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“Don’t freak out when you come home”

That’s what Lily said to me on the phone the other day. I thought that was odd because I knew what was going on at home. Back in January a gutter froze and created an ice dam that forced melting… Continue Reading →

Really? Congratulations!

I get odd solicitation calls but occasionally people dial it up to eleven to try and sell things. Yesterday Lily got a call at the store from someone looking for me. It happens and I’m pretty sure that Googling my name… Continue Reading →

Praise The Monkey!

Some work stories you can share. Years ago I had a production change and I didn’t quite implement it correctly. It was fixed quickly but the user wanted what happened. User: “In the least technical language possible can you explain what happened?”… Continue Reading →

I’ll always be a transplant from Queens

Photo by Mr.TinDC You think of a lot of things during a 15 minute drive to the train station. I will never be mistaken for a native Long Islander. I grew up in Queens, attended high school in Brooklyn, went… Continue Reading →

Kids? The no snow today is my doing

This is something that’s bugged me since yesterday and I figured I’d post a public apology to my children. You see, they really wanted a snow day today or at least a delayed opening. I’m going to take the chance… Continue Reading →

I’m not asking, but if I did ask what would be the answer?

My 12-year-old has gotten into trouble at home and even though he’s grounded it’s alright. He’s 12 after all and I got into LOTS of trouble when I was his age. My parents had 4 sons and the whole family… Continue Reading →

It’s just a phone but the parodies are great

Parodies about Cupertino are fun, thanks to the Verge for posting this link.

Grosse Pointe Blank moment

Every now and then I read something online that makes me reply “Grosse Pointe Blank moment!” which is not necessarily a good thing. Martin Blank: Who’s the ghoul? Marcella: Whoa. This guy is a badass. Felix LaPoubelle. An accomplished amateur with… Continue Reading →

Seeing movie connections in all the things

This tweet This turned into a 'what if it's a girl?' conversation, to which it'll be Ivanna, which means Joanie… — ipstenu (Mika E.) (@Ipstenu) August 25, 2013 Made me think of this dialog. Debi Newberry: So, is there a… Continue Reading →

No singing today? I can fix that

*Turns to Lily who’s reading the instructions to new her juicer* Me: See? Who needs Facebook? This is why there’s an Internet. Lily: That’s nice dear. Well I like the Beatles anyways.

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