Monday, April 03, 2006

Monday morning

Mother Nature is a bi-polar bitch who talks sweetly to you, then smacks you for smiling.

The weather in St. Louis last weekend was gorgeous, with sun and temperatures in the 70's. Until Sunday afternoon.



Thanks to a fast-moving line of really powerful storms, two are dead here, and 270,000 are still without electricity. I was out of town at the time, and my house was spared any damage. Thankfully, internet access is the only thing that is an issue for me, as my modem is unlocking frequently. With the severity of the outtages, I'm surprised Charter is even letting me on line this long.

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It's Cardinals opening day, so I'm pretty excited about watching the game this afternoon. I'll have to do it between voice over sessions but I have Tivo so I can rewind the good plays.

There's nothing that says "spring is here" quite like baseball. And the ticks.*

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I'm an avid Sopranos watcher, but haven't had the chance to see anything past the season premier when Uncle Junior shot Tony. I assume Tony survived, since he's the cornerstone of the show, although the first episode was one of the bloodiest I've seen. If you've seen more of the new season than I have, don't ruin it for me, I have the new stuff recorded and plan to watch it his week.

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My daughter broke up with her worthless bastard-of-a-boyfriend last week so, while I've been the supportive father and loved that she cried on my shoulder, I'm also as happy as goat with three balls. (I don't know what that means but my grandfather used to say it all the time) She's finally starting to see what an abusive little prick the kid is, and that he has no personality, no skills and zero future. And frankly, she's also seen that it would have only been a matter of time before her father kicked his sorry ass.

I'm hoping she stands tough and finds something else to occupy her time... something wholesome like macrame would be great, but most anything will be fine, as long as she avoids reconciling with "creepy bastard."

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* I mean the blood sucking kind, not the facial distortions and jerks I get when I think of all my ex's and how much they've ruined my life and kept me bordering on insanity.

13 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Thanks for letting us know you are ok, Dave. That storm was a genuine bruiseass.

~The Goofy Ass Chick said...

Well we both wrote about the awful weather Dave. I didn't know it was bad enough to kill people in other states though. Damn.

It's Reds opening day today. President Bush is throwing out the first pitch. And no, I don't know how I feel about that.

Mishka said...

The storms have moved our way today but I don't know that they are quite as strong. We get wave two this evening...we'll see how it goes.

CP said...

Keep your babygirl away from borderline abusive boyfriends. Keep reminding her how wonderful she is without insulting HIM (because face it, you KNOW she isn't over it). Then, take her out...a lot. Protect her from men like the one who nearly killed me, Dave. I know you will.

CP.

Eve said...

Uhh yeah. Our neighborhood looks like a frekain warzone?! Congrats on shitty bf being kicked to the curb! Smart girl...

Blogarita said...

We lucked out on the storms this time around, but I hate to see it do damage and take lives elsewhere.

Good for C. on the breakup. I hope it sticks, but like CP says, it probably won't the first time. But keep encouraging her to find someone better, or better yet, to be happy on her own for a while. Best of luck!

Dave Steele said...

Well... the boyfriend definately had to go... She is much better off. And, deserves a whole lot more from a guy. She is a beautiful girl and can do much better. However, if there may be a reconciliation, you know how to get a hold of me... I know people, who know some folks, who know this one guy that knows a dude who can get in touch with a person who can handle this kind of thing...

Ari said...

You didn't seen the new Sopranos yet??? Ooo! Ooo!

Ohh fine, I won't ruin it for you.

:)

Ari said...

You didn't SEE, I meant. (Too much time around children who are learning English)

Lee Ann said...

You are such a good DAD! Really, that is so sensitive of you to be the supportive dad.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Thank God you didn't become the next Scott Petersen.

babyjewels said...

Glad your daughter broke up with him. Hopefully she'll see it for what its worth and never repeat the pattern.

Weary Hag said...

As a lover of bad storms, even I pity those living in the 'nado belt. Glad you're okay.

I agree with the others here that this could just be a practice break-up for your daughter and the bastard from hell. Keep on her about it and eventually, when she's really finished with him, she'll recoup rather quickly.

Good job being super-dad. I kinda figured you for that type. :)