Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?

Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?
The wife is pregnant with kid number 2.  I never want to bury the lead. This is not really breaking news to most around us as we made the annoucement at Vlad’ first birthday party in May.  In this time of instant news and information spreading like a VD in Bangkok this is tantamount to... Read more »

Rock Lobster and a rock star baby

Rock Lobster and a rock star baby
I’ve been working third shift for the last 6 months, it’s not preferred but it’s my reality for now so one does what one can.  This reality allows me a guilty pleasure; day drinking.  I am day drinking as I type and jamming out to Rock Lobster by the B-52′s.  That was reason enough to... Read more »

There are dark days ahead. Dark brown potty training days

There are dark days ahead.  Dark brown potty training days
There has been a terrible and sizemic shift in the attitudes and behaviors in and around my house and it is most unsettling.  There are those that have began to dabble in a dirty, if not deadly, game that is most foul.  A game so nauseating that primal instincts that lead us, as human beings,... Read more »
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To dog or not to dog; the decision

To dog or not to dog; the decision
When last I wrote, I wondered blogwise if I should get a dog.  Having always had a dog until recently now seems like a good time to rekindle a love affair long on hold.  In the post I shared a conversation that I had with family about whether or not it was a good idea... Read more »

To dog or not to dog?

To dog or not to dog?
With apologies to my most favorite and beautiful sister-in-law I have to share a conversation and pose a question. I’m a dog guy.  I’ve had dogs while growing up and into college.  I somehow stopped being a dog guy once I met the wife.  Like so many other parts of myself that were once absolute,... Read more »

Be the king of Valentine's Day

Be the king of Valentine's Day
Every year in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day there is a flood of advertising aimed at men.  Obviously the idea is to hock  chocolates, roses, teddy bears, pajamas, lingerie and piles of other wares.  Most of the adverts depict a clueless man that doesn’t know what his lady wants and must be saved... Read more »
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A lovely visit with my mother-in-law

A lovely visit with my mother-in-law
Life is never easy, it is a series of hardships and triumphs in constant test of ones will and determination. As a man goes on with his life he meets challenges head on and as more come his way there is less and less to fear in life.  That is until his mother-in-law hands him... Read more »

The changing face motorcycle riders

The changing face motorcycle riders
The Midwest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin specifically is home to Harley-Davidson motorcycles as classic an American icon that there ever was.    In the summertime scoots swarm the streets and highways in a seemingly endless parade of blue jeans, black t-shirts and leather. As a kid I started out riding on dirt bikes, little 80cc puddle jumpers that have enough... Read more »

Great Lakes Brew Fest is the truth

Great Lakes Brew Fest is the truth
I knocked on the door, was greeted with, “COME IN!”, and walked in to see my friend on his knees cleaning up an unidentifiable liquid with a rag.  Not wanting to be left out of the action I then caused his son to knock over his milk on the counter top.  The day would get... Read more »
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Philly wins sweat crown sets sights on Serbia

Philly wins sweat crown sets sights on Serbia
Recently the fashion world was shaking its collective head when it was announced that Philadelphia was crowned the national champion of sweatpants for the second year in a row.  The City of Brotherly Laziness purchased the most sweat items than any other city in the US.  Hartford and Pittsburgh rounded out the top three. When... Read more »
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    Elevating the fatherhood game is what I am doing, daily. Whining, complaining and cursing about kids you will not find here. Parenting is a refined art that so few do to a high level and I have set the bar high. High class, high society, high brow, all the time.

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