Sundays are fun … but they’re very long days for me. I have a part-time job in order to help pay the bills and allow us to do fun things like eat and wear clean clothes. Sunday is my part-time job day. I usually work from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., but today I got out early – 7:15. 

I gazelled three miles this morning and had hoped to clock another two miles this evening after work, but I was too tired.

Usually I come home and watch “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” with my wife and then head back to the real job. I go in every Sunday night to input commercials that other staff members had voiced. Plus I just sort of make sure that everything is ready to go for Monday morning. Usually I don’t get home until midnight or so. Tonight went quick. I was home before 10. Jackie was watching “Desperate Housewives,” which I couldn’t care less about – so I surfed the internet.

I notice that everyone hates everyone else on “the forum.” Some days I think that stupid thing is more trouble than it’s worth. Why is there a certain set of standards for dealing with people face to face and then another whole set of standards for the internet?

The wine tour was fun yesterday. Ran into some people I know. Jackie made friends with some strangers. Our kids were the only children on the tour. Parents of the year, I’m tellin’ ya. After the wine tour, we went to BK for dinner (to reward the kids – they were so good) and then Game Crazy so Emily could tell us what Gameboy Games she wants … Then to the homestead where we watched “A Christmas Story,” perhaps the best Christmas movie ever … although, the other night, Jackie and I wached “Bad Santa.” Brilliant.

Tomorrow begins another week. I’m not sure I’m ready for another week.

Goals for the week: Get weight down to 195 (from the current 198) – Get at least 1 “best-of-worthy” clip from Dialog – get Nuclear Lou signed up for MySpace – and get him to explain to me why he created 10 new users names on the forum.