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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

Hwil Hweaton promotes Newcastle Scotch Ale







Monday, November 17, 2014

Male Grooming


I'll be honest, I do groom. I really have no choice. If I don't, the parts of me that is Spanish gets a little out of control--similar to the backyard that I've neglected to mow.

I'll be trying out the new Schick Hydro Groomer this weekend. I guess I should mow the backyard too, huh.


via Schick Hydro YouTube Channel



Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Nightlife of a Parent


Each time I go to Whole Foods, I pick up the most current issue of TRIBEZA. Although I am not an Austin socialite and will probably never see myself pictured in the pages of "Social Hour," I do enjoy reading the columns by Kristin Armstrong.

Kristin has a great article in the November 2014 issue of TRIBEZA regarding the nightlife of a parent. As she shares in her column, rather than dressing up and staying out late, her nightlife is spent catering and chaperoning teenage kids. It's something, I'm sure, we'll be experiencing as my son enters his teen years. Yay! 

Of course, I'm sure it won't be as bad as when we had 25 six year olds running up and down the stairs, and shooting each other with Nerf guns and reenacting scenes of Star Wars with light-sabers. It was chaos.

Perhaps for us his teenage years won't be as bad. There's no pool at his mom's house. The living room can comfortably fit six people at the most. His room is a mess to even invite people over. Hey, it may not be that bad after all.

Maybe we'll be those parents that drop him off at someone else's home to care until 10:30 PM. Yay!

You can read Kristin Armstrong's column HERE on page 35.

Source: 

http://issuu.com/tribeza/docs/tribeza_nov2014/0

Monday, November 10, 2014

8th Game of the Fall Season


My son had his eighth and final game of the Fall Season. It was perhaps his best performance the whole season too.

Although he did not score any runs, he did prevent the other team the opportunity to score points. Playing left field, he caught a fly ball and then threw it to first to make a double play. Then he caught a liner while playing short stop.

His performance on the field earned him his second game ball.






His batting stats for the Fall Season:

Game 1: PA: 2 AB: 2 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 2 SB: 4 R: 2 RBI: 0
Game 2: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 2 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 3: PA: 1 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 0
Game 4: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 0 SO/K: 1 H: 1 SB: 2 R: 1 RBI: 0
Game 5: PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 6: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 1 SB: 3 R: 1 RBI: 0
Game 7: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 1 SB: 4 R: 1 RBI: 1
Game 8: PA: 3 AB: 0 BB: 1 SO/K: 1 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 0
Total:   PA: 16 AB: 6 BB: 4 SO/K: 2 H: 5 SB: 11 R: 5 RBI: 3


 His pitching stats for the Fall Season:

Games: 2 Pitches: 50 Strikes: 13 Balls: 37 Hits: 2 SO: 1 Strike %: 0.26



Saturday, November 8, 2014

7th Game of the Fall Season


My son had a great 7th game of the fall season. He was confident when at bat and hit a high pitch down center field. He stole third. On his second appearance, he walked to first and stole second, third and home.




His batting stats so far:

Game 1: PA: 2 AB: 2 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 2 SB: 4 R: 2 RBI: 0
Game 2: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 2 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 3: PA: 1 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 0
Game 4: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 0 SO/K: 1 H: 1 SB: 2 R: 1 RBI: 0
Game 5: PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 6: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 1 SB: 3 R: 1 RBI: 0
Game 7: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 1 SB: 4 R: 1 RBI: 1
Total:   PA: 13 AB: 6 BB: 3 SO/K: 1 H: 5 SB: 11 R: 5 RBI: 3

His pitching stats so far:

Games:    2
Pitches:   50
Strikes:    13
Balls:       37
Hits:         2
SO:          1
Strike %:  0.26






Friday, November 7, 2014

Hit 40,000 in my car





Photo taken on November 1, 2014 using the iPhone 5S.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

6th Game of the Fall Season


This was perhaps one of my son's best performances I have seen in a very long time. He was confident was bat and he was comfortable on the pitching mound.

After the game, the parent ump told my son that many of his pitches were centimeters outside the strike zone. He encouraged him to aim more inside the zone.

His first strikeout was on an old teammate of his when he was with the coach pitch Yankees.




His stats so far:

Game 1: PA: 2 AB: 2 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 2 SB: 4 R: 2 RBI: 0
Game 2: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 2 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 3: PA: 1 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 0
Game 4: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 0 SO/K: 1 H: 1 SB: 2 R: 1 RBI: 0
Game 5: PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 6: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 1 SB: 3 R: 1 RBI: 0
Total:   PA: 11 AB: 5 BB: 2 SO/K: 1 H: 4 SB: 7 R: 4 RBI: 2

His pitching stats so far:

Games:    2
Pitches:   50
Strikes:    13
Balls:       37
Hits:         2
SO:          1
Strike %:  0.26