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Jason Pawlak

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Husband, Dad, Navy Officer, Coder, and Tinkerer. I have many interests and am always looking to learn something new. This site is a launching point to the many areas of the Internet that represent me.

  1. A family that dances together...

    A few weeks back I picked up a Google Chromecast from Best Buy and got it all hooked up. Since then … We have been dancing! The available features for the Chromecast on an iPhone are limited, but it does allow us to broadcast YouTube videos. And on the YouTube app, you can search and watch playlists. Hello Just Dance Kids! Now let me be a little candid here… It. Is. AWESOME! Little Lady is... [read more]

  2. Little Lady thinks I'm deaf

    When I put Little Lady to bed, I try to follow a routine. The routine centers on the amount of communication Little Lady and I have. Most nights Little Lady will cry for a little bit when we put her down in the crib. If not then, surely she will once Mommy sneaks out of the room (apparently she’s not very sneaky either). The goal of course is to get her to stop crying. Sometimes... [read more]

  3. Daddy's not very sneaky

    One of the greatest parts of being a dad is that the day is packed full of moments that ordinarily wouldn’t be all that funny but for some unknown (probably parental) reason, are hilarious at the moment.  They are moments that really aren’t all that funny if a retelling is attempted later (sorry in advance), unless of course it’s being retold to the kid’s Mom (because she sure gets it).  Moments you try to remember... [read more]

  4. Death of the Paci

    Slowly … cautiously … carefully … I open the front door.  Coming home from work.  What is on the other side … I just don’t know! Like a fine wine, cigar, or comic book collection … Little Lady has spent the last two years, her only two years, perfecting the art of being a paci connoisseur.  And this week, Wife and I have ripped them away like duct tape on the tuchus of a grizzly... [read more]

  5. More attempts at drawing

    I really do enjoy drawing!  I think it is lots of fun to start with a blank slate and completely make something out of it. It doesn’t really matter to me whether it is completely unique or not.  But if it is my creation, it will have my own mark to it. This is actually, probably, why I like to write code.  It is a creative outlet that I can bring something into existence that... [read more]

  6. I can go the distance

    Cheesy … sure … but one of my favorite songs of all time is the Disney song from Hercules, “Go The Distance”. I am traveling away from home and was out for a run this evening when the song came across my “Top Rated” iTunes Playlist.  As I jogged along, the first verse stood out to me: I have often dreamed Of a far off place Where a great warm welcome Would be waiting for... [read more]

  7. Video tour of North Korea

    Lots of articles posted yesterday regarding the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice.  A story from AP seemed to take the cake with 26 images from all perspectives of the celebration. Did you know that North Korea is in possession of the only US Navy ship that is on this day, held captive? A tour of the USS Pueblo along with a lot more is found in the below video series.  The guy featured in... [read more]

  8. Needy Giant Lapdog

    I’ve written about our quirky pup, Jolie, previously.  She’s so special… Well in the post linked above I talked about how she will try and escape baby gates to get away from sounds.  I didn’t mention what she will do at night … attempt to crawl into bed with us if a sound annoys her the wrong way.  Well this quirk has moved down to yet another location. Now she targets our laps while we sit... [read more]

  9. 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... [read more]

  10. Are you eating corn?

    So many funny moments in life with a toddler… Setting: Sitting down for a nice family dinner, Little Lady in her high chair chomping away with a mouthful of fresh-off-the-cob corn… Me: Are you eating corn? Little Lady: NOOOO!!!!!! I just about blew corn out my own nose. [read more]