While Nathan is only a month north of two years old, he has now been alive for three Halloweens and I would like to give you all a recap of his (well, *our*) costuming choices.
31 posts from October 2014
On behalf of Katie and I, I would like to offer up our sincerest apologies to the players, managers, employees, and fans of the Kansas City Royals. Why apologies? Because Katie and I were not only rooting for you to win the World Series, we actually tuned into a big chunk of game 7 last night. Every time we tuned in, San Francisco scored. We think we may have jinxed you. We're sorry.
We promise not to watch next season.
We all have things that we like to do in our spare time. Movies, music, TV, reading, knitting, traveling, writing, etc., etc., ad infinitum. The list is long and distinguished ("So's my johnson." Name the movie.)
Like most toddlers, Nathan doesn't always sleep straight through the night. So, when he does, Katie and I love it all the more.
Another week, another Macro Monday!!!!!
Remember my post about dreaming the word "Sohonomish" -- later discovering it must be "Snohomish" and must be related to the county in Washington State -- and not having any idea at the time what it was?
Katie has really taken a liking to Pinterest crafts lately.
When I found out that the tickets for Foo Fighters were starting at a mere $50 (the same price I paid for Rolling Stones 20 years ago), it was difficult to say no.
Nathan, as you know, is two years old and while I readily admit that he is growing up very quickly and he is whip smart and has the timing of a seasoned stand-up comedian, I often feel that I still baby him too much.
Nathan has become a certified PBS Kids and Disney Junior junkie. Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Doc McStuffins, Curious George, Super Why!, The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Thomas & Friends.
What's the most you have ever paid for concert tickets? Just a single ticket price. Do not include travel expenses or souvenirs purchased or the like. Just one ticket, plus applicable fees and charges that play into the purchase.
Talk about eleventh hour! Or 23rd hour if you work on a military clock. But just a day or two ago, my buddy Michel came through with a mostly correct guess on last week's Macro Monday challenge photo.
You've all seen Crocodile Dundee, right? Remember this scene?
Today marks two straight months of unbroken blogging here. It has been a long, long time since I've done that.
I had a weird dream that (I think?) carried over beyond waking up this morning.
Sadly, my short story wasn't accepted for publication by Thrice Fiction. I didn't really expect it to. It is, after all, my first attempt at story writing since high school. But it was fun to write and equal parts exhilarating and nervewracking to submit it for publication.
Ever since Marty and I challenged each other to finish out the month of August by blogging every day, I've been trying to keep myself going with daily posts. New challenges as they arise help me in that endeavor.
Have you ever listened to a song and thought that the singer was saying one thing only to look up the lyrics and discover it's something else altogether?
What was the "even more time sensitive" thing I referred to yesterday that necessitated me posting my first Macro Sunday?
Today is Katie's and my anniversary!
I apologize for this Macro Monday going live on a Sunday, but I've got something else even more time sensitive to blog about tomorrow. I hope you'll forgive me. The way I figure it, better early than late.
I've played plenty of adult park district sports over the years. Softball (hate it), dodgeball (liked it initially, grew to hate it), sand volleyball (love it passionately). But now some friends have been trying to recruit me to play soccer.
Oh my lord, it's another Oreo cookie review! This time around, I found the new autumn seasonal Caramel Apple Oreos at a local Target.
This past weekend, Katie and I finally watched the first episode of FOX's new Batman-based series Gotham starring Ben Mackenzie as Detective James Gordon.
I DID IT! I DID IT! I finished what is currently George R.R. Martin's last book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons, thus completing my reading goal for this year!
This past weekend, I finally got around to watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Nope, never saw it in theaters and that's okay. My library got it for me on DVD, which allowed me to watch it for free. I can handle the wait. Usually happens only a handful of months after the movie is in theaters anymore. Not like the old VHS days where you could wait years for a home video release of a movie, if ever.
Closing in quick on the big 2014.52 and the completion of this goal. It will soon be time to start thinking of another photography challenge for myself. Whether that remains a weekly macro goal remains to be seen.
Resist the urge to break out into a chorus of Lionel Richie, will ya?
I'm not sure how you all do your online banking and bill pay, but I use a combination of my bank's online services along with the websites for companies with which I do business. Why the combo? I prefer using the company's website. However, there are two companies I deal with that don't allow payments through their websites without a big rigmarole that I just have no desire to deal with so I have to pay through my bank.
One of the toughest things when you first have a kid is trying to figure out a daycare situation especially if both parents are employed full-time. You hear nightmare stories about the fight to get into good daycares or the cost of them. Then you worry about whether or not your kid will adapt well.
Yesterday, I was driving to work and because I had been having severe allergy attacks, my eyes were beat red and I couldn't wear my contact lenses. As a result, the light from the sun had magnified and made my drive to work horrifically painful. I'm better now, but not after wondering if blindness would be better or worse than the pain I was enduring.
Another month has come and gone. But now we're into my favorite month of the year! October! I love this month because it's not only Halloween, but also Katie's and my wedding anniversary (13 this year!). The trees change color and drop their leaves. Apple picking. Pumpkin carving. Cooler weather. Break out my vests. October... OH JOY!