Photography 2012

Is it strong enough to burn away the cooking wine...

I was *this* close to having a 50% posting rate last month. *THIS* *CLOSE*. I missed it by one day because I got lazy yesterday. D'oh!

I'll hold that post until tomorrow or the day after and will, instead, give you my New Year's Resolution Recap for November. 


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For giving me the best days of my life...

I've been told that my blog needs another baby update. Something about how the announcement, that's all of three days old, has become a bit of a "been there, done that" post.

Geez, not like I'm in a hospital with a newborn and a wife who is still in recovery of sorts. But I'm nothing if not a blog junkie and a man of the people, so here's an update on the Nathan front...

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I'm a boy, I'm a boy...

"Kapgar 2.0" has a name. It is Nathan Paul. Born tonight, weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz. and measuring in at 20.5 inches long. He has more hair than daddy already.

Born four days past the due date of September 15, but born exactly on his original due date.

Born on the 19th anniversary of the death of my friend Michael Paul Haddad.

Born on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Welcome to the world, Nathan.

And, yeah, I really do think...

You remember that post where I was joking around about Hollywood-ized, out-there names for our baby if it happens to be a boy? Well, there has been a rather unexpected side effect courtesy of Jen (one of our SiLs).

Since we don't know the gender of our baby and we're not planning to find out and therefore cannot use stand-in names like "Baby Boy A" or "Baby Girl A" or even gender-specific pronouns like "he," "him," "she," or "her," Jen has taken to calling our baby by one of the names in that blog post.

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If I stay it will be double...

As you all know, I've been in the midst of self-enforced photo challenges for a a little while now. This is actually my third straight year that I've been taking part in them.

But usually I try to share some of my favorites with you here on the blog in case you don't happen to visit my Flickr photostream or Photo366 gallery.

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She's got me going haywire...

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all their well wishes and kind words and expressions of sheer shock on our announcement yesterday. The outpouring here on my blog and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has been overwhelming to say the very least.

Who'd'a thunk that to be popular online, all I had to do was get Katie pregnant?

I keed! I keed!

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Baby it's a wonderful news...

Dear readers of,

I owe you all an apology and a sincere debt of gratitude.

For the last several months, I've been lacking as a blogger and host. You all regularly pop in on me or have your RSS aggregators set to collect my latest post and, yet, I've given you little or nothing in recompense for your loyalty.

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Like the moon and the stars and the sun...

As you know, I've become an Instagram junkie over the course of the last year and a half. At first, it was never easy to share what you take with friends unless you had your account tied to social media such as Facebook or Twitter. Then we got the ability to add to Flickr. Then the system opened up to Android phones instead of just the iPhone.

Now we have one other new way... and a chance for me to potentially make money as well!

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I need time to stop moving...

What is it about day's off not actually being true "day's off"? I remember when I was a kid, having a day off meant that I was running around outside playing all day long with my friends.

Now? I'm doing laundry and flushing a drain in our mudroom and, well, I am watching Doctor Who so I guess that counts as "recreation." Damn, just disproved my own thesis statement. Way to go, Kapgar.

I'm going to shut up now and recap my progress toward my New Year's Resolutions. Sound good?

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