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Paternity Leave: Final Day

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

I know I still have the weekend, but today is the official end of my paternity leave. As I’ve said before, each week has gone faster than the previous, and this one was no exception. Excluding being rear-ended by another car yesterday, it wasn’t a bad week.

Matt and Skye came over this evening, and in fact just now left at 1:30 a.m. Matt made us stir fry and we’ve spent the last few hours playing Magic cards. We got a new box of booster packs and we all had fun with a draft round as well as just some regular opening and sharing of cards. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry about it. What matters is that we all had a lovely evening.

Samantha went to bed a few hours ago and has been sleeping soundly. She was very well-behaved for most of the week, in fact.

I don’t know exactly what the future of this blog will be, but I do plan to keep posting here. Hopefully more than annually this time. The subject will probably return to more general “Life of Chris” stuff, but to be sure Samantha will always feature. I was able to fill the column inches the past few weeks because unlike more normal workday stuff, paternity leave isn’t full of Disney secrets. When I blog in a normal work week, all I can usually say is “I went to work and did amazing cool stuff that I can’t go into detail on, or I might get fired.” Gets repetitive after a while. I’ll probably at least give further details on the saga of my poor car and her busted up rear end for while. And always pictures of Samantha!

To conclude, here’s me sans daughter, but there’s sure to be a nearly inexhaustible supply of photos in the days, weeks, and years to come.

Just me

Just me

Paternity Leave: Day 32

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Today was probably the worst. Started off normal enough, although I didn’t sleep great. Also found out Disney didn’t pay me this week, which I am looking into. After some phone calls to HR and Payroll, Sam and I went out for lunch, I ran a couple errands, and then BAM! Got rear-ended by another car when I was stopped to make a left turn. Wasn’t high-speed and everyone is fine, but this sucks. Now the back end of my car’s all f*cked up and I’ve just run out of time to deal with that fact. The other vehicle was a City of Pasadena vehicle for the Rose Bowl. One of those cars with a license plate that never expires and is all numbers? Yeah, that. Anyways, after exchanging information, I took Samantha to the pediatrician to check her out. Doctor said she’s “perfect”, (well, duh, I knew that, but thanks!), so we went home. Never did make it to Vons.

Here’s some pictures of my poor car:
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Here’s a couple of much nicer pictures of Sammy:

At the pediatrician's waiting for the doctor

At the pediatrician’s waiting for the doctor

SOCKS!!!

SOCKS!!!

And to top it off, Megs also had a shitty day. It’s almost 9 p.m. and she’s still not home from work! I’m glad we’re all fine, but I need a hug.

More Substantial

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I’m going to write about work, but I’m going to self-sensor before I post it. Here goes.

So last week, I got to [REDACTED], who is actually a pretty nifty [REDACTED].

Also, we’re having [REDACTED], so hopefully [REDACTED] and messing up our carpet. The [REDACTED] didn’t look right, so they’re doing it again today. This takes our [REDACTED], but it’s only for a couple days.

OK, this is getting stupid. Enough about work, let’s talk about last weekend.

Friday was another awesome SciFi Friday at JR’s place, which is always good times and good friends. We watched Real Genius and Weird Science. Classic!

Saturday was an event called the Warrior Dash. I was a spectator, but Megs, Matt C, Anna, Megan M, Chris G, Kyle, and Mike all went for the gusto and got good and muddy. Short description is that this is a race with some obstacles in it. For a longer version, check the link there. Pictures to come.

Sunday was lazy as I got pretty good and sunburned on Saturday, which always tends to drain my energy. Even so, a bunch of us went over to Kyle & Liz’s to have a pot-luck dinner and watch “Murder by Death” (1976), which is a wonderful spoof on murder mysteries.

Later this month, Jen’s coming to the area so we’re making plans to do Disneyland. And in June, Rachelle is getting married in NY, so Matt B, Kim and I are making plans to get across the country.

Happy spring, everybody!