Posts in category "commentary"

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 »

3 Michelin stars and a baby at Alinea

3 Michelin stars and a baby at Alinea
This past Saturday, January 11, two parents brought their infant into one of the premier restaurants in the country, Alinea.  Alinea boasts one of the best chefs in the world and 3-Michelin star rating along with it.  Due to a baby sitter cancellation the parents made the decision to take the baby with them rather... Read more »

Not feeling fatherly

Not feeling fatherly
During  the nine month run up to Vladimir’s birthday there were a lot of things on my mind.  We were in the middle of selling our house, so we had to move, that alone complicated everything else that we had planned.  But there was a lot of nervousness and inner angst that no amount of... Read more »
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The excellence of execution and overachieving

The excellence of execution and overachieving
Many, many milestones we all try to reach in our lives, personally and professionally.  From birth there is a road map through life lain out before us; first words, first steps, first day of school, graduation, first job, marriage and on and on.  Most milestones are seen, then passed and on to the next one... Read more »

You're too fat to fly fatty

Hey fatty!  Do you want to get on my plane?  No problem fatty pants fat butt, but you’re going to pay through your fat nose.  Hahaha!  You’re so fat! Were this the approach that the airline industry took to introduce their pay-by-the-pound strategy they would probably only have mild success.  The plan wouldn’t be greeted... Read more »

Play date anyone? Go pound sand

Play date anyone?  Go pound sand
The idea of a play date to me is absurd.  Are modern children so busy that a play date has to be scheduled?  Is there no time in their lives at 6 years old for play?  Like so many other things adults have managed to screw up play time. I’ll be the first to admit that... Read more »
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More background checks are needed, for teachers

Recently there has been a raging debate over background checks and how more are needed for guns.  Background checks to insure that felons and the mentally unfit can’t easily acquire firearms, or at all.  One would have to intentionally avoid all types of media to not know what has been going on in this country... Read more »

Winter can suck it

Winter can suck it
After my lovely and scenic two-and-a-half hour drive home after work today I was greeted by a lovely pile of snow at the end of my driveway.  What did I do?  I fucking floored it and barreled my way into that sum’bitch!  ‘Murica!  The amazing people at the public works department plowed the whole of... Read more »

Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
Saint Valnetine’s Day Massacre might be a touch strong but the point will be made.  Valentine’s Day to me has never really been more than an inconvenience.  Valentine’s Day in my younger years meant taking little paper valentines for all my friends in grammar school and stuffing their shoe box taped to their desks.  Teenage... Read more »
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Baby name Thursday

Baby name Thursday
Yes I did.  I sure damn did!  Wha, wha why is he doing this again?  Did he drink too much Wednesday and didn’t remember what day it was? I’ll tell you what I tell my boss, “stay out of my business dog”.  I’ll post Baby Name Thursday on a freaking Shnursday day if it makes... Read more »