Maybe The Commonality Is The “Taking My Breath Away” Part

March 20, 2018

Spring to me is without a doubt the prettiest season and the season capable of making me the most miserable.

Funny how often those two traits pair together . . .


He . . . Has A Point

March 19, 2018

And Hate has been driven off by Love, but Hate can never be truly defeated, for when Love falters, Hate . . . shall . . . return!

– Something I overheard my son saying while he was playing the other day

This Is Why I’m Hopeful

March 16, 2018

“Dad!  I’m stuck!” my son cried out to me this morning.

“Hang on!”  I called back.  “Let me get my camera!”

“Nooooooo!” he called out dramatically since he could see perfectly well I was already moving to help him.

I’m Still Hopeful Though, Son, So . . . There’s That

March 15, 2018

Okay . . . I lied on Monday when I said what I was about to say applied to nobody I was currently in contact with.  I didn’t do so purposefully, but not long after I had posted that I realized I had lied nevertheless . . . as soon as I looked at myself in the mirror.

Yeah . . .

I’ll Finish That Joke Tomorrow

March 14, 2018

We interrupt the joke I was setting up for yesterday with the news that Stephen Hawking has died, and to make the following correction to one of the announcement I read regarding this:

Stephen Hawking did a lot of amazing things, but he never ever worked “with” black holes.  Maybe he is now, but he never did it when he was alive!  I know I’m being pedantic here, but it just seems like the sort of distinction that needs to be made when talking about even the concept of working with a black hole.


March 13, 2018

I want to say up front that what I’m about to say applies to nobody I am currently in contact with, but sometimes the only thing you can do is look at somebody and hope against hope that they don’t mess up their children too much.

Recognizing The Irony Helped Me Relax . . . A Little

March 12, 2018

What’s the irony level for getting frustrated for getting stuck in traffic on the way to an appointment to help you relax?  Painful?

Painful sounds about right.

Or Maybe It Was Just Speaking To Me

March 9, 2018

You know what?  After watching Wreck-It-Ralph four times in one week (You do what you have to do when your child is missing their mother when she’s out-of-town.), the Bad Guy affirmation can really start to speak to you:

I’m bad . . . and that’s good.

I will never be good . . . and that’s not bad.

There’s no one I’d rather be . . . than me.

Speaking Of Rides

March 8, 2018

You always want to give your belly a break after a roller coaster.

– L, age 7

My Next Thought Was “Whoa!” (And I’m Happy To Say That I Didn’t Need The Bag)

March 7, 2018

You know how enough overly cautious speed limits on curves can lull you into a false sense of security so that it’s a nasty surprise when you hit a curve where even an iota over the posted speed can give you that sliding off the road sensation?

A while back at a theme park I endured warning after warning for rides that wouldn’t have given even L’s Grandmother (a notorious lightweight when it comes to ride tolerance) a flutter, so it’s understandable (if unwise) that when I was told an upcoming ride would be “intense,” my first thought was “Yeah, yeah.”

Then as the ride started I saw the provided barf bags . . .