25 January 2009

Sunday Randomness

I'd would like to thank everyone for all the fantastic comments and general well-wishing for my 100th post. Time to move on though. I will be getting to the various requests for more information on some of the items on my list, but since it's Sunday, I'm going for simple randomness.


The other day my son said, "Daddy, I'm cold. Can you turn up the heat?"
I looked over (unfortunately, this isn't a rare occurance) and said, "Dude, you're naked. Why don't you try putting on some clothes?"
I still cannot figure out how or why his clothes magically shed themselves at random intervals, generally between blinks.
I suspect an ongoing plot against my sanity.


Did you know that you can only follow 200 blogs on Blogger? Seriously? That seems limiting to me. You would think that the Google/Blogger empire could figure out how to do better than that.

I'm feeling repressed.

Fascist bullyboys.

If you recently followed me and I haven't followed back it's because I'm off to correct this wrong. Perhaps I can take out a few windmills in my quest as well.


We had an early Chinese New Year party yesterday. Her parents and my parents were over as well as her brother, wife, and their son. It was a nice party and a we all had a good time.
At one point, my son brought out his pair of play handcuffs so he could play police with his cousin.
He plopped them on the table and his grandmother (my dad's wife) said, "Do your mommy and daddy use those too?"
We laughed and then The Wife, who thought we were talking about playing police with The Boy, said, "We use them all the time."
We all pretty much lost it at that.
After the party had broken up, we were talking about how funny that was and she said, "Oh, is that what she meant?"
I said, "Yup, you just outed yourself as a perv to our immediate family. I'm okay with that."

At least I didn't have to explain to her why the Obama fisting (beware of the comments following the video... they get a little raw) comment was so funny.


Irish Gumbo said...

Dude, it's not you. That clothes thing happens to me all the time. Walking down the street and WOOP! I'm all a buffo, just like that.

A little disconcerting, but hey, you get used to it.

And what's so funny about fisting? What?

Weaselmomma said...

We have a constant naked problem with the little one around here too. I just don't get it.
Good luck with the windmills and congrats on your wife.

Comedy Goddess said...

Take on the repression of blog following. Maybe fisting would help.

Sammanthia said...

You could explain it to me. I don't get it.;)

ettarose said...

I am still laughing at your comment. I think I may frame it. Don't ask me why, but I swear I may put that in my side bar. Linked to you of course. :) Little kids do get naked in a big hurry don't they?

Bella@That damn expat said...

Your family sounds like a hoot! Wanna adopt me?

fraizerbaz said...

I wondered if there was a limit to the number of blog that Blogger.com will let you follow. (I am currently not that far off from 200, so I guess I would have found out first hand pretty soon.)

Keely said...

200 seems like a LOT. But I just added up what's in my reader and it's around there. Yeesh. Where do we find the time?

Michele said...

When my niece was little she would walk into our house and shed all her clothes. After our 11 year old boy complained that it was embarrassing we convinced her to keep her panties on. Some kids just love commando.

Vodka Mom said...

I'm at field hockey all damn day- however, I found a corner of the gym that has internet! Now, what were you talking about? I forgot, i'm supposed to read these posts.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

1) It must be a boy thing. My son would walk naked, especially right after his shower, almost up to puberty.

2) The handcuffs story is the absolute best. If that happened around my family, it would become family folklore, brought up at every get together.

3) Are your in-laws Chinese? My husband is 25% Chinese, with the Chinese last name. Our son is only 1/8th Chinese, with blond hair and freckles, but he has a Chinese last name.

4) You might want to put a warning on the video link. I made the mistake of reading the comments on the video, they were horribly disturbing.

K that's all, really...

Diane said...

I still have the naked child thing on occasion... fewer occasions than when she was younger, though. And the handcuffs? I can't believe anyone married to you didn't get that right away ;)

Michelle said...

Hopefully he limits it to indoors. Our youngest used to strip when she was playing outside. Damn kids are embarrassing!!

ettarose said...

Ok, dude, I did it. It is a little blurry (I will fix that) but I love it and it links to you.

Tony said...

that whole clothes disapearing thing happens with my niece too - one minute she'll be walking around fully clothed and the next she's running around naked, laughing as we try to get clothes back on her.

The handcuff story is funny - you should buy a furry pair to accidently pull out when the family comes over

Captain Dumbass said...

Is that fisting bit part of the new transparency in the White House thing? He may want to rethink that.

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

Ha! I didnt see that interveiw. Too funny. I am sure that probably could help a relationship??

If being naked is wrong then I don't want to be right.

Mel said...

My 3 yr-old niece does that naked thing too. I heard my sister say, "B, go put on some clothes!" I said, "Why is she naked? It's 20 degrees outside." She said, "I don't know. She's B. She's just randomly naked."

Janie said...

The naked kiddo story is hilarious. Missed wishing you happy 100....so happy 100!

I'll go read it right now.

It's hard to catch up.

How to Party with an Infant said...

It's sweet the Wife didn't get it at first. I'm still tripped out over the whole fisting comment. What did she mean to say? I need her to explain herself or else I'll never find peace.

nonna said...

yeah! i'm back! i know you missed me terribly and i will never ever leave you again.

you didn't know i was gone?
i didn't say congrats for your 100th post anyways, so there :p~~~

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I kind of like that stepmom of yours.

Maggie May said...

i keep seeing you round everywhere and thought i'd stop by and check your page out finally! :) that Obama fisting thing is classic.

SweetPeaSurry said...

I've never understood why kids of a certain age are so interested in running around adam and eve style.

It is funny though.

The handcuff situation was even funnier.

Good day!

bernthis said...

my kid refuses, REFUSES to wear a coat or a sweater, ever. It drives me bananas

smiles4u said...

Love the handcuff conversation in front of the family...too funny...I'm pretty sure I would sound just like your wife.
We have the naked thing too although I must say that they aren't near as bad as my oldest was when she was little...seriously, people used to tease me that I had the makings of a future stripper on my hands. She is now a teacher and a mother herself and we like to tease her about this every now and then.

Love the fisting video...thanks for the sunday smiles you gave me!

Debbie said...

The nakedness happens here all the time. I think it is a gravity thing or maybe magnetic polarization. And I hope you solve that Blogger problem. Why would they set that limit?

Heinous said...

IG: Lol...I think that would make us less uptight as a society if that did happen.

WM: Maybe we should all try it...

CG: I bet fisting would motivate someone to fix it faster.

Sammanthia: Do you want pictures too?

ettrose: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. Big kids can get naked in a hurry too if motivated ;)

Bella: Bigger families just make more fun. I'll get the paperwork filled out.

fraizerbaz: I'll let you know if it changes.

Keely: We just prioritize. 1) blogging 2) everything else.

Michele: It's even funnier that it's not your house.

Debbie: Gasp! Aren't you supposed to be paying full attention there?

phst: I'll make sure no one forgets that story. We adopted my son from Korea and they celebrate the new year as well. (and thanks for the suggestion, I put a warning)

Diane: The naivete still slips in from time to time.

Michelle: Phew, thankfully he's an indoor nudist and only around us.

Tony: That's funny about your niece. We prefer silk scarves but that would be fun to have him run around with.

Cap'n: Proving that there is such as thing as too much information.

Sarah: As long as there's fair warning and lots of lube, I sure it would be good in a relationship ;)

Mel: That need to be a widget... random naked time.

Janie: Thank you. I'm pretty sure I'll never catch up again.

Kaui: I think she meant the fist-bump. At least that's what I'm hoping.

nonna: I did miss you. It's nice to have you back :)

Meg: She is fun. I like when they can pull out comments like that.

Maggie May: Thank you so much for coming by. I'll have to stop over.

Surry: At least they didn't both happen at the same time.

Jessica: Perhaps that's the plan. At least there are other clothes associated.

smiles4u: It's always good to have pictures to show too ;)

Debbie: I can see where the gravity would pull the clothes off... nice theory.

Liz said...

Sucks to have that 200 limit...

My daughter is obsessed with taking her pants off. She's good with our faily rule- she can only take her pants off at home and when we aren't expecting or having any company over. Girlfriend is happiest when she can run around in just undies!

Dr Zibbs said...

You can only follow 200 blogs? Well more pressing is how to find out when someone stops following you. I had 151 follows yesterday and now I have 150 (tears)

Redneck Mommy said...

I cannot comment on the naked thing.

I'm sitting here, nekkid, reading your blog.

I'm more creative when I'm not constricted. Heh.

Except of course when constricted by padded pink handcuffs. Funny how creative I can be then...


Heinous said...

Liz: Undies would be welcome for The Boy.

Dr Zibbs: It wasn't me. My first lost follower was quite the blow to me as well. They talked me off the ledge though.

Tanis: Ahh, but you're not complaining about the cold, are you? My first nekkid blog reader; a momentous day. You should try silk scarves too ;)

Father Muskrat said...

Redneck Mommy sure does leave dirty comments. And we apparently read a lot of the same blogs, as I've found myself commenting below her a lot today.

Did you see The Bloggess's post about the Obama fisting video? Pretty funny.

Handcuffs are good, clean fun. I've had a pair for about 15 years now that started as a Halloween costume in college. They've matured in their uses.

Kat said...

I have dubbed my house "The Land of Nakeyness". KiKi doesn't believe in clothing apparently. Diaper optional as well.

Anonymous said...

Clothing optional must be a boy thing. Right now it's 11 degrees outside and my son is wearing shorts.

200 blogs, wow!!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

My Princess Nagger is all about running around in her underwear regardless of the temperature... her clothing mysteriously disappears, only to be discovered in some random location somewhere else. She makes a face when I tell her to put some clothes on when she's complaining about being cold... :)

blueviolet and I were having an email conversation yesterday about the 200 limit on Blogger - it really does need to be changed, if you figure out how to do it, or strong arm them into changing it, take out a few windmills, let me know, willya? I'm maxed out at 200, and feel bad when someone new follows me and I can't follow them back...I hate to 'unfollow' anyone just to make more room... ;)

HILARIOUS about the handcuffs...I laughed out loud! ;) I'll have to check out the Obama thing...I have a morbid curiosity that must be satisfied... ;)

Giggle Pixie said...

Handcuffs? You pervs. No wonder your kid is always nekkid! Ha!

Anonymous said...

The blogger 200 number must be dealt with and I think you are the perfect person for the job! I've already spoken my peace to blogger about it and I hope with a man like you leading the charge, they'll listen and do away with that ridiculous 200. Go forth and conquer!

Laura said...

"Fascist bullyboys"? Is that a nod to "The Young Ones", by chance? (Or am I way more of a nerd than that nerd test said I was?)

Sprite's Keeper said...

How do kids shed their clothes so quickly? Sprite amazes me with the speed she can take off her shoes and socks yet takes so long to eat her dinner.

Coachdad said...

I have a four-year-old who also won't keep her clothes on. Sure hope it is a stage.

Robin said...

Oh, that's too good!
Why do we always make such funny-clueless comments in front our in-laws? Never our own parents, which would be far less embarrassing!

Casey said...

I think the kid is trying to say that you don't need to buy him so many clothes. He's looking out for your wallet.

Hopefully you can read this comment and aren't still handcuffed to the bed post.

ChurchPunkMom said...

The clothes? while disturbing.. imagine if you had a daughter instead. yeah. LOCK. THE. DOORS.

lol.. yeah, we have some furry leather handcuffs from our Ren Faire days.. the kids play with them now.. there's just no way of explaining that when guests arrive..

200?? for real?? down with the man.

I'm gonna have to do the fisting thing tomorrow.. wait, no. I meant watch the.. ah shit. nevermind.

Heinous said...

Fr. Muskrat: We don't want to discourage her though. That's where the fisting thing came up with as far as my wife...really.

Kat: It's nice that so many of us are in the same boat.

Lisa: Maybe they're just tougher.

Stacy: I love the clothing hunt afterward.

GP: It's better than picking it up off the street.

blueviolet: I'm off tilting windmills.

Laura: Oh, you're good. It is a nod to "The Young Ones."

Jen: Their clothes must have hidden snaps that only kids can activate.

Coachdad: I'll let you know when my son's stage ends.

Robin: Lol...we got them both in one shot.

Casey: I never realized he's thoughtful like that. That would be great... Internet access and handcuffed.

Heinous said...

CPM: Everything is easier with a boy. LOL...have fun with the fisting thing. Remember, be gentle.

Threeboys1mommy said...

lol, I'm afraid I may have made the same mistake as your wife.

Momma Trish said...

I don't think there should be a limit on the number of blogs we choose to follow. Some random person placing a limit on my amount of reading just seems wrong.

Your boy and wife are both hilarious, man! Glad you've got them. Blog fodder is important. ;)

Braja said...

Yeah, Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy told me about the 200 thing: facist is the word....I got that many followers almost and I can't reciprocate??? Balls....

Bee said...

I had NO IDEA that 200 was a blogger limit . . . but can you and Braja really keep up with this many people? I'm already having trouble balancing blogging with the rest of my life . . .

As for nudity, every morning when I go to wake up my daughter I discover that she has "lost" her pajamas during the night. Someday she is going to make someone VERY happy.

Kelley said...

How did you manage to have such an innocent wife?

That floors me.

Moo got a pair of fluffy handcuffs as a birthday present from a guy at school. Should I be worried?

Cat said...

Your child is a clothing shedder, hmmm? You sure he isn't my child?

I had to explain the "fisting" comment to Gray. It was possibly the most awkard conversation of my lifetime.

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

I love the fact that your step mom actually asked your son the question. How would he know?

Toni said...

Dude your kids are the same as mine (the 2nd and 3rd ones) with the shedding of the clothes. I wonder if it's something I drank when pg with them.

Badass Geek said...

I'm sure you'll get all kinds of strange search hits about fisting now.


Heinous said...

3b1m: lol...that's okay. That's why we have blogs ;)

Trish: I think you're right about the limits and the fodder.

Braja: I'm taking them on.

Bee: it must get warm at night.

Kelley: I have no idea and she still isn't corrupted. You could be mildly alarmed...

Cat: Heh, you should have gotten that one on video.

Julia: He's never walked in, at least.

Toni: We're just lucky I guess.

BG: I didn't think about that repercussion.

anymommy said...

Was he really naked? Cause when I want the heat turned up, my husband tells me to put on a hat. A hat is not an acceptable indoor article of clothing for warmth. I draw the line at hats.

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