Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cloud flies home from Miami

I figure now is as good time as any to start writing down Cloud's various tantrums, destructions, and other fun behaviors (oh yea and some of his good moments too).  So what if it's already been two years since he was born?  Better late than never.

We were in Miami over the last two weeks, which left lots of time for me to ..ahem..  "observe" Cloud in his natural state.  Sad, I know - it takes a vacation for me to really get to know my son.

Moving on.

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of flying back from Miami - which we cleverly planned for Cloud's nap time (original departure time was 11:45, we actually left at 12:30, which is typically what time Cloud falls asleep for his nap).  But Cloud had other plans.  He woke up bright and early that morning - 5:45am.  He then proceeded to fall asleep in the car at 9:00am as we were getting ready to leave for the airport, and slept just long enough to completely screw up his normal nap time and yet still remain quite cranky.

During the 3 hour flight, he slept for exactly 0 seconds and spent exactly 3 hours screaming and kicking the chair in front of him.  As the plane landed and began making its way to the gate, I turned to Cloud's dad (P) and joked - wouldn't it be funny if Cloud fell asleep by the time the airplane doors opened, now that we were on the ground?  And *poof*, that's exactly what happened.  In the 3 minutes we were driving along on the ground to the gate, he finally conked out.  P proceeded to punch Cloud in the jaw out of spite, and I can't say I blamed him.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Talking to Myself

Note to future-self:
Once you ACTUALLY start thinking and working on that paper you've been putting off - it's interesting! The actual process of writing the paper and finding the info and putting it all together is NOT boring, it's NOT annoying, it's NOT hard and lame. Why are you putting off starting? There's nothing difficult about this process and nothing worth being anxious about. God, stop procrastinating.

A note from your past-self that's currently in the middle of writing a paper that's turning out to be so awesomely fun. The only sucky part is that your past-past self procrastinated way too long and now I have to RUSH through this process because the paper is due tomorrow!! Future-self, unless you really want to screw over your future-future-self, you should start doing that thing that you've been procrastinating on. Start NOW. Do it Now! Start coding up that project! Work on your project report. RIGHT NOW. Stop reading Charlie Sheen quotes and DO IT NOW!