I’ve moved all my nuts to I Don’t Blog and hidden them among the flowers and shrubs of good writing that was always found there. So, head on over there to find my fresher nuts and other things.
When you set out to do anything that takes effort to make happen, be it a vacation, a fancy dinner party for friends, a big work project, or the like, there comes a point where the effort it took to set about doing it is paid off. I call this “the gravy point” – it’s the point at which you have been duly rewarded for your efforts already and everything from that point on is just gravy.
Example: John travels to Arizona. He sees the Grand Canyon for the first time and is blown away. He thinks, “wow, I have two days left here and the trip was already totally worth it.” John has now reached the gravy point. And the sunrise he’ll see in Sedona the next morning and light filtering through the Antelope Canyons later that afternoon are just gravy on top of an already successful trip.
When I think back to all the past dad eras, the father-knows-best, the dad-as-disciplinarian, and the like, I couldn’t be happier to be a dad right now. I love that there’s no wrong way to be a dad. Stay at home with the kids, take paternity leave, work 9 to 5… there’s little or no preconceived notion of what a dad has to be anymore. Continue reading
The Mazda CX-3 is full of pleasant surprises. It’s a striking little crossover that manages to be cute and aggressive at the same time. It’s got the power to move you around with alacrity, and an interior that would make your boss think they pay you too much. To me, it screams urban-dwelling professional. Someone who needs a car for groceries or Ikea trips, but also needs it to weave through traffic with ease on the daily. Continue reading
I’m very much an iPhone user. I’m on my third iPhone now, and I still love using it. That said, I’m always into what’s new, and curious about what living on the other side might be like. Sadly, I even have a history of this. A couple years ago I tried Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and lasted 5 days before I sold it and went back to my iPhone. Now, however, my curiosity is rising again… there are some really great phones out there, and I would love to try them. Continue reading
If you happen upon something called the “Stone Wave” at your local Dollarama, you may want to consider buying it. Continue reading
Hey y’all. It’s no secret that I like Flying Monkeys’ beers. Hoptical Illusion made it on my list of five ales that taste like beer (not barley-scented water). I happen to have a surplus of sweet Flying Monkeys bottle openers and wanted to give some away. Continue reading
The truth is, I was at an internet café recently and I left my browser window open. Somebody came and defiled my blog with this odious content. If you heard that I had these songs blaring on repeat in my car every morning, that’s a lie. And whoever told you that is a liar.
Flo Rida – My House
Like so many high school boys, I played guitar. I was by no means any good at it, but I loved it. For ages I played on my acoustic guitar, and dreamed of owning a really nice electric. I read all the magazines. I poured over the pictures and read all the reviews. Eventually decided I wanted an Epiphone Les Paul (no, not a Gibson). Continue reading