Monthly Archive: December 2015

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Exercise for fun and exercise.

I’m not looking forward to going to the gym after tomorrow.  The influx of New Years Resolution bound folks taking up all the machines is one of the reasons I go to the gym at odd hours – but what can you do? On my 42nd birthday, I declared that...

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Coding for fun and exercise.

It was Christmas of 1984 when my parents bought me my first computer.  It was an Apple IIc with a green monochrome monitor.  Knowing that there was functionality to be found outside of games, my parents also bought me an Epson LX-80 Dot Matrix printer. (NOTE: I seriously have no...

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Keeping up with self imposed expectations.

No one’s perfect. Sure, we hear that all the time and we’re reminded of it regularly weekly daily hourly practically every moment – but that doesn’t mean that we’re not supposed to try. On my 42nd birthday, I told myself that I would blog and exercise every day for one...

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Aquatica in Orlando, Florida – my first trip.

I grew up going to water parks and, as an adult, I still totally dig them.  So when SeaWorld opened their themed water park in 2008, I totally wanted to check it out.  My Orlando-bred common sense told me to avoid it when it first opened for obvious crowd purposes,...

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A Very Florida Christmas

Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum.  Santa’s run off to the Caribbean. (From the song by Jimmy Buffett) The high where I live in Florida today was 82° F.  The beaches were packed.  Folks were out in bathing suits and shorts running up and down the ocean and...

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Is “You’ve Got Mail” a Christmas Movie?

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for iTunes movie sales.  So when I see something on sale for below the $9.99 mark, I usually buy a film – pending I have good reason to add it to a collection. One of the primary “good reasons” dates back to the...

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The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

Christmas this year (my 42nd on this planet) has been engineered to be different from so many previous Christmas holidays.  No large tree.  No gathering of family.  Just us: Shannon, Karma the Dog, and I. Don’t get me wrong, I *love* big holidays.  My in-laws are amazing and have opened...

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My wife loves dumb movies. (We finally saw “The Night Before”)

I grew up watching horror films.  My mother was a product of the seventies and eighties and the decades’ skyrocketing stardom of Stephen King.  She read all of his books and I would occasionally pick one up, too, to see what all the fuss was about.  (Reading “Pet Semetary” in my tweens...

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That Steve Harvey #MissUniverse2015 Moment

(While this blog is backdated 12/20/15, I actually wrote it the morning of the 21st.  You will see why in a moment.) I had the editing window open on my blog last night ready to write my daily tale about something when I heard my wife watching TV in the other...