Archive for March, 2009
I’m a big boy I’m using a lunch box at work today. It has 2 cheese and tomato sandwiches, a banana, a nenish tart and a can of coke.
It’s hard being really funny all the time, and sometimes it gets to the point where I think something is funny but in realty it’s not. Take for instance my ‘problem solved – twins’ video. It’s crap.
But it’s your fault, you need to send me ideas of problems to solve, if you don’t send me ideas i’ll just keep making unfunny videos and no one is the blame except for you.
so come one give me problems to solve.
I’m not planning on blogging every video I make so make sure you save or commit to memory my youtube channel http://youtube.com/user/poohowie
Jenny has gone off to a wedding rehearsal and me and the small one are hanging at home. He was sitting in his bouncer telling me about his day when suddenly he started groaning a bit like he was going into labor and a contraction was approaching.
What happened next was of a scale to small for the human brain to comprehend. You see Oscar hasn’t done a poo poo for a bit over 5 days. He sure just did one, and while I was knee deep at ground zero scrubbing away at his behind with wipes he managed to release 2 more avalanches of peanut butter. How can someone so small store that much brown inside him. Amazing!!!
Anyway next time he doesn’t poo for a few days i’m calling the HAZMAT response team and getting them to be on high alert.
Today for the first time in months and months I went to the movies.
It was good to be back in the carpeted embrace of a cinema.
The movie of choice today was ‘Paul Blart, Mall Cop’
It was a very funny movie, absolutlety absurd and unrealistic but it was funny so who cares.
The only problem I had with this movie was that you see the whole move in the trailer, so if you go see this movie try not to watch the trailer.
The other night Tom and I got dinner from Hornsby’s finest eating establishment. We ordered our food and sat down in the little waiting area as we were taking it home to eat. In the waiting area they have 2 pin-boards covered in business cards. We were chatting away and then Tom noticed my old business card was up on one of the boards. It wasn’t just stuck on with a pin it was stapled to the board. How did it get there? It wasn’t me or tom.
I’m no graphic genius but I do like to fiddle and create things. At the moment I’m working on a flyer for a work conference. In the old days I used corel and got quite good at using it, but now I have CS4 and having never used Adobe stuff before it is all a bit daunting. I know its super powerful amazing software but I feel like the world’s biggest novice. It’s like learning a new language without going to language school. you just pick stuff up by trial and error.
Anyway I think i’m starting to grasp Indesign and illistrator but photoshop and dreamweaver are still a long way off. I have opened dreamweaver a few times and then closed it quite quickly after realising I don’t know anything apart from very simple html.
I’ll get there eventually. It took me 5 years to be Mr Corel.
Through the years I have given away some pretty amazing prizes on my blog. But not ill compare to what is about to be given away.
In about 10 days time the 100,000th visitor will visit my blog. And if that 100,000th is you then you win…..
A packet of 100′s and 1,000′s and a signed photo of me!!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment when it’s you. You can tell by looking on the sidebar.
1. Barry has $5 and Barry has $4.50, Barry is 4 years older than Barry but 2 weeks younger than Barry, Barry also has 3 sisters, Barry, Barry and Barry who have $8 between them.
What colour is Barry’s shirt?
- 6 months
the world has a lot of problems and no one seems to be doing anything about them. So I’ve decided to step up and take charge.
Please send me any problems you would like fixed.
Tonight is the hen’s and bucks night for some buddies who are doing the marriage things next week.
Jenny is a bridesmaid so it was important that she got to the hen’s activities and that she could partake in such activities without a baby.
So After arriving in North Sydney Oscar and I had some time to kill until his next feed so we went for a big walk form north Sydney Oval to Luna Park.
He was crying a little bit so i picked him and carried him whilst pushing the pram, I know i’m pretty amazing and only hit one pole with the pram.
Here is Oscar taking in the sights, he really does love exploring. Only 12 weeks old but boy oh boy did he love it.
It can get pretty tiring exploring, especially when you are pushing a pram with one hand and carrying a son in the other so I had to sit down for a bit. Oscar used this time to eat his hands.
Eventually we met up with Oscar’s walking milk bar for his next refreshment break. While Oscar was drinking I went off to a convenience store to restock his mother with some food stuffs.
Then a nappy change and a burp and mum was out of there. She is like that, she just walks out all the time. It’s putting a strain on our marriage.
Anyway it was time for me and the little man to get on a train and head home. So he could sleep and next time he wakes up mum should be home too.
Boy oh boy does he love trains, he has to because if he didn’t love trains I would be more like his mother, walking out all the time.
He was a good boy all the way home, until we got to just between Waitara and Hornsby. then he let loose, yelling all sorts of profanity at fellow passengers. Luckily they couldn’t understand him because of his think Scottish accent, but I knew what he was saying. Potty Mouth!!
Now he is asleep in bed, thanks to the world’s coolest father.
Yesterday in my itunes i stumbled across my old headlines podacasts.
In a moment of self indulgence I listended to them all and had a good time thinking how funny I am.
Then Tom comes out of his room this morning and pointed out to me that my own podcasts where in my last.fm widget.
So I went and had a look, according to las.fm they where recored by Howie Day????????
Since Oscar poppet out I have been watching a lot of DVD’s. Infact at least one a night sometimes 2.
You see wife and Oscar go to bed around 9pm and there is no way in hell I could go to bed that early so it’s DVD time. Sometimes it’s DVD’s we own or tom’s quickflix. Sometimes Tom and I watch together. We watch good moveis and we watch some serious crap.
Tonight I watched ‘Idiocracy’
It was a damn funny movie, I had seen it in the video shop many times but never hired it becasue I hadn’t head of it. Tom said it was funny so last night when I was in video ezy i got it. And it was really funny. I think it must have been a straight to DVD movie in Australia.
If you like fart jokes, bling, monstor trucks and dumb people this is an awesome movie.
So I have a coke bottle money box and today it reached it’s limit. It has all sorts of coins in it and at least one $5 note.
How much is in here?
If you are the closest guesser I’ll give you two of the coins that appear the most times. You could win 10 cents or $4
Tom want’s me to blog about how much fun it is to live with him.
A point rundown of me weekend at lake burrendong in the middle of somewhere.
- No lake – fals advertising in the name, lake was several km away.
- no phone reception – not even Telstra next G
- No food allowed in rooms due to mouse plague
- shower sprayed bathroom walls instead of human
- good room mates
- great young peoples and people running festival
- my workshops went well, except the last one where 4 young people in the front row sleeping
- camp food resembled popular dog food brands
- enjoyed witnessing how different denomination does church and camps
- no coke on site or any carbonated beverages, just tank water
- got in trouble from campsite office lady
- sat in puddle and got a wet bum
- had some good conversations
- started each morning in the bathroom with a visit from the backdoor bandits.
- got coke in orange on the way home, made weekend beautiful
Tomorrow i’m off to Lake Burrendong somewhere between Orange and Dubbo.
I’ll be away all weekend running workshops on social justice for a bunch of young people on a camp. This is the first time i’ve gone away since Oscar popped out and to make it a bigger deal there will be little to no phone reception which also means no internets. So a big weekend for wife and me. She home alone with the little buddy and me off in the middle of nowhere.
Now it’s time for bed. You havent seen my nokia charger have you?
This evening all us house dwellers were sitting watching tv. Oscar was retrieving milk from his favorite receptacle, happily sucking away.
Then some lady on the tv started singing, Tom thougt it would be funny to impersinate her. At first it gtom some laughts from jenny and I but then it went on alsmot as long as a sketch from an American comedy show and stopped being funny.
It got soo bad that Oscar removed himself from the receptacle so he could burst into tears, once tom stopped he re-attached and continued his refreshments.
This morning I was working away upstairs at my desk. Then my phone beeped.
“hey r u coming to this meeting every1 is waiting”
The alarm bells went off in head, what meeting what have I missed. I opened up Ical just to double check, no meetings booked in for today. I thought maybe i had tomorrows meeting in the wrong date. So i opened up mail and found that it is tomorrow.
So i replied to the text asking what meting and who they where. a few messages where sent back and forth, I was getting more and more confused. The person seemed quite upset that i had neglected to remember the meeting.
I was going a bit crazy. I tried calling the number but got an optus recorded message saying the number did not recieve calls.
Eventually i decided to ring my boss, but as i was i got another message. It was Tom dogging me from downstairs, sending messages from his computer. He got me a beauty.
So it was time to pass on the love to someone else. Noob was the new target. Tom and I got to work.
We sent some messages pretending do be a sms flirting service,$5.95 a ,message.noob never replied so we kept sending them, we then took it to a new level and asked b to pretend he got the messages today too and twittered about it. I twittered too pretending i got sent the same text. Just to make it seem a bit more real.
Anyway in the end i just sent one calling him a noob becasue it was dragging on and he wasn’t replying but we are pretty sure it was working, then noob sent this “Can’t believe i freaking fell for it. So bloody naive!!”
Next is David, receiving a text from someone who found his number in a university toilet.
This one is still waiting for david to reply, although he has twitered about it.
dogging is back.
Update: David is in the know “you have too much time on your hands”
Today I was taping some video stuff for work. The cool thing was that we hired lights and a good lapel mic. Making it the first ever TEAR video using lights and good sound, not just the in camera sound or some $5 mic from dick smith.
Anyway It was my job to set it all up and to those of you who think how hard can it be? you just plug them in and turn them on. Wrong you have to get the angles and height just right so that it creates the right mood on the video screen.
It was fun I really love playing with cool gear and it’s been ages since i have used redheads, infact not since my tafe days in 01-02.
The downside of today was standing up for 5 hours behind a camera, right next to a hot arse light making me drip like a burst water main. but I coped.