Why So Serious?

Today I actually had a day off, amazing right? Which would explain why I’m  not posting anything till now, I spent my day being completely lazy! Which apparently also means I’m completely tired because I feel exhausted for some reason! Since I ended up with the day off that meant I got to enjoy a little Xbox, and by a little bit I mean maybe 30 minutes, that’s what happens when I avoid my medicine for the day. See, some people believe ADHD is a “bullshit excuse for laziness.” Not true, I am far from lazy and there are more than enough people to back that up. I simply can not keep my focus, no matter what. It could be something I completely enjoy, like playing Xbox, but if I’m not under control for the day, I can’t stay with one thing. There are some days where I am able to control my ADHD better than others, but the majority of the time I just let it go and bounce from thing to thing.

Today while playing Xbox, I got on Modern Warfare 3, naturally, to kill some people which ended quickly for two reasons. One, my ADHD and zero focus on it, I played all of one round before I got bored. And two, because people take the game WAY to seriously!! Has anyone else noticed this? It’s a game people! It’s to have fun! I got cussed out and told how stupid I am multiple times because the other team shot and killed me…let me mention here that I was the last person on my team to die, meaning these people cussing me out for “causing us to lose” had already been killed PRIOR to my death! Upon mentioning this to them, they left the game and I guess found another group to play. I just don’t get it. It’s a game! Not a competition! And there is not need to tell me how bad of a player I am if you’ve died before me, especially multiple times.

Tonight I’m off to find a new case for my iPad2. I really, really, REALLY want the Lifeproof case, but there is no date yet on when it’s going to come out and I just don’t think I can wait. I am still totally in love with my Lifeproof iPhone case! I decided to take a relaxing bath this morning and took my phone with me to watch some Netflix. And of course only I would manage to drop my phone in the water, but this case saved it yet again! : ) I watched a movie that was new to me today, called Alabama Moon. In my opinion, very good movie! I really enjoyed the story line a lot. My older man came across it on Netflix and told me to watch it. He sure knows what kind of movies I like! If you haven’t seen it and you like what you read on IMDB, then perhaps you too should watch it. You will not be disappointed.

Parenting at it’s best!

Popular news for the day includes parenting…once again. And this one I’d have to say I totally agree with! Some people are calling this “child abuse.” How?! Honestly?!?! The father shot that laptop, which HE bought, with his gun withOUT the child present! This is NOT child abuse! You want to see child abuse, I can show you child abuse. This child deserves what she got! That’s the problem with the world today, not enough parents actually parenting, too many spoiled children, and too many people bitching about “punishment.” Taking stuff away from a child who screwed up is NOT child abuse! Spanking a child that did wrong is NOT child abuse! Excessively hitting, screaming at constantly, not feeding, not offering the basic necessaries, and constantly putting the child down…that’s child abuse! Not this!! This is a parent doing his job! Something a lot of people need to learn from! I agree 100% with what this parent did! No person under the age of 18 should be going around cussing, bad mouthing, disrespecting their parents like I see all too many doing today! It’s horrible! No one parents their child! Give the child chores, directions, punish them…they NEED this! Why do you think there are so many problems in this world! I could rant for hours, but instead I will spare you and share this video.

Moving on…
I had my boys today and we decided on snow crab legs for dinner. I have never cooked these before but after looking up some recipes online I decided it couldn’t be too hard, so despite the snow and ice coming down, off to the store we went. Crab legs happened to be on sale today (good day for a craving) so we picked them up, along with nutcracker (the redneck way), stick butter, and garlic powder. We should have checked supplies at home because we had a huge container of garlic powder! On the way out we passed the Valentine’s sections and it just so happened they had some Cadbury creme eggs, score! Grabbed a handful. Then home to start cooking.

It was quit easy, just boil some water, stick a strainer on top to keep the legs out of the water, cooked for about 8-10mins, then done. Slowly melted the butter, added a little garlic powder and some parmesan cheese, and all done. No measuring, just guessing. It was oh so yummy! And the boys loved it! And I have to say…out crab meat came out WAY easier than the stuff you get at Red Lobster! Don’t get me wrong, their food is amazing, but mine was way easier to eat. Our crab meat came out in whole pieces.

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Our original plans were to geocache, but due to the crazy weather and weather changes we can get around here, geocaching was out. We had fun cooking dinner and killing people on Call of Duty instead. Some times it’s just nice to relax inside. Monday they are calling for 4-6 inches of snow! I can’t wait!! Though I’m stuck working, which seems to be the case every time we get snow…oh well, we will have a snowball fight there! Bring it on mother nature!

I’ve been called

At work lately, during our down time, we have been playing a lot of Modern Warfare 3. Unless you live in a box, you know what I’m talking about. It can be quit addicting, something my brother knows all about. The kid NEVER stops playing! Let me give you a typical day in the life of my brother, who I’d like to mention is 20 (soon to be 21).

He wakes up, turns on his computer and xBox. He doesn’t even go eat or anything, literally rolls out of bed and turns on the electronics. He starts playing MW3 and doesn’t stop. He might take the occasional break to run downstairs and grab food or a soda, but then straight back to the game. He’s got his computer next to him, opened on World of Warcraft, playing that in between games. The kid literally sits there ALL DAY! (He clearly didn’t get the ADHD genes I did.) Finally, sometime after midnight, usually between 3-5am he goes to bed. Then back up between 7-8am to start playing MW3 again. Don’t get me wrong, from time to time he will turn the xBox off to go to dinner with his dad (only because dad buys whatever he wants) and he’ll turn on a movie or watch the sports channel, but that’s it…that’s his life. The kid has no job, failed out of college…he’s going no where.

Now, I love playing Call of Duty! But I have to play it in big groups because I can’t stay focused, I have to keep passing the controller. I really don’t know how he can play that long. Even several kids at work do it. I guess to each is own. But after watching my brother grow up, I know I’ll be raising my kids differently. They will spend more time outside like I did and less time on video games. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not banning them from video games, but they will not have a tv or system in their room. Time will be limited. I want my kids to grow up like I did, playing outside no matter what. The street lights were your sign that it was time to go in. Playing games with friends, soccer, baseball, kickball, wiffle ball, tag, hide’n’seek, flashlight tag…boy I miss those days! I miss the simplicity of being a kid! And I think anyone my age will agree…we sure do miss those days!

If it’s a crappy day, like it is here, I will be inside getting my ass kicked on xBox, if you care to join my name is Squirt3387.