Posted by Keith | Posted in Family, Relocating, Uncle Carl | Posted on 30-08-2011
Our New Home
We have a home, we have a home, WE HAVE A HOME!!!! I’m sorry for the insane amount of excitement, but after pushing my entire family under my best friend’s roof for nearly 5 months, I think I’m entitled to a moment of celebration (as is he). This process has been totally crazy and even though the deal that we got was amazing, I can honestly say that I will probably never do a short sale again. We put the offer in on this house on Apr 1st, the process was taking so long that I truly thought the bank may have felt our offer was a April Fools joke. But here we are 5 months later and the house we basically drooled over is FINALLY ours.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Family, Vacation | Posted on 29-08-2011
The Laziest Lion's I've Ever Met
One of the major highlights of our recent trip back to Buffalo wasn’t even encountered in Buffalo. That probably comes as no big surprise to any of my readers that know Buff on a more intimate basis. For fun and thrills we traveled all the way to good ole Canada, and embarked on a mystical journey (eh – Canada speak) thru a treacherous jungle. There were ferocious lions, tigers, and bears oh my (wait, that’s the wrong tagline, this isn’t Ringling Bros.), we had to fight off rabid monkey’s (wait, that was the new Planet of the Apes movie), and finally we danced with wolves; clearly I’ve been away from blogging for so long that I’m confusing fiction with my real life. Bear (another animal reference) with me as I shake off the cobwebs and recap our trip to the African Lion Safari.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Vacation | Posted on 17-08-2011
Class Of '01'
So I survived!!! The 10 year high school reunion has passed and I made it through in one piece. There were no wedgies, no swirlies, and no cakings (It’s a Hutch Tech thing), there was just fun and good times to be had by all. These are all heinous activities that you would expect to take place during high school and not 10 years later right? Well I was under the same train of thought as well until my Mom decided to be a bit mischievous. You see, I wasn’t the nicest guy in high school and some of those pranks I listed above (and worse) were pulled off quite frequently by your local resident blogger. A few days before the reunion my Mom and Fefe started ganging up on me, they told me I better watch my back, check bathroom stalls before entering, and ensure there’s always a clear path to the nearest exit. You see how mean and evil the people that I love can be?
This Is Where I'm From
So today is my first day back to work, both in real life and on this blog. After an 11 day hiatus, I must admit, it was extremely tough getting back into the swing of things. But alas, here I am blogging my little heart out; ready to spill all the gory details regarding our recent trip to the mean streets of Buffalo, NY. After 3 years of being away from my hometown, a 10 year high school reunion presented the perfect excuse for a return trip back. The reunion was the reason that brought us back to Buff, but surely wasn’t the only thing we had on our agenda during our stay. I’ll be doing a series of short posts detailing the various aspects of our trip, so be sure to check back regularly to ensure you don’t miss any of the excitement. The first post in the series will be about my experience at my 10 year high school reunion, click the link to check it out. But before you do, be sure to check out the 10 most important things that I learned from this recent trip to my hometown.
1. Buffalo has changed a lot
2. Buffalo hasn’t changed at all
3. You can’t make up for 3yrs in 8 days. There will inevitably be some people that you don’t get to see
4. Moms cooking can erase 4months of weight loss in one quick week
5. Strip Clubs can be very dangerous places
6. As an aging adult, 4am is now waaaayyyy too late for bars & clubs to stay open
7. $2000 is not too much to pay for plane tickets to avoid a 16hr car ride with a 6 & 3yr old
8. Long distance grandparents are the best babysitters in the world
9. High School class reunions aren’t as popular as they once were
And last but not least
10. There is no place like home (I just can’t stay there for extended periods of time)
Posted by Keith | Posted in giveaways | Posted on 08-08-2011
Well our first ever giveaway has come to an end and a winner has been selected. Before I reveal who the lucky winner is, I would like to say that this was a very fun and exciting thing to do. I had a ball organizing and running the giveaway, a lot of the responoses brought back tons of memories and also generated quite a few laughs; you guys had quite a few excentric toys as children. Since this was such a great hit, there will definitely be more, so be sure to stay tuned!
And now without further ado, I take great pleasure in announcing the winner of the $25 Toys R Us gift card giveaway:
The winner of our first ever giveaway is CARON!!!!
Congratulations Caron, I hope you enjoy your prize.
Thanks to all that participated, the enormous response that we received was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Thanks for celebrating the 2 year blogiversary of Daddy’s Fish Bowl
Drawing entries can be verified by visiting the following link:
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Tre | Posted on 02-08-2011
Never A Good Sign
Last weekend I’m sure many of you saw my frantic tweets about Tre being rushed to the hospital by ambulance and being admitted into the ICU. You would think that seeing your child whisked away strapped to a gurney in an ambulance would be enough to frighten any parent, surprisingly however, I wasn’t shaken at all by the situation. If anything, I was a bit angry because I felt that the doctors and nurses were going extremely overboard. Well it turns out that Tre is quite a bit more fragile than I had ever anticipated and although he made it thru his hospital “bid” and got paroled early for good behavior, he clearly wasn’t put of the woods yet. Apparently the hospital stint was only the first hurdle for us to overcome in a long race against allergies and asthma.