I'm the father of two teenage daughters, that's why.
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Hear that? That's the sound of my gray hair sprouting every few seconds now. When I first noticed my gray hair sprouting, I actually took some pride (Boink!) in the fact. I thought I looked sophisticated and debonaire. However (Boink!Boink!) lately I'm realizing that the gray is really just stress manifest physically, and the direct cause is raising two (Boink!) daughters.
Friday, oh yea.
So, what is it about Friday's that just set my world on fire? I mean, I have trudged to work all this week with little to no enthusiasm, then Friday comes and man, I tell you, I like everybody! I feel generous, I feel sublime, and serendipitous. I see Friday not as the end of a week, but rather the gateway to new possibilities and adventures....the beginning of a weekend.
It seems to me the reason Fridays are so wonderful isn't just because it's the end of a lon
So, this morning the fellas were gathered around, and one of our drivers grows red chilis at his home. Apparently, these are some hot puppies, and he was bragging about just how hot they were. My partner Jason told me his brother tried to eat one for $20 dollars, and was in misery for hours afterward.
I was incredulous.
Afterall, I LOVE Jalepenos and spicy food. A buddy of mine makes tuna-stuffed Jalepenos, and I eat 'em up like nothing. Granted, about an hour later, my stomach is shre
Illegal Immigration Revisited
I know I ‘m beating a dead horse, and I’ve been planning on ranting about this subject again in light of recent protests, but I really had to get my anger in check before I can articulate this subject without spitting angry expletives.
I live in the predominately Hispanic town of Santa Maria, and I am partnered with two Hispanic men, both of whom I respect. This issue has become galvanizing for several reasons but it really com
Walking, daydreaming, and the rockstar.
One of the things I’ve noticed about being 40 is that I take pleasure in simple things. I like playing board games and poker with the boys, partying with my close friends, watching my daughters grow up, running my simple little industrial business, riding my Chief, and hanging with my soon to be bride, tina.
One of the simpler things I’ve come to enjoy is my evening walks with the dog. Admittedly, I’m hot and cold on this, but, with the exception
Ok, so I know I'm going to sound callous and mean, and everything else, but I came home Saturday afternoon, and watched this movie on the discovery channel called Grizzly Man. This is a true story about Timothy Treadwell, a self-described Bear expert that spends about 13 summers "observing" grizzlies in Alaska. Now, apparently the goal is to help preserve them. How he is doing this actually eludes me, since he's doing the exact opposite of protecting them by intruding upon their territory. Needl
So, I had a small cavity in my molar that my dentist felt we should handle before it got big. Now, I'm not afraid of the dentist like some people are, in fact, I really like getting my teeth cleaned. However, there is somehting strangely akward about the whole process that I can't quite put my finger on. I think it's because you have a person putting their hands in your mouth.
I mean,it's kinda weird if you think about it. A person, harldy more than an aquaintance, is stuffing their han
Well, I had an interesting Wednesday night! Normally my Wednesday nights are busy with Game night with the boys, but our clique is disbanded, so I'm free. Tina & I were invited by my friend and fellow Iron Indian Rider Dave and his gal Penny to watch their friend (Sean Wiggins) perform at Mongos in Grover Beach. Now, usually we aren't much for staying out late on a work night, so this was relatively new ground for us, but let me tell ya, we had a blast!
We got there around 7, and the restur