Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Just some random updates, some funny things and things that are going on with with Dr. Kenneth Noisewater . . .

1. Mrs. Noisewater, Erik Noisewater, and myself just got back from Pittsburgh. We like to visit cities that we feel might be misunderstood and/or underrated. Cleveland really surprised us not too long ago, and Pittsburgh is similar. I'm a big Cubs fan, so we caught a Pirates versus Cubs game at PNC Park. The view from our seats with the backdrop of the skyline was breathtaking. I bought myself one of those old school Pirates hats with the yellow stripes going around because I have always dug that look, perhaps more due to Rocky George from Suicidal Tendencies than because of Willie Stargell and the like.

That's Rocky on the far right, obviously
Willie wore it well too.

We also took Baby Noisewater to a children's museum with a Thomas the Train exhibit, and he just about lost his mind. We don't let him watch all that much television, but when you're you're stuck on an airplane or need to get some stuff done around the house, you got to put Thomas on for the kid. He only has a handful of toy Thomas trains, and one of them is a random white train that has magnets to connect to Thomas but does not seem to be officially affiliated with the franchise. I felt bad that he didn't have a name on his underbelly like the other guys, so I started calling him Steve. Now Baby Noisewater refers to him as "Steve" or "Big Steve," and it's hilarious. I keep telling him that it's bullshit that Big Steve is never featured on the cartoon show. Maybe we had best pen a letter to the network upon Steve's behalf to get him some damn air time. 

2. Sometimes when I come home late at night with too many beers in my belly and need to stay up drinking some water before heading to bed so I don't have a 3 day old man hangover I will watch a bunch of Youtube videos. Sometimes it will be a comedian I like and a million of his/her routines or talk show appearances. Sometimes it will be guitar solos from a band I like, especially when there is very limited footage of them and I have to do detective missions. And most recently it is two Black guys who are self-proclaimed hip hop fans with very limited knowledge of heavy metal music having live reactions to metal music for the first time. 

They blow me away because I have heard some of these songs a million times and don't even think of an observation that occurs to them the first time they hear it. They are very likable dudes, they listen to everything with an open mind, and they really seems to know about and appreciate all kinds of music. Below are a couple of good examples. I like the Megadeth one because the one guy says the song kicks like a porno with zero dialogue or foreplay, just smashing, and then he does a graphic sex noise with his hands. 

Then I like the Mercyful Fate one because of their reaction to King Diamond's high pitched otherworldly voice. It's not a sound you would expect someone to love the first time, so I like how they keep it real, admit it's weird and funny for them, but still give the song a chance.

3. So the other day Mrs. Noisewater are driving home from a BBQ, and I hear a not quite 2-year-old Erik Noisewater in the backseat saying "vagina, vagina, vagina" like 10 times in a row. I asked the Mrs, "Is he saying vagina?" She said that he came in while she was changing the other day and started pointing at her and asking questions. She thought it best to just tell him the real terms, but what we didn't know is that he would be obsessed with all the naughty parts. Every time I lay him down to change him, without fail, he says "wiener and butt," pointing to the correct places. Then one day I take my shirt off in front of him and he says "boobies." That was a blow to my confidence for sure. So anyway, he's in the backseat saying vagina 19 times, and then he says pizza around 12 times. I said to Mrs. Noisewater, "Vagina and pizza? He's planning one hell of a weekend back there." Mrs. Noisewater laughed and said that should go in the blog, so there it is.

Fare thee well, Blog Buddies. 


Exile on Pain Street said...

Thanks for the links. As entertaining as you promised. Erik sounds like he headed down Hetro Lane. Did you post about Cleveland? I don't recall. Did you hit up an Indians game? Now, THAT'S a ballpark.

Kono said...

Uh Sir, you know i live in Pittsburgh don't you? Though as an Indians fan i'm not sure i can associate with fans of the Cubs, lol!!! Though points for the old Pirates hat and Suicidal Tendencies was my first show sans adults at an old Croatian hall in Cleveland when i was growing up, good times...

And Joe Morgan once told a great story about Willie Stargell, he talked about how after a game in Pittsburgh one night Willie asked if he wanted to go out after the game. Joe stated there was a day game the next day and didn't think he should go out and wanted to get some rest. Willie laughed, then proceeded to stay out all night. Next day at the game Morgan went 0-4 and Willie was 2-4 or something with a double and a home run, as Willie rounded second after his dinger he looked at Morgan and laughed and said, "sleep's over-rated kid".

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Exile: I can't remember if I posted about Cleveland. We mostly went to see the Rock and Roll HOF and didn't make it to a sporting even. I remember Lemmy died that weekend, and I was sad. But great city.

Kong: I didn't know that you were a Pitt guy! S.T. will always have a place in my heart for making me want to break stuff as a kid. That Stargell story is fantastic. Some athletes perform even better when they're hungover. If you think about it, if they're always hungover, that one day they come to the park sober, they're going to feel . . . . . . off.

Jon said...

Cleveland is a cool place. My folks are from the Akron area, which is about thirty miles away.I only ever saw games in the old Cleveland Muncipal stadium, which was terrible.
Love the story about your kid. It sounds like you're dropping off a college freshman.

Mr. Shife said...

Vagina and pizza. Hell yeah, Baby Noisewater. You are doing good work, Noisewater family. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing about the two dudes reviewing heavy metal. I will have to check it out.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jon: Hey, good to see connect back with you in the blogosphere. You and I have been at it a long time. College freshman. Love it. "Remember, son. Vagina and pizza. Grades aren't what matters. Vagina and pizza. That's what counts." No, I would never tell that to my kid, but it's funny.

Shife: Thanks, man. I think we both have some fun families by the sound of it.