Twenty Ought Nine — Goals in Review

Well, it has been a real­ly rough past cou­ple of months. We’ve been pass­ing around who-knows-how-many virus­es. We had sev­er­al hol­i­day get-togeth­­er with friends and fam­i­ly here at our house (not includ­ing tonight’s NYE par­ty1. Wyatt has learned to crawl, so our lives have only become that much more insane as we attempt to keep … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Twen­ty Ought Nine — Goals in Review”

Goals, Not Resolutions

Over the years, I’ve decid­ed that set­ting for goals is a bet­ter notion that res­o­lu­tions. A res­o­lu­tion is some­thing that, once you’ve broke it there seems lit­tle point in keep­ing it from then on. They are so all-or-noth­ing. A goal is some­thing to keep striv­ing for. Even if you don’t reach it, at least you’ve … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Goals, Not Res­o­lu­tions”

Repairing a Kid’s Bed

As part of my goals for 2019, I am going to try to write about some of my DIY and mak­er projects. So, here’s an unex­pect­ed one to start off the year… The oth­er evening, I heard a thud and an “uh-oh” from my 11yo daugh­ter’s room. Turns out, when hop­ping on to the bed … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Repair­ing a Kid’s Bed”

Starting Out 2014 Right

My goals from year-to-year don’t change that much. How­ev­er, that’s not entire­ly a bad thing. Some have set goal lines but most of them are open end­ed. Strive-to-do-more-of-this or less-of-that sort of things. How­ev­er, this year, I’ve decid­ed to nar­row some of my goals to the dai­ly lev­el. More accu­rate­ly, at the end of each … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Start­ing Out 2014 Right”

My FitBit and Me

In ear­ly Jan­u­ary, Angela and I got match­ing his-and-hers Fit­Bit One’s to start track­ing our activ­i­ty. Ange­la’s actu­al­ly been wear­ing a pedome­ter for years now. But the Fit­Bit does a lot more data track­ing than a sim­ple pedome­ter. I’ve been wear­ing it every­day since then. There a few tech­nolo­gies I’ve adopt­ed that I would con­sid­er … Con­tin­ue read­ing “My Fit­Bit and Me”

Looking Ahead into 2012

I tend to write this sort of post every year. It’s not real­ly a set of res­o­lu­tions, just goals. That is, I rarely say to myself “I will do this from now on.” but rather “This is what I’d like to try to accom­plish this year.” Small dif­fer­ence, but prob­a­bly worth not­ing. So, in no … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Look­ing Ahead into 2012”

I Don’t Like These Numbers

I’ve been pok­ing fun at many of the num­ber-goal groups on Face­book for some­time. It’s just seems so com­i­cal to me that there are a huge num­ber of “I bet I can find 1,000,000 peo­ple for/against so-and-so” type groups there. They only get more enter­tain­ing the longer I’m on that site. It’s so cute that … Con­tin­ue read­ing “I Don’t Like These Num­bers”

Kodak Zi6 First Impressions

So, as part of one of my goals for 2009, we’re start­ing to shoot more video (most­ly of Ains­ley, natch). We’ve done so in the past, but with not with any reg­u­lar­i­ty. Though one can­not ignore the fact of lazy par­ent­ing, I do think there are oth­er more sig­nif­i­cant issues con­tribut­ing to our lack of … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Kodak Zi6 First Impres­sions”

Marine Corps Marathon

Well, the big day kind of snuck-up on us. Angela had been get­ting over a ham­string injury pret­ty much all of Octo­ber and we had gone on vaca­tion ear­li­er last month. There­fore, when the end of the month came out of no where, we almost felt sur­prised that an entire month had gone by with­out … Con­tin­ue read­ing “Marine Corps Marathon”