Category Archives: Home Life

Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Netflix and Chromecast

This is a followup to my Amazon Fire TV review. If you haven’t read it yet, you may want to read the review first. The Fire TV is great, but before you buy one there’s just one thing you have … Continue reading

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Review of the Amazon Fire TV

We had a TV problem at the house. The kids wanted to watch TV in the living room, because that’s where the TiVo lives. The den only had a Wii that connected to Netflix. We had an Amazon Prime subscription … Continue reading

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Conversation while watching “Curse of Oak Island” on the History Channel

ANNOUNCER: The Mystery Stone contains indecipherable symbols and the letter G carved inside a box. Could this be a sign of the Masons? ME: So the Masons buried the treasure on Oak Island? MELISSA: It’s always the Masons doing stuff … Continue reading

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11 Year Blogiversary

My first blog post was 11 years ago tomorrow. In the past 11 years sometimes I’ve blogged more and sometimes less. It’s been almost two months since my last post, which is a personal record. There are lots of reasons … Continue reading

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Natalie with Wet Hair and Mommy’s Glasses

No time to blog about the news, so here’s a nice pic of Natalie. For a long time I’ve been been doing the conventional thing of chasing sharpness. Now I’m playing around with soft focus.

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Conversation about Opposite Day

7 YEAR OLD NATALIE: Can I? ME: Nope. Sorry. 7 YEAR OLD NATALIE: Can I pleeease? ME: Nope. 7 YEAR OLD NATALIE: Today is Opposite Day. If you say I can’t, that means I can. ME: It’s Opposite Day? 7 … Continue reading

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Meet the Beatles

Nine year old Katie has discovered the Beatles. Now she can listen to my Beatles albums and we can talk about those together. Beatlemania sure beats the heck out of Bieber Fever.

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Happy 9th Birthday, Katie

Hi, Katie. Another year, and another post so that when you’re grown up you can read this and remember what your early years were like. This was the year of Legos. We went to Legoland Atlanta and a Lego build … Continue reading

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Dark Houses are Dark

The power went out a couple of hours ago. I woke up, probably because without the AC the house got warm, and never went back to sleep. The electricity came on a few minutes ago, so here I am. When … Continue reading

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Double Edged Safety Razors – Screw You, Big Razorblade

Vodkapundit – Hirsute Hipsters Have Harrowing Habits Harrowing, that is, if you’re in the business of selling disposable razors: Procter & Gamble (PG), which rules the category with Mach-3-maker Gillette, said its razor sales are falling in developed markets. This … Continue reading

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Bosch Dishwasher Long Term Review

Back in 2009 we replaced our old dishwasher with a Bosch dishwasher. Though I loved it at first, I wouldn’t buy another. The Good I bought a Bosch because it was the quietest dishwasher on the market. It really is … Continue reading

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Still Alive and I Have a Job No Less

No posts lately because I’ve been busy at a new full time gig, which I like a bunch. I needed a job and they needed me badly. ‘Nuff said. Meanwhile, I’m putting out the videos I’ve been working on for … Continue reading

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“Kids and dogs: If you’re having a baby, do not get a puppy.”

The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids – Don’t get a dog. People in comments are raking her over the coals for dissin’ the dog. I don’t think her problems were caused by the dog. Read … Continue reading

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Double Edged Safety Razors – The Blades

For various reasons, I’ve decided to try shaving with an old-fashioned, double-edged safety razor. One part of the appeal is price. Most plastic cartridges razors cost around $2/cartridge, or $1 at the Dollar Shave Club. At local grocery stores, plain … Continue reading

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Happy 8th Birthday, Katie

Another big year for my oldest daughter. Playing Bells at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga Katie Singing Songs from “Annie” This year you got a baby brother. At first you were too cool about it. Before he was born you called … Continue reading

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