Posted on September 17th, 2013 No comments
And we drink and get older
And some of us even try to get sober
Now here’s to the assholes and the last calls
Well, city kids, you get what you ask for
And acquaintances turn to friends, I hope those friends they remember me
Hold the night for ransom as we kidnap the memories
Not sure there is a way to express what you meant to me
Sit around a table and use those years as the centerpiece
Sounds of the city on Capitol Hill
Where I question if what I’m seeing here is real
Cowboy boots doing lines at the bar
Where the time goes slow when you’re drinking PBR
Hold on to what you were, forget what you’re not
The streets were ours that summer, at least those two blocks
Reminisce on those days, I guess that’s OK, you wonder why
Some grow up, move on, close the chapter, live separate lives
The twenty-something confusion before the suit and tie
Strangers become mistakes but those mistakes made you feel alive
Hindsight is vibrant, reality: rarely lit
Memory’s a collage pasted to the glue that barely sticks
Good Lord, they broke all my shields
Locked bathroom doors, graffiti, and high heels
Until you felt that altitude you don’t know how high feels
Party mountain, some don’t ever come down from around here
To be young again, I guess it’s relative
The camel lights, the whiskey rye, sink into the skin
I fantasize about a second win
Grow a moustache, pick up another bad habit and let the games begin
So here’s to the nights, dancing with the band
Strangers into girlfriends from a one night stand
Brought a little liquor and turn up the Johnny Cash
You could bring a receipt to Heaven but you cannot take it back
And this is life, this is real, even when it feels like it isn’t
I’d be a goddamn liar to say at times I didn’t miss it
So deuces, I turn my back as I walk into the distance
Dip my feet in every once in a while, just to say I visit
Come and hold onto these nights
Trying to find our way home by the street light
Over time you figure out this is me, right
Learn a lot about your friends right around two A.M
Posted on March 24th, 2013 No comments
Sienna Mae Tadych has arrived! Congratulations to Jessica and Todd on their beautiful daughter.
Posted on February 19th, 2013 No comments
I get to be a king… I think.
Lucky for me, I get a dental crown, and I currently have a temporary crown. My dentist has been watching a tooth of mine for about 18 months, and last week while eating a piece of sausage, it finally gave away.
Suddenly, I was spitting out chunks of filling and enamel. Once i got to a mirror, I eventually found out I was missing a quarter of one of my molars. A little concerned, but I knew what it was. I was just hoping the pain would not follow. And I got lucky, it didn’t. Now, how to get it fixed.
My dentist had recently switched to be a premiere dentist, not a PPO. That means they are more expensive for fancy stuff, but cleanings would still be the same. So, since I wasn’t having any pain, Melody and I took the opportunity to shop around. I had a consult set up with my dentist, Dental Health Associates, on the 12th, four days after loosing the filling, and they confirmed that a crown was needed. But, my out of pocket would be near $600. Not what I really I had in mind. Melody called the insurance company (Delta Dental), and found Stacey Dental in Madison. It is a father/son dentistry, and more importantly to me, an insurance PPO. The estimate for out-of-pocket was $450. They could get me in on the 18th, and that was OK since I was not having any pain.
They called on Wednesday evening, saying they could get me in on Thursday (three days early). How awesome, especially for a place that had never seen me before. But because of a crazy work routine, I declined. I went in on Monday, and the place was great. The hygienist was good (but aren’t they always?) and Dr Eric was great too. Best numbing I have ever had, and had no pain while he chunked out the rest of my tooth. Even when the numbing wore off around 6 pm, my pain was more of just from my jaw being open than anything to do with the tooth. How pleasant!
So I will go back in two weeks to get the permanent crown, and then I will officially be a king. And if you ever need a dentist in Madison, check out Stacey Dental. It seems like a nice down to earth place.
Posted on February 1st, 2013 No comments
As you may have noticed in the map, before we get to the beach we have a stop at point ‘B.’ You may also notice that point ‘B’ is in the middle of Florida, in the Orlando area. Well, sort of.
When most people with children (and even many without children, like my brother) head to Florida, they go for the sole destination of getting to Disney. And I can’t argue with Disney. The parks are great. Even the worst one (my opinion), Animal Kingdom, is awesome, and will be getting even better when the Avatar addition is open in 2016. But the excitement of full day parks can still be too much for a family, and that is how we get to the Rule of Five.
In our house, the rule is we can’t step foot in a Disney park until every member of the family is 5. One of the biggest reason is because the parks are too much for little kids. At ages under 5 years old, the kids can’t absorb all of it, and they might not even enjoy it. Further, how much memory will they take home of the Disney experience, especially when you load it up with all of the Disney World parks (4 major parks, plus Downtown Disney, plus other Disney stuff). So, we have made it a rule we will not be going to Disney, at least, not until after September! However, while we are in the Orlando area for a few days, we may wander into and around the Downtown Disney to grab a meal and perhaps a little shopping.
But since we are not going to Disney parks, what else should we do? In the next post, I can start building on that idea.