A reloaded post is a short-and-sweet collection of the (sometimes-interlinked) randomness from my recent life, universe and everything else in between. They would be more detailed but they tend to be events lacking in either (a) details or (b) depth; Or lacking in the time to more fully record them. Enjoy.
Easter is strange this year. Late. I’m not going to complain about the four day weekend that is looming upon my doorstep, but it just seems so oddly late. And I don’t have much experience with the whole school-year-thing seeing as this is really only our second kick at the can, but it seems like the school and extra-curricular calendars even gave up on Easter, had spring break early, and now we’re in that “you had your break already!” mode where we’ve got a mash up stat holidays but no time off from lessons or whatever. Y’know. Or… maybe, I’m just rambling… I think.
Let the Planning Begin, Or…
Volcanos, hot springs, rolling seaside landscapes, a rich Nordic-ish culture, and wool socks everywhere
We booked another vacation. Huzzah! Sometime in the next six months (I’m not saying when, wink-wink) we’re taking advantage of the relatively new direct flights and doing a ten day tour of Iceland. We’ve booked flights (five of us, including my folks) and signed up with a self-drive tour of the island, the kind where they give you a car and a map and a list of hotels where you’re booked each night and say “see you in about a week… GO!” We received our first-blush itinerary the other day after coordinating all this for a couple weeks over email, and we spent a while last night pouring over whatever Google and TripAdvisor would show us of our soon-to-see vacation. Volcanos, hot springs, rolling seaside landscapes, a rich Nordic-ish culture, and wool socks everywhere… or that’s what I’ve been lead to believe. The anticipation is now officially building, along with some credit card bills.
Life in Three Dee
After five years of a kind of miserable, horrendous two-dimensional television purgatory, we upgraded our TV a couple weeks ago. Gah! Agg! Sma!… Yuh. Actually, I jest. We decided to put a bigger television (get rid of our creaking, power-sucking old Trinitron tube that was barely working any more) in the basement for hanging out and watching — it’s cooler there in the summer — and numerous other reasons, so instead of buying a new TV for there, we bought a new one for upstairs and then moved the old one downstairs. The new one is smart. With 3D. And about a gnat’s fart bigger, too. And that’s about it. But the three-D is pretty cool, I will admit. It’s the so-called “passive” kind, where you don’t need gazzzilion-dollar battery-powered monster glasses, and can just (wink wink) forget to recycle that pair you paid the four dollar “3D Premium” for at the movie theatre, y’know, if one breaks or if friends are coming over to watch your overpriced 3D blu-rays and while drinking your beer and you need an extra pair or two. I am getting pretty bored of watching, Wreck it Ralph though, the only 3D movie we currently own. First world problems, eh?
Impending Day of Daddy Daze
They used to be so frequent that I was taking them for granted. No, really. But now they are these rare and precious things that I can’t help but quietly revel upon when they emerge from the chaotic jungle of our lives. That’s a metaphor, sorta. But I get Easter Monday off, there is no school or child care, but Karin is stuck at the office for the day… so… Daddy Day! I’ve got a couple things planned (rubs hands together) and perhaps a blog post detailing such a rare an unusual sighting of a full day to do daddy-daughter-type-things, perhaps full of candid pictures of our lazy, meandering adventures. A nature walk, is probably due. I’ve pre-booked some movie tickets. Lunch will need to happen at some point. Maybe some chores and some yard work. Who can say? Morely hum-drum, but quality time, to be certain. I’m sure we’ll fill our day.