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Monday, December 1, 2014

"So Long and Thanks for All the Fish."


Alas, the time has come to say farewell.

I started this blog in 2005 to keep my family in touch with my son. 

Whereas, it originally started as a blog about fatherhood and raising a baby, it became a smörgåsbord of all other things--photography, art, music, recipes, health, and so much more. And to be honest, I was hoping to make extra money from this blog, but that never materialized. 

So after careful consideration and thought, I have decided to end this blog. 

"So long... and thanks for all the fish."


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Confessions of a Gym Dweeb - "Thank You"


In previous entries HERE and HERE, I've written about the redhead at the gym. She's been going to the gym as long as I have and usually around the same time.

Like me, she has changed her routine. When I first noticed her, she was doing a lot of cardio and aerobics. She's added free weights into her routine.

During the five years or so of working out next to each other, we've never exchanged words. Why would we? I go to the gym to get fit and not talk to people. Yes, I do notice people around me, especially girls, but I don't approach them; although, I have been approached by an abdominal snow-woman, which I've blogged about HERE.

Finally, we exchanged words. We arrived to the gym at the same time, and I opened the door for her.

"Allow me," I said.

"Thank you," she said with a genuine smile.

I smiled back and said, "Sure."

Now if we see each other, we exchange a smile, a nod, or a hand gesture.






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Thursday, November 20, 2014

From HEROES to The X-Files


HEROES aired when my son was two years old. After watching the first two episodes, I decided to wait until my son was old enough to watch it with him. I'm glad I did. A few months ago, we started watching HEROES from the beginning.

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Now that we have finished HEROES, I thought we'd start a new series. I went back to my senior year in high school and college of watching The X-Files with  friends. It was a tradition to gather around the TV and watch The X-Files before going out at night.

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I turned on Netflix and searched for The X-Files. My son and I watched the first pilot episode, and he enjoyed it so much that he asked to watch the next one.

His favorite character is Fox Mulder. He doesn't like Dana Scully because of her skepticism. He's quote was, "I don't like her because she holds him back."

I explained that the chemistry between the two made the show a success and eventually led to movies -- I can't wait to watch the movies with him.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Special Announcement



I will be making a special announcement regarding this blog in the next few days. Thanks for reading.




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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