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Just like that… January 14, 2012

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Laughter, Love, Parenting/Children, Relationships, Theology.
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We sat down at lunch, as we have at various times over the past five weeks, and he carefully managed the potential disaster-in-the-making known as a Qdoba Chicken Queso Burrito (with Tortilla Soup poured onto the rice). As he somehow avoided spilling a single grain of rice, we laughed at the little children around us (both of us tend to be magnets for kids, as we happily engage them in goofy faces and childish play), and we talked.

We discussed a wide range of topics. Last night, while shopping, we’d discussed the design of intake systems for performance cars (the merits of hood scoops versus cold-air intakes). Today we talked of Facebook, parent-child relationships, and sexuality. In other words, just another typical conversation with one of my sons.

In the middle of his junior year of college and with his older brother married and living 90 miles East of us, you would think that I would be accustomed to my younger son being four hours-away. You would think that him being home for several weeks over the Christmas break wouldn’t create an intense sense of loss as I watched him drive away today. You would think I’d have seen this coming.

You would be wrong.

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Christmas Humor at My House December 26, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Christmas, Family, Fun, Geeks, Humor, Laughter, Parenting/Children.
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One of the gifts from my sons:

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Here’s the text:

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Arrrr! Ye Know What Day it Be? September 19, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Fun, Humor, Laughter, pirate day, Rosie O'Donnell, Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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That be the truth, Matey. Once again, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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Arrrrr!

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Big Time-Spender or Big-Time Spender? August 23, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Communication, Family, Flatulence, Fun, Humor, Laughter, life, Love, Parenting/Children, Self-Worth, Sports, Stupidity.
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One of the notable songs from Billy Joel’s “Streetlife Serenade” album from 1974 was a song called “The Last of the Big Time Spenders.” The chorus includes the following line:

…I’m the last of the big time spenders
And I’ve been spendin’ time on you,

An eternal truth that’s too easy to forget is that money is distributed unevenly, but time is doled out in equal amounts. None of us get more than 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, or 365 days in a year.

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Recently, a very good friend remembered my love of “Hook,” the Robin Williams & Dustin Hoffman version of the Peter Pan story, and bought the DVD for me for my birthday. The most significant reason I love this movie? It’s a constant reminder to spend time with my sons, and more important, how I should spend that time. (more…)

Happy Mother’s Day! May 16, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Flatulence, Food, Fun, Humor, Laughter, Mother's Day, Parenting/Children, Stupidity.
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I apologize for posting this a bit late, but it’s a story that needs to be told. On a holiday like Mother’s Day, some women get cards or flowers. Others get beautiful gifts.

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At my house? At my house, you get the gift that keeps on giving: embarrassment. (more…)