Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Me and my clone

I so need a clone, like now! I know that science and technology skills won't be developed in a second or two to allow me to clone myself so it is just up to me to get all my stuff done.

The days that I am not in school are when I can do my errands and since I like efficiency I try to do them all on my way home. So today I have to:
-get gas (no more $1.99/gallon, damn OPEC)
-go to the bank (but, I may be able to put this off until Thursday)
-get home throw laundry in the machine
-do my financial aid renewal application
-balance my checkbook
-submit my Finance answers on the on-line forum
-take laundry from washer to dryer
-decide if I want to do the case for class on Monday, if yes, must start
-Save the world

-Go to the bank (see above)
-go to walgreens
-go to the grocery store
-do my team marketing research
-watch "The office"

So I have a lot on my plate this week! I so need a clone! Plus the clone can clean off my car in the mornings and give the stink eye to my parking neighbor who takes up a lot of space. Ohh and the clone can cook so I can come home to a cooked meal. I like this idea more and more....damn you science!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Toll House Pie

Last week, I blogged about heaven in a pie, the Toll House pie and Jessica found the recipe. So this weekend the BF and I were talking about what to make for dinner this weekend. I was telling him that I had the recipe for the pie and his eyes got big and so we *had* to make it. So yesterday, I baked the pie and it actually was my first attempt at baking a pie. It was very easy to make and I was worried (because I always get worried when I try a new recipe) if it would be good.

We tried it and after one bite the BF and I decided that it was a rousing success! So much so, that I may be baking another pie for next weekend's super bowl!

I also made some empanadas, Spanish rice and assembled a salad for dinner. I was such the kitchen diva yesterday! It was nice to cook, I kind of miss cooking. Plus it helps to cook for more than one person. It was a yummy dinner and we had enough leftovers for lunch and one more snack for him. I took a few pie pieces and left the rest for the BF much to his delight.

It seemed that Sunday was our "domestic" day with the BF cleaning the apt and I was taking care of the kitchen. The dog was like a bear rug on patrol in the middle of the kitchen floor on patrol to make sure to clean up any spillage that may have fallen. Apparently, she likes brown sugar, flour and hard boiled eggs the most, the onion bits are tolerated.

It was such a good lazy day to get things done around the apt. It makes for a difficult Monday!

***Jessica, thanks for the recipe! You have to try it and let me know what you think.

Everybody has to try it!

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Ahh the combo of breakfast and lunch...good stuff. I mean it is basically permission to eat breakfast at 1 in the afternoon and gives it an air of sophistication.

Well today we had brunch with my friend JT. The BF and I ran errands and then went to the U of C to pick up JT. The three of us headed to Ann Sathers. It is a Swedish restaurant This place makes and serves the hottest hot cinnamon buns so that the icing is gooey and warm. I love their pecan french toast with hazelnut cream. It is the kind of food that sticks to you! We had a great time catching up with JT.

On our way back to the car, we found a tea shop so we had to go in. I love tea shops! I got some Lychee tea!

After dropping JT off, we headed to the "nerd store" which is one of the BF's favorite electronic store. Then we headed home.

His brother rang and then came over so the three of us went to grab a bite.

Plus, on top of all the good, I got more than half of my finance hw done.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Thursday night special!

Nothing makes a weekday more perfect than a good dinner and some good TV. Last night was one such night, "The Office" was on. I just got into this show this season because the BF loved it and now I love it. It cracks me up like no other TV show has since "Friends". I just can't get enough of it! I want the first and second season on DVD.

I got addicted to the original BBC "the Office" and adored it since then. Especially since I used to work in London, I could relate to the business norms. But if you ever held any type of office job you can relate.

I refused to watch the American version because of the US bastardization of the fantastic British series "Coupling". But my bias in the case of "The Office" was wrong. I love it. Makes for a perfect Thursday night...especially when I don't have homework!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I got a gas today at $1.99 a gallon...it brought tear to my eye!

Panda Sneeze

Too cute! I guess when you have the sniffles it can move ya!

A courtesy of a reply is requested

In my job I receive and send a good amount of email. In most of my sent emails, I typically ask a question, need a confirmation or just need more info to proceed. Lately, I have not been getting any responses, so then I start forwarding the messages back to said party in question and cc my manager and/or sales rep. Still no response. What the hell is wrong people?

There is this aura that what I do in this place and it is called "job" and apparently in some people's eyes it is an "important job" yet the idea of professional courtesy to respond to an email is a foreign concept.

I am not sending you an email for shit and giggles, I need answers. Even an "I don't know" or "I will have to get back to you" would suffice (although it causes me to send follow up emails for days on end). I feel like a glorified babysitter trying to feed a toddler strained peas!

When I don't get answers from said parties I consider a) they are out sick/vacation/mental institution appointment b) they are in meetings to discuss why there are so many emails clogging the server c)at lunch, for 5 hours d)ignoring me due to lack of knowledge/skill/social disorder or e) all of the above.

Take your pick people.

Because when I don't get an answer, it is my butt on the line. I have to deal with the sales reps, "napoleon", customers and even my boss. Yet, ironically, these people are some of the same people who don't get back to me. The cycle continues...

Please hold for the next available member of the team *cue cricket music*


Monday, January 22, 2007

Confession from a product junkie

I confess, I am a product junkie. I will let you have a moment to absorb it all...

But it is true...

Currently in my bath tub, I have 5 sets of shampoo and conditioner, 3 bars of soap, and 2 body washes. In my medicine cabinet, I have 2 moisturizers (Technically 3 but I am almost done with one but it is the same brand as one of the other 2), 1 1/2 bags of cotton balls 4 types of hair gel, 2 brands of floss, 2 tubes of toothpaste, 4 body lotions and countless types of make-up.

So now it means that I can't buy anything new unless I toss the old or use it all up. I am almost done with one set of shampoo and conditioner so that will be tossed this week, then 4 more to go!

When I was younger I was so eager to try new products that I would end up not liking and they would just accumulate. I've tossed a bunch of thing out in the past few weeks but more need to go. I actually have (but don't use) lipstick from high school! So they will be tossed. Ever since I stopped reading beauty mags, I am not as compelled as I once was to go out and buy the newest must have. Except when the Sephora catalogue comes out...that is my kryptonite.

Why oh why must it taunt me so?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A much needed weekend

It was the perfect do nothing special weekend!

I got so much done HW wise. My finance hw was not that bad, I got 11/13 problems done in the past two days so go me! I also read all of my international marketing chapters and wrote my portion of the team project and submitted it to my team mates. So I am quiet happy with my progress.

Friday, we had dinner with the Tom Kittens, two friends of ours. We ate like little piggies at Charlie's ale house where they have the BEST toll house pie. It is to die for, seriously it is like the best sex you ever had...in pie form. In fact I want one now. But I digress, it was so much fun to hang with the girls, they are awesome and we laughed and talked so much.

Yesterday was errand day, the BF woke me up telling me that he wanted tacos for dinner. So after our breakfast at bean's n bagels we headed to the grocery store with some detours along the way. After that I did my finance hw and the bf took a nap and then made dinner. We just were lazy last night.

Today was pj day (I hope all celebrated appropriately). I did not get out of my pjs all day (well except when I showered but you get the point). The bf did some tidying up and I attempted to do some HW until the urge to nap became strong. We did watch the Bears beat the Saints (OK confession, he watched the entire game, I only saw the first quarter and the last 10 minutes, I fell asleep in the middle).

Now it is time for sleep and a whole new week ahead, we shall see if the gods smile favorably on me...

Friday, January 19, 2007

7 hours and counting....

I feel like Fred Flintstone when the 5 o'clock whistle goes (I only need a dinosaur to slide down the tail). Right now, I have 7 hours to go and I can't wait. This has been an exhausting week and I am so tired all over, my mind, body and spirit.

This weekend I don't want to do anything but sleep. I know that I will get some but, I know that there is a shark in these waters...finance homework. So my sanity may depart from my little frame.

I applied on-line to some jobs last night but I know it is a drop in a bucket. I am telling everyone I need a job. I need to get out soon otherwise I will not be responsible for the injury that people obtain for being stupid. My stupid people tolerance of the week has been met and exceeded!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wanting to rebel

Well class last night was a mini mutiny in class. The class told the prof about the way we felt one student spoke about how difficult it was etc. Well the prof said that as far as he was concerned, that student only spoke for himself and not the class. At that point, others joined in and expressed their thoughts. We were not cruel or mean but he was (and said that he was) ganged up on. So, a truce was declared and he will be giving us less questions and will tone down the intensity. A few students including moi will be forming a study group, so that may help. Of course there was one person who is an accounting major who did not think that the quiz was *that* bad. Whatever!

I was so wiped after class. I came home and vegged out. I was asleep before my head hit the pillow. It was hard to get up today. Then, of course, when I got to work there was a VM from my boss. The other day, they had to let a few people go due to lack of proper working papers so as such, it is not my responsibility to do some of the paperwork...I wisely kept my mouth shut. She could tell I was not very happy at all. Then she gives me the speak about how we are one team and once company and we need to pitch in! Well perhaps, if you gave me a raise that meets the cost of living, appreciate me more, give me a promotion and oh yea a raise...then maybe we'll talk.

Have I mentioned, I want a new job!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Not THAT Crazy

Ok, I am feeling a bit better about finance, no not the homework but, the fact that all the people who looked at my homework have one thing to say..."your teacher is an ass!"

That is right, he is an ass!

I showed my hw to my smart boyfriend, his smart dad and my smart U of C friend JT and all of them were amazed at how difficult it was and this is an intro to finance course!. Now, the questions from the text book, I got right. His written questions were another story. First their were several inconsistencies and as such one can make an assumption and another can make another assumption and as such get two different answers. Then he has questions with two variables well you need at least one to solve the problem, you can't do that, you need one variable.

Well, I received an email from my classmate who confessed she guessed on most of them. So that also makes me feel better.

I know that he has enormous curves but I would rather get a B- and know what I am doing rather than getting an A- because the professor wants tenure, good student feedback or just to look good. It is just frustrating.

Last night I went to JT's after work and we sat and worked on the problems for 4 hours. I ended up going to the bf's afterwards because he was close and I was starving and I needed a hug. I am glad that I did stop by.

Well, I am tired, hungry and have to read a chapter before class tonight the fun never stops.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I am feeling very frustrated today when looking at many aspects of what is going on with me. I don't necessarily feel overwhelmed but just kind of pissed off. I am not doing a "woe is me"
song and dance nor do I think that the world is seemingly ganging up on me. I am just trying to figure it all out and solve these pending issues so that I can move on. There are so many balls up in the air that I can catch but not hold on to. Just when I think that I am making progress, I have moved two steps back.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

End Scene

Well it is Sunday night so it means my bad week is over and new on is ahead. Although this weekend had its ups and downs. My car was hit while parked sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning and there was no note. My fender under the tail light is 3/4 of the way cracked. I was so upset I began to cry, thankfully the BF was with me and let me sob for a little while. So now I have to get that looked at and figure out where I am going to get the deductible from.

We did go and file a police report and we parked in front of a Colombia bakery. So after we did the filing, we stopped in for some food. It was so good, I was reliving my memories of when I used to go to visit the fam in Colombia. I had some bread, hot chocolate and passion fruit juice. The BF had coffee, two pastries, a potato ball filled with beef, onions, peppers and spices lightly fried and blackberry juice. We loved it. We would not have found it otherwise.

We then hung around before we went to drop him off at his dad's house. His dad had an operation on Friday and the BF was going to stay from Saturday night until tomorrow. So we headed there and then I followed his brother back to the city. I am in charge of the pooch!

So last night, I attempted to do finance homework but was sadly mistaken as far as how "fair" it would be. I worked on it for about 2 hours and only got 4 questions done (out of 17). I was not happy, the questions were very very hard. I then went to bed and watched half of a movie before falling asleep.

This morning, Yukon crawled into bed with me and we snoozed until 10:45 and then we took a walk and had breakfast. I headed back to see the BF and his dad. We all watched the Bears win and attempted to do finance. With the bf's help I got two answers. His dad and him were amazed about how difficult they were. Mind you the BF's major was finance and his dad has a master's from Stanford! So we got through two. Only 11 to go! I am just bummed about it all, these questions are way beyond a "intro to finance" course questions!

I left after dinner to head back to the city. I made some lasagna for his dad so we ate it today and it came out delish. I am always worried because I want people to enjoy my food ( and not to get sick) . But all came out yummy.

Well tomorrow is a start to another week. Hopefully better than the last...

Friday, January 12, 2007

Just can't figure it out

I heard this on the radio US Embassy hit in Athens and I got concerned. A few years ago I spent about a month in Greece traveling through the country. I loved it, the country was beautiful, they were so proud of who they are and where they came from. So when I hear news like this it makes me wonder, why do people hate us so much?

I remember as a wee one watching the news and seeing effigies of the president and the American flag being burned and the news report relaying the words "Death to America" as the flag melted into a pile of ash. I remember thinking, in my little mind, why do they hate me? What did I do to them? I could not grasp the concept.

Then as I got older, I began to travel outside the U. S and I saw what wonders are in the world. I appreciated the siesta in Spain, the pub experience in England, Scotland, and Ireland, the call for prayer in Jordan all were so beautiful in their own way. Then I saw the golden arches peeking out next to that old 15 century pub in London and the famous shopping area in Paris and the quiet square in Madrid and near the old city gates in Jerusalem and the shopping center in Bogota. I understood and I saw more brands popping up all over the place. With brands come brand culture, stigma and money. So these brands were undercutting local culture and identity. How can a Greek taverna next to an ancient site survive when American tourists flock to have a burger? It was becoming clear to me....we were taking their identity away.

Globalization is such a double edged sword and the arguments could be debated for a long long time.

Granted, I know that most of it has to do with the politics and more importantly our "figurehead". His policies (and I do mean His as a majority of Americans don't agree with him) have made the idea of America hated around the world. Many of our fellow humans around the world resent who we are and what we have done to them and I know. When the Democrats lost the 2006 Presidential election, I got an email from a friend in London asking me how I could let that happen? He wanted to know why I did not get him ousted from his position. I did not know what to say, what could I have said? I tried, we all did.

I was in NYC on that fateful day, I saw things that still make me shutter and cry. To this day I have a mild case of PTSD when I hear sirens hit a certain pitch. I can't look at pictures or news about that day. I know what hate can do and I know how hate can cause massive suffering. I can understand why hate begets hate and why there is that need of retaliation.

But at the same time, I can not. How does the cycle stop? How can it end peacefully. How can we prove in the eyes of the world that we feel pain and we suffer too?

To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else,it will feed my revenge.
He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million;
laughed at my losses,
mocked at my gains,
scorned my nation,
thwarted my
cooled my friends,
heated mine
enemies; and what's his reason?

I am a Jew.
not a Jew eyes?
hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?
fed with the same food,
hurt with the same weapons,
to the same diseases,
healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?

If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh?
if you poison us, do we not die?
and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
If we are like you in the rest,
we will
resemble you in that.
If a Jew wrong a Christian,what is his humility?
If a Christian
wrong a Jew,
what should his sufferance be by Christian example?
Why, revenge. The villany you teach me, I will execute,
and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

~The Merchant of Venice~
~William Shakespeare

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Just a Thursday

Rants about work:

-It still sucks and I am still miserable.
-We had a conference call and I was not my perky happy self and my boss is now suspicious
-She should be I am very disappointed in her and I am upset. she always likes to say "perception is reality" yea, famous last works

I am tired of complaining about work so I am going to focus on other things so here are some good things:

-I was on top of my game yesterday in finance, last week I learned how to use the financial calculator so I was able to use it in class while others had difficulty.
-I finally made dinner, and I made pasta sauce and it was awesome if I say so myself. I ran out of breadcrumbs so I crumbled a piece and a half of white bread into the ground beef. It was yummy.
-The office was on tonight, I love that show.
-I was able to tidy up around her, I swear it is just me but it can really get messy. I am not a slob I just have piles of mail and mags all over the place. So I spent time shredding and filing some paperwork. I am starting to see my dining room table again
-I was able to link up with some classmates. I am on this site called Linkedin and it is a networking site. I have only two links though....so far

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Going forward by going backwater...

Well since I am still very pissed off at my job I've decided to amuse (or disgust you) with some of the happenings in the office:

-they have decided to charge the vending machine guy "rent" because his machines use our company's electricity and takes up space. I think by the spring we won't have vending machines.
-the managers decided not to re-fill the first aid kit. Meanwhile, our facility has people who work on machines with movable parts, deal with cardboard and paper and drive fork-lifts. So when someone was injured today, you can see the drops of blood on the floor and near the empty first aid kit. The "Napoleon" manager did not see what the big "Fucking deal is" over lack of a band-aid. Just wait until something more serious happens.
-Again the Napoleon manager told one of his staff members that she is not allowed to speak to certain people.
-My manager told me on Monday that I can't leave early on Friday's anymore (I used to take a half hour lunch and leave at 4:30) because my colleague here was complaining so effective this week I have to stay until 5. Oh and CLA (cranky lazy ass), the one who complained she gets to leave early. I had made plans for Friday assuming (obviously mistakenly) that I leave early and now my boss will dock the 30 minutes from my personal day allowance.
-My new early day will be Thursday but that is an issue because CLA refused to switch days so we both leave at 4:30 and one colleague in NY has to stay until 6.

Any wonder why it is time for me to go?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Don't want to do it anymore...

My job.

I am so tired of this place. I've been here for almost 7 years and I've overstayed my welcome. I need to get out of here. I have been lied to and screwed over so many times to count. I've been promised jobs that were "forgotten" about or "it was just talk we don't have the budget nor need for that position" at least three times. Then I have been screwed over when it comes to my working hours, vacation time and pay. On top of that I work with the most talentless, rude, sexist, mean, vindictive, uneducated group of people that you can even imagine. Granted not all of them are this way but a good portion who I interact with daily.

My perfermance reviews are stellar and fair yet I have not had a change in title, promotion nor raise in years. The "raise" that they dole out don't cover the cost of living raise nor is it enough to cover the rise in the cost of our insurance. To say it is a pittance is an understatement.

I have been looking for a new position for two years and I have been on two interviews. I have my resume on so many job sites both national and local. I have my info on networking sites at my two schools and still nothing. I have told people in my classes and friends yet still nothing. I've gone to networking events and still nothing.

I am really at the breaking point at this job. I am so frustrated and de-motivated that I just want to quit. But then I can't afford health care nor the daily expenses of just living. I am so upset and bummed...I have no idea what else I can do to get out of here, I just don't know.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The underrated pleasure


I did not sleep well last night and it is going to be a long day! It was one of those half body too hot, the other have too cold types of night. Not to mention the dog was also a bit antsy and Yukon was walking around and getting into mischief. I caught her trying to get at her dog food bag at 3 something this morning!

I finally fell asleep at around 5 only to have to get up at 5:30. Today is an early and long day for me with having to be at work at 7 and then having class tonight at 5:45 and I won't be home until 9:45 or 10 (depending on if I meet the EL on Wabash on time or if I have to wait!). I just want to go home put on the jammies and get just a few hours of sleep. Unfortunately, my co-workers and boss would frown on that.

Just a few hours!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Pet Peeves

We all have them don't we? Well I've come across one of mine two days in a row. It is a simple thing that people can do, does not require security clearance, takes a moment, won't bite nor will it cause injury to you...it is CHANGE THE TOILET PAPER ROLL!

Whew got that one off my chest!

Yep, here at work we have a ladies bathroom and the cleaning person puts a new roll on top of the toilet. So you would think that one of my co-workers would use the last of the roll and then change it....Right...nope does not happen. For the past two days I've been doing it. No mind you, I understand if it is in the supply closets and out of reach but for God's sake they are on top of the toilet! What the hell! It pisses me off so much! One of my house mates in college would do that but she was a nut case (stories for another day)

Other pet peeves:
-people who clip their nails in the office or in public transportation
-boys who walk around with their pants belted near their knees
-people who chew with their mouth open
-hair in the sink
-shoes right near the door (I am to blame for that one, there have been many sprained ankles)

I know that I have more but I can't think of them!

What about you?

On another note, I was quite witty today. I love being witty! One of my sales rep was complaining (and rightfully so) about the lack of attention that the commercial department is paying to a potential $4 million dollar a year bid. So she was saying that she has no reply from them-like the Beatles song. So my response was:

"Help!" otherwise Mr. L will be a "Nowhere Man" I am praying for help from "Lady Madonna" and "Hey Jude" otherwise I will have to start a "Revolution" from "All across the universe" we can't just "let it be". Isn't quote requests "A day in the life" of the commercial dept? Some things "Don't ever change" do they?

Well regardless have a "good day sunshine"! Otherwise "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da."

Cute huh?

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Let me start off this blog saying that I am not afraid of needles, not that they are my favorite thing, but I can tolerate them. I can have my finger pricked, blood drawn and shots and not cringe but I can't do an IV. I get woozy and almost pass out. Well yesterday, I had to have an IV!

Rewind... A few years ago it was discovered that I have a hole in my heart between the right and left ventricle. Well technically it is not a hole per say, but rather an overlapping bit of tissue that never straightened out. The cardio thinks it is a birth defect from being a preemie but it is not serious. All I have to do is see the cardio once a year and every 2-3 years get an echo cardiogram. An echo, in itself, is not painful it is a sonogram of your heart and it is quite impressive. They take all these 3-D images at different spots and they record your heart beat sounds (apparently the heart sounds different at various parts).

Well yesterday the technician decided that although she found the general area, they could not find the exact location and the only way to do this was to put an air bubble and watch it move through the heart. The air bubble is put in your system via an IV. Well, I tried to remain calm but I knew it was not going to be pretty. I told her that I don't handle IV well and she reassured me that the nurse knew what she was doing and it would not be bad. So they got the nurse and she found the vein and poked me and it hurt like bloody hell and she was unable to thread the needle through and it hurt more. I began to cry so she said that she had to try again but I felt woozy and I told them. So I was on my back and feet up and they try again and it hurt so there were more tears. She felt so horrible and apologised for hurting me and that wasn't her intention. So they push the bubble through using saline and I felt it. They were able to get a good picture so I was done after that.

My hand was (and is still sore) but it is over. I am feeling the bubble in my heart or maybe it is psychosomatic but that idea freaks me out. Aggg!

So that was my afternoon!

I had class last night, it will not be as bad as I though. Saying that it will still be bad but not as horrible as it could be. I just have to make sure to stay on top of the game. I think for the marketing class, I have two independent case studies so I am going to do them early on so that as finance gets more "challenging" I can focus attention on that discipline.

Whew glad that day is over.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The first of the last year...hopefully

Today my classes start, this quarter I will be taking finance and international marketing. If you know me you know that I am not looking forward to finance. Numbers, theories and I don't mix well. I already got the syllabus last week and I wanted to cry (OK maybe that is a tad bit melodramatic). It is going to be a class to keep me on my toes. I am nervous and a bit frightened to be honest. So I have to keep ahead of the game in order to do this, I got the textbooks and read the first two chapters. Hopefully by keeping up I will be able to "get it".

International marketing will be the yin to my yang. I am looking forward to that class. Plus there are group projects and two case studies but no exams. So I like that too! It should be an interesting class.

So now the school year begins, I get to look forward to less sleep, less leisure time, less cash on hand, more stress, more trips on the EL but more knowledge and experience.

So the first 10 weeks of classes will begin...wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Dragging my feet

I did not sleep well last night, it was a combo of the cold, the not so good Chinese food and the fact that I had to return back to work after being out for over a week! I have gone through my emails and I am caught up! One email struck me, the "request" of personal information for a government background check. I knew that this was in the works but it does kind of aggravate me because it is not obligatory it is mandatory. I just hate giving some really personal info to people who are not in HR but, I am forced to.

Anyway, here is my resolution...to find a new job! Although that is a running one. I really made an effort to do so yesterday and I found some new job leads so far. Fingers crossed!

Yesterday we spent time with the BF's fam. It was very mellow afternoon watching the Rose Bowl and eating the aforementioned bad Chinese food. The BF and I were being very silly with each other and he had a lot of fun playing playstation with his nephew. It was a good day.