Category: Life

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My Work / Life Balance Hasn’t Been Balanced.

I got sunburned AND windburned yesterday.  While typing this, my face is a distinct shade of pink and there’s the slight tingling sensation of pain. It’s all good, though, because I took the time to go outside. For the past few weeks, I’ve known that my work / life balance has...

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#AstridTheDog’s First Day at a Dog Park

(The events of this blog post took place March 20, 2017.) On a Monday a few weeks back, I took Astrid to a vet appointment to get an “all clear” on the puppy cold she had been battling, and finally get her last round of shots.  All went well, so I...

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Four Weeks Later: #AstridTheDog Keeps Growing

When we got Astrid a few weeks back, she weighed in at 3.2 pounds.  Her most recent vet visit put her at 4.4 pounds.  Today, in the most unscientific measurement event – I put her on our scale at home.  Her size? 5.6 pounds. Based on the photos I post,...

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Two Weeks Later: #AstridTheDog aka “Princess Floofball”

She’s passed out right now in a small dog bed to the right of my desk. She wouldn’t lay down in it, however, until I put my grey Mickey Mouse sweatshirt in it so it smelled like me.  Astrid (our eleven week old Shih Tzu) weighs a massive four pounds...

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Perception Dictates Your Reality: My Personal Lesson from the 2016 Election

When I write a blog post, there’s a section in the web site editor on the right hand of my screen that says Categories where I can select the general topic I am writing about.  These categories are created (by me) from over a decade’s worth of posts about a...

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In Other News: Today Marks 100 Days of Running (in a row!)

On July 6th, I posted the photo to my left with the caption “Shannon let me follow her this morning. #Running #NikePlus #VeroBeach”.  The next day, I talked myself into doing it again and posted another photo with the comment “Day two of “getting back out there.” #Running #Nikeplus”. I...

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Aftermath: #HurricaneMatthew

Previously, on me blogging and stuff… My last entry had us in Tampa, Florida.  That was Thursday night, and a lot has happened since then.  Sadly, all the issues aren’t resolved yet.  Here’s the skinny: ORLANDO.  After a night of wine and blogging, we got up too late to eat the awesome...

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Hello Internet. I’m Avoiding #HurricaneMatthew by Blogging.

With respect to Mr. Robot… Hello, Friend. I am currently sitting in a Hyatt Place hotel on the west coast of Florida drinking wine and, well, writing this.  Getting here was no small picnic.  Here’s the “good parts” version. AIR CONDITIONING.  The prologue to this crazy tale is, hopefully, not foreshadowing....

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One. Thing. At. A. Time.

Hey Tom!  Your dog died.  You’re still cleaning up the fallout of your father’s suicide a couple of years ago.  Then there’s still the whole lost house fiasco that’s still unresolved.  OH – and then work! WasabiCon, Florida Anime Experience, Talent For Cons, and other unannounced contract and project awesomeness...

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Today We Said Good-bye to Karma the Dog…

Thirteen years and two months. Approximately. You see, we got (rescued) Karma when she was only eight months old.  That was thirteen years and two months ago.  She was around for the highs (getting married) and the lows (the loss of our house).  Throughout all of it, though, her love...

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Hello Internet! How have you been?

Work. So… much… work. Thus, in the interest of full disclosure, that’s where I’ve been: working.  The Green Mustard team had an event last weekend which – more or less – kicked off the “season” for us.  Since then (and just prior) I have been working my ass off. Next...

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Back to “normal”.

Everyone hates getting sick – and I’m no different from “everyone” in that regard.  The past couple of weeks have been a living hell for be since I’m used to running at 110% all the time.  Feeling my energy being tapped away due to illness is, like, the harshest form...

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The Further Adventures of #KarmaTheDog

I am still -14 Gym Hours (counting today) since I managed to squeeze in a workout over the past two days.  My blog, however, is current.  My health seems to have returned, so I can start catching up on exercise today. I hope. In other news: Karma has completed her acupuncture therapy....