How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Every Reaction to the New Star Wars Trailer

Posted by on April 17th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Our childhoods came crashing down on us yesterday when the trailer for the new Star Wars film came out. I literally screamed out like a kid in front of coworkers in a meeting. I couldn’t help myself. After the painful trauma of the second set of three films (cue Jar Jar Binks falling off a […]

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Maximumble: Hot Tails

Posted by on April 15th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Sometimes, we tell our kids things for the sake of humor or because we don’t know. It’s kind of fun to re-imagine things and tell a story to our kids. But I’ve had it backfire on me. My brother, for example, tells me that I told him a story growing up about mayonnaise. Apparently, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #208

Posted by on April 13th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Not sure he’ll make it to 42, but he is a pretty creative guy😉❤️ P.S. MOST of those things are inappropriate.” -Avara   It was my wife’s birthday last week, our anniversary, a big work deadline, Easter Sunday and two plane trips. I didn’t realize how much “flying by the seat of your pants” would happen […]

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How I Feel Right Now

Posted by on April 9th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

This is how I’m feeling today, waiting for the weekend to start… Anyone else with me? Is it really ONLY THURSDAY?!?! BLERBURUUBUBUGGLRLE. Also, this is how I will be speaking to people until it is, in fact, the weekend. So there, WORLD!

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The Scariest Human-Powered Playground Ever

Posted by on April 7th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s not often that you go to a theme park and say, “Well, the ghosts that run this place must really hate people very much. But this one takes the cake. It’s a sort of bizarre land with rides that are entirely powered by the kinetic energy produced by human beings. That is to say, […]

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The Best We Can Hope For (VIDEO)

Posted by on April 3rd, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

There are small moments with grand meaning when you’re a parent. It’s honestly hard to describe if you don’t have kids, but it’s something like loving something so much you could explode into a billion million tiny sparks of light and confetti. This video captures a glimpse. This father is an engineer on a train. […]

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Maximumble: Monster Under the Bed

Posted by on April 2nd, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  It’s easy to dismiss kids and their amazing imaginations. Sometimes they are off in the stratosphere when it comes to reality. But isn’t that something we want to encourage to some degree? If we can ground our kids in the nature of what is real, but give their dreams, and not their nightmares, the […]

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No More Instructional Diagrams, Folks

Posted by on April 1st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Those that know Andy personally are very familiar with his bombastic personality, but only a select few are aware of how terrible he is at martial arts. A few days ago he had a violent encounter with a dragon while trying to save two kittens from a burning orphanage, or something, and injured his hand. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” -Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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30 Years of Walt Disney Logos

Posted by on March 25th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Back in 1985, a movie came out called “The Black Cauldron.” It marked the first time Walt Disney logo was added before their films. You’re probably familiar with this one… But what happened after that was an evolution in thematic concepts and it was pretty cool. Some of them are better than others, but it […]

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