Took my girls to the M's game last night, and it was a good one. The Royals pitcher struggled right away walking several batters in the first couple innings and having to work out of a jam in both the first and second, but I was surprised when I noticed in the fifth that he … Continue reading Father Daughter Baseball
My vacation, that is. I just left work and I'm not headed back until October. Saturday I fly out to meet my dad for a tour of baseball where we'll see six games in six days at six different parks. (We'll actually see seven games at seven parks, but the seventh game isn't consecutive with … Continue reading It Begins
You’ll Have the (Most Miserable) Time of Your Life
I'm dropping my kids off at camp today. I hope and expect that they'll have a good time. But I'm afraid that they won't. My first summer camp experience was one of the worst weeks of my life. I was painfully shy, knew next to no one and spent most of the week by myself. … Continue reading You’ll Have the (Most Miserable) Time of Your Life
I understand my dad just a little bit better.
As I've gotten older, from time to time, moments occur that cause me to have a little bit better understanding of my father and why he did the things he did. Most of the time they are very minor things and minor moments and this morning was no exception. I woke up because my son … Continue reading I understand my dad just a little bit better.
There and Back Again
But without dragons.My wife and I escaped for a long weekend to a not-too-distant cottage and lived the life of Riley for about four days. My mother-in-law graciously kept an eye on the little ones while my better half and I were gone. I got to read a couple books, eat in restaurants without worrying … Continue reading There and Back Again
Top Five Musicals
I was speaking to my father this evening (he has no internet presence of which I am aware, so no link) and we got onto the topic of what would be our top five musicals. My father was of the opinion that he didn't really have a top five. He said he could probably think … Continue reading Top Five Musicals
A Beautiful Day
My elder daughter had her third birthday today. It wasn't a frantic, frenetic day. We didn't throw an enormous party and spend too much money and time chasing small children around our apartment. No, that's never been my idea of fun, neither as a child nor as an adult. I sincerely hope it will never … Continue reading A Beautiful Day
My wife went off to some sort of wild knitting revels tonight, which meant that I had to put both girls to bed myself. The outcome? Both down on time, and no crying! The Lord be praised for small mercies.----------------Listening to: Cake - Comfort Eagle - 03 - Shadow Stabbingvia FoxyTunes
Did you ever know a cow that wasn’t?
For those not in the know, Tillamook is a regional dairy company well-known in the Pacific Northwest for very high-quality cheese, ice cream, etc.My wife was flipping through some advertisements yesterday and said "Oh, Tillamook beef jerky." (Pause) "What we do when the cows run dry."After picking myself off the floor a minute later and … Continue reading Did you ever know a cow that wasn’t?
Sugar and Butter
They are two of the foundation ingredients in holiday goodness. We're a little late getting around to it, but my wife and I made baklava tonight as well as an extra batch of buckeyes. (Well, mostly. The buckeyes still need to be dipped in chocolate.)