Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Joy of Snark

One blog I enjoy reading is "View From The Porch."   I've always felt that Tam has always had a gift of looking at the world in a skewed way. 

I found great pleasure as she expressed her...  "regret" for the zoo animals in Ohio and her plans for an inexpensive safari.

(I apologize for the long link, for some reason Blogger could not rename it.) 

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hmm...  Instapundit seems to be down for the moment. 

I may have to actually do work around the house instead of futzign around on the internet. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Firearms and wheelchairs

A firearm is a great equalizer.  It can put an 80 year old victim on defensive turf against an 18 year old criminal.  But on that note brandishing a firearm during an event of police interaction can and will justify the use of lethal force irregardless of your handicaps.  

Man in wheelchair shot to death by Phoenix police - Yahoo! News

Friday, October 14, 2011


I am the proud father of an adorable six month old girl.  It is our first child.  It is also my parent's first grandchild.

Let the adoration commence!

I will state that my daughter may grow up to be somewhat spoiled.  I am OK with that.  I want her to have the best in everything and the most opportunities.  I want her to know that she can grow up to be what ever she wants to be.

Of course, there is all the economic and political doom and gloom about our futures.  Whatever.  Currently she is sitting in her swing giggling and bopping about.  I will make her future a better one.

Of course, her current future involves a diaper change and a bottle.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Adventures in Shaving!

As with most guys, I shave.  I have been shaving my face for over 20 years.  I started using an electric razor.  I then moved on to a fixed blade because I prefer the feel. 

I've rarely changed my facial hair style.  For the longest time I shaved all of my facial hair, with the exception of trying out a mustache for about a year when I was in college.  It was a very unsuccessful experiment. 

About 8 or 9 years ago I decided to grow a goatee.  It actually worked, even though it took a bit for it to grow in properly.  I have flecks of blonde and red hair in my goatee, and where the blonde bunched together it almost looked like a bald spot from a distance.  But I liked it and my wife liked it, and thus it was all good. 

Recently, I decided to shave the goatee but keep the mustache. 

The result...  is odd.  My chin is so cold!  Also, my daughter was in the habit of grabbing my chin hair and now she has nothing to grab on to.  But the worst thing is that the skin around my chin is so sensitive!  Shaving irritates the skin there.  Also, I can't seem to get all of the hairs properly.  I'll shave then I'll find plenty of spots that I missed. 

I am sure that my chin will become "rough" and insensitive to shaving like the rest of my face eventually.  It will just take some time.