Bitterbarn’s Weblog

aka “The Bull” (some content not suitable for children or religous zealots)

Some peoples kids…

We have 4 kids right? All very young; the oldest being 7. We love em, sure. But every once in a while (weekly) we like to get away from them. It’s for their safety really. So, Friday or Saturday we will likely get a baby sitter. This is no cheap thrill. Usually we end up paying the baby sitter between 20 and 40 bucks a night (no less than 20). I am not ranting about paying a sitter. I like to pay them well (you get what you pay for). The rant has to do with the company we keep when we go out.

Almost every time we plan to go out with another couple; They bring their kids. So now we are paying a baby sitter so we can endure someone elses kid! In fact last weekend a couple asked us to hold their kid while we are at an event (that was a 100 dollar date babysitter included). Why do people bring their kids? I have asked my self a million times. Are they too cheap to get a baby sitter? Do they love their kids more than we do and hence can barley stand to part with them for dinner? One time I actually referred to one of these caudled children as “the golden child” to which came the reply “that’s right he/she is the golden child”. I’ve noted that these are usually younger parents or parents that only have one kid. I’ve also noticed that these kids have a hard time being left in nursery or away from their parents at in general. I really don’t care what the origin or rational is for this behavior I just want to know how I can find respite myself.

I want to go out with my wife and not see or hear mine or someone Else’s kid. On the other hand, I like to have adult conversation. I enjoy the company of my adult friends. I suppose at some point I have to choose; which I have done in some cases. ” We can’t go out with so and so cuz they will bring their kid”. And their you have it. Some peoples kids are just special(if you know what I mean).

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments


It is time to confess.

I bought a MAC. Now, Now; wait a minute let me explain. It was time for a new computer. My “old” one which I built had reached its limit; as all good computers do. I almost bought a MAC last time. I was at best buy and they had a sweet deal going on. Sure, I may have fell prey to the 24″ HD screen.

Have I been happy with my purchase? To be honest, the second day I had it I almost took it back. I was really pushing it hard; bringing up multiple applications at once while trying to do RAM heavy media projects. It did freeze up. I had to reset it about 5 times that day. But, once I learned some simple things like where exactly certain files were being stored, and some “hot keys” ie ctrl c for copy on the pc is slightly different on the MAC. I have become pleased. Boot up is lighting quick and working between multiple application was very quick. I never really was able to get Msft Outlook to work right for me but on my MAC it was a breeze. When I plugged it in (and really that’s all you do) it immediately said “which of the following networks would you like to use”? And, my home network was one of the choices. As far as gaming goes , other than the graphics it has not proved itself yet. I can also put windows on the machine which I will do tonight.

There have been some social repercussions. My brother quickly exclaimed that I am now dead to him. Some co-workers (the non mac users) have proclaimed their disgust. On the other hand I have met several closet MAC users who have befriended me. I will not encourage you to by a MAC. You must come to this on your own. But, don’t deny that you haven’t thought about it.

Also I was able to make this straight out of the box( this audio file) no microphone to attach no software nothing just my amazing talent. This piece of software (garage-band) gives me ideas.
And here it is

The bull

November 20, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 6 Comments

Peanutbutter and Jelly

Back by popular demand is Peanutbutter and Jelly.

again; This is Insideout A cappella

Peanutbutter and Jelly

The ease of posting a file like this is the main reason I switched to WordPress.

November 16, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Misery loves company

I just read the funniest most truthful blog. It characterizes parenthood as the second oldest pyramid scheme.

My brother who is 30 is finally having his first baby and oh how Sweet it is. Here’s a guy who sleeps until 0800 in the morning before going to work whenever he wants. On the weekend, if I call before 0900; it is as if I have committed high treason. Whilst I on the other hand have often been up since 0600 changing diapers finding a cartoon making breakfast listening to whining ect ect.

Another friend of ours who has been less than fertile is blessed to be … oh who knows about 30 weeks pregnant now? I don’t know why either of these couples have endeavored to embark on this journey of a thousand tears. I can only assume that they, having witnessed our unending glee have been jealous all this time. We must have been making it look easy. They must have wanted for themselves the obvious joy we so obviously flaunt.

To you and others we have bamboozled I say welcome. Welcome to my world sucka.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 3 Comments