Archive for the 'dad stuff' Category

special edition thursday random eleven: “working vacation…from work” edition

09 Nov

I’m posting this Thursday, because of the observed Veteran’s day holiday tomorrow, as I’ll probably be mostly off the ‘tubes for the weekend. I have dance concerts to attend, potential assistance to provide, and a bit of a break to prepare for. After this week, which included yesterday’s Quarterly Dog and Pony Show*™ in the […]

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probably too busy a weekend: wrock, dance, and road trips

30 Oct

Well, Saturday was pretty damned busy anyway. Friday was a usual workday, aside from hauling my behind out to Amherst to grab the kid (which I don’t mind doing at all – we had some nice bonding over college and work gossip and our friends Valentine Wolfe’s new record), with a stop at the Appomatox […]

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friday random eleven: “feelin’ 84” edition

27 Oct

For those of you following along elsewhere, you’re already aware of the major events of my week. But for the rest of you, after being mostly down for count this past weekend with a quick-onset bug of some sort, I started the week okay, but got knocked down again Tuesday during the day , and […]

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GEOSTORM! or geez, i’m an old

24 Oct

IN A WORLD. OF BADGE-ENGINEERED MID-NINETIES ECONOMY SPORT COUPES. ONE ISUZU-MANUFACTURED GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCT RUSTS SLOWLY AWAY IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN AFTER A SUCCESSION OF HIGH-SCHOOL DRIVER ABUSE… Just getting the obvious joke out of the way… Anyway…I saw a trailer for the currently-in-general-release, 11% Tomatometer™ rated Gerard Butler vehicle probably two years ago (it was […]

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weekend and thereabouts; a smattering of helplessness

16 Oct

I spent my weekend a bit to the west of usual, hanging with the kid at college (it was allegedly “Family Weekend”, but there wasn’t a whole lot of actual events for family going on). We spent some time hanging out, wandering around campus, watching a bit of a field hockey game, visiting with Josie, […]

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friday random eleven: “not really going to comment” edition

13 Oct

Work frustration is hitting hard. Apologize for being blah this morning. It’s also overcast and raining. I can blame that, right? So yeah. This weekend I go out to SBC for parents’ weekend; we’ll see how that works out. I’m sure it’ll be fine. Playlist this morning is interesting; a lot of the usual suspects, […]

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I have opinions on the latest scouting news

12 Oct

In case you hadn’t heard the news, on Wednesday, “the international Day of the Girl’, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they’d be making a change to allow girls to enroll in the program, starting with Cub Scouting, and eventually allow girls to earn the Eagle Scout award. Based on the information provided, the […]

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happy ada lovelace day

10 Oct

I haven’t called this occasion out in a while, though it’s definitely something worth disucssing more often. To quote the official website of the celebration: Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in […]

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friday random eleven thirteen: “so angry I can’t count” edition

29 Sep

warning: contains significant workplace bitching vague-blogging content This week, as some of you may be aware, is the last week of the fiscal year for many areas of the public sector, including mine. This generally includes a mad dash to obligate ALL THE DOLLARS before the end of the year to make budgets work out […]

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friday random eleven: “equinox you out” edition

22 Sep

I have signed entirely too many documents this week. I have signed one particular document SEVEN TIMES. And the week’s not over yet. I joked last night that these purchasing folks will be asking for blood types and stool measurements/descriptions before all is said and done, though I’m pretty sure I was kidding on the […]

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