Although he didn't go out trick or treating tonight due to horrendous weather in the area, our little man did get to enjoy three other off-day trick or treat sessions for which he was dressed up as...
31 posts from October 2015
For the record, more than 3/4 of our Christmas shopping is done. Suck on that.
I have a tattoo. I knew I wanted it and went in with four friends all with the intent of getting tattoos. Only two of us did. I was not drunk when I got it. It's a small one, but I love it. It's part of me and has been since I was 21. Like many others who have tattoos, I do want another. Someday.
I was blown away the other day when I heard a news story about a man and a woman having a baby and finding out that the father was not the baby's dad based on a blood test.
No, "Plethora" is not the name of a band. At least not that I know of. It's just a reference to all the new music I have building up in my library that I have yet to listen to. There's so much of it! And so little time.
I've been trying to learn as much as I can about football (futbol, soccer, etc.) because as the father of a young boy, I'm sure he'll play it at some point in his youth and even, potentially, beyond. Despite playing it for two years as a kid, I really don't understand it at all.
Last year, I went on a pumpkin-free diet in the fall. I was, as many of you might know, very burned out on how many products were release with "pumpkin spice" this and "pumpkin spice" that. I actually used to be a big fan of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but I just couldn't do it anymore.
One of the great things about living in a place where both of our families are available is that Katie and I can generally find someone willing to take care of Nathan so we can go out. We don't do it often (every few months), but it's nice to have that in place.
While in the midst of reading a lot of stuff that came to light last week when the third Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens was released, I found something that kind of bugged me.
I love history. I love reading about it. A lot.
I had the following post all ready to go earlier today but never pulled the trigger...
Oh, dear sweet baby Jeebus!
When Katie was pregnant with Nathan and for the first couple years after that, I was warned by so many parents to watch out for the "terrible twos," that age when kids start to truly, ahem, assert themselves.
After looking like a dominant force amidst mere minor leaguers, the Chicago Cubs have been put in their place handily in two straight games by the New York Mets.
This weekend, Katie and I started shopping for Christmas.
I finally got around to setting the DVR to record my most highly anticipated show of the new season... Supergirl.
I'm going to admit something right now that might not make me very popular amongst my superhero-loving geeky friends.
Howsabout a quick recap of some of the comic books I've been reading? No? I'm having trouble coming up with anything else at the moment so cut me some slack, Jack.
14 years ago today, Katie and I recited vows in front of family and friends and became husband and wife. I like to think that after 14 years, we are stronger than ever.
I just don't get how people can be so ignorant in this day and age. Actor John Boyega, who is starring as Finn in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, is being taken to task for his role in the movie. Apparently, a lot of so-called fans are offended that a black man could be a Stormtrooper.
Today, Katie, Nathan, and I went to Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles. Katie likes to look around the arts and crafts tents and Nathan loves playgrounds. Since Scarecrow Fest has both, it was a win-win. I took him to the playground.
Earlier today, Nathan looked at me and said, "Awrrrrrr!"
For many years now, there has been this little message board on the Intarwebs known as Reddit. Well, for those of you who can't read my sarcasm, it's kind of a big deal. People go there to post anything and everything. Sometimes focused, often not.
Today, the main campus of my alma mater of Northern Illinois University was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
Talk about a case of crap timing.
I've doled out my fair share of praise for Apple products in the past. I've also dealt not-so-crushing blows regarding what they've given us.
For the last three Mondays, I've had the privelege of staying home with Nathan. My parents, who typically provide daycare for Nathan on Mondays, were on vacation. Instead of dishing out for an extra day of paid daycare, I had the PTO and decided to use it.
It was actually a really good sports day in Chicago today!
For a few years, we've been told that an effective way of potty training a child, particularly a boy, is to let them run around the house mostly naked. Or, at least, naked from the waist down.
Earlier this year, writer/director Cameron Crowe released a new film. About a decade and a half ago, this would be met with great enthusiasm. After all, his CV to that point included films like Say Anything, Singles, Jerry Maguire, and Almost Famous.
Goals? We don't need no stinkin' goals! Clearly that's what some part of my brain was thinking this past month. Oy. I loathe to post this.