Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Day in Haiku

Dunno what struck me, but I was feeling poetically asian today.

Deep in my backyard
There are some purple flowers
They grow on the ground

The leaves are brown now
Soon they are falling softly
lots of work to do

Off to Baltimore
Port Discovery was fun
Now we need a nap

Spongebob on TV
The Kid is smiling broadly
Patrick makes me laugh

Caffery is fun
He likes to be in windows
Good thing they are open

Football, beer, and chips
Saturday in the autumn
I hope my team wins

Flank steak on the grill
Soy sauce, garlic and ginger
Yummy for us all

Film we haven't seen
Lucas dissapoints again
Hiding in a fridge?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Still Here

Rest assured, I'm still here. Just busy.

First, Caffrey is still hangin with us, and we're loving it. He's getting more affectionate every day, and now sleeps at the head of the bed, usually on my side. The Kid asks about him every day when I pick her up from daycare. "Go home and see Caf-fur-ry? He's a good boy."

On the personal side, I got promoted last weekend. Don't clap too much, the promotion was automatic. Every O-2 gets promoted to O-3 after 2 years if you don't get in trouble. Or get caught. Either way...

My folks came up on Saturday morning, along with The Wife, The Kid, our Midshipman, and an old family friend. My CO administered the oath, and The Wife and The Mid pinned on my shoulder boards.

Repeat after me: "I promise to not pick up women by singing 'You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling' while wearing this uniform."

After the ceremony, The Kid went back to spend the weekend with my folks. A good time was had by all.

If there's one thing that little children love, it's spending time with grandparents. Below we see The Kid taking her grandpa by the hand to take him somewhere. I can just here her now:

"C'mon Grampa. I need to show you something over here."