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Mr. Clean

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 11:12am 3 Comments

It was a typical Sunday morning for AJ and I. We sat on the couch, him with residual maple syrup smeared on his face, me downing my fourth or fifth cup of coffee. The NFL was on the big screen, the laptop was open to my various fantasy teams. We were screaming at the TV, as is our wont, basking in the pure spectacle of glorious gladiatorial mayhem.



Also, we were still in our underwear.





Emet emerged from the back room (which… Continue

House Hunting

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 12:48pm 6 Comments

We opened the door and the four of us were greeted with a glare approximating the surface of the sun. The wood floor was beautiful actually, top of the line stuff, but it reflected the horrendous yellow of the walls--two shades of yellow, to be precise, above and below a strip of moulding--to a harrowing degree.



"We can always paint," said my girlfriend (Emet, meet Offsprung; Offsprung, Emet), just before her corneas combusted.



Sure, we could always paint, but we'd also… Continue

Funny People

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 11:00am 5 Comments

I remember AJ's first joke. He was two-and-a-half and whenever I came home from work, he would run up to me with his hands out wanting the change in my pockets. Shiny things, you know. This particular evening, his Mother did the same. I gave AJ the coins, 38 cents or so, and told him to share with his Mommy. He looked down at his treasure-filled hand for a moment, selected a single penny, and pressed it to his mother's palm. The mischievous glint in his eye left no doubt he knew exactly what he… Continue

This Long Journey Begins with a Single Step Family

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 11:00am 6 Comments

AJ’s summer vacation has been packed. He started school on Monday, meaning we jammed a surplus of events into seven short weeks, weeks filled with apprehension and anticipation in equal measure. Our trek began shortly after he demolished the 2nd grade—highly efficient academically, coupled with his energy, like that of a tropical storm wiping out decorum and structure in the classroom—and embarked on a crowded To Do List that had him careening around the state, facing new family challenges,… Continue

A Brief History of Time

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 10:00pm 7 Comments

One of my son's big projects toward the end of the last school year was to create a timeline of his life. It was my turn to assist the Big Project, which is scary, since I lack an iota of artistic design or sensibility, having peaked at age 17 with my forced metaphor/reproduction of the characters in Graham Greene's "Heart of the Matter" as members of a fictional baseball team, complete with stadium. It was so impressive that my teacher decided to hang it on the wall, where it inspired for a… Continue

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G to the G commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'Mr. Clean'
"Isn't co-habitating fun?! :P Sounds like you guys are doing a good job talking thru it and sounds like no door slamming or drama either... Good job! Tell Emet soon she'll get 'selective hearing' and she won't even notice…"
Nov 5, 2009
StitchyWench commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'Mr. Clean'
"I want my kids to go out and play while football is on so that I can watch in peace as I yell and scream at the TV."
Nov 4, 2009
kommishoner commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'Mr. Clean'
"I feel you. Our house is very small, with no real alone space, let alone a room in which you can have a conversation that can't be heard elsewhere in the house. On weekends I have to work from home I'm practically begging the life duet to…"
Nov 4, 2009
A blog post by Don't Forget to Flush was featured

Mr. Clean

It was a typical Sunday morning for AJ and I. We sat on the couch, him with residual maple syrup smeared on his face, me downing my fourth or fifth cup of coffee. The NFL was on the big screen, the laptop was open to my various fantasy teams. We were screaming at the TV, as is our wont, basking in the pure spectacle of glorious gladiatorial mayhem.Also, we were still in our underwear.Emet emerged from the back room (which is, sadly for her, mere yards from the front room as we still play the…See More
Nov 4, 2009
Don't Forget to Flush posted a blog post

Mr. Clean

It was a typical Sunday morning for AJ and I. We sat on the couch, him with residual maple syrup smeared on his face, me downing my fourth or fifth cup of coffee. The NFL was on the big screen, the laptop was open to my various fantasy teams. We were screaming at the TV, as is our wont, basking in the pure spectacle of glorious gladiatorial mayhem.Also, we were still in our underwear.Emet emerged from the back room (which is, sadly for her, mere yards from the front room as we still play the…See More
Nov 4, 2009
Bigkrygowski commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'House Hunting'
"Our latest acquisition the former owners also took everything. If they could figure out how to reuse plaster they probably would have taken that too. Though we did pay less than the cost of a new car for a 4 bedroom home in a decent neighborhood.…"
Sep 19, 2009
Andromeda commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'House Hunting'
"try to be so hard on the short-salers! we are in the process of trying to short sale our home. our situation is not that unique either. we got priced out of the market in Sacramento 4 years ago and so we bought about 40 miles out in an area we could…"
Sep 18, 2009
G to the G commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'House Hunting'
"May the force be with you. Take your time and all that... And hello Emet! I just sold a home and am now renting. Ahhh renting."
Sep 18, 2009
Bigkrygowski commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'House Hunting'
"So I will let you in on a little secret. All bank owned properties ARE for sale. You just need to do a little leg (or finger) work. Once you find a foreclosed home you are interested in go to your county auditor's website, here you can find out…"
Sep 18, 2009
Don't Forget to Flush commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'House Hunting'
"Congratulations TommysMommy. And thanks for the encouragement. I'm not as aggravated as it appears based on the post (though I was aggravated when I wrote it). We're solid buyers, in no real rush, as I'm living in an apartments since…"
Sep 17, 2009
TommysMommy commented on Don't Forget to Flush's blog post 'House Hunting'
"Welcome to my life. We put our townhouse on the market last spring, finally sold it at the end of June for $100K under the assessed value. Not that we were expecting the assessed value since property values where we live are HIGHLY inflated. We…"
Sep 17, 2009
A blog post by Don't Forget to Flush was featured

House Hunting

We opened the door and the four of us were greeted with a glare approximating the surface of the sun. The wood floor was beautiful actually, top of the line stuff, but it reflected the horrendous yellow of the walls--two shades of yellow, to be precise, above and below a strip of moulding--to a harrowing degree."We can always paint," said my girlfriend (Emet, meet Offsprung; Offsprung, Emet), just before her corneas combusted.Sure, we could always paint, but we'd also have to replace the…See More
Sep 17, 2009
Don't Forget to Flush posted a blog post

House Hunting

We opened the door and the four of us were greeted with a glare approximating the surface of the sun. The wood floor was beautiful actually, top of the line stuff, but it reflected the horrendous yellow of the walls--two shades of yellow, to be precise, above and below a strip of moulding--to a harrowing degree."We can always paint," said my girlfriend (Emet, meet Offsprung; Offsprung, Emet), just before her corneas combusted.Sure, we could always paint, but we'd also have to replace the…See More
Sep 17, 2009
Don't Forget to Flush replied to Daddy Geek Boy's discussion 'Friday Random 10'
"1. The Last Time -- Gnarls Barkley 2. Catch a Wave -- Beach Boys 3. Searching With My Good Eye Closed -- Soundgarden 4. Yesterday Once More -- Redd Kross 5. Margin Walker -- Fugazi 6. Down on the Corner -- CCR 7. If I Think -- Mudhoney 8. Drunk…"
Aug 28, 2009
Don't Forget to Flush replied to Daddy Geek Boy's discussion 'I Wonder Where My Brain Went'
"Have done/endured list: Six-day work week, start of soccer practice (I am coach, mentor and life counselor of AJ's team, the Black Knights), back-to-school night, smoky, ashy air in Greater L.A., triple-digit temperatures... I was droopy this…"
Aug 28, 2009
Don't Forget to Flush replied to Diggy's discussion 'What are you listening to now?' in the group Music for Grown-Ups
"They did. Part of the reason I was initially attracted to them. This song makes my heart hurt (yeah, I stole that from Don Draper, so what?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44VqI6jraPs 9 minutes long, but totally worth it. "
Aug 26, 2009

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At 4:54pm on July 28, 2009, The Oracle said…
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