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Found: Parenting Memory February 29, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Parenting/Children.
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I found a pair of these the other day (the pic below is from another site, linked to by the pic):

hulk hands

These are “Hulk Hands,” padded foam fists that you put your own hand inside, and then hit things with them. I found these the other day, and found myself remembering how much fun my oldest son and I had beating each other up with them. On the day we bought them (he was in his early teens), he showed them to me and said, “Look, it doesn’t hurt when you hit someone with them.”

I put one on, and then immediately punched him in the face with it.

“You’re right,” I said (as he stood there a bit stunned by the sudden assault), “we have to talk Mom into getting a couple pair of these.” It’s behavior like this that I suspect is responsible for my wife complaining that there are three teenage boys in the house, and not just two.

If You’re Committed to Being Eccentric… February 27, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Fashion.
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…at least be consistent.


Review: 2008 Dodge Caliber SE February 26, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in car reviews.
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At 6’2″ and being on the high side of 250 lbs, I usually listen closely when a rental agent asks, “Would you like to upgrade to something bigger?” However, I had never heard of the Dodge Caliber, much less driven one, so I figured I’d at least take a peek inside before dismissing it as “too small.”

Dodge Caliber front

Beautiful, Dangerous, Frustrating, and Mystical February 22, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging.
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I suspect that, aside from Windows Vista, the words in the title of this post are not usually used to describe the same thing. This morning, those are the words that came to mind when I saw this:


and this:


and this:


Such is the scene along my commute and outside my office on the morning after a Kentucky ice storm.

Nearest Book Meme February 20, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Software Development.
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I apologize in advance for this meme. I am going to protect the anonymity of the person who did this before me, inspiring me to such witty prose. Really. I’m sorry.

Very sorry.

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
“Software Requirements,” by Karl E. Wiegers. I’m sure you were hoping for something a bit more exciting.


Sorry to disappoint.