Monday, April 20, 2009

Oh yeah...

Jen's Pregnant.

Due date: July 15th

Life update: complete

Monday, May 26, 2008

I can't believe I didn't put this up ages ago

Hey Anyone,

Months ago, Jen made this video. I am so slack I'm only just putting a link to it now.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

In the sea there is a fish, a fish that has a secret wish, a wish to be a big cactus with a pink flower on it.

Watch Juno.

Or, at the very least, check out the soundtrack.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

He has my nose...Poor kid.

It's funny, I didn't give a lot of thought to what it would feel like to be a dad. But I wasn't expecting this. It's like...I'm me, but...there is no but. I just feel like me. Except now there's this baby. And I love him. Sorta. In as much as you can love someone who's only been alive for less than two days and can only communicate by crying and pooing. He's my son. My little man. I know I'm gonna love him more and more every day. I've never had any experience with babies, and I'm finding the whole thing very new. I've started reading to him, and I plan to continue every day. It really in indescribable, the way I'm feeling. Happy. Disbelief. I was expecting taking care of Charlie to be more stressful, but I guess there's plenty of time for that. Like the rest of my life.

Anyway, isn't he just so cute?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Got Baby?

Hey anyone,

Jen and I went into hospital yesterday, and eight hours later our son was born. Charlie Ryan Andrews. I know I said I'd post pictures, but I left the camera at the hospital, so they'll have to wait. Jen and Charlie are still there, but family visiting hours mean I have to come home. Bleh.

I'm a dad!

I have a son!

Words fail me.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

You will all be shocked and amazed to hear!

Hey Anyone,

It's been a while. Like almost six months or something. What have I been up to? Hmm, well. Work. Lots and lots of awful awful work. It's gotten to the point where I'm so glad I have bronchitis. But I really don't want to write about how much I hate work. And how much I love bronchitis. Inhalers are fun, I feel like some sort of lung cripple! :D
Anyways, I finished my script, sorta, with a large amount of help from my co-writer Lewis. But I showed it to this (now ex) animation director at work who says it needs a lot of work, but he's given me a lot of pointers, and while it wasn't all easy to hear, I think the script will benefit a lot from his experience. In other news, I've decided to enrol in that writing course at TAFE I was going to do this year, but didn't. I'm going to do it part time while doing uni (assuming as always that they let me back in) and the subject I'm gonna do is scriptwriting, which I think is gonna be a big help too. Anyway, me and Lewis are gonna have a big re-write of the script one of these days. Probably after I quit. Which hopefully won't be too much longer.

Hmm, what else to talk about, what else? There was something...It's...ah, what was it? Oh, that's right!

A BABY! JEN HAS A BABY GROWING IN HER TUMMY! Want to see it? Well, that ultrasound is about four months out of date now, but it gives you an idea. So Jen and I have spent the past six months visiting doctors, hospital, turning our grubby house into a home, kicking Alan out, painting, preparing the nursery. It's blue, because our son is a boy. Jen loves Snoopy, and she's determined that Charlie will too, so his room has a very decidedly Snoopy theme to it. We've been reading pregnancy books, and attenting ante-natal classes and buying so many baby clothes you wouldn't believe.

And how does Ryan feel about being a dad? Well, I've gotta say I've never been so excited in my life. I've been reading Winnie-the-Pooh to Jen's belly. You wouldn't believe how much he kicks when I read to him. You can hold your hand to her stomach and feel him move around in there. Well, *you* can't, unless you ask first.

Anyway, I'm sure you're all shocked and amazed. Umm, I could probably write for ages, but I'm not going to so nyeh. Due date is set around the 27th of October. I'll probably do another post after that, with lots of baby pics. Hope everyone else is enjoying life as much as I am.



Friday, April 13, 2007

My last post as an unmarried man

Hey Anyone,

So, I'm getting married tommorow *checks watch* err, later today. It's funny, I feel sort of like I've died and gone somewhere else. I've moved on, I guess you could say. My world, I don't live in the same one I used to.

Castle Bacon sucks, unsurprisingly, but the money is good. When I work six days a week (which I've been doing quite a bit) I get about seven hundred dollars. Which is very nice. Paid for the wedding, and it's gonna help me pay off my debt to my parents and buy us a new couch. Then, maybe buy some more things, put a little away for saving and then...I'm thinking of maybe going back to Uni. It sounds dumb in my head even, but this work stuff, it really SUCKS. I mean, I work, I sleep, I get up, have breakfast, do the dishes, have lunch and it's time for work all over again. WTF MATE!?! But at the same time, work is one of those stupid life necessities. So I'm thinking, if I have to spend this much of my life doing it, maybe I should be doing something a little less EAT MY BRAIN WITH BOREDOM. So yeah, if uni will still take me, I'm thinking finish Arts, Dip Ed and in three years I'll be able to be a teacher. I can do that, I mean, they're basically glorified babysitters. :P

Well, I guess we'll see anywoozle.

Don't people normally get nervous before their wedding? I haven't felt nervous at all. Just busy trying to get it all organised. Not that I've done that much, mostly my mum did all the work. But anyway, life's funny. My friends used to be the most important thing in my life, and now, I barely see any of them. Even Alan and I live with him. I don't enjoy hanging out with my drinking buddies like I used to, but that's a sorta stupid situation and it'll hopefully work itself out. I'm finding it hard to find the time to do a lot of things. That script Lewis and I were writing is *cough* on the back-burner. That script I said I'd definitely make time for. But when I've got such little spare time and I have to choose between Jen and hobbies, I choose Jen. Any and Every time. I'm still trying to find some sort of balance in my life, between work, chores, Jen, friends, family and somewhere inbetween it all, little me.

But hey, I love my life. It's like...I won the game of life, you know? I mean, it's certainly not easy, and sometimes it's downright crap, Jen can be a handful and a half, but that's all part of it. It's like everything is so great I keep expecting I'm gonna die in a car accident or something, just cause isn't that just how life works? But that's not going to happen, I've just become conditioned to think that when I get my hopes up something horrible happens. But that world is behind me and I don't live there anymore. I live somewhere where things are great and nothing terrible is going to happen. It's so beautiful here, and I wish I could share it with you, but it doesn't work that way, you just have to sort of find it yourself.
Of course, I'm still very careful when I drive though. I never want to lose this, and nothing short of death will take away the happiness I've found.

Ha. Life is funny.