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23 November 2007 @ 10:55 pm
It's finally quiet around here, and I felt the urge to write some fanfic. For whatever reason, I seem to come back to it at this time of year. I noticed the same last year, when I was writing Bond and Miami Vice and a little Braveheart.

So, for our third anniversary I thought I'd give Bri one of the pairings he loves, Wallace and The Bruce from Braveheart in a little non-con love called Force Majeure. Sunday is our anniversary, and we're planning a big family day with church and everything. The romantic part will have to come in private.

Man, writing is a lot harder now. I haven't even been blogging much for months, so it does not come natural to me. And to think that for a while I wanted to write a cop novel, lol. hit counter
Feeling: creativecreative
Listening to: Christmas carols already
22 November 2007 @ 10:33 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. It's one of those holidays that a guy like me can't help loving, because it was really designed for us guys to enjoy, lol. Eating, football and more eating. And even the three fucking hours of parades can't dampen my enthusiasm. In fact, watching Chad and Katie watch parades is getting to be more fun than football, I might as well admit.

A Happy Birthday to my pal Mike capn_arrgh. Hope it's a good one, guy.
Feeling: fullfull
Listening to: Daughtry
03 November 2007 @ 01:16 pm
I'm lucky to have my family around me and my home intact. Bri and I were watching a show today about a security guy at the World Trade Center who got nearly 2700 of his colleagues out safely, because he anticipated the disaster and kept his head. I joke a lot about Brian being an air-head and a drama queen, but the fact is, when it comes to something important, he has his shit together.

If Bri still blogged, I bet he'd have some hilarious stories about his 72 hours on the road and bunking with friends during the fires of 2007. Chad's asthma has always been more stress-induced than anything, and after a day or so, I guess Bri figured he would have been better at home.

I spend a lot of time trying to think things out and plan ahead, especially now with three kids. But evacuation of my own home is not something I think about. And leading scared adults out of a burning building is hard enough... keeping kids relaxed and thinking you're on a vacation when they can see the smoke all around is like living a TV movie.

I'm a lucky guy. And I'm enjoying a couple days off, with nothing to do but yardwork and diapers!
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Feeling: contemplativecontemplative
Listening to: Rock Star
23 October 2007 @ 11:44 pm
So, Brian and Linds have taken the kids and gone north. I'll find out where they land when they land there. We can't afford for them to stay anywhere very long unless some friends take them in. But Chad has asthma, and the smoke comes and goes. And with a baby, a toddler and a wheezing kid, and a dad who's working extra shifts, wtf are you supposed to do? We're just lucky our home isn't threatened.

Linds has friends in SF, and they'll stay there a couple days if the friends say okay. Otherwise they'll hole up in a motel if they can find one. I should have sent them Monday.

Maybe there's a reason I was driven to the computer, here alone with the dog and cat. In checking out my flist, I'm really worried about my friend Mandy a_phoenixdragon. I wish I could help. There are so many people who care, and all we can do is just ask you to hang in there. Hopefully you can feel these positive thoughts and they help in some small way. (Hey, go talk to the bank and explain, and I'll bet they'll drop any fines. Bri's done that before with Katie on his lap, and that seemed to work.)
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Feeling: worriedworried
12 August 2007 @ 11:48 pm
Don't get me wrong. I understand Brian's concerns about my career, and occasionally I do give it a second thought myself. But, really, it's not as bad as some people make it out to be, and he of all people should know that.

Still, we lost two of our guys in traffic accidents on July 29, and last week the Police Commission reported that attacks on LAPD officers were up 39% this year. The Protective League says the community and the media should make more out of this stats and show more support for us guys.

Like that will ever happen. It's much more popular to paint LA cops as brutal or corrupt or lazy. You just have to learn to ignore it and do your job.

I've learned to be good at ignoring bullshit. But I have to remind myself that the concern my family shows for me is not part of that. It's one of the things that keeps me safe and happy... not just more drama.

I'm a lucky guy.
Feeling: contentcontent
Listening to: It's My Party
21 July 2007 @ 04:38 pm
Chad's right. Boy babies are a lot more work than girl babies.

What's that about?
Feeling: contemplativecontemplative
Listening to: VH1
03 July 2007 @ 09:20 pm
I never thought going grocery shopping with Brian and Chad (thanks, Linds, for babysitting) would make me wish I was back in the patrol car...
Feeling: confusedconfused
Listening to: Weezer
01 July 2007 @ 10:28 pm
Whoa, I barely survived the birthday party today. All the little kids of all ages... and yes, we doubled up the b-days and did both Katie and Chad on the same day. We made sure Chad was okay with it, but since they go to the same play group, it's the same kids anyway.

(Was it my idea to have three kids?)

Chad got to pick out a movie, and Bri and I took him last night. He picked out the new Die Hard. (That's my boy!)

I need to mention that yesterday was also the birthday of gypsyluv's Alexander. And today is my friend lancelotluv's b-day.

Thanks to those of you who have joined Bri and my Tudor communities. We promise to work on getting those more active. Also, I've got a new (old) community I'm now moderating called colin_watch, so if you're a Colin fan, please join! This is a place to try to keep track of our errant lad and let each other know what's going on with him (both good and bad).

In the meantime, I gacked this from Lady L (far_mountain) and spent the time doing it, so I'm putting it under a cut.

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Feeling: tiredtired
Listening to: "Happy Birthday"
30 June 2007 @ 04:58 am
Online Dating

No surprise.
Feeling: contentcontent
30 June 2007 @ 03:50 am
My little girl is two years old today!

And it's been around two years that I've been blogging, even though I've really fallen off lately. I haven't written much fanfic, either, but I hope to get back to it this summer.

Vacation time!

Thanks to all of you who have emailed me and encouraged me to show up here. It's great to have LJ friends. I do try to check out your entries when I can.

Henry's doing great, btw. The family thing is a little overwhelming right now, but we're adjusting. Thank God for Linds.

Note: Funny that when I started to check out my friends tonight, LJ went down for hours. Hopefully it's not a sign of something.
Feeling: cheerfulcheerful
Listening to: Dirty Dancing (!!)