Weekend Report

Weekend Report

(First of all, I can’t even explain all the updates and technical issues I went through to get these damn pictures on my blog tonight.  It has taken me two days of wrestling with my photo application and just when I was about to give up and throw my computer through the window, it started uploading pictures from my camera correctly again.  It must have sensed death.  Anyway, appreciate these pictures.) You can tell it’s getting close to spring here.  The weather is nice, the windows are open, and baseball…

Read More

Extra-Curricu-Grrrrr’s

Extra-Curricu-Grrrrr’s

It’s that dreaded time of year when we all sign our kids up for extracurricular activities.  I’m a big fan of activities, as a whole.  I think they help build character in kids.  They teach them about being part of a team, about personal responsibility, about trying your best, about being a good sport, and all that other stuff that makes them well-rounded people. But, HOLY COW, is it a very expensive pain in the arse to get them all signed up! This year, both kids are going to be…

Read More

Baseball Opening Ceremonies, 2015

Baseball Opening Ceremonies, 2015

Chris ordered a camera battery charger for me last week and saved my pictures. And my blog.  So, now we are back to regularly scheduled programming. Last weekend, we had Bean’s first tee ball game and Opening Ceremonies for the league.  This is his first year playing tee ball, so we were new to all of it.  And, man, it did NOT disappoint! Bean is LOVING baseball. He loves all parts – throwing, catching, batting. He likes practice and he really loved his first game. He has a great coach, and…

Read More

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

Today kicks off March Madness, and if you are at all vested in college sports or if you know any male you know all too well the time commitment and dedication it takes to be a March Madness fan.   Personally, I’m a big college sports fan.   I went to Florida State University where the culture of sports and beer are cultivated like fine wines and cheese.   Being a fan is an artform in Tallahassee, Florida.   While I mostly follow college football, I do dust off my…

Read More

Taxi-Cab Confessions

Taxi-Cab Confessions

Yesterday after work, I caught the train down to New York to meet Chris at a New York Rangers hockey game.   This is all part of our Operation De-Rut Program.   When I got to Grand Central, I hailed a cab and told the driver to take me to Madison Square Gardens.   I felt very New York. On the way to The Garden, the cab driver asked me what I had tickets to see.   I told him a Rangers game and he kind of chuckled.   Keep…

Read More

The Golf Faux

The Golf Faux

So this past weekend when I was in Florida, I played lots of golf with my family.   For three days we were out in the hot Florida sun swinging a stick at a tiny ball.   And you know what I have to show for it?   A sunburn.   It looks like I’m wearing a pasty white tee-shirt under all my clothes. That’s me on the left standing next to my dad.   And this was only after Day 1.   It got much worse.   But I…

Read More

Greetings from the Geriatric Disney World!

Greetings from the Geriatric Disney World!

Well, I’m in Florida today visiting the ol’ family.   I’m ready for some sunshine, some shopping – who am I kidding?   I’m ready to meet, examine, and then ruthlessly judge my sister’s new sucker boyfriend.   The scene of the crime this weekend is half the fun.   My parents live in what can appropriately be described as Geriatric Disney World, but around these parts its called The Villages.   The Villages is a retirement and golf community just north of Orlando.   And though I make fun…

Read More