Seriously...We're trying. We aren't a couple 12 year olds in a basement playing World of Warcraft all day with no care in the world. As much as I love doing the show we have to make sure personal and family things are squared out before hand. For some reason things have gotten even MORE hectic than they have before.
Anyway, welcome to the forum and thanks for listening! We appreciate the feedback.
Lighten up, marlowefire. It's hard enough to organize one hectic life, but Shane and Chris each have to do this AND try to coordinate their schedules to record together in different timezones. Quit being part of Generation Gimmie and appreciate the shows we've gotten and wait patiently for the next one. After all, even one show a year is a pretty good value for what you paid for it.
Oh to be 12 again.... Wait... I wasn't getting any at 12. Forget that.... Oh wait.. I'm married now and still not getting any
Actually, I just had 5 days of NO WIFE, and didn't play hardly ANY Wii ...
See, this is typical "real world crap" that interferes with my ability to get the shows done. Cue Story Time Theater music...
So, my wife has to fly up to WA on rather short notice to handle the estate of a recently deceased relative. I'm thinking "sweet, holiday weekend - no wife, no baby - down to ONE kid" .... I'm DREAMING of all the great stuff I can get accomplished; record a new RGR, finish the year 7 interface, work on the WPR/DSR database, blah blah blah ...
Then reality sets in ... like three days before she leaves, she decides she's not taking the baby with her; she won't be able to get enough done with the baby there. That's fine - I figure he's a good boy, he vegges a lot - sleeps a lot - I'll still get plenty done. No sweat.
BAM! The ONE kid I have in my charge comes down sick. SICK SICK ... ear infection, needs drugs, blah blah. But that's okay -- she'll lay miserable on the couch, sleeping most of the time. I'll still get a lot done. No problem.
So, we're two days from the wife leaving. My lymph node starts swelling up and hurting ... I figure; crap, I'm screwed. Sure enough, next day, I'm at the doctor's office getting antibiotics, sick as crap. Delightful. But that's ok - I'll dose the crap out of myself with some OTC stuff and it will make me feel good enough to get stuff done. No worries.
The night before my wife leaves, the baby comes down sick. Congested, screaming, fever - the works. Suddenly, my weekend of freedom just became a weekend of "get nothing done". A sick infant requires like 24/7 attention - and everyone else is sick too.
So now, my long, weekend off becomes juggling my own sickness, tending to baby every 20 minutes, and getting ZERO done; no recording, no coding - basically, we sit around and watch movies and clean up baby vomit all weekend.
Of course, my relatives are still in town, and they want to come over and play and visit. That's most of Sunday - on one hand, my mom is around to take care of the sicky baby, but that doesn't free my time.
Monday comes (still holiday), and I'm feeling better, but haven't slept much (up with the baby most of the night). The house, of course, looks like a tornado flew through it. The kid with me is feeling better too and of course the baby is starting to feel better too - making Monday "clean the house before the wife gets home" day. So Monday is shot. Womp writes and says "Let's record tomorrow!". I'm thinking - alright, that might work; Chris and I usually record between like 8am and 11am my time. That should work out. No, the wife's plane comes in at 9am - which means leave an hour early to fight traffic - and we'll be back around 10:30; that completely ruins the chance to record.
The ONE reprieve I got was Saturday night when a couple of friends came over to play Wii. I had illusions of doubles tennis, lots of bowling - four way Elebits throw downs. What realistically happened is; I took care of the baby while my friends played my Wii. Nice ya?
There you have it. A potention 4 day weekend where I get to catch up on a month backlog of work to do becomes a living nightmare where NOTHING gets done.
This sounds atypical - a once in a lifetime deal. Wrong. This is what happens - I plan 3, 4 day weekends ... have great intentions of recording, editing, working - and BAM ... this crap happens.
Wonder why the show gets delayed? Wonder how I can't get my Y7 disc done? Here you go ... prime example.
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Our schedule will be even better when my kid comes along.
Last edited by Womp; 01-04-2007 at 09:02 AM.