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Lumptastic??? Seriously?

February 23rd, 2012 | 3 Comments | Posted in ramblings, WTF

I think this counts as an advertising fail

I don’t know if they are any good, I got kinda ill just thinking about what a Lumpy Burger would look like.

Parenting FTW!!!

February 10th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Parenting, webstuff

Saw this over on A Trainwreck in Maxwell


I would do the exact same thing.  Of course, there are dozens of comments about how he has now bullied his kid, how shooting the laptop shows that he is an abusive dad, and (my personal favorite) how instead of publicly doing this he should have had a talk with her.

Of course, that ignores the fact that she publicly humiliated her parents with her childish BS.

Anyway, kudos to you sir for not putting up with the BS and give REAL repercussions for her actions.


You Know You’re a Parent When…

February 10th, 2012 | 2 Comments | Posted in ramblings, The Boy, The wife and I

… a friend of mine said that his job was driving him bananas and my wife and I both said “Did someone say ‘bananas’?”

Yeah, kids programing has taken over the DVR.

And apparently this blog too….

Oldies but Goodies

February 8th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Posted in webstuff

Don’t be hatin’ on the Ewoks

And, for those of a law-enforcement bent

No need to thank me, it’s what I do.

Hanging with the Jellies, Part 2

February 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments | Posted in pretty pictures, The Boy, The wife and I

Hit the zoo yesterday with the wife and the offspring.  The boy is growing in leaps and bounds and becoming quite determined when he sets his mind to something.

Yesterday morning we had him in his walker and he was trying to go through the doorway and get out of the bedroom where we were keeping him contained.  To keep him in the room we had placed a floor fan in the doorway and had it on for circulation.  Matthew came up to the fan, saw he couldn’t get around it and decided to ram it – and managed to move it about an inch.

He still wasn’t able to get out, so he backed up a bit and hit it again, which moved it a little further but still not enough that he could leave.  So, he backed up about two feet, which made me think he was going to go some other direction.  He wasn’t.  He then moved as fast as he could and rammed the fan at full speed!  At that point I decided to step in and pull him out of his walker before he got a really good run at it and broke the dang thing.

Stubborn kid.

Anyway, we hit the zoo and went to the aquarium where this time Matthew stayed awake for the sharks.  As you can see, he thought they were pretty cool

We also hit the jellyfish again.  Quite a difference from the last time.

Mathew then

Matthew now

They grow too fast.  Everyone told me that, but now I know for myself

Comment Rules

February 6th, 2012 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

I got sidetracked over to Joan Peterson’s blog because of Weerd’s recent post and while I was there asking “Baldr Odinson” if he was going to come back under his real name and like his own comment I noticed Joan’s rules for publishing comments.

1. Comments asking for clarification will usually be published if they are about something I omitted or was unclear about.
2. Keep comments on topic and polite.
3. Comments on this blog will not be published if they are rude, offensive in any way, sexist, racist, sexually explicit, misogynistic, using of aggressive, vulgar or threatening language, harassment or generally distasteful.
4. Personal attacks will not be published.
5. Comments attacking organizations with which I am affiliated, other commenters or bloggers or groups of people will not be published or tolerated.
6. Comments that are misleading or not factual may be published but only to correct the facts.
7. Comments intended to harass or ask leading and repeated questions to get a reaction but not to further the discussion will not be published.
8. Opinions are not facts. When I write about facts, I use links to sources to back them up. When I express my opinion, that is what it is. Readers may not agree with my opinions but comments challenging my opinion are not constructive and don’t lead to furthering the discussion. We will not always agree here.
9. No comments under the name of “Anonymous” or “Unknown” will be published.
10. Don’t be a “jerk”. Comments from that perspective won’t be published here.
I love number 8.  She says that you may not agree with her and if you challenge her she won’t publish it.
Also, if she thinks it’s offensive, it won’t be published.  If she thinks it is attacking her group (such as challenging her facts) it won’t be published.
Joan, I have a suggestion for you.  You can shorten the whole list down to one rule and it would be this:
1. Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up.
Oh, and I’m sure my comment won’t be published either.