Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lund Bros. in a podcast

The little band that could was featured on the AM radio a few weeks ago. It's now podcasted and you can hear it here. It is unedited, so watch out for commercials!


Weekend update

We had a busy day today. Went to brunch at church. Saw the SPU kids who are back from summer vacation now. After that we went to a birthday party of one of Riley's friends.

In fact, I think it was his first real birthday party. A little girl named Sophie. Riley calls her "Rophie". No wonder he's in speech therapy!

Yesterday we went to the mall again. Marci and I have been sort of on clothing kicks lately. I can't remember the last time I bought any clothes. Then, last weekend I got some new jeans, a shirt, a sweater and some nice undershirts (crew shirts, I guess). Yesterday I got a new dress shirt, tie and socks to complete a cocktail attire look for Marci's 20th year reunion in a few weeks. Overall, we've just spent way too much money the past few weeks. But I'm trying to justify it (yeah, right!) by looking at it as an investment. After all, I probably won't buy much in the way of new clothes for a while now. Though, I have to admit, it is kind of cool to look a little nicer. Now I just have to get a g.d. haircut.

Our closets got finished on Friday. What an improvement! Our bedroom closet went from a horizontal shelf up top with a horizontal rod for clothes below to almost walk-in with shelving and hang rods on all three sides! So hot! Haley and Rye both got killer new treatments as well. Overall, I'm very pleased with the investment.

It looks like I won't be playing music this week after all. No church band today, no Lund Bros. tomorrow (Sean is sick) and no the Scheme on Thursday (Gregg is out of town). Bummer.

Speaking of out of town, my brother and his family are leaving for Ireland on Thursday. Dung is packing his whole family (Ruby, Megan, Michael, Annabelle, and Joshua) on a plane, and moving to Dublin for 2 years. It's a Microsoft thing and they're paying for all the travel and moving expenses. But Dung's had to sell pretty much all their belongings, rent/lease the house, and sleep on air mattresses the past few weeks. He looked whipped today. We'll miss them a lot, but hopefully, will be able to skype or something on the webcams soon.

The whole damn family is sick. Marci has, we think, a sinus infection. She's in lousy shape. Riley has some sort of pneumonia. I forget what the doc called it. And Haley is just bratty. She's too tired from school and refusing to take naps. Me? I'm perfect!

I'm off to watch the Chicago/Dallas game. I'm 7-7 with my picks this week. Probably won't win any $$$, unfortunately. But the Seahawks won an exciting game and I'm a happy boy!

See you this week.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Still alive

Just a quickie for now.

Been busy with stuff like:
  • Preparing closets for closet treatments (ie: getting rid of junk and clothes)
  • Going to various meetings for Haley's school (ie: Girl Scouts and open house)
  • Dad is sick with colon cancer. He's doing quite well, though, considering. He's out of town right now and has promised to see the doctor when he comes back.
  • (side note: I have a Logitech wireless keyboard. How come when I type at, the keystrokes run about 10 to 15 keys behind where I'm actually typing? Very annoying!)
  • Riley's been sick on and off. He's on medication right now to help with pneumonia. It gives him TERRIBLY STINKY FARTS. Horrid.
  • No bands for a few weeks now. David had his little boy; Chris is out of town for LB. We'll dial up LB on Monday (new songs!) and the Scheme next Thursday, I think.
  • Watching a ton of football. Freakin' fake audibles!
More later!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Weekend recap

Well, it's over, finally. Went pretty well, the weekend, that is.

Yesterday, Marci went out with her friend Nadejda from CA and basically drank and ate their way through Southcenter. I hung out with the kids for awhile and we ran some errands. I did get to watch most of the Huskies game, then headed out to dress up as a bear for 2 hours.

Believe it or not, it was kind of fun. Sure, it was HOT AS HADES in that suit, but I enjoyed reading to the kids and dancing like a fool. Surprisingly enough, no one blew the end of the Huskies game for me, though it never was in any doubt.

We hit a friend's birthday party after that and had a nice time. Good BBQ and I threw a football for the first time in many moons. Nice spiral, I might add.

Today we started off with church. Afterwards, I came home and watched most of the GB/PHI game, then raced off to Dad's to watch the Seahawks game on his glorious 70" Sony HDTV.

So tasty.

The game itself was pretty much a dud for the first half. The second half was more interesting in that there was some Seahawk scoring going on, but it would've been nicer to see a more decisive performance from our passing game. But we won, so that's good.

I also found out prior to the game that Dad may have colon cancer. Knight talked to his MIL who had talked to Dad. She said that he said his doctors said he had colon cancer. Ugh. I'll have to call Dad to get the straight dope. Until then, consider me cautiously worried.

Back to lighter stuff. Anyway, after the game, it was back home with the kids while Marci was out with her friend again. I mowed the lawn and had some dinner. I was planning on heading to see MUSE, as Marci was going to come back shortly.

Before her and her friend came back, my friend Dave (Marci's friend's husband) and his two little girls came over. We all hung out and chatted for a while. Soon afterwards, Marci and Nadedja came back and, after putting the kids down, ended up just having an adult night in. I decided to skip out on MUSE as I'd seen them before, it was at the KeyArena (not the most ideal place to see a show) and it was late on a Sunday. I just wasn't up for the hassle of going out, plus, it'd been a long time since I'd seen either one of them.

We had a good time drinking wine, talking about whale penises, and generally having fun being inappropriate. I think MUSE would've been cool, but hanging with friends and family trumped that tonight.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Weekend plans

It's gonna be busy today. Marci is heading out to see a friend that's in town for a wedding. I'll be with the kids and have some errands to run. Then, this afternoon at 2, I'll be donning a bear costume and reading Goldilocks & the Three Bears to some kids for a few hours. At 5, we're off to a friend's house to celebrate a birthday party.

All this and I want to watch a football game today. I'm tivoing it but I just KNOW someone's going to blurt the score, or outcome.

Tomorrow, it's church, then FOOTBALL for many hours, hopefully. Then, tomorrow night it's MUSE!


Thursday, September 06, 2007


Time to start saving pennies...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Kindergarten checklist

  • New clothes: check.
  • Backpack: check.
  • Umbrella for torrential downpour: no, but mom had one, so, check.
  • Enthusiasm: check.
  • Wristband for bus ride: check.
  • Plan for what to do if Haley isn't dropped off at the right stop, or was dropped off before Marci picked her up: uh, no.

So I just got a call from Marci saying her nightmare came true. She got to the bus stop (about 5 minutes from the house), parked and saw the bus. Then she saw the bus continue on past the stop.


Either Haley wasn't on the bus (was it even the right bus? Don't know) or she was on the bus and the driver forgot to stop. Anyway, if Haley did get off before Marci showed up, I'd think Marci would see her walking/standing around. Hopefully Haley didn't walk around and get lost; I don't think she'd know how to get home from where the stop was. When I was a kindergartener, I got off at the wrong stop once and was able to knock on a door and eventually we got things figured out.

Right now, Marci's headed up to the school to see what the heck is going on.

Maybe we need to get Haley a cell phone?? I kid, I kid...


Haley is back in Marci's loving arms. No drama, I guess. The bus driver didn't see a parent at Haley's stop so, being the first day of school and all, he decided to bring her back to the school.

All's well that ends well.

Now playing: The Killers - The Ballad Of Michael Valentine

Monday, September 03, 2007


Tomorrow is Haley's big day. She's been excited about it for a few weeks. I suppose I am excited for her as well. It's pretty cool to think that this next "stage" of her life is upon us. Heck, she'll be in school for 13 years, or 17 to 18 if you count college. Yikes.

I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a madhouse up at her school, which, incidentally, is the same elementary school I attended about 100 years ago. After her first year, though, they're moving the entire school down the street to the location where a new school is currently being built. I'd like to see her off tomorrow, but I'd just be one more person up there and Marci's going to take pictures anyway. Besides, I don't want anyone to see me cry...

Speaking of crying, I think Hay has been a little overwhelmed with the excitement. She's been an emotional mess the past few days. Crying over the littlest thing (to me, anyway). Seriously being bratty, but also being so fun when she realizes that school starts tomorrow. Can't wait to hear how that goes.