Man Trivia: Dishwashers

A dishwasher containing clean dishes

Q: Did you know the appliance we refer to as a “dishwasher” has been poorly branded and does not do what it says it does? Continue reading

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Swing and a Miss: The MLB All-Star Game

2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

“This Time It Counts.” That’s the bill of goods Major League Baseball is selling its fans now. Since 2003 the league that wins the All-Star Game is awarded home field advantage for the World Series. This abomination has been discussed, voted on, and approved 3 separate times, proving that it wasn’t a mistake and that it has been, in fact, deliberate and on purpose. Continue reading

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Titles and Preparation

Father & Son

Blogger. Dog Lover. Amateur Painter. Slightly-Above-Average-When-The-Course-Matches-My-Crooked-Ball-Flight Golfer.  But I’m just under one month away from the expected arrival of an additional title that will forever change everything about me except my past: Father.  Continue reading

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NFL Rookie Symposium

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

The NFL held their annual Rookie Symposium last week. It’s basically a 4 day prep course to grow college “student-athletes” into NFL players. Lectures, skits and discussion panels make up the majority of the symposium detailing various aspects of life in the NFL including media relations, social responsibility, drug and alcohol abuse, etc. The thing that caught my eye was the defensive coordinator that gave a lecture on financial responsibility.

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Man Trivia: Laundry

Wicker Laundry Basket - Storage - Home Accessories

Q: Did you know there are more than 2 categories (darks and lights) when it comes to washing laundry?

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My Son, The Loser

Alaskan coast

Not a loser in the derogatory sense that would breed shame and embarrassment in his parents like a glowing ember of humiliation fanned by the winds of failure. At least I hope not. We haven’t even met the kid yet.  Continue reading

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My Wife, The Good Sport

I feel bad for my wife sometimes. For one, I tricked her into marrying me, somehow. And the poor women hasn’t figured out that she’s so amazing that she could have convinced any man on the planet to put a ring on her finger. I’m still waiting for the day when she figures it out but until then, I’ll keep living the dream. She also puts up with me publicly poking fun at her. Continue reading

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Baseball Rant: Doctored Baseballs

A baseball

After hearing about the recent ejection and 8-game suspension of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta for using pine tar to improve his grip, I started confusing myself trying to figure out the backwards logic of most pitchers. And I have yet to find the answer to the contradiction of pitchers (or catchers) asking for a new baseball when they find the one they are using has been accidentally scuffed. Continue reading

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Man Trivia: Say What?


Q: When is it reasonable for your wife to use phrases like “lay down my pimpin’,” “step my love game up,” “ya dig?” and “zoom-zoom go boom-boom”? Continue reading

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Dadvice: Painting Textured Walls

English: This paint brush has been dipped in b...

I hate textured walls. As far as I’m concerned, the only reason to texture a wall is to mask a subpar drywall job or worse yet, a crooked house frame. It’s not that I think it looks all that bad (it can, however) but it makes for tougher drywall repairs and makes painting a room (like a nursery) almost as frustrating as watching a pitcher take an at-bat…almost. Continue reading

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