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You and Me and Your Brother Makes Three

by on Aug.05, 2010, under family

It seems that it will be a mom-free weekend.  Starting tomorrow morning through Sunday it will be just me, Cricket, and Grasshopper fending for ourselves.  I’m not actually particularly concerned.  I’m not one of those passive working dad’s who defers the majority of parenting to the matron of the house.  I even cook sometimes (mostly on the grill, but not exclusively).  So I’m sure we will survive …. hopefully.

My wife will be departing early tomorrow morning on a trek to NYC for a blogging conference (in case you weren’t aware, she has not one, but two blogs that she likely updates more often than I do: Down to Earth Mama and She Acts).  She will be whooping it up in the Big Apple for the weekend with blog-related discussions and parties.  Not that I would worry for the sanctity of our marriage regardless of the nature of the conference, but being that she will be surrounded mostly by female bloggers, the most that will likely happen is some all-girl drunken music videography (it’s happened).  I guess there is a sliver of the possibility she might get swept into an overzealous celebration of the repeal of Prop. 8, but I’m not overly concerned.  What hyjinx will ensue are likely to be of a much more tame and innocent variety of which she greatly deserves.

Anyway, besides regularly scheduled events of the weekend (of which there are surprisingly many) I have very little in mind for our sans matronus weekend.  As it stands, I have to take them to swimming lessons, the farmer’s market, a family reunion, and potentially a free movie screening (and probably some other events that my wife will point out that I forgot to mention and therefore will not remember to do).  So outside of meals there is limited bandwidth for other events.  But I may try to fit in some shopping and some other entertainment where I can – perhaps even some fruit picking if time and weather permit.

My biggest concern is that I’m going to be plagued with work issues that try to follow me home.  I’m slowly working to have more redundancy and less direct dependency for certain things, but the curse of being good at certain things is that you are the only one who can handle them – I’m not playing arrogant here, it is simple fact.  But I’m training a new guy to be the next me, and trying to leave no issues up in the air so that I can make the most of a wife-free and hopefully work-free weekend.

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Shout-out to Jake Ludington

by on Dec.01, 2008, under Internet, money

Okay – this is the second post in a matter of days that is related to me entering a contest sponsored by HP.  The truth is that it is a great contest and I would love to be able to be so charitable.  The truth is that I am struggling to figure out what to get for my own kids within our budget, not sure whether my wife and I will be able to afford to give each other gifts valued above $10 (which has been par for the course for years now), but none of this bothers me more than the fact that I can’t afford to be more charitable.  So I’m being selfish – I want to enjoy the feeling of giving this stuff away. (continue reading…)

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Thoughts on Poetic and Tech

by on Nov.30, 2008, under About Me, family, Internet, parenthood

In exploring the blogisphere, I recently stumbled upon an interesting member by the name of Liz Henry.  I’d like to say that I discovered her work by casual means, but in truth I was following a lead on an interesting contest that HP is sponsoring.  But in doing so, I found someone I will likely continue reading as well as a 10-year-old speech about programming languages that was surprisingly undated (see the related post here). (continue reading…)

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