Category: Dad Stuff

Are Green Peas Healthy?

I think a healthy obsession is, well …healthy. A great thing about this modern world is, if you suddenly get an idea in your head, you can deep dive into that thing and be consumed by it. You can join Reddit groups, read articles, read Blogs, follow Twitter accounts by prominent experts in that thing you’re interested in.

Getting Old, Part 1: Celebrating it

I’m getting old. Sometimes getting old is a bad thing. Sometimes it’s GREAT. Welcome to my 8-Part series on getting old, embracing getting old, what to do about it (no, it won’t involve a “blood boy”), and bragging about why I’m awesome being old.… Continue Reading “Getting Old, Part 1: Celebrating it”

Food Stuff, Part 4: Have an Eating Plan

Do you like metaphors? If you want to drive from Michigan to California and see landmarks along the way, do you just hop in the car and start driving? No. If you want to have a garden or a beautiful flower bed, do you… Continue Reading “Food Stuff, Part 4: Have an Eating Plan”

I Want Stuff, Part 5: Blue Light Blocking Glasses

It’s not so much “I want stuff” …but “I have stuff.” And my BLUblox blue (and green) light blocking glasses that I wear before bed might be the single best purchase I’ve made in a long, long time. Recall, I’m obsessed with quality sleep. I’ve… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 5: Blue Light Blocking Glasses”

I Want Stuff, Part 4: Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Not sure if this is Dad Stuff, Self-Improvement Stuff, or just an old-fashioned I Want Stuff post. I’m obsessed with quality sleep. I feel if I get 7 hours of sleep I’m Superman. If I get 6 or less, I’m Wile E. Coyote –… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 4: Blue Light Blocking Glasses”

I Want Stuff, Part 3: Ash & Erie Because I’m Short

I have a confession. I’m short. My father was short(ish). His father was short. Three uncles on my mother’s side are short. I have 3 short older cousins. My other grandfather stood 5’4″ I hear. And no matter how I comb my hair .… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 3: Ash & Erie Because I’m Short”

Dad Stuff, Part 11: A Different Kinda Thankful

Last year, I was lucky enough to start hosting the annual Thanksgiving gathering at my house. For the first 30-35 years of my life, it was always at my Aunt Denise’s house and for the past 10-15 years, turkey-day was at my Dad’s house.… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 11: A Different Kinda Thankful”

Dad Stuff, Part 10: I Own a Chest Freezer

I see it and hear it. I’m not blind or deaf. I know when I’m at parties and I walk up to a group of people and they’re talking about their chest freezers, they stop talking as I approach. They look around and won’t… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 10: I Own a Chest Freezer”

I Want Stuff, Part 2: I Have a $100 Visa Gift Card

Am I the only 47-year-old man that goes into a tailspin when he’s given (or wins …ahem …yes, I won!!!) a $100 Visa Gift Card? It’s like gold. It’s found (won) money that can’t be deposited into a bank. It can’t be invested. It… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 2: I Have a $100 Visa Gift Card”

Dad Stuff, Part 10: New/Best Water Bottle

Like all other decisions in my life, the decision of my “next water bottle” has taken a good, solid six months of research, hemming and hawing, denial, and finally … pouncing on a great deal. This thing is perfect. I don’t care how much… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 10: New/Best Water Bottle”