Father/Daughter Dance. Five minutes in and my date leaves me to hang out with her friends. It's like prom all over again! 😭

Tomorrow is a snow day, and I am 9 years old again. So happy!

Two out of every three times I think, "Hey, I should replay Skyrim!", I stop because I remember that crappy intro sequence.

Reading lots of fantasy novels as a kid means that, as an adult, you get nostalgic about things that never happened in this universe:

My cooking isn't nearly as good as the feasts they used to have at Redwall Abbey!

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Strong feelings about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battlr Show more

A Hard Day's Night is on cable. Can I get confirmation of something I suspect? The Beatles in the 60s were actually hideous, right?

Into the Spider-Verse is better than the Raimi Spidermans. Fight me.

Sugar is addictive for me as a second order phenomenon. When I make a healthy, macrobiotic meal, my wife and daughter make faces. But when I make cake and cookies, people say "Oh my blog! This is so good!" So now I want to make those things more.

Merry Xmas to the only Shop I want to spend time in for a while!!

All I want is a drive-through that serves healthy, low-sugar, balanced meals. I can't be the only!

The holiday calendar gets a little more forgiving with Christmas on a Tuesday, because we start out vacation on the Saturday before, giving us ample travel time. I'm already anxious about a few years from now, when we work right up to Christmas Eve.

After deciding in college that I didn't like Old Fashioneds, I mixed one from Kingsley Amis's book and it was damn tasty! However, after some Googling, I determined that I am probably not drinking an Old Fashioned, but something close to a whiskey sour.

Whatever, my drink tastes good, but I wonder how Amis got so far from the pack on this one.

My enjoyment of the Sabrina reboot made me go back and try Riverdale. What is this?

I watched the new She-Ra with my daughter, and then she watched it on her own like two more times through. Yesterday in the car she said, "Dad, you know what I like?"
"First Ones' Tech!"

My daughter wrote a song:

"I have boobies!
I, I have boobie-oobies!

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