Saturday, September 26, 2015

Random Acts of Shifeness: A Day Late

  • I apologize for missing my usual Friday update but my marriage turned 11.
  • 11 years. Hard to believe, huh? I saw a quote the other day that reminded me of the day I met Mrs. Shife, "Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you." And that is how it worked with us. It was the last thing we were looking for but stuff like that is out of your control sometimes. I try to thank my lucky stars every day for Mrs. Shife's love. Looking forward to spending the rest of my life with her.
  • And if you want to read about how I met Mrs. Shife well you can read all about it here
  • I just read that they were making an Angry Birds movie and then I saw the trailer, and it doesn't look that bad. Kyle and Hayden love Angry Birds so they were pretty excited when I showed them the trailer. The only downside is the movie doesn't come out until next May so we will be practicing patience. A lot. 
  • If you or someone you know is interested in my book, well today is your lucky day. And tomorrow too. It's available to download for free right here
  • Hayden has made up her mind and she is going to be a mermaid for Halloween. Kyle wants to be Elmo, and that is proving difficult because they don't really make Elmo costumes in his size so we are panicking a little bit trying to make this happen. 
  • I might have exaggerated a bit about us panicking because we aren't. I just wanted an excuse use the gif of Beaker in my blog.
  • What's that? You want me to share another gif. Sounds good to me. They can teach us such valuable lessons like make sure you lock that door. 

  • Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Shallow Thoughts from Mr. Shife

  • Yes it's Random Acts of Shifeness but I just thought I needed to change the name, and I felt it would have been false advertising if I called it "Deep Thoughts."
  • And I think "Shallow Thoughts" might be stretching it since I'm just sharing mostly pictures.

  • I don't know if my future financial outlook looks promising based on how much fun Hayden had trying to grab as much money as possible. What do they say about a fool and his money?
  • Tank got some mail. Yes that is what I call my dog sometimes. There's a story behind the mail but it will have to wait for another day because the final chapter hasn't been written yet.

  • We got a visit from the tooth fairy this week as Kyle lost his first tooth. Don't mind the apple all over his face. We didn't have time for hair and make up. When you have breaking news, you have to get the story out there.

  • What do you think of Kyle's magic show? I recorded his rehearsal and he did all of the work setting up the stage, the seating area and making invitations. Unfortunately it rained so he didn't get to perform but I thought he was pretty entertaining. I might be a little biased. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Random Acts of Shifeness the Melancholy Version

--> Hard to believe it's been 14 years since 9/11.
This day brings up a lot of raw emotions for everybody.
Personally, I remember being really scared and really sad.
I worked at a newspaper at the time and it was all hands on deck after it happened.
I was working 16-hour days and my job was to help get out a newspaper, which meant I was immersed in 9/11 stories all day long.
I was staring at the images of the planes crashing, the people who were killed and other tragic pictures day in and day out.
I almost lost it a few times but I was able to keep my shit together at work but when I got home from work I blubbered like a baby.
I just sat in my room sobbing uncontrollably.
--> The 9/11 anniversary coupled with the news that I had two friends diagnosed with cancer will make this week memorable for not the right reasons.
--> It doesn't even feel right to try and make this blog post a little more upbeat after but I will try.
--> I have met people that are overwhelmed or underwhelmed but I don't recall ever saying hello to a person that was whelmed.
Are you just feeling neutral if you are whelmed?
Damn it people I need answers.
--> Remember last week when I talked about how cold it was?
What? You don't remember?
I was wearing my brief jerky edible underwear.

Does the picture help?
Ahhh, now you remember.
Well we went from summer to fall in one day as it was in the 60s last weekend.
Now we are back to summer as it supposed to be 96 tomorrow.
Then it gets back to more normal next week as it will be in the 70s.
One last hurrah for the brief jerkies.
--> The B got a little cut off but I bet you can't guess what town Hayden was in?

--> She's actually in Boise a lot since that's where we live but I thought it was good place to get a photo of Little Miss Hayden.
--> Here's a photo of both of them after we went for a hike.

--> That''s all. Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Randoms Act of Shifeness on Labor Day Weekend 2015

--> It cooled down quite a bit here in Idaho. As we went from the upper 80s to low 60s in a day. Some people might say that's bonkers. I wasn't some people and just said it was horse shit. The kids just decided it's time to get ready for winter.

My two little gnomes breaking out their winter hats. 

--> I had a pretty cool view from the office today. 

--> I have felt pretty good running lately so I decided to push myself during a 3-mile run and surprised myself with my time. The fastest mile I ever ran was a 5 minute mile in high school during a cross country meet so not too shabby for a dumb, white guy. I took it easy on that third mile. 

--> The only way I was able to afford college was because of financial aid. I'm grateful for that money because it opened up a lot of doors for me. I wrapped up college in 1999, and I'm happy to report that last month I finally paid off the last of my loans. 

--> Have a great Labor Day weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you later.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.