dad...you're a discoball

dad...you're a discoball

Random bits of a single dad

GPOYW - The goofy grey morning edition.

Not really much to say (hence the lack of posts recently). We’ve just been enjoying the Fall and our day to day routine. 

Happy October y’all.

A Fall day in bullets

  • 4am - Wake up (stupid brain)
  • 6am - Already have drunk all the coffee 
  • 7am - Work out and sweat major balls
  • 9am - Help friends move
  • 2pm - Epic hike with an epic friend (IT’S FALL IN VERMONT PEOPLE!!!)
  • 5pm - Nap
  • 8pm - Dinner (quite possibly a homemade mac and cheese cook off)
  • 10pm - Dancing to my fav 80s cover band
  • 2am (Sunday) - Die from exhaustion
  • 6am - Wake up again (because my brain is still stupid).
So glad to be home.

So glad to be home.

I pull back into town after being gone a couple days and it’s Leaf Peeper mayhem.  And just to let me know I’m really back, I (of course) get behind a mobile apple press at the one light in town.
Bring on the autumnal overload this weekend!

I pull back into town after being gone a couple days and it’s Leaf Peeper mayhem.  And just to let me know I’m really back, I (of course) get behind a mobile apple press at the one light in town.

Bring on the autumnal overload this weekend!

Dirt baggin it

Note: I wrote this yesterday (Wednesday) on the plane to DC…Tumblr decided to just post it 24 hours later.

After 4 hours of restless sleep, I’m up at 3:30AM to catch a flight to DC. There is something specifically about about going to DC for work that always makes me feel like a dirt bag. I’m not a suit kinda guy (I can don one when need be…just not when I am expected/should).

Country bumpkin in the big bureaucratic city. That’s me for 2 1/2 days.

Hey chill out creepy children’s book…all you have to do is say the magic word (and no…”Do it now” does not work in this context). 
Horse Balls came in a close 2nd.
I miss weird little kid board books sometimes. 

Hey chill out creepy children’s book…all you have to do is say the magic word (and no…”Do it now” does not work in this context). 

Horse Balls came in a close 2nd.

I miss weird little kid board books sometimes. 

90% of traveling for me is just excessive sweating.

As Finn gets older, I get more and more loose with lines of parental appropriateness. He’s a mature kid so I’m more open to different types of books, music, conversations and shows (as long as he continues to respect appropriateness in public contexts).  We’ve been watching Scrubs on Netflix for the past couple weeks, which I had never watched before. It’s pretty funny and not too horribly (fuzzy) line crossing.

Last night we watched an episode that referenced Poison’s Talk Dirty to Me. Being the 80s aficionado that I am, we had to watch the video so that he could fully grasp the importance of this historical milestone.

Finn’s response: “This is weird and stupid.”  Welcome to my youth my boy.

The bro-in-law known as Alpha Male sent me my annual box of Tees.  I was ordered to take this pic and send it to the sister unit.  Expect more inappropriate/weird t-shirt pics soon.

The bro-in-law known as Alpha Male sent me my annual box of Tees.  I was ordered to take this pic and send it to the sister unit.  Expect more inappropriate/weird t-shirt pics soon.

I’m not always so good with the gifts (or cards)…but when I do…I really nail it.   
Look at all those pretty fake leaves from SoCal.  I can’t wait to see them (and Treat Lady) at Thanksgiving!!!
penelopethechug:

Treat Lady’s favorite cup from Uncle Disco Ball Dad

I’m not always so good with the gifts (or cards)…but when I do…I really nail it.   

Look at all those pretty fake leaves from SoCal.  I can’t wait to see them (and Treat Lady) at Thanksgiving!!!

penelopethechug:

Treat Lady’s favorite cup from Uncle Disco Ball Dad

Fall is here.
Sitting my my roof…drinking a beer…in my undies…on a warm breezy autumn evening…after an amazing day. NBD.

Fall is here.

Sitting my my roof…drinking a beer…in my undies…on a warm breezy autumn evening…after an amazing day. NBD.

This afternoon after dropping my daughter off at the bus stop, I sprinted up one of my favorite Vermont mountains: Mount Abe. An amazing day. I did it in about 2 hours 15 minutes…which isn’t bad for a 2.5 mile (5 mile round trip) mostly vertical ascent. 
It was glorious…even at a fast clip. This is my fifth mountain this summer. It has been way too long since I’ve hiked this much.  Definitely going out next week too!

This afternoon after dropping my daughter off at the bus stop, I sprinted up one of my favorite Vermont mountains: Mount Abe. An amazing day. I did it in about 2 hours 15 minutes…which isn’t bad for a 2.5 mile (5 mile round trip) mostly vertical ascent. 

It was glorious…even at a fast clip. This is my fifth mountain this summer. It has been way too long since I’ve hiked this much.  Definitely going out next week too!

You know what I suck at?

I mean…I suck at a lot of things. But after looking for my social security card for the last 2 hours (which I finally found) so that I can get my driver’s license renewed (which expired on my birthday), I came to the conclusion (again) that I really suck at the whole keeping important/legal shit in in order. I think I missed that day in school…or I was just never born with the gene. Some people are ninja masters at filing stuff. I’m a piler, which works in Gmial (thank baby jesus for email search), but not in the physical world. 

A serious question for the ladies…

So…at home I am a bit of a dictator when it comes to lifting and closing the toilet lids (one or both depending on one’s business), but particularly closing them both when done.   However, when I’m in a co-ed public restroom - like the one in the coffee shop I’m working in this morning - I leave the seat(s) up after I’m done peeing because most guys never put them up before spraying all over them. 

I wonder though, is this the proper co-ed public restrooms protocol? Thoughts?

Finn left this at his mom’s over the weekend and gave it to me today (with my requisite/annual pair of socks and chocolate chip cookies).  I honestly have no words for this. It blew me away. It’s funny, it’s smart (it references an amazing book that he read at camp this summer) and it’s thoughtful. It’s the fucking trifecta you hope for your kid…at least I do with mine. 

Ok…I know you are tired of hearing about my b-day. This is it. I just needed to share this one last thing.