Thursday, January 31, 2013

Projectile Vomiting

I think the Wife tried to kill me last night. 

I can't remember the last time I threw up. It has been at least 20 years. Last night, I projectile vomited twice and had the runs.  The Wife was the same, so if it is murder, she covered her tracks well. Although, she says she threw up, but I was too busy being sick myself to see it. 

She thinks it might be Norwalk, but I am not aware of it going around in our area. If it was Norwalk, I could have got it from the kids during my lunch supervisor job, but she got it at the same time as I did. If I passed it to her, you would think there would be a bit of a delay.

So I think it is food poisoning. We both ate the same soup last night and were sick at the same time. K is also complaining of stomach aches, but she has not thrown up. She did not have the soup.

Thankfully, our babysitter is here today and I can go back to bed. I don't feel like throwing up anymore, but I ache all over and did not get much sleep last night.

Perhaps a shower first, as I had the cold sweats all last night. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Get a Job: Lunch Supervisor Edition

So the Wife forced me to get a job. 

The Wife goes back to work from maternity leave in a few months, so it's not like I can get something permanent or full time. I would much rather spend my time trying to get my part time career going. Something I can do and still watch the kids. But we need the money and the Wife will not be assuaged.

So what am I doing? I am a lunch supervisor at J's school. It's 1 hour a day at around 20 dollars an hour. It's almost a volunteer job. The pay covers gas. I go outside at lunch and make sure they don't kill each other in the playground. When they come inside to eat lunch, I get them milk. The school has a milk program. Pay 75 cents and get milk.

Needless to say, I am a bit overqualified for the job. But it does have some perks. I get to meet the parents of some of the other students. As you can guess, the other people doing the job are stay at home Mom's. And some of them are hot. As the only guy, I get to flirt a bit, pretend I am still good looking and desirable. 

And I get to remind myself of what it was like to be in elementary school. One thing interesting about having kids is that you re-live growing up, but with the wisdom of age, so it is less intense and traumatic. Being in the school yard is like that, except you see from age 6 to 12 at the same time. And I already have a bunch of stories.

It's boring, but interesting.  

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me

I am 43 today. I don't feel that old. 

I feel like I am still 28. I guess that is my residual self image. When I see people in their 20's I don't think of myself as 20 years older or as being twice their age.

That is, of course, until reality decides to remind me. 

When I get up in the morning and my back and joints are stiff. When I bend my knees and they make that cracking sound. When I work out and things don't flex as far as they used to. 

Our bodies remind us of the truth that our minds have not yet accepted. 

Will it always be like this? Will I be 70 years old and still see myself as 28? Will I look in the mirror and wonder who is the person looking back at me and when did he get so old? Or at 70, will I see myself as I was at 40?

Friday, January 18, 2013

US Politics and Gun Control

I have always been interested in US Politics. I find Canadian Politics a bit boring. It is always the same stuff over and over again, so I tend to follow US politics very closely. 

The big debate down south right now is gun control. 

So of the most emotional arguments for gun control are also the poorest. But because they appeal to the emotions they are the hardest to refute.

All right have limits and one of the hardest arguments for Second Amendment advocates is what should be the limit on the Second Amendment. Don't say no limits. Freedom of speech is limited by libel and yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater (when there is no fire). Does the Second Amendment allow US citizens to own nuclear weapons? Or only Revolutionary War muskets?

Anyone can answer that question, but is that answer based on a principle and what is that principle. 

Here is an excellent post that answers the question of limits on the Second Amendment in a logically consistent way.