Posted by Keith | Posted in Gift Guides, giveaways | Posted on 03-12-2013
As most of you already know, I’m a budding photographer and it’s been one of my passions for a bit of time now; so I was totally excited when www.Instajunction.com approached me about doing a product review. Instajunction is a website that allows you to order custom products using your own photographs from Instagram, Facebook, or your own collection on your computer. It felt like the perfect partnership: they get information about their products broadcasted to a larger audience and I get to see what some of my work looks like actually printed out. I’ve been a bit nervous to print my work so far, afraid it wouldn’t look good on paper. So this product review gave me the opportunity to come out of my shell a little. Thank You Instajunction.
I’m going to break the review down into the following categories:
– Product Variety
– Ordering Experience
– Delivery Speed
– Product Quality
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Family, Tre, Ty | Posted on 21-11-2013
I need to start out by being up front on this one; I am by no means an expert on the following topic. Most of the time, I am a self-proclaimed expert on all things in all places, but when it comes to sibling interactions, I have to claim ignorance. Being the only child, you don’t get much experience with the day to day dealings of brothers and sisters. Cousins are the closest thing you have and if they piss you off, it’s not long before each of you are back in your separate homes and don’t have to see the other for a while. Apparently, that’s not the case with siblings, from what I’ve been told, there is no escape, there is no “un-brother” button ala Facebook. Once you have a sibling, you pretty much have them for life and this can become problematic, based on the stories I’ve heard and things I’ve witnessed.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Fefe | Posted on 07-11-2013
Say Hello To The Bad Guy
Last night I learned a valuable lesson: nice guys finish last! Yup, that’s right, I’m Mr. Nice Guy, I’m the husband who goes out of his way to ensure his wife is happy. I’m the Dad who would do anything to make his children smile. I’m the friend that would give you his last in a heartbeat. I’m Mr. Nice Guy, not an ounce of hate, meanness, or hostility in my body. You would think that such a personality would be rewarded for the kind acts of service put out into the world. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Last night, I found out that there is no reward for being nice, there is no gold medal for helping people. Instead, you get paid in pain, humiliation, and emptiness. Therefore, after essentially hitting rock bottom by being ridiculed for my kind gestures, I’ve decided that there is no more Mr. Nice Guy, and you all can say hello to the Bad Guy; me reign of terror begins today.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Baby Guppy, Family, Fefe | Posted on 01-11-2013
Today I told Fefe to hit the road. I made her pack her bags and head for the hills. I just couldn’t take it anymore, today makes 9 very long months since things just haven’t been the same between us and I’ve finally put my foot down; enough is enough, the BS ends here!
Posted by Keith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-10-2013
Dad’s Hard Knock Life
I am a Dad. It’s my job, it’s my lifetime career, it’s the thing I’m most passionate about. Being a Dad isn’t easy, there are days when you have to do things that you just don’t want to do, there are days when you’re forced to do things that just don’t make sense, and then there are the days when you feel like it’ll never end. These are a few of the struggles that I am faced with on a daily basis. Based on the previous few sentences, maybe some of you are thinking: “hey buddy, maybe you should just switch careers”, believe me, I’ve given it some serious consideration on several occasions. However, for some reason ‘DEADBEAT’ doesn’t seem like the type of title you’d want on your resume. So I continue to push on and carry out my duties. So that you guys don’t think I’m being a Whiny Willie, I’m going to take you thru a few examples that substantiate the claims of hardship that I’ve listed above.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Advice, Fefe | Posted on 23-10-2013
And we’re back for the thrilling conclusion to our ‘No Means No’ post. Will our hero reach enlightenment and understand the true meaning behind the word humility? Will he stand and fight against those who plot to thwart his plans of ultimate rightness? Will the injustices put forth by those who are habitually wrong, but continue to think they are correct be stomped out like a bug? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more by reading part 2 of our 2 part mega saga below.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Fefe | Posted on 22-10-2013
For those of you who don’t know me very well, I’ll let you in on a little secret; I am a self proclaimed know-it-all and have a well documented history of habitually being correct. I currently sit at an astonishing accuracy rating of 98.98% in all arguments, disagreements, debates, and disputes that I have ever been a part of. If you question the reliability of that factoid, I will be forced to showcase my brilliant wiseacre personality and prove to you just how wrong you are. To spare all of us some grieve, let’s just take my statistic at face value. Up until a few weekends ago, I was sitting pretty at 100%, yes, throughout my 30yrs of life on this earth I had never been wrong. Unfortunately, good things must come to an end and Fefe was the one to put me in my place, by teaching me that no means NO!!!
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Holidays, Ty | Posted on 09-10-2013
The difference a day makes….you know, I never really thought much about the significance of that statement; because up until today, there hasn’t been much that has drastically changed in my life over a 24 hour period. I mean sure, there have been ‘here today, gone tomorrow moments’, but nothing as substantial as a complete reversal of my beliefs from day 1 to day 2. Well that’s exactly what happened this time and honestly, I’m still trying to process it all. I feel duped, bamboozled, and a bit foolish; deception tends to have that type of affect on you from time to time. Yesterday, I wrote a blog post that had the following statement: “Usually, the parents are the shining stars after throwing a good party for their kid, but this year Ty stole the show and HE was my hero.” MY HERO, yes, I was proud to proclaim that my own child presented himself in such away that blew my moral compass off the charts and catapulted him well ahead of my previous hero, Wolverine. Well within a day, Ty has gone from hero to zero based on his counter-heroic actions. It actually pains my heart to write ‘zero’ in association with one of my kids, but unfortunately, it’s the way I feel at the moment.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Holidays, Ty | Posted on 08-10-2013
We celebrated a birthday over the weekend, our dear old (emphasis on OLD) friend Ty turned 9 this past Sunday and boy did he lay on more than a few surprises. I was always under the impression that the birthday boy was the one who was supposed to be surprised on their special day, but this year Ty had other ideas lined up and turned the tables on us. His actions left both Fefe and I dumbfounded, confused, and caused more than a teardrop or two to form in our eyes. We honestly couldn’t fathom the fact that the little boy performing the actions in front of our very eyes belonged to us. The fact that he was acting so differently around his friends had us flabbergasted.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Baby Guppy | Posted on 24-09-2013
Who doesn’t love honeymooner’s right? I mean, they’re always smiling, constantly laughing, you can just feel the love beaming off of them. People enjoy being around honeymooners because energy is contagious and quite frankly, there’s no better energy to have than newfound love. With that being said, you guys should all be breaking your necks, rushing to be by my side; that’s because I’m currently on my 2rd honeymoon and it’s great. No, no, no, I don’t have secret wives stashed away somewhere that I keep on call for a “rainy” (translation: Fefe’s got a headache) day. And no Fefe and I aren’t fiscally irresponsible enough to have a 2nd honeymoon before we finished paying the bills from the first one. Speaking of which, we haven’t had an adult vacation in over 3 years; maybe tomorrow’s blog post will be a solicitation for babysitters, be sure to tune in for that. Okay, so I’m not a polygamous, also Fefe and I, haven’t faired to well trying to get rid of the kids on the black market so we can take countless vacations, so why am I imploring you all to come soak up my good vibes? To be honest, after I re-read this, I actually seem pretty crabby; this isn’t really a hold hands and sing kumbaya type of intro. But I promise you, I am extremely happy, and it’s all because of Baby Guppy.