules??”)

Met up with Moonbeam at Puget Sound Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Fest.

  • saw a pretty purple one
  • learned some mushrooms as dyes (only dye animal fibers) change color depending on the pH of the solution
  • saw the typical, near identical mushrooms displayed next to each other, one toxic, the other edible.
  • recently one species was discovered to actually be three different species
  • the “Lobster Mushroom” is actually a mushroom infected…changes the shape, color, and makes it taste yummier LOL!

We went over the TikiLodge for dinner. Chatted with friends, catching up.

I should study.

Selena Gomez for Song of the Now

23 October, 2018

…if I’m properly searching, Ms Selena Gomez (with or without the Scene) has not made the illustrious “GBAtT Song of the Now”. Which is weird, because the following are totally my cup of tea:

Well… naturally we want a drum roll and hit the lights (pro’lly off a drum machine, whatevs, the heart wants what it wants) the current “GBAtT Song of the now” is:

Back To You


MsS was amused I was blasting it on my phone when I came home.

MrC told me the loud music was freaking out Sophie-Kitty .

MrG ignored it.

MyBetterHalf couldn’t remember who sang it. Evidently Selena Gomez needs to be more famous.




basil seed drink

22 October, 2018

Saturday, MyBetterHalf and I went without childrens to grab dinner a new Mediterranean place before she went to see “Come From Away”.  (MsS and MrC were at their BFF…MrG was not wanting to leave home.)

While there, I grabbed a Basil Seed Drink.

MrG refused to try it. MrC thought it was OK. MsS liked the flavor. Me, the basil seeds too much like bubble tea, and I don’t care for a chunk drink.