Wordless Wednesday: The Pilgrimage to England Part Two

My husband arrived home from his two week trip to England almost two weeks ago. I’m still sorting through all the goodies that he brought home, and the photos of course. I posted some pictures on my Wordless Wednesday post last week. I’m including some more today. Enjoy!

IWM Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford

Newark Castle
Newark Castle

London
Tower Bridge

Canterbury
Canterbury, UK

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Welcome to “Angry Julie Monday’s Wordless Wednesday Linky”!

If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

Be sure to check out Wordless Wednesday Link-Ups at these other sites also:

Project AliciaBetter in BulkBy Word of Mouth MusingsCrazy About My BaybahDear CrissyFive Minutes For MomLive and Love…Out LoudNaptime MomtogParenting By DummiesSeven Clown CircusSupermomThe Divine Miss Mommy

Also, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy does “What I Wore Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.

And, I can’t forget Krystina from Lollipops whom does “What I Love Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.



Wordless Wednesday: The Pilgrimage to England Part One

My husband recently took a two-week trip/vacation to England with two of his friends. I thought I would share a few of the photos that they took while they were there. This is the first installment of photos. I’m not sure how many posts I will do, but there are over 2,500 photos that need to be post edited.

Leeds Castle-Kent, England

Leeds Castle  Kent, England

Sherwood Forest-Nottinghamshire, England
Sherwood Forest  Nottinghamshire, England

Newark, England
Newark, England

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Welcome to “Angry Julie Monday’s Wordless Wednesday Linky”!

If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

Be sure to check out Wordless Wednesday Link-Ups at these other sites also:

Project AliciaBetter in BulkBy Word of Mouth MusingsCrazy About My BaybahDear CrissyFive Minutes For MomLive and Love…Out LoudNaptime MomtogParenting By DummiesSeven Clown CircusSupermomThe Divine Miss Mommy

Also, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy does “What I Wore Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.

And, I can’t forget Krystina from Lollipops whom does “What I Love Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.



Hello Monday, The St. Patrick’s Day Week Edition

Hello Monday!

Hello to Angry Husband returning from a two-week trip to England.

Yes, my husband was gone on a two-week pilgrimage to England with two of his friends. They visited castles, museums, and other random stuff in Europe.

Hello to Angry Husband taking pictures like this, A View of London from The London Eye.


View of London from The London Eye

Hello to me making fancy dinners like this, while he was gone.

I make fancy dinners and I always use the fine china.

Hello to working on school projects with Angry Kid last week, without Mr. Creative’s (Angry Husband) help.

I might just give myself a pat on the shoulder for completing the project. Although it started out like this.

These are supposed to be gold coins. Just another step in the #LeprechaunTrap project!

Hello to Angry Kid and his random cleaning sprees.

He was cleaning the bathroom before Daddy came home. This is the same kid that I ask a 1000 times to put on his shoes each morning.

Husband coming home tonight after his two week trip in Europe. My son is cleaning his bathroom to make it shiny.

Hello to my new baby.

Why yes, that is a new iPad. It arrived on Friday. Angry Kid and Angry Husband each have their own. It was time for momma to get one.

My new iPad
Hello to running a 5K on St. Patrick’s Day in my Team Sparkle Skirt.

Hello to two birthday parties for Angry Kid this weekend.

I only have a few, ok a few hundred photos to go through from this weekend. Blog posts coming soon.

How was your week last week?

How was your St. Patrick’s Day?

I’m kind of excited that it is Monday. In between every else, it was raining this weekend also.

Hello Monday!

I’m linking up with Lisa Leonard and her Hello Monday Series.

A Text From My Husband

Angry Husband was off work yesterday. He usually works on Thursdays. I had a very important date, you know, to get my hair done. My husband has been known to fall asleep on the couch in the mid-afternoons.  I know this about him. So when I haven’t heard from him in a few hours, I usually call or text him.

So while I was sitting in the chair at the salon, I texted him and of course he responded.

Texted my husband to remember to get kid from school. His response is classic!
He responded back really quick. I didn’t realize that he was so creative. His response caught me by surprise. I literally laughed out loud.  I should have replied, “Winning”! But of course, I thought about that later.

I guess I’m not the only sarcastic one in the one. I just don’t know where my son gets it from….

The Preferred Parent

The Preferred Parent

Do you see this bonding? This goes on all day and night.  Angry Husband is the preferred parent.  I’m the one that takes care of things.  I’m the one to find the backpack, pack the lunch, RSVP for a birthday party, go buy the present, do the laundry, etc. until midnight every night.

I’m not making this up. Even my parents have noticed.  My mom has mentioned more than ever, that Angry Kid is a total daddy’s boy.  It is all about D-A-D-D-Y.  I don’t play the video games or watch Star Wars.  Seriously, it must be genetic for males to watch movies over and over and over.  I think I’ve seen enough Star Wars and Clone Wars for a lifetime.

Tonight, it was the coin game. I had to go online to even see what game it was, Coin Push Frenzy.  Yes, they are a little obsessed.  They also play Plants Vs. Zombies and Tap Fish.  I have games on my iPhone, but the only reason I have them is for Angry Kid to play them.

Angry Kid cries when Angry Husband leaves the house to go to work, the store, out with his friends, and even the damn mailbox.  When I leave the house, I get a wave and a “Bye Mama”. Daddy is King.

I’m ok with it though, because one of the moms at kindergarten was volunteering the other day, and told me that Angry Kid was talking about me.  Angry Kid told her that “his beautiful mom (ME ME ME) was also volunteering every Monday and she wore a beautiful shirt on Monday.”  I have to admit that Angry Kid does have good taste, the shirt was from Anthropologie, and it was might pricey.

Mama's Losin' It

“Signs that my little one is just not into me anymore.”

A Day Dedicated to Angry Husband

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Happy Father’s Day Angry Husband!!!

Look at you, climbing through the sand in your jeans and tennis shoes to make sand castles with flip flops. I had to bug you a little to do it, but you did. I hope Angry Kid and you enjoy the Playstation 3, and the endless hours of male bonding.


“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.”-Bill Cosby

E3 The Electronic Entertainment Expo

On Tuesday, I went to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or better known as E3.  This was my first time attending this event.  We are gaming household.  Angry Husband and Angry Kid are the gamers.  I play stuff on my iPhone occasionally.  But I took Angry Husband and his friend, Erik along with me.  Although, I will have to say that Angry Husband and Erik took me along with them.

We arrived at the LA Convention Center and it was packed.  Like seriously, packed.  I’ve been there for the LA Auto Show before, but I’ve never seen it this crazy.  We barely found a parking spot there. We got there a little early and waited for about an hour for the event to open up.  It was some of the best people watching that I’ve ever seen. Angry Husband was full of anticipation.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2

We were standing under a display of this game, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.  It kept playing over and over and over with this annoying song about “I love guns”….I seriously had that song stuck in my head all day.  Behind us, there was a huge Star Wars display for the game Star Wars Force Unleashed II.  You should have seen the people just standing there, staring.

While Angry Husband was looking at all of the game displays, I people watched.  I would consider myself an expert at people watching.  I was also checking out people’s badges.  It said their name and the company or business that they represented.  This was a trade show that was not open to the public.  I was invited because of my blog, so my badge had my blog name on it.  I saw people with companies listed as “Microsoft, Blizzard, and even colleges”.  I would say that the percentage of women attending was about 10%.  I’m used to blog conferences etc. with mostly all women, so this was new to me.

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I was laughing at Angry Husband because he was complaining about people not wearing enough deodorant while we were waiting.  It was a very large group of stinky boys.  As the doors open, people pretty much pushed their way in.  It was quite hard to keep up, and you could easily get lost in there.  Angry Husband had certain games that he wanted to check out, so we made our way towards their booths.

We spent quite some time at the Sony PlayStation 3 area.  There were a ton of new games, plus you could play them.  He even played some 3D ones.  He was impressed with the glasses.

But mostly, Angry Husband was distracted a little by the Booth Babes.  There were tons of scantily clad women folk standing around.  Some of them may have been wearing costumes.  He had a TON of photos of said, Booth Babes on his iPhone.  I laughed.  I just felt bad for these women, because I wouldn’t want to be wearing those costumes and heels all day.  It looks like hard work to be a Booth Babe.

Angry Husband’s FAVORITE THING of the day was to take a picture with Sig Hansen from Deadliest Catch. He is a HUGE fan.  They are coming out with a Deadliest Catch game soon.  When the people told Angry Husband that Sig was going to be there, I think he silently squealed a little.

Erik, Sig Hansen, and Mike

I had an appointment with a game company while I was there.  I got a great view of a new online game for kids.  I will be doing a full review soon, like next week.  I was quite impressed.  But I did check out some other things while I was there.

Here are some of the things that impressed me:

glee Karaoke RevolutionHello, a Glee game!!! GLEE KARAOKE, which is even better.  I have a little secret.  I may sing along to Glee songs in my car, daily.

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4

Lego Harry Potter.  Angry Kid is a HUGE fan of Lego games.  I told him about this game and he can’t wait for it to come out next week.

Wii Inflatable Racing Kart

These Wii Inflatable Karts are pretty cool. The controller goes in the steering wheel.

I was completely overstimulated when we leave at 5pm that day.  I could barely remember what I saw.  I thought it was bad at BlogHer last year with all of the people that I was talking to. Nope, this was worse.  I think I will be fine at BlogHer this year.  I was able to chat it up with these gamers.  My little trick was pretending to know what I was talking about, even though I had no clue.

And my word of the day for E3 was FACTION. Seriously, I heard that word over and over again.

I included a little slideshow of my photos above.  I’m sure you will notice Angry Husband and his “Booth Babes”.  Overall, I was quite impressed with E3.  I will go again next year if I can.  I will probably go more than one day so that I spend more time playing the actual games.
Disclosure: I was invited to E3 by Gazillion.  I want to thank them so much for this opportunity.  Ok, Angry Husband should be thanking them.  It was like he won the video game lottery that day.  I will be providing some game reviews at a later date.

Happy Valentine’s Day 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I thought I would use this Holiday, as another reason to post more cute photos of my kid. Cause I’m a blogger, and that’s what I do. This photo was taken in 2006, when Angry Kid was just Angry Baby, and this is Stella, my BFF’s daughter. Aww, the things we do when they are babies.  I used to be so good about having photographs taken of Angry Kid. Now, it’s maybe once or twice a year. Maybe I need to have JJ on contract, or something.  Angry Kid loves JJ, and he actually poses for her, me not so much.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I will am going to post something that Angry Husband wrote me in a card for one Valentine’s Day.  When I met Angry Husband, he was in the Marine Corps.  A few months after we met, he was deployed for six months.  I wrote him hundreds of letters. He wrote me back too. This was before e-mail was used for the military.  I still have all those cards and letters.  But, I found one card from 1995, when an entire paragraph written by Angry Husband.  He was 21 at the time, and I was 19.

Dear Julie,

This holiday is probably the worse because this is the holiday that two people get together and spend the day getting lost in each other’s eyes.  Even though I can’t stare into your eyes, the best that I can do, is to stare into one of your pictures.  All I ask of you is to think of me once or twice during the day.

It hurts so much to be away from you for such a long time, but as you can see it is almost over.  Make me happy and think of me once in awhile.  I want you to know how much I love you, a great deal more than you know.  I have never felt like this about anyone, like I feel about you. Till, I write again. Bye, bye……..

Love

4-Ever,

Mikey

Awww, isn’t that cute? He actually liked me. I swear it’s still in there. He may be angry but he loves the Julie. He even took me to breakfast today, without me bugging him to do so. So after fifteen years together, and eleven years of marriage.

Happy Valentine’s Day Mike!

“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and difficult as that.”-Michael Leunig.