Monthly Archive: December 2013

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Obligatory New Year’s Post! 2013 was amazing & horrible.

I’m pretty proud of the fact that I live my life like an adventure.  Each step I’ve taken on this meandering quest to not be normal has led me through a series of ups and down.  2013 really tops the charts for activity, though.  This past year I drove a...

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New Blog? Yup. New Blog.

Yesterday some of you may have noticed that the ol’ blog looks a bit different.  In setting up for 2014, I decided to take some time to upgrade my personal website to look a little more – I dunno – modern?  Advanced?  Bloggy? In any case, I wanted it to...

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The Holiday in the House of Croom

Yesterday was Christmas and, for those of you keeping track, it was my first Christmas without my father.  It’s not like I saw him every Christmas, but hearing from him on the holidays was something I always looked forward to.  Talking to my dad on Christmas usually resulted in sharing...

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My AWSOMELY Embarrassing New Hobby: Childhood Photos

After Dad passed away a couple of weeks ago, I took possession of a couple of boxes of old photos.  REALLY old photos.  What’s amazing about some of them (to me) is that many of them are of ME – and I have never seen before.  Going through them is...

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A Tradition Started at Shula’s Steak House (@TeamShula) Continues…

A couple of years ago, my friend Brett and I were sitting in the office (at the “day job”) and I noticed he looked less jovial than usual.  When I asked if he was okay, he conveyed that it was his birthday which (as an adult) wasn’t itself a big...

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Our cruise with @PrincessCruises to #Aruba last month (with photos!)

Last month, Shannon and I took our annual anniversary trip.  The qualifier for our the trip each year has become 1.) someplace we’ve never been to together and 2.) someplace that has a Hard Rock Cafe. Rule 2 is because of Shannon’s HRC Teddy Bear collection (that is now up...

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I uninstalled @GetGlue today – BECAUSE I CAN NO LONGER GET “GLUE”

I love social media.  I’m mean, let’s face it: I’m a social networking whore.  Practically anything that shows up with even the slightest bit of home of being a viable social network tool gets me as a user with the name “TomCroom”. facebook.com/TomCroom twitter.com/TomCroom flicker.com/TomCroom etc. Being a film nerd and...

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So now what?

That’s a great question: so now what? The past couple of weeks have been so overwhelming and so much of a blur that my usual knack for “just do this” hasn’t completely kicked in yet.  Thus, I’ve decided to fall back on old reliable habits – in this case, make a...

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Birthday Blogging on my 40th: The Life & Times of Tom Croom.

Sometimes you just can’t make this shit up, folks.  Seriously. I’m not sure that life could have lined up a better reminder of my mortality than it has over the past ten days. FIRST, my father passed away at the ripe old age of sixty three years old – less than...