dad...you're a discoball

dad...you're a discoball

Random bits of a single dad

So let me get this straight, the ENTIRE movie is this guy chasing after and trying to kill this one woman?
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Finn’s response 30 minutes into The Terminator. Yes yes…I know, it is way violent. BUT IT’S A 30 YEAR OLD CLASSIC!!!

I laughed so hard. He’s totally right. That is all it is.

Don’t get me going on when he asked who Arnold is. I’ve failed as a dad.

So this looks like two guys hanging out at the airport just waiting to to get on a plane to DC right? 
You would be mistaken my friend. These are two guys with standby tickets (step-mom works for the airlines) because the bigger of the two was too cheap to pay $400 a ticket and too lazy to drive the 11+ hours to DC.  As is bound to happen with standby tickets, we did not get on the flight.
We could take the later flight tonight, but at the risk of dealing with this same crap on the way home when everyone else on school break is trying to get home we bailed on Plan A.
This afternoon,  Finn man and I went into Plan B mode. With both of us tired (perhaps even on the verge of being sick) and the weather being in the 70s F/High Teens C here we are going to head to a resort north of here for a couple days and chillax.
We might ski (supposed to snow on Wednesday night). We will definitely swim. We’ll chill in the hot tub. We’ll eat all the food. We’ll watch all the T.V. We’ll read our books and play some games. The dad will nap. The boy will play in the arcade. Hell maybe we’ll go get mani/pedis. When in Rome….
I’m not sure why we didn’t do this in the first place. We are both relieved to not have to deal with the chaos of travel. I must say, I’m very thankful to have a kid that can roll with change and actually be excited to make it up as we go. A skill that will serve him well.

So this looks like two guys hanging out at the airport just waiting to to get on a plane to DC right? 

You would be mistaken my friend. These are two guys with standby tickets (step-mom works for the airlines) because the bigger of the two was too cheap to pay $400 a ticket and too lazy to drive the 11+ hours to DC.  As is bound to happen with standby tickets, we did not get on the flight.

We could take the later flight tonight, but at the risk of dealing with this same crap on the way home when everyone else on school break is trying to get home we bailed on Plan A.

This afternoon,  Finn man and I went into Plan B mode. With both of us tired (perhaps even on the verge of being sick) and the weather being in the 70s F/High Teens C here we are going to head to a resort north of here for a couple days and chillax.

We might ski (supposed to snow on Wednesday night). We will definitely swim. We’ll chill in the hot tub. We’ll eat all the food. We’ll watch all the T.V. We’ll read our books and play some games. The dad will nap. The boy will play in the arcade. Hell maybe we’ll go get mani/pedis. When in Rome….

I’m not sure why we didn’t do this in the first place. We are both relieved to not have to deal with the chaos of travel. I must say, I’m very thankful to have a kid that can roll with change and actually be excited to make it up as we go. A skill that will serve him well.

I really don’t get Easter (as we celebrate it). And I don’t really understand the allure of getting stoned (I’m too much of a control freak). But stoned bunnies…I totally get that. 
Happy Weedster y’all.

I really don’t get Easter (as we celebrate it). And I don’t really understand the allure of getting stoned (I’m too much of a control freak). But stoned bunnies…I totally get that. 

Happy Weedster y’all.

Men with fancy mustaches are contemplative sorts 

The dbd boys had dinner out last night because this guy was too lazy to cook (also had a coupon thing).  We killed some time taking too many pics of each other.

Oh my boy is quickly coming into full tween-dom. He inexplicably went from happy go lucky this AM to a crying mess. He recovered pretty well before heading off to school. But oof! What a roller coaster some days.

Speaking of roller coasters, we are headed to DC next week to enjoy a couple days of warmer temps, free museums and a day at Six Flags (shhhh…he doesn’t know yet).  

Happy Friday my lovelies. 

Throwback Thursday…way back.
Funny story. When my oldest daughter was born, friends of the moms made a quilt with squares from different people in their lives. In my 24 yo wisdom, I thought it would be funny to simply put the silhouette of a sperm on my square.  Years later when she was old enough, she asked the moms what it was. They deferred to me to explain my bad humor. 

Throwback Thursday…way back.

Funny story. When my oldest daughter was born, friends of the moms made a quilt with squares from different people in their lives. In my 24 yo wisdom, I thought it would be funny to simply put the silhouette of a sperm on my square.  Years later when she was old enough, she asked the moms what it was. They deferred to me to explain my bad humor. 

Best email ever

Hi dbd,

Just wanted to write you a note to let you know that Finn is doing an outstanding job learning the saxophone this year! I would really recommend having him start taking some private lessons outside of school, and I’m happy to give you some names of teachers in the area if you’re interested in this.

Also, I believe the Green Mountain Youth Symphony is starting a band and that would be another fun opportunity for him. It is so exciting to see the students able to do so many things on their instruments, and excited to extend their learning by taking on their own musical challenges outside of school time. He often comes in to class wanting to share a “solo” that he has learned- and they are very impressive!

Enjoy the vacation week.
Best,
H

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He has been teaching himself "Glad You Came" from The Wanted. It’s been really excellent to listen to him figure it out. He went to school on Tuesday and played it for the entire band after only a couple days with it. 

Sure…why not?
GPOYW

Sure…why not?

GPOYW

Not only did this 3 year old leave the house on his own and walk to an arcade, but somehow got INSIDE this claw machine. 
While I would have lost my shit if I were his parent, he is kinda my new hero.

Not only did this 3 year old leave the house on his own and walk to an arcade, but somehow got INSIDE this claw machine. 

While I would have lost my shit if I were his parent, he is kinda my new hero.

Wow…these are brilliant.
I now actually want to watch True Detective. 

Wow…these are brilliant.

I now actually want to watch True Detective

This is Finn’s brain. This is Finn’s brain on paper. Any questions?
My favorite part of this is in “My Values.” When you see it…you’ll know.

This is Finn’s brain. This is Finn’s brain on paper. Any questions?

My favorite part of this is in “My Values.” When you see it…you’ll know.

Post workout wet head - check
60F/15C and sunny - check
Tunes cranked - check
Clear roads all the way to Boston - check
Pre-passover dinner with the donor kids - T minus 3 hours

Post workout wet head - check
60F/15C and sunny - check
Tunes cranked - check
Clear roads all the way to Boston - check
Pre-passover dinner with the donor kids - T minus 3 hours

Friday afternoon Finn notes. They are becoming a thing.
So many gems in this one. The P.S. is amazing though. I just imagine a film noir scene where some choice words were spoken and the lemonade found itself on the wrong side of a knife. 

Friday afternoon Finn notes. They are becoming a thing.

So many gems in this one. The P.S. is amazing though. I just imagine a film noir scene where some choice words were spoken and the lemonade found itself on the wrong side of a knife. 

Sooooo….

In the last couple weeks, there has been a truly ridiculous increase in the number of new followers here. I can never tell is it’s just spam-bots on a rampage or if there are real human beans behind those quirky Tumblr names.

If you are in fact real, let me know and tell me why my dribble appeals to you.

Here’s a question mark for you (to answer directly from here)?