... lying around trying to avoid death.
I don't know what it is, but I always get sick around equinoxes and solstices. Something about the world being in balance really fucks me up.
Both kids are still sick, as is practically everyone I know. Urgh. Can I be done yet? Come on, it's been four or five days. That's enough.
Despite not feeling our best, we tried to get things done. The main one was getting a new cable box.
Our cable company did some "upgrades" that our DVR box was accepting so we had to take it in and get a new one.
Little did we know the "upgrades" were really DOWNGRADES and now the cable box is really nothing more than a pile of shit designed to drive me fucking crazy.
I'm suppose to write a letter to the cable company, send it to the local offices and well as the national office, but Aaron wants me to refrain from cursing.
"What the fuck? I can't curse?"
"No, Laura. If you call them a bunch of cocksuckers and fucktards they're just gonna throw your letter away."
"But you're taking away my voice!"
"I'm not taking away your voice, just the cursing."
"CURSING IS MY VOICE!"
Gah. Men. Fuck.
This weekend I also got an email from Laura (LLA if you're nasty) telling me the new Lego Advent calendar is up on the Lego site.
Now I don't know if you realize this or not, but we like Legos in this household. Every year I get a Lego Advent Calendar. This started long before I had kids. Mainly because I'm a nerd. And love Legos.
In 2005 I accidentally purchased the Lego City Advent Calendar because I thought it was different. Um, yeah. Different doesn't even begin to describe that fucking advent calendar. Prior to that, the Lego advent calendars had been cool, "safe" things like snowmen, angels and reindeer.
In 2006 the only Lego advent calendar available was the City version. I couldn't find a reasonable, non-fucked version anywhere. So I did want any normal nerd would do: I wrote about the Lego advent calendar as we did it for the whole month.
Because nothing says "happy holidays" like a stoned air traffic controller and an anal probe machine.
This year, Lego has introduced three advent calendars. I can't decide which one I want ("Aaron! There's three this year!" "You can only have one." "What?!" "One." "Come on, we have two kids, we can have at least two, right?" "No, one." "You suck." "Not as well as you, my dear.").
So... let's take a closer look.
(Images selfishly stolen from lego.com) (As is the text.)
It’s 24 days of LEGO building fun with the LEGO City Advent Calendar! Includes 24 city-themed surprises for the season, including LEGO minifigures, accessories and more!
Read as: more stoned air traffic controllers and jewel thieves. Awesome for teaching your children how to properly pull off a heist.
Celebrate the season with the LEGO Belville Advent Calendar! Includes 24 different LEGO surprises, including cute animals, beautiful fairies, and more. It’s like a Christmas fairy tale come true!
- Each day open a new window in the specially designed Belville Advent Calendar box to reveal a new set - 24 in all!
- Models include animals, accessories, fairy, and more!
Get in the holiday spirit with this exciting CLIKITS™ Advent Calendar! Open the calendar door each day from December 1st through 24th to find another CLIKITS surprise: icons, frames, pictures, and more, plus building instructions. Make jewelry, ornaments, gift tags, cards and more. Every week, use the instructions provided to combine elements to create an extra model! Hours of holiday fun!
Read as: all the cool stuff you need to teach your children to be crafty and bitchy all at once. Does not come with supplies from abercrombie kids or bratz dolls.
So... which one should I choose? Which one is the most fucked up?