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My Wife Just Said… #145

Posted by on January 27th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I always find it odd when I look over at a fully-equipped stroller only to find there’s a dog in it.” -Elizabeth   My wife majored in marine biology and used to work at a place that did a bunch of animal rescue and placement, so I’d put her somewhere between animal lover and animal […]

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The Family Pet… Robot

Posted by on September 27th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

  When the question of whether we should get a family dog or cat came up, I admit I pinched the bridge of my nose and sighed a little bit. Okay, a LOTtle bit. I’ve had a Beastmaster level of family pets. Mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish oh my! I even tried to keep captured […]

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What if mice actually looked like Mickey Mouse?

Posted by on August 14th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Think about it. What if animal cartoon characters were accurate representations, meaning that animals actually looked like their famous cartoon characters? I’ve started with what is arguably the most globally recognized character. A mouse. With the help of Photoshop, way too many stolen hours of sleep, and my warped mind, we can all take a […]

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Kids and Koalas

Posted by on February 1st, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

You had a baby. Yay! You should realize that kids tend to grow up and get “less cute” to “outright ugly” from time to time. At first, the little one can turn your heart into something similar to what a microwave can turn a stick of butter into in 13.3 seconds. This may be by […]

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Eagle Rides for Toddlers!?!

Posted by on December 19th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Your pants and undies may be safe watching this, but you will crap in your soul for sure. (Reassuring spoiler: happy ending. Sorry about the spiritual poop mess part, though.) In the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, giant Eagles play majestic animals that swoop in to the rescue. Um… yeah… this is not […]

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Everything Is Cuter When It’s a Baby

Posted by on July 26th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Let’s put on a cutey pageant. The contestants will all be animals, competing against their baby selves. Not puppies and kittens though! Science is already working on harnessing the power of their cuteness as a renewable energy source, so it’s a foregone conclusion that they’re filthy stinking cute. We’ll look at more unsual animals for […]

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BEWARE: Cartoons Are Loaded with Lies

Posted by on February 20th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Cartoons are loaded with animals. They’re also loaded with lies! It’s true. Uh… I mean it’s true about the lying part, that there are lies. Anyway! Kids’ books, animated shows, toys, breakfast cereal boxes, restaurant activity mats, you name it, they are all filled with breathtaking inaccuracies about the Wild Kingdom. “So what,” right? We […]

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Top 2 Reasons You Don’t Have Nice Things Anymore…

Posted by on February 17th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Years ago I bought a leather executive chair that was blonde-colored. Within a week, Cody (at age 6!) wrote Xuck on it (he missed the top line in the F). He used permanent marker and scrawled it in large letters on the broad expanse of the chair’s back. Amid feeling super bummed and being totally […]

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The British Know Animal Videos

Posted by on September 30th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

You might’ve already seen this RAD viral video, but since we have friends staying with us from the UK, I thought it would be more than appropriate. Or maybe it’s the Duran Duran post from yesterday? Or maybe one of the animals just reminds me of Finn barking at me? (Can you guess which one?) […]

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