My life as a Daddy Blogger: The Early Years
I know you are, but what am I? Recently I’ve been hearing from my friends on Facebook, and the few parenting blogs that I read, about various feuds between “Daddy Bloggers” and I’m really confused by it all. Reading the posts and counter posts made me think back to March 23rd, 2012 when I started my blog, and what made me do it. It’s only been 3+ months since I...
Sushezi (sushi bazooka) Sushi Made Easy
I am simultaneously fascinated and horrified by this thing. I’m not sure why putting the same amount of ingredients on a traditional bamboo mat is so hard, but with 127 reviews on Amazon that are all pretty positive, I guess this is what people wanted? Get yours today for only $22.87 plus S+H! (or learn how to actually make sushi and buy a mat for $3)
Fishermen and Cowgirls Not Welcome
The sign at this gas station reads “Hoods and low profile headgear MUST BE REMOVED before entering store”. I’m not sure who put this sign together, but I guess at least the went with generally non-offensive images.. but not sure what they have against fishermen and cowgirls.
Watching Empire Strikes Back (Theatrical release) for the first time at 3 months One of the things that horrifies my wife and I is the amount of screen time that we see kids having these days, and the complete melt down they have when you take it away. So it was easy for us to agree that our kids would not have regular access to screen devices until they were 2 years old, and at that point we...
What I wouldn’t give to ride around in this baby. Or even just park it in our driveway with the rest of our “ridiculous car fleet” (as my wife says). Ah, a man can dream!
A love letter to food
Dear food, I love you. -Daddy (and son) Shrimp po’boy at Star Provisions I love all kinds of food. I love to cook it, I love to eat it, I love to watch other people cook it (not so much watch other people eat it) and I love to talk about it (but don’t call me a “foodie”). Everything from deep fried bacon on a stick to steamed broccoli with rice. I love “dare...
My son, the flirt
As Seen on TV
From the Target “As Seen on TV” end cap: WOW, it “Snaps right in”.. AND comes with a “Bonus Peacock Feather” The “Cami-Secret” is either brilliant or incredibly lazy?
It's dune been fixed
Mr. Fixit: This weekend my wife told me it was my turn the clean the toilet. Looking at it for a considerable amount of time I deduced that it would be easier to just replace it. Now if she would just tell me it’s my turn to clean the cars.. it would be much easier to replace her Honda Civic (AKA “The Mule”) with a BMW X6.
I filmed another promo to let you know that it’s Sunday, and thus time to watch 8bitdad live as they film their weekly podcast.
Me and Spiderman
At the Carl Casper Cavalcade of Customs car show, circa 1979 at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio. ..and yeah, that’s a Slush Puppie puffy sticker!
3 million mile 1966 Volvo P1800
72-year-old Irvin Gordon, who is a retired schoolteacher from Long Island, hopes to reach the 3 million mile mark by next year in his 1966 Volvo P1800S. He only has 34,000 miles to go. He bought his beloved car on June 30, 1966, for $4,150 at the age of 25. “It was a whole year’s salary,” he said. Read the whole story Here. I just wish ours would start every time so that I...
Future Wife (for my son)?
Homemade “Lady Vader” made by mayamagination for her 5 year old daughter.
Toy Thursday Review: Playforever Vehicles
Playforever Enzo Motorbike (Red) I recently came across these amazingly designed retro-inspired toys and was blown away. The lines are so nice and the construction and materials feel much to solid to be a modern toy.. but I guess that’s what you get for $60ish each? Playforever Midi 1 Race Car (British Racing Green) I’m not sure if the manufacturing price is that high, or...
What's the sign for "as soon as we pay for it"?
On a recent trip to our local grocery store I was completely amused by my son. We were not in a hurry and I only needed to get a few items so I let him walk around rather than riding in a cart. He was having a grand time, until we got to the produce section. He then started running around like a mad man and giving me the sign for “Eat”. The fact that he picks up books over toys...
The opening credits from To Kill a Mockingbird are in my opinion one of the greatest of all times (Star Wars is right behind it) as well as an amazing opening narration to set the tone and place of the film.
To kill a Mockingbird 50th anniversary edition DVD
Ranked 34 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest American Films, To Kill a Mockingbird is quite simply one of the finest films ever made. It stars the legendary Gregory Peck in his Academy Award-winning role as Atticus Finch and features Robert Duvall in his screen debut plus an unforgettable performance by Mary Badham as Scout. Get it here. (and the book ain’t...