The Kids Homework

The other day, when I picked up the boy from school he was happy as get all and told me that he had homework for me. Grumble….. As that is our code word for permission forms or HR forms that need to be filled out, aka each year I bring home a stack of homework for the wife to fill out and get to turn in to HR before I get in trouble. ☺

He explains that he has a sheet, what do you know about your parents (pick one) that he filled out and now that parent he picked needs to fill it out in a different color for comparison. Thing is some of these questions are really good, while other were not so great. Here is a few.

How did your parents meet?
Sam. Long story, but my wife was dating my roommate atm the time and I was seeing 2 other girls at the time but I thought she was amazing. Then he moved to California the land of cheep drugs and once he was out there he dumped her over the phone. A few months later I was single and she called me on my current roommates phone, which pissed him off as I was giving out his number. But turns out that he thought she was hot when my old roommate was with her and gave her his number. But she only kept it to get a hold of me. Lolz. I answered on the sheet a mutual friend.

What was the last movie your parent attended in a theater?
B, Avengers
Sam, After some thought and looking up of release dates it was the newest Batman. Might that factor into why I haven’t gone to watch another one??? (so bad)

Does your parent gas up the car as soon as the tank is ½ empty or wait until its empty?
Both, Empty

As a child did your parent have pets? What kinds if so?
Turns out the kid didn’t know that I had dogs more or less my whole life… Weird as I know I have told him stories about my first dog and that is where my name comes from. Yes like Indiana Jones I am named after the dog.

If your parent could only watch one TV show a week, what would it be?
B, Dexter
S, this is a killer question, one that I had to really think long and hard about this one as there are so many shows the idea of never seeing again is too hard. But Dexter is a great show but I think Coupling UK is the best answer. It doesn’t get old, its smart, funny and full of hotties. Hmmm.

Which of the following can your parent not do, rewire a lamp, sew clothes or a handstand?
B, He said Handstand
Sam, I was hurt because I have done all of these things over my life. But as my current body shape is more pair shape then muscle man I can see where he is coming from and also listed handstand.

If your parent won the lotto, would he/she stop working?
There was some yess filled in this slot. ☺

If your parent could have you do anything for 3 hours, what would it be?
B, Chores
Sam, what I thought was funny was I can make him do 3 hours of chores now. But what I can’t “make” him do is play DDo with me. Which is what I listed on the form. But I did make him come and play PnP with the guys last week so I guess I can make him play dnd with me. ☺

So how well do you know your parents? If I had to answer these questions about my own parents I don’t think I would do a well has he did matching up with me. Although my dad is in his 50s now so I think it is save to say he can’t do a handstand either!


Chewing on a Tuna Can.

This is going to be one of my non-DDo posts. So if that is what you wanted check back later there might be some ddo related content for you or hit the archive almost 400 posts of good stuff back there.

For the last 24 hours or so I have had a metallic taste in my mouth. I am going to use the saying of chewing on a tuna can to describe the feeling as apposed to the much funnier blowing Iron Man. But the long and short is everything tastes like tin. Food, water, tea everything; it is getting super old. I have to blame a migraine for this although before yesterday I never had a painless migraine but had other symptoms.

Well let me tell the story. I was working/writing my blog post for yesterday and I started to notice a strange taste in my mouth. A few mins later I thought I had a light going out as I noticed a mild strobe effect, nothing to bad just bad enough to be noticeable. 10 or 15 mins later I start to feel dizzy and then an overwhelming nausea. If it weren’t for my pilot training I would have emptied my belly a few times over.

Something they teach you, as a pilot is to not be sick even if you feel sick and how to not get sick while flying. Some of those lesions are a big help in the real world.

With in 30 mins I was a mess, but I didn’t hurt in my normal I am awake migraine way and that was nice. Even so I couldn’t do much while I was feeling that way and I knew it was a matter of time before my training was overcome…. So I headed home to bed. I crashed out in moments once I was in a dark/cool room. 3 hours later I woke up mostly symptom free but my normal Cluster migraine pain was back.

The last few months my migraines have shifted. And while if I don’t watch my triggers I still get that pain that makes me ponder boring out my eye and brain with a red hot spoon to make the pain stop and my constant mild pain is my constant companion. I have been experiencing something new for me. Spotting in my vision and strange tastes during attacks are new to me. And they are wearing down my focus I find myself distracted by my surroundings more and more, oh Iron Man bobble…..

Sorry back. As I was saying back to the Neurologist and likely more tests and drugs that will make me less me and help me not remember that I was hurting and not stopping the hurting in the first place. Oh the up side if I can handle the nausea/dizziness/ and flashing I can have moments with out pain. Might just need to carry a puke bucket….

Don’t worry too much about this old halfing I will manage. I just complain to my wife too much about things as it is and I figure if I complain to you all then I don’t need to bother her.