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“People Like Us” – A Ghost Story

Posted by on June 29th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Dreamworks Pictures asked me to come watch their movie, “People Like Us” and interview their director, week before last. I’d seen the previews but wasn’t very excited about it. But I was VERY surprised at what I saw. So, I wrote a review of the movie for The Good Men Project today. And I have […]

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Pocket Intruders

Posted by on June 29th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by LifeLock, a leader in identity theft protection. I’ve had my wallet stolen over 100 times. I know that sounds like a lot, but maybe you’re forgetting I have kids. BUT! I’ve been pickpocketed a couple of times “for realsies.” The First Time In my teens, I journeyed […]

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Is BRAVE Really Bad for Boys?

Posted by on June 28th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I’ve been seeing some unusually high number of link-baity posts and intense debate around Pixar’s BRAVE this week. Specifically, a few bloggers have called into question the depiction of men/boys in the film, saying it’s not a good movie for them. I decided to write a Nyquil-fueled blog post about it over on NIGHT OF […]

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Superhero Tutus: FOR BADASSES

Posted by on June 28th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I’ve recently realized that we don’t talk a whole hell of a lot about having daughters. And that is totally our fault. Both Andy and I have no daughters to speak of (or that we know of). That might make it seem like we don’t care or don’t want to cover “the funny” about having […]

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(I Swear) My Wife Just Said… #65

Posted by on June 27th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“So glad you’re my husband! I am a lucky woman.” -Elizabeth This was made more moving by the fact that I didn’t do anything especially spectacular and it also wasn’t an opener to informing me about a particularly juicy sale she was interested in. Just love. Sweet heart-getting-gooey-in-your-shirt-pocket love. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Safety from Children: Changing a Diaper

Posted by on June 26th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Most baby changing signs aren’t concerned with things like accuracy or safety. They’re designed to have a more pleasing and compact composition, so the adult is commonly shown crammed up close, hovering over a baby as if the diaper were going on its head. I’m a designer, so I can appreciate the reasons for this. […]

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Getting BRAVE, Part One

Posted by on June 24th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Disney invited me to the premiere of BRAVE last week in advance of it’s release this past weekend. They did not ask me to do a bad Scottish accent, however. That was included free-of-charge. I took this picture on Instagram. See how pro I am? I boarded my plane car and descended on Hollywood on […]

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Judgment Day Parenting

Posted by on June 21st, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

When you become a parent, with it arrives your own personal judgment day. No, I don’t mean the End of Days or a Terminator melting into a chrome knifesicle and stabbing at you. I mean, it’s the day (and it’s not just one day) that all the uppity spectators in the land of parenthood direct […]

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Wookiee the Chew

Posted by on June 20th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It had to be done, folks. And so it is. I posted the following image on our Facebook page last week and it caused quite a stir, so I set forth on a journey of finding the artist responsible… … his name is JAMES HANCE. Only after perusing his site did I discover that he […]

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The 5 Stages of Teething, An Illustrated Guide

Posted by on June 20th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

    Teething is a part of becoming a parent that a lot people dread to one degree or another. Us parents who have made it through the Stages of Teething, know that the people who don’t dread it are either certifiably naive or very drunk. But one can only stay naive and drunk for […]

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