Wednesday, December 10, 2008

David like red

This picture pretty much sums up David's two passions in life - the color red and destroying things with his fist. Jen and her parents stopped by today to visit. Peter immediately fell in love with Jen's mom, so I guess I am not the only one in the family that likes older women.

I spent the morning opening up a new email account. What happened to the old one, you might ask? Well, nosey people, several months ago, Angie left her email account open and walked out of the room. Mistake. I jumped off the sofa and quickly sent the following mail from her account to everyone in her address book.

Angie could not figure why I was giggling like a madman when she came back into the room. She could also not understand why she kept getting strange emails and chat messages asking when the divorce would be. She figured it all out when one of her good friends asked Angie if she was having any mental problems. Anyway, Angie was so lividly pissed that I feared retaliation and changed the password to my Hotmail account.

Being such a busy and important person, I didn't check my account for several weeks. When I tried to log back in, I drew a complete and utter blank on my new password. I tried all of the different ways to unlock an account, but nothing worked. Talk about your all-time prank backfire.

My account had been opened long before there were user-friendly security questions like what is your favorite color? or how many times were you dropped on your head as a child? I even contacted Hotmail, who asked for the zip code listed in the account. I have moved 11 times since then, mostly overseas. At that time, you could only use U.S. zip codes, so I have no idea what I provided; I had probably picked a random one just to be able to open my account. I finally accepted that my Hotmail account had died and it was time to move on.

Throughout the whole ordeal, I have to say that Angie was not being very supportive. Unless laughing your ass off and screaming 'serves you right' is considered sympathetic. Hey, I was not the one tempting people by leaving my email account open. Would you yell at a dog for salivating over a juicy steak if it was shoved under its nose?

In the end, the Hotmail staff was not very supportive either, so I went with Yahoo. I made sure this time to answer all of the 'security' questions in case Angie is silly enough to ever tempt me again. You probably guessed it - the answer to that question what is my favorite color? Red.
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When I see the mama and the 'omagosh' Ms Jen.
David: When I 'Papa, toilet - I need the toilet'

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When I couldn't see today Grams and Opa.
David: When Tom cry in the bathtub.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: To go play that game with the monkeys.
David: When Grams come.


  1. I just recently discovered your blog while surfing down through and have to say I love it so far. Of course, I only discovered you yesterday, so it might be too early to tell. :) I can't see why she'd be mad.

  2. Thanks unfinishedrambler! Your blog name sounds a lot like Angie. You're not afraid of kitchens and hampers, are you?

  3. Um, no, should I be?

  4. No. Sorry about that. I had to check and make sure you weren´t my wife incognito. If she ever finds this site, I´m a dead man.

  5. You are my new hero. The fact that you're still breathing is a testament to how much of a lucky bastard you are.