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Happy Birthday Little Lady!

There's really no way around it, missing birthdays ... sucks. Unfortunately I am off to a poor start for Little Lady's birthday record.  0 for 2. I was there for the initial birth <space> day, though, for which I am extremely grateful. But I guess that is just one of the quirks that comes with the job, of being a Navy Daddy.  Wife is a superstar, though.  She made sure we were able to celebrate with a birthday (pan)cake a few mornings ago, candles and everything.  It was quite Read more [...]

Little Lady Hugs

Who doesn't love hugs from a toddler?  Seriously... Favorite moment of the day easily is coming home after work and being greeted by a squealing Little Lady with eyes bright and arms open wide doing a bouncy run/skip/stumble towards me at the door. Am I sad when she decides she doesn't want to give me a hug even though I ask so nicely?  You better believe it! Do I get jealous when she decides not to give me a hug and go hug someone else?  You bet I do! Did it take away from the Read more [...]

Southwest Secrets – Part 2 of 2

If you missed part 1, recommend you read it first. Executing Now is the time.  They've started boarding and you are now on the plane.  This is where things really get tricky, though.  Many many many options, each with varying levels of risk/reward ratios. If you like the window seat and you are B30 or below, you are probably in luck.  Grab that window seat and wait for your friend. If you like the middle seat... WHAT!?!?  Not sure why you are even reading this article... If you like Read more [...]

Southwest Secrets – Part 1 of 2

I went back and forth on whether I should write this post or keep the secrets to myself... On one hand, I enjoy writing and this topic does offer some good content.  On the other hand... I don't want you stealing my seat on a Southwest flight! Ok ok... I'll share... I have been flying Southwest a bit lately and really I have mixed emotions about it.  Their baggage policy is awesome (however I'm military and check bags free on any airline), they serve drinks on their flights (as others do), Read more [...]

Spaghetti Blessings

Last night I finished off a box of spaghetti... and it was exciting! Now sure, I like any other red blooded man like to to see things completed.  Whether it's a project around the house, a piece of software I'm writing, or emptying out a box of noodles... for some reason there is quite a sense of satisfaction! That said... that is not really the main reason I'm excited about finishing off this box of spaghetti. As you can see from some of the content in my recent sudden surge in posts, Read more [...]