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[13 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Fat Lip

!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);On Memorial Day I drove with Tara and Theory to the dog park.  Tara took the dogs while I put Theory in the Bugaboo and headed to the lake to look at the ducks and play on the swings.    A few minutes into our walk, we headed down a walkway and Theory suddenly flew off the stroller – seat attached, and face planted.
Heart pounding I grabbed her, still strapped to the seat.  Within seconds she was hollering and crying.  I had her out of the street …

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[5 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Dads Are The Original Hipster

!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);I recently came across this funny sight:

It both made me think about the aspects of my dad that might qualify as hip.  His British Racing Green 911T, his Hatachi turntable that my brother still owns.  The van with the captain’s chair and the 8-track cassettes of Al Green.  Does that qualify?
It also got me thinking about how my kids would think about me.  When I was two years old my dad was maybe 26 years old and I am 42.  I have calmed down a lot …