Saturday, June 19, 2010

"It's Always Funny Until Someone Gets Hurt. Then It's Just Hilarious." -- Bill Hicks

It's the weekend! Yay!

Completely out-of-the-box day for me today (Saturday) so far... I actually went outside! Are you proud of me? I helped the Wagner Women wash my car, much to their utter surprise. They wanted to wash it for me for Father's Day. I normally stay safely ensconced in my office, like a timid gopher or something, and only come out for the occasional meal and facility break. PLUS: I went down to the pool with them for a while! Hey, I lasted maybe 15 minutes, but, that counts as a "while" to some people...

I started Storm Front, by Jim Butcher, and was immediately disheartened - and I mean, as I read the very first sentence, my spirits dropped. It's written in the first person. NOOOO!!!1!!!  But, I persevered and moved forward into the book. However, it wasn't long before I realized that this book and I were just not going to mesh well. It's really just not a very good book, I'm sorry. I made it about 50 pages in and then shrugged my shoulders and filed it on the Shelf of Unfinished Books, next to the rest. Sorry, Mr. Butcher. I guess I'm not your target audience. Bottom line, it was corny and unconvincing - a mediocre read. Sorry, no time! Gotta move on to other books!

So I picked The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert Redick off the shelf... even a dozen pages in, I can tell it's going to be a great book. Isn't it odd how a book makes a subconscious impression on a reader from the get go? I wonder what's up widdat? A cool thing about this book: In the beginning pages, where there are quotes from important people about how awesome the book/author is, there's a quote from Adam at The Wertzone! How cool is that! I wonder if any author would ever pick a quote of one of my reviews to put in his/her book?

"Mediocre tripe, but I managed to finished it."
-- Dave Wagner, My Little Cornhole of the World

Then I could show my wife that my opinion was quoted and printed in a book, and she would love me again.

Actually, I did something with my wife the other night that we haven't done together in a loooong time. So long, in fact, that I'd feared I had forgotten how to do it. But I made it through with minimal embarrassment, and it was actually quite enjoyable! She even said she wouldn't mind doing it again some time this year...

Yes, we went shoe shopping for me! Check it out!

Nice eh?

Well, of course I meant shoe shopping... what did you think I meant?


That? Oh, heck no. We don't do that. We're married, remember?

So this will likely be my last post for a week. I'll be leaving Monday morning for church camp. Yes, they asked me back this year again! Can you believe it? After last year's debacle? Where I made them wait half a year to get the camp slideshow? Remember? But they asked for me to go again - it's so nice to be needed!  So, yeah, I'll be gone until 6/25. Don't know if I'll squeeze another post in between now and when I leave on Monday, but if not, have a great week, eh!

I have the US Open golf tourney on the TV in the other room. I know, I know... "boring!" I get it. That's why it's on in there and I'm in here! Duh! Still, it's nice to drop on the couch for a few minutes now and then and watch a couple shots. I played golf for years as a youngster. I get it. It's a hard game. Plus, there's always that outside chance that someone will fall into a lake. I need to be there watching when that happens. I know you understand.

The ultimate test of marksmanship...

You'll be happy to know that since my purchase of Bad Company 2 on Tuesday, I haven't bought another game! Are you proud of me? No? Well, then check out how long and scraggly my beard is getting, eh!

Well, Logan says "the beard makes the man", so I'm hoping that now, finally, I am a man... at long last... after all this time... I've faked it for so many years... but now... I have a real beard... and thus, I am a man...

Plus, I'm growing out my armpit hair so I can tease it into some pit dreadlocks. Ya mon!

As of right now, I have absolutely nothing left to say... so farewell!


Drydoryssus said...

Losing your edge in the fine art of shoe shopping would be real shame indeed ...

Nice hiking hybrid shoes, by the way.
The vamp's a tad too high, though ...

Abbie said...

i like your beard Dave! its not scraggly at all. its nice. oh, haha, and i forgot to say that I liked the previous post's title :) I've been watching star trek on Imdb, considering I am SOOOOO behind the times to just now be starting to watch them. but they are enjoyable! Spock is the best :) I think he was cute back then lol

logankstewart said...

Dang, you are one tough cookie. I don't know anyone that doesn't like The Dresden Files. Even Pat "the Great" Rothfuss highly recommends them. But you're not a fan of first person, eh? Hmmm. Very interesting. I'm usually not, either, but when done right (i.e. Name of the Wind, Hunger Games) I find myself enthralled.

Armpit dreads are definitely the "in" thing right now. The beard is nice. One of these days I'll have to snap a picture of my current do.

Rebekah said...

I was noticing the beard on Sunday. Well done. Looks good too.

Hope your surviving at camp and that someone films you during paint ball. I'm sad to miss the sight.