Friday, September 30, 2011

Two thumbs up to whoever this teacher is

Kudos to this teacher.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The boy is five.

He's now officially five.
Shortly before almost throwing down with the magic candles that kept relighting.


Opening his new best friend - the Nintendo DSi.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Holden Ryne

Happy birthday Holden.  I’m very proud to have you as my son and no matter what curves life may throw at you that will never change.  You amaze me every day with the way your mind works and the way you view the world.  I hope you never let go of the sensitivity and compassion that I see in you.  Never close your eyes to the possibilities that you have in front of you.  Know that I will always believe in you and will always be here for you.

Holden September 27, 2006

Holden September 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Sing-Off

I try not to be too judgmental.  I often fail, but I try.  That said I hate reality TV.  It's pandering crap.  I have been known to watch the show I insist on referring to as "America's Fattest Fatties Crying Over Losing Two Pounds" (tip of the cap to Perry Cox) because the first episode I ever watched had this obese whiny chick in a pink t-shirt face plant while waddling on a treadmill.  That was TV magic for me.  I watched the rest of that season just because I knew the constant replays of that whenever they did flashbacks for her would bring a smile to my face.
I've watched a couple seasons of American Idol because I will occasionally do something to try to bond with those around me.  Talking about whatever tone deaf douche in skinny jeans covered a song I've never heard before was something I could do with the wife.  I watched an entire season of The Real World on MTV about a decade ago.  I really don't know why. I'm pretty sure I came away dumber.

However - I do watch the Sing-Off on NBC.  Honestly I watched it first because of Ben Folds.  I have a well established manly platonic love for that guy.  I do also however dig a capella music.  Put the two together and I'm there.  Note: I do have to watch it on TiVo so that I never, ever, ever, ever, ever have to sit through listening to Nick Lachey talk.
In case Ben Folds wasn't enough though, I'm pretty sure this performance from last night's season 3 debut would have sealed the deal for me being a fan of the show forever.  Wow.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Parenting Advice

No shit

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Iowa State vs Iowa game is upon us

Regardless of the outcome my friends, I invite you to take a moment to reflect upon one of the greatest tragedies to almost take place in college sports:

Friday, September 2, 2011

School's back in session

School is back in session for everyone.  A couple of pictures of Holden from his first day back at preschool.  He goes four days a week in his final prep for the big jump to kindergarten next year.
Ready to go!
Running late but making time for a picture with Dad

Apparently Holden is tall