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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Day After

It appears the great plague of 2007 has finally decided to leave my house and move onto greener pastures; Ang and the kids seem like they have recovered and for some weird reason I was spared the worst of the beast.

There was no new post yesterday because I spent last night reading the biography of Slash (G-n-R guitar player) and chanting "I will NOT get sick, I will NOT get sick". All the while my stomach was making noises like Jeff Bridges' did when Jim Carey gave him that laxative in "Dumb and Dumber". Somehow it appears I escaped the monster's wrath.

Today was the first relaxing day I've had in a while; slept in, then took in the new Nicholas Cage flick "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" with Ciera, Matt, Amanda, Stacy, Keith, Jared, and Libby. I'm pretty sure Keith gave Stacy a roofie in order to get her to come, but I'm glad she did.

There aren't a whole lot of movies I can take Ciera to that I actually enjoy, but this was one of them. Jerry Bruckheimer at his car crashing/shoot 'em up best, but no cursing and a good message. If you've got young children it's a good film to take them to see.

Tomorrow marks the arrival to NC of Horshamscouse, who's coming to visit this nuthouse. I'm making him sign a liability waiver that if he gets sick, he was duly warned. I'm also advising him to bring earplugs, full body armor, and an athletic cup just in case. And not necessarily in that order.

Great Britain meets the Deep South.

Anyone available to interpret?

64 comments:

scott h said...

Glad you seem to have recovered. we are going to give Stacy an earful. We travel 1500 mi. and she wont go to a movie with us.You come bearing the plague and she hopes in the car and goes.

We watched Field of Dreams again, Garrisons first time. I remember why I like baseball,but Im sorry its not the baseball you hold so dear any longer. I guess that is ok,its better than no baseball.

Sorry gota go, going to fill in my pool and build a field.

Tex said...

I know you dont want this canadian to help out. Im personally jealous that HS gets to meet your family first.

Glad ya are all much better. Sounds like a good day today. My son's car is getting fixed and all should be fine. Mom's worry for nothing. :)

Ted D said...

Bub, I think you should let her have it. I think she was afraid I'd tell Rakes to go in her house and commence to coughing.

Field of Dreams is a great movie and I'm glad Garrison watched it. You can't go back, Bub. Eddie Money should have taught you that. Nothing is the same; you just gotta roll with it.

Like you said, baseball like it is today is better than no baseball at all.

Ted D said...

Glad to hear your boy's car is getting fixed Tex. Like I've said: you've got a standing invite. Anytime.

Besides, Horsham is coming from New Zealand: you've got FAMILY in SC! Get yourself out here, pronto.

Tex said...

i was wondering Ted. Do you have any other shirts that dont have Red Sox on them? ;)

Ted D said...

I'll have you know I wear a shirt and tie to work everyday.

Which is why you never see me in anything other than Sox gear otherwise.

In related news, Mattie was very Ward Cleaverish last night. Sadly, I neglected to take pictures.

Tex said...

Ward??? how so?? and shoot me now. i just did the unthinkable

Ted D said...

Sweater vest, button down shirt, glasses.

It was quite the scene.

And WHAT have you done now?

Tex said...

better go look now before i take it down.

Ted D said...

Too Late!

scott h said...

Tell me you are jerking my chain. Sweater vest , button down shirt glass's. Please tell me the shirt was untucked at least.

scott h said...

Please tell me he didn't have on boat shoes., or sandals with socks.

Ted D said...

Bub, shirt WAS untucked.

I couldn't look at the shoes; I was too scared.

I think I'll have nightmares for years.

Tex said...

ya Quit. jealous boys. Mattie can wear what he wants.

Ted D said...

No Tex. No he can't.

It will haunt me for years.

Tex said...

fine you wear red sox gear every day and he cant wear a sweater vest ONCE??

Ted D said...

Exactly.

Tex said...

you drink a 12 oz guinness...and ill get off your back about this

Redbeard76 said...

Ooh ooh, can I be the interpreter?! I've spent a lot of time lately as you might know hearing a lot of British accents. I'm sure he'll have just as hard a time understanding the Southern drawl as you will with his Scouser/Kiwi twang.

Glad everyone's feeling better!

Edge of Design said...

It's tough deciding which is funnier sometimes--your blog entry or the comments between you and Tex. The jury is still out on this one and I hear they are out for a very long time to come. It's good to hear everyone is feeling better.

Stacy said...

1. I went to the movie because Keith wanted me to. It was a great movie.

2. Love Field of Dreams.

3. Matt looked very nice in his vest/shirt combo.

ps - I think he was wearing his bowling shoes.

Ted D said...

Stephen, be ready to interpret if I need you.

Edge, Tex is a lot of fun to pick with for sure.

And I FORGOT about the bowling shoes! He was more Ward than I remembered!!

Redbeard76 said...

I'm here until 5. After that, you're on your own until tomorrow during my workday.

Ted D said...

Horsham is due to arrive around 1 or 2 so be ready.

Redbeard76 said...

Here are some tips: Just because he's from Liverpool, it doesn't mean that he personally knows the Beatles or any other English person. Liverpool is a large city.

Liverpool has its own accent, called Scouse. Liverpudlians (one from Liverpool) are also called Scousers.

Liverpool is in the north, near Manchester and the Lakes District, and also called Merseyside, but also closely associated with Lancashire.

Horsham (the town) is in the south of England in West Sussex, just southwest of London.

His favorite football club (soccer to you and me) is Everton, they wear blue (in contrast to Liverpool F.C. red).

Have I missed anything? lol

scott h said...

Teddy, hope you are happy. I couldn't sleep a wink thinking about Hemp and his Christmas outfit. I feel an intervention coming on. Not that you are off the hook I just held such high hopes for Hemp.

Speaking of you I should have a care package heading your way soon.


Fare warning Stacy this replying to the wind style will bring down unwanted attention your way!

Heading to the mall for a relaxing day.

Ted D said...

Stephen, sometimes you scare me with this English fascination you have. :)

Ted D said...

Sorry I gave you nightmares, Bub.

It really wasn't that bad.

::ducks from impending lightning bolt::

JMP said...

Hey Ted,
Glad to hear the plague has left your residence. Its a bonus that it did not get you. In September a 'bug' ripped through our house and everyone was ill..but me....and like you I had to clean it up. Man..it was ghastly!!!

Horsham is coming for a visit? That cool.
Hope you all have fun.

I'll be spending the day kicking my Chevy Venture in the tires as I have to replace my power steering pump. Not fun..very cramped and I'm not 18 any more. But I love to work on cars!!!!

Give a warm HEY to your family for me!!!

Redbeard76 said...

It's not just a fascination, it's very much a part of me. Sometimes I really think I was born in the wrong country. My English roots (I figure I'm somewhere around 50% English) have been in America for 9 generations (since 1640 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony). I'll never get rid of my Americanness, but I'm also as English as Mince Pie. Mmmmm... Mince Pie...

Ted D said...

jmp,

Thanks, man. It was a rough 5 days or so. You and I must just be too mean to get it, you think?

I'm impressed you are replacing your power steering pump; about all I know to do with cars is put gas in 'em and change the tires. I'll pass the word to the family as long as you do the same.

Stephen, I hope you know I was just picking at you about the English thing; and I'll agree with you. I think you WERE born in the wrong country!

Redbeard76 said...

I know it's all good, I get it every now and then. I hope I didn't clear the room at SG! hehe

Ted D said...

What'd you do, man? I checked in about a hour ago and there were 19 people!!

gojohn said...

Good news on the "plague" hope all of you are feeling better!

Ted D said...

Thanks John. Hope you and the family had a great Christmas.

Tree Newt said...

First of all, thank you very much Tex and Stacy for taking up for me.

Second of all, Bub has no right to criticize what he didn't get to see.

Thirdly, is it not ironic to get clothing critiques from the man who dresses exactly like his 9 year old daughter's classmate?

Ted D said...

I didn't criticize, I just said you looked very Ward Cleaverish.

Ward was a fine man.

Edge of Design said...

Ted, please let Ang know I saw the suits she was referring to and no doubt every household should come with a set. Thanks!

scott h said...

Hemp, just because you can't get jiggy with it doesn't mean you should knock it. She's 10 by the way.

My next venture will be a guys clothing store. With a special area for clueless b-in-laws. You just come in show a special card and we will dress you accordingly. Without having your wife do it for you.

Tree Newt said...

For your information, Bub, I was referring to Ted's daughter, and not yours.

And I'm as jiggy as they come

Tex said...

I cannot imagine the three of you boys in the same room with me. Someone would have to keep score

Ted D said...

Tex, believe me. You would more than hold your own. ;)

scott h said...

Their is a rumor going round that Teds family had the turkey flu or something like that?

Tex just what is it you are wanting to hold? You lost me on that one.

Ted D said...

What are you rambling on about now, Bub?

Tree Newt said...

Tex, here's a retelling of a regular Sunday afternoon at the Dalton house when we were kids:

Lights off, sock loaded with AA battteries, swing until you hit someone.

Lights on: mattie screaming on the floor, holding left eye, Ted hiding sock under bed, Scott laying on said bed with magazine in hand, acting like he had nothing to do with it.

Ahhhh...good times, good times.

Ted D said...

Mattie, you have got me rolling on the floor!

However, it was a rolled up sock in a sock; the batteries went in the "loaded" glove. The rest of it you pretty much nailed on the head.

Oh, don't forget you listening to Prince's "Purple Rain" cassette and giggling like some maniac at "Darling Nikki" or whatever that song was called.

Those were the days.

Tex said...

HOLD ON bubs. I never said I wanted to hold anything. well except Beckett's beer. but thats another blog.

anyway. Ted said I'd hold my own...I'm assuming I can go tit for tat with ya.

see if it was ME coming into that room for the aftermath...I'd blame it on Scott.

Ted D said...

Trust me Tex. We tried. But for some reason my Dad would never believe us when we tried to tell him Scott was the instigator and not just a spectator.

We got him back, though. Mattie and I broke his gold Superman chain while Championship Wrestling one time.

Tree Newt said...

Are you surprised that I have the details mixed up, seeing as how I was the one nailed in the head with a loaded sock/glove?

Ted D said...

It does explain a lot, now that you mention it.

Tex said...

well i hope your dad has seen the light.

Ted D said...

Yeah, Tex. He's realized Scott is more immature than Matt and I combined, hard as it may be to believe.

scott h said...

Yeah, Teds right his Dad kicked me out of the furniture business. I wouldn't wear a Beaver Cleaver sweater and tie. I was banned to Ok. So here I sit sipping lemonade and working 6 months out of the yr.

They have part of the story right. Ted with his Napoleon complex would jump Matt the human rug and try and make him wrestle.

Matt just lays on the floor making ungodly noises. Usually I went in their room to read them a bible story but would end up clubbing Ted to get him off Matt.
Yes they broke my chain, but it had a cross or a St. Christopher on it if I remember correctly.


Yes for the world to know I rode the bike on the bottom of their pool. And I still laugh knowing they had to hold their breathe and scrub the marks off with a toothbrush!!!

Tex said...

its a wonder Scott was allowed to stay in the Dalton Gang.

Ted D said...

Read us a Bible story? You are too much! I did like to practice all the Mid South wrestling moves I saw on Sat on poor Mattie. And he did make some otherworldly noises, didn't he?

Tex, for some unknown reason my sister took a fancy to him and we've been stuck with him ever since. It's not all bad though; he's got a swimming pool now, so whenever I get enough nerve to drive 19 hours with all 3 kids we've got that going for us.

Redbeard76 said...

So how long are you going to make us wait for your post about HorshamScouse's visit? I'm really looking forward to it.

I know, no one likes an eager beaver. :(

Tree Newt said...

The most classic of all maneuvers you tried on me, Jr., was the piledriver that left me with a 6 inch carpet burn down the middle of my face.

And Bub, come clean: it was a Superman necklace, and it went well with your Clark Gable 'stache and your exposed chest hair.

Ted D said...

Stephen, most likely I'll do it sometime tonight after the kids are in bed. Still a lot of coughing and whining going on with the kids.

Mattie, I'm glad you said it; he looked like some extra from "Saturday Night Fever".

Redbeard76 said...

Yeah, I noticed you do most of your blogging at night. Unfortunate for me, our desktop is in our sleeping toddler's bedroom. That is soon to change however...

Ted D said...

Our desktop is in the study which is open to the living room, so it's NEVER quiet until bedtime.

scott h said...

Extra? I was Saturday Night Fever.

Dude I was the Pied Piper At your house.

You two are forcing me to scan those pics of you two buffoons dressed in drag. Hear that---- that's the scanner going right now!

Ted D said...

Yeah: you were the pied piper to us, two cute boys who turned into blooming idiots as adults.

Nice job.

scott h said...

No partner I just gave both of you your own pipes. Remember those Bible stories I read you two. One of you buried his ,the other smoked his up!

Ted D said...

You have completely lost me. Please explain your rantings.