Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Mid Year Review



Well my friends... more than half of the year is over and so much has changed. I've quit dipping, we've refurnished every room in the house, I've lost and gained and gained and lost and gained 20 pounds or so, but best of all there's a new person living in our house, who is also cute, smells great (most of the time) and doesn't eat any of my eats. Yet. When he's old enough I'll make sure that he has enough eats for himself. That's just what we dads do.

It still feels a little surreal to think of myself as a Dad. But when I saw the Doctor pull that kid out of my wife's uterus (after I regained consciousness) I knew my life had dramatically changed forever. The love I feel for this kid is indescribable, and I thought I couldn't love anyone more than I love myself (or Allyson). But enough emotionalism already! I've got a few more things to get to.

I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome all of our new friends to the log. I look forward to getting to know every single thing about each and everyone of you. I hope to be the first face you see in the morning and the last face you see at night. And please feel free to dream about me too.

Also, I hope all of you are enjoying the new header. My sister and I developed it while she was visiting over the weekend and very soon it will be available as a bumper sticker. The best part is that it will be free. All you have to do is ask me for one. I'm a pretty generous guy.

For the rest of the 2007 we'll be concentrating on raising Max, football, and getting to know Corky better. There's many facets to my personality that we still haven't discovered yet. In time we will my friends. We will.

70 comments:

karma lennon said...

I DO love the new header! And yay for your eventful year! :)

captain corky said...

Karma: Just remember that you're part of it!

Wizened Wizard said...

Parenthood is a life sentence... the joys, the tears, the hopes, the pride and the worries. It's an amazing ride. Max is a lucky guy (and of course, so are his parents).

Happy trails!

mjd said...

Good morning Corky and Max,

Or, maybe I should say, "Good Morning, Captain Corky and Max." I see that in addition to your awesome new header that you have a new profile picture. This new photo shows your readers that famous take charge attitude.

Heather said...

Good morning Corkster!

I will now be asking myself, with each decision, WWCD???

Metal Mark said...

Hooray football season is almost upon us. I can already feel the excitement.

Queen of Dysfunction said...

I want to become familiar with the facet of your personality that gets drunk and runs down the street naked while your wife videotapes and later uploads to YouTube. Think you can do that for your loyal readers?

captain corky said...

Wizened Wizard: Thanks! I'm looking forward to the ride, and I'm enjoying every minute of it too.

MJD: Good morning. Exactly! I take no prisoners. ;)

Heather: It's ok to ask, just make sure to rethink certain situations. ;)

Metal Mark: I can't wait dude!!!

captain corky said...

Queen: Anything is possible. ;)

Jenny! said...

Seriously, never stop posting pics! He gets cuter and cuter! I am in love with Max! Can I babysit? I would like a bumper sticker!

Christie said...

Yeah, I want a bumper sticker, too!

Oh, and no matter how much food you heap on your child's plate, they will AWAYS want it from yours. It doesn't matter if you cut it up exactly like yours or even take some from your plate and put it on theirs, YOUR PLATE IS ALWAYS BETTER. I just wanted to warn you. Jay didn't understand this, and, out of habit, tried to stab our poor sons hand with his fork. Luckily he missed.

RockDog said...

Cool new header, Corky!

When will we get to learn about your softer side? You know, the side that enjoys tending to the flower beds, pressing rose pedals in your "Gone With The Wind" book, and watching softcore porn with good actors?

Tod said...

Oh God, there's gonna be another six months? The original Star Trek didn't even last this long!

Just kidding :)

Motor City Monk said...

I feel so fortunate to be a part of all this specialness. Just when I thought my luck had run dry, I find Corky and his little old blog.

Thank you Lord, Thank you Jesus.

Great fucking header!

I'm sure it's much better than the old one.

captain corky said...

Jenny: I love posting pics of Max. And believe it or not the fucking bumper stickers came today! We ordered them Saturday or Sunday.

Christie: Cool, I've got 100 to give away right now.

I don't like to share with anyone, but I'm sure I'll be able to behave and share with Max. :)

Rockdog: Thanks Man. I love softcore porn with a plot. I always bring my box of tissues so I can wipe my... tears.

Tod: There will be at least a 1000 years if I play my cards right. ;)

Motor City Monk: The last one was a picture of the enterprise. It was pretty cool, but not very original. Jesus told me he'd be sending you my way. ;)

Biddie said...

If I order a bumper sticker, do I get a photo of Max, too?

captain corky said...

Of course Biddie, but right now I only have bumper stickers. All pictures of Max must be siphoned off the Internet for now.

Canadian flake said...

Good golly that max gets more good looking everytime I see him...man he is a hunk!!! I do like the new header...although I agmit I miss seeing the enterprise a bit..lmao. T J Hooker wasn't Shatner's best "era"...he was a much sexier "Kirk"...lmao.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Oooh...I want a bumper sticker too.
You'll have to deliver it to me on that coffee date you promised me.

Max is still adorable. I love all the pictures.

Your football lineup is not complete until you have watched Jr. High football. It is great stuff.

J.

Nancy said...

Great Header!

What a sweet pea Max is!

madame x said...

Oh wow....I so like the new 'Hooker look' photo ID...

It going to be a fun rest of the year:)

Jay said...

Great new header Captain!

The new profile pic is a bit authoritarian though. Kinda like you are there to police all comments sections to keep everybody in line. It makes me want to rebel against ... uh .. something.

her indoors said...

love the new header, but not as much as the photos of Max.
Parenthood is brilliant, well most of the time!
But yes the love you have for your child is just undescribable and it never ends either

MyUtopia said...

That baby of yours is just too cute!

erika said...

that's the best picture of max yet - he looks like he's either very involved in a football game, gesturing towards the tv - or he's talking with his hands like an italian man. hope you guys are doing great. thanks again for helping me move!

Gina said...

Listen, if you don't send me one of those bumper stickers...

Ok, well, all I've got is an empty threat.

But still.

The Lone Beader said...

Well, it's not the bumper sticker I was looking for, but I do need this one as well! Let me know when they're available... And, hmmm... maybe I should make Lone Beader bumper stickers? LOL. :)

Cindy-Lou said...

Sometimes I see a baby, and I'm all "god damn, I'm glad I'm done with that" and sometimes I see a baby and I'm like "god damn, I want another baby" and Max is the second kind.

Peggy said...

The most recent photo of Max seams to be cuter than the last photo that you posted. How is this done? Layers on Photoshop?

I really prefer the Kirk version of Shatner. The TJ Hooker version has too much fake hair.(I'm not fooled!) Dear Mr Shatner didn't ever learn to deal with male pattern baldness with any grace.

jAMiE said...

I look forward to getting to know those facets...and seeing pics of Max as he blooms into a little man.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Have you seen the video with William Shatner in Brad Paisley's song Online? As usual, he is great (Shatner)!

TheBirdman33 said...

Wow you have issues lol

Debs said...

Hello Captain Corky and little Max. OMG that face is tooooo cute!(Max's face of course)

Love the new header. Let us know when the bumper stickers are ready. :D

Parenthood is the greatest adventure.

Pixie said...

I know I am VERY late but...CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is adorable.

Ashley said...

I love the new header, as I let you know how life changing it is for me!

Also, love the new picture of Captain Kirk. Is that from TJ Hooker? So, are you really more of a Shat fan? If so, that is Shat-tastic!

Heidi the Hick said...

OO OO OO!

May I have a bumper sticker please Captain Corky???

(apparently I have bumper stickers too but have never saved up enough to buy one for myself. Duh.)

nikki said...

Max is adorable as ever. Oh and football. and food. yep, good post. Honestly, I look forward to football WAY more than my husband does. I'm a football fanatic.

gawilli said...

He gets more personality in every picture. Do I detect a little attitude there too? Beautiful!

kat said...

WWCD? I don't know but I do know that I want one of those bumper stickers!

And I love that a plus side to little Maximus Cute-eous is that he doesn't eat any of your eats.

You sick, sick person. I love it.

Keshi said...

wow mid-year reviews n all!

Keshi.

captain corky said...

Canadian Flake: I miss the Enterprise too, but I like the bumper sticker a lot! Hooker was alright, but he was definitely no Kirk. No really... I'm not a geek.

Hoosiergirl5: You can have one for sure! Maybe Jr will play football when he goes to school. Ya never know.

Nancy: Thanks.

Madam X: I'm looking forward to every minute of it, except when I'm at work of course.

Jay: I've used this pic before. I have 3 or 4 pics that I use, and I just like to keep things fresh around here.

captain corky said...

Her Indoors: I really enjoy posting pics of Max. He's a chick magnet! ;)

Myutopia: Thank you!

Erika: I enjoyed helping you move. It helped me get hungry for dinner. Max loves to watch Star Trek with me when I get home from work.

Gina: I will, I promise. I don't want you to... do whatever you'll do to me if I don't.

Beader: It's a good idea Beader. You should. It was actually my Mom's idea.

captain corky said...

Cindy-lou: Glad you like him. He's a very good baby too. Barely cries.

Peggy: The previous pic of Max was his last day in the hospital. The current pic is from two days ago, and apparently my Mother takes much better picture than I do. ;) I worship Kirk. I only like Hooker.

Jamie: I; enjoy getting to know you better as well. Tons and tons of Max pics yet to come!

Enemy of the Republic: I have not seen that video, but I will check it out for sure.

Birdman33: But that makes no sense... how do you figure?

captain corky said...

Debs: Hello. The bumper stickers are actually here, I just have to put together the application for the fan club. ;)

Pixie: Welcome back!!! Are you here to stay?

Ashley: I don't worship Shatner, except for the fact that he got to play and help create James Tiberius Kirk. It's really just a coincidence that I liked him in TJ Hooker too. ;)

Heidi the Hick: Absolutely my friend. We must spread the word up there as well. ;)

Nikki: I really like what I'm hearing from you. Football rules!!!

captain corky said...

Gawilli: He's a bit feisty, that's for sure. He's amazing though.

Kat: Half the time I don't always know WWCD either, but I do know that I'm going to send you a bumper sticker. ;)

keshi: Welcome aboard! We're always looking for new friends.

Crashdummie said...

Awwwwww that was just so sweet... a tad creepy, but stil sweet!

No wonder there is an award waiting for you at Crashed Site ;)

nikki said...

Yeah, I'm just sharing useless info about myself because you said you wanted to know every single thing about each and every reader, so I thought I'd make it easier.

Sunshine said...

I'm scrolling thru.....thought I commented already.

You really must post a picture when you get the little guy doing the Vulcan salute. That's what I'm sticking around for.

Lady K said...

Seriously. I have flight benefits thru my mom and will babysit. That kid is just SOOOOO cute! You are too, "Dad." Wait till he says it for the first time...

And uh...yes please, can I have a bumper sticker? That new header is SO you!

captain corky said...

Crashy: Thank you very much. I'm really touched.

Nikki: Thanks, but writing about football is anything but useless. Especially around here.

Sunshine: And after that I'll have him sing the Klingon alphabet for everyone.

Lady K: You definitely get a bumper sticker. You're golden around here.

Princess Pointful said...

I feel so warm and fuzzy! Like I just stepped into your parlour (because I'm sure you have one of those) and you offered me hot chocolate with three marshmallows. And the White Stripes "We are going to be friend" is totally playing in the background.

Nonny said...

For some reason the "getting to know all the facets of Corky" part really scared me :)

neroli said...

Captain, congratulations on All Things New! How wonderful.

Pud said...

I love the new header too! Me want the bumper sticker!

DID YOU SAY FOOTBALL?!? Yeah...I'm having me some football withdrawal going on. Need me some Steeler action!

Pauline said...

Just popped over from Blanco's to check out a fellow tag ee, got completely hooked by your cute baby and had to read all about his adventures so far. Congratulations to you and Alysson, you have a beautiful son after all the drama,
I am sure you'll both enjoy raising him.

Heart Of Darkness said...

Good plan. I say 'stick with it!'! LOL

Hey, it's better then mine...! ;)

Jerrster said...

Cork bud...if you think being a Dad is surreal...wait till you're a Grand Dad....I still can't get used to it.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

wow, love that whole "pulled out of my wife's uterus" comment.

Tink said...

Aw, he's waving at me. That or he's waving away a fart. I hear they start pretty young.

Pink said...

um...max has better hair than you, tj!
xx
pinks

Cazzie!!! said...

Awww, Max caption reads. "Hey, dad, you know it IS all about me..right? yep"

CRUSTYBEEF said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww, Max has changed so much already!! And I'm just a lurking reader..wow!
Time flies so fast when you become a parent.

FOOTBALL IS AWESOME>..my bigdog and I prefer College over NFL-but I will always be a dedicated Bears fan-him-a Dolphins fan.
:)
Always,
crusty~
Yes, I'd like a bumpersticker please. :)
...........i'm serious.........

eric313 said...

TJ hooker. Ha! Man, we should never let Shatner live any of this stuff down. Hilarious pic.

The kid looks great. He looks healthy and all systems go. Warp speed, baby!

captain corky said...

Princess Pointful: It's good to see you. I have a living room, that functions, as a family room, a parlor, a dinning room, a basement, and even a toilet (for Max). ;)

Nonny: Nothing to worry about. I do admit that I'm a bit of a freak, but I think I'm pretty harmless... ;)

Neroli: Welcome to the log. And thank you for your kind words.

Pud: Soon you'll be home and watching the Steelers every week!

Pualine: Thank you and welcome to the log. I'm so bad about tags. I'm so self absorbed. :)

captain corky said...

Heart: It's a pretty simple plan to follow. I can't really go wrong. ;)

Jerrster: I can Imagine!

Cherry Ride: I like to paint pretty pictures for my readers. ;)

Tink: He does fart quite a lot, but he definitely was waving to you. ;)

Pink: I've tried to part Max's hair in that very special Kirk way, but Allyson wont have any of it.

Cazzie: Max is very popular these days.

captain corky said...

Crusty: If College had a playoff system I could get more into it. But football is football! And I will be mailing the bumper stickers out soon. ;)

Eric313: Thanks. He's doing great now that he's home and healthy. He's a bundle of joy!

Aunt Jackie said...

Is he flipping me off??? LOL

CRUSTYBEEF said...

captain:
ROCK ON! I can't wait!

Big Pissy said...

LOVE the new header!

Please send me a bumper sticker as soon as they become available to your loyal Corkians.

p.s. I love Max!

dilling said...

we all could use one more good(looking) friend...