Category: Dad Stuff

Friday Free-for-All

Welcome to Friday and the newest thing on the Blog …my Friday Free-for-All. It’s a rapid fire look at the week that was, highlights from the Blog, stuff coming up on the Blog, and other tidbits that maybe don’t get an entire Blog entry.… Continue Reading “Friday Free-for-All”

Beauty Products and Me, 2022, Part 1

I’m vain. Always have been. And it’s not even something I wish I wasn’t. I like when my hair stylist looks shocked when I tell her my age and that I have three teenagers. I know, I know, she’s working for a tip, but… Continue Reading “Beauty Products and Me, 2022, Part 1”

Stuff I Want 2022

Ya ever look back on something you did a long, long time ago and remember how important that thing seemed to you at the time and now, with age and wisdom, you’re almost embarrassed by it? Like your Michael Jackson jacket or your Palm… Continue Reading “Stuff I Want 2022”

The White Elephant Gift Exchange Game

Historians have determined the origins of the “White Elephant Gift Exchange Game” started around the end of the 80s. Hard to believe, before that, extended family gathered without any gift-giving and gift-getting agenda and co-workers weren’t forced to “buy something” for each other even… Continue Reading “The White Elephant Gift Exchange Game”

My Updated Christmas Wish-List

I told someone recently to immediately forget the past. I wisely said, “turn the page,” and, “who you were yesterday and whatever you did or didn’t do, really has no impact on tomorrow.” It ain’t easy, but it’s true. For example, my whole life… Continue Reading “My Updated Christmas Wish-List”

My name is Don, and I tailgate.

Hi. My name is Don. And I tailgate. I tailgate at Michigan State. I fell in love with tailgating, oh, around 1992. I got outta college, got married, got a job, and from 1997 until 2004 I was obsessed. I had season tickets. I… Continue Reading “My name is Don, and I tailgate.”

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”