September 25, 2016: Bonding is Weird

It’s weird to think that tonight’s the first night that I’ve seen my newborn sons in a week (on account of being sick). It’s also weird to think that they’re still only 10 days old. I suppose a lot of weird stuff has been happening lately. Just this same evening, I had to tell my…

September 24, 2016: The Milk (Wo)Man

Women kind of got the short end of the stick when it comes to making babies. They’ve got to carry the little suckers around in their bellies for the better part of nine months. Whether it’s the usual way or by slicing a hole in said belly, I’ve heard that either delivery method is pretty painful. And then when…

September 22, 2016: It’s Beginning to Feel a Little Like Christmas…

And I’m not saying this just because Walmart has already managed to start squeezing in a few aisles of Christmas decorations here and there amongst the fall and Halloween decor – don’t think we didn’t notice, Big Blue! Nonetheless, despite all of the zany chaos over the last month or so, I’ve kind of been feeling like my…

September 20, 2016: I Can’t Be Sick Right Now…

And yet here we are – I’ve got a million and one things to do, I’ve got two newborns in the NICU and a recovering wife home to take care of … and suddenly I’m sicker than a dog. W.T.F. Truth be told, Christopher and I have both been sort of harboring this coughing thing for…

September 19, 2016: Pumpkin???

I keep waffling back and forth on whether I want to do the whole pumpkin thing anymore or not. On one hand, it doesn’t take much for me to get burned out on pumpkin anymore, and traditionally when I review pumpkin stuffs I tend to encounter more crappy pumpkin than I do quality. On the…

September 18, 2016: Up in the Sky

Who knew that things happen really early in the morning while I’m still very happily tucked into my bed?! Today I had to drive my mother-in-law to the airport … at 5:30 in the morning … and though the early departure itself was certainly less than ideal, it was kind of neat to come home to find a veritable…

September 17, 2016: Trapped in the Hospital

So last night was an interesting night! As one would expect, we’ve pretty much spent every waking moment at the hospital over the last couple of days with the arrival of the twins and all, and for the most part that’s honestly been pretty manageable. Between Sara’s post-delivery room now and even the labor/delivery room that she…

September 15, 2016: My Two More Sons

So today our family grew, and then grew again some more! I haven’t really written much about it since Sara went into the hospital blorgteen weeks ago – life has been a little, *ahem*, hectic since I’ve been juggling work and kid duty and nightly commutes to visit the wife in her temporary home at the hospital. Well, things…

August 25, 2016: Happy Birthday #36

It’s kind of weird going to Disney World without my wife … pretty much because aside from maybe once or twice, we’ve been going together for upwards of 10 years now, ever since our second date that we shared over at Epcot on April 22nd, 2006! Funny how that date I can remember like the back of my hand, yet I…

August 24, 2016: Silver Lining Sunsets

Being the antisocial recluse that I am, I tend to be glued to the computer during the evening hours when the sun is setting and glued to my bed during that rumored sunrise that I’ve heard good things about, so I suppose you could say that a rather unexpected silver lining to these daily visits to…

August 22, 2016: So Where Were We?

It’s been a busy summer. And by busy, I mean chaotic and stressful and at more times than not just downright exhausting. As a famous duck once said, “Life is like a hurricane…” 😛 Of course, all of this centers around our pregnancy … which to say the very least, could be going better. Right now…

August 5, 2016: My Special Snowflakes

Believe it or not, I’ve been trying to be more positive about life, the universe, and pretty much everything lately. It’s not easy because admittedly I tend to be fairly cynical in nature, but I’m trying for my own mental sanity, anyways… So a simple phrase kind of rubbed me the wrong way this morning in…

August 3, 2016: I Hate Driving

I’m starting to feel like being behind the wheel sometimes brings out the worst in people. Maybe that’s because I almost got hit this evening trying to pull out of the grocery store parking lot, but stay with me here just for a moment… It’s no secret that people tend to be over-confident about their driving abilities,…

August 2, 2016: CRAAAAAZY Bread!!!

I don’t think anyone would argue with me that Little Caesars was never really the best pizza, even long before they switched to the Hot-‘n’-Ready outlet model that they mostly do today, and yet I still have fond memories of going to birthday parties at the location in my hometown and even playing the occasional…

July 23, 2016: Where in the World … is…

…Carmen Sandiego?! I think one of my favorite memories from elementary school was playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? in the 4th grade. My teacher had one of the first Macintosh computers in her classroom … and already I was kind of known as a computer dork … so one day she showed me and another kid this game, and…

July 17, 2016: The Great Baby Show Massacre

It was hour #37 of what started as merely a mild mannered exhibition of all things for pregnant women to spend money on, but as the convention wore on and the pound cake and all natural vegetable juice  reserves ran dry, that’s when the prego chaos began to erupt… The fury was winded yet relentless,…

July 16, 2016: Mr Cranky Pants

It seems that we’ve entered a stage of toddlerhood where naptime is of the utmost importance because whoa boy, watch out if he misses one!!! That was the case today when Christopher spent most of the day out and about with Sara so that I could try to get some extra work done. They made it home just…

July 15, 2016: It’s Dangerous to Go Alone…See Ya!

Tonight I’ve found myself absolutely fascinated by these two videos that I’ve been watching while I’m working. The idea is – get this – to complete the original Legend of Zelda on the NES … without ever actually taking the sword! 😯 I actually started watching Mike Matei’s play through the other night, so I finished that first and then decided…

July 14, 2016: I Eat My Sugar Cereal…

I probably shouldn’t be sitting here eating a bowl of sugar cereal at 3am right before going to bed, but here we are… 😛 Like any good kid of the ’80s, I grew up eating cereal while I watched cartoons in the morning. Frosted Flakes, Golden Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch – I had many favorites, and…

July 13, 2016: He Floats!

Look at this smiling, little guy!  Granted, there’s only a few inches of water in the tub, but somehow in a week’s time he went from flailing about whenever he got his ears wet to loving laying down during his baths.  I’m even told that he did so much better in swim class this week…