Where the hell have you been?

Wow. It’s been a long time. How are you doing? I feel like we don’t know each other anymore. Casual conversation will just be awkward now. Hmmmm…

The last two months has been completely insane for me at work. Some good things, some bad things…but work nonetheless. I have been trying to initiate and grow my business’s social networking arm and it is pretty much zapping my energy level. 

Other things include: (1) trying to fix up a house with three small children in your way, (2) working on a web concept to display my paintings, (3) general hanging out and not thinking about the computer, (4) summer vacation and (5) an insane amount of novel reading. All of this combined means no personal blogging. 

I’m kind of bored with this model. I am working on some new ideas to be unveiled soon.

Peace in the Middle East – jmac

MOON

Please be good. Please be good. Please be good.

Maira Kalman for the New York Times

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most rewarding. The brilliance of Maira Kalman’s And the Pursuit of Happiness blog is perfect in creative execution. I now have something to look forward to to lift me out of the gloom that sometimes proceeds reading headlines each morning.

If you aren’t familiar with her work, you can start here:

In Love With A. Lincoln

So Moved

Becoming My Father

It’s becoming inevitable. My daughter was riding her bike the other day and her tire got stuck in a rut in the street. She tried to wedge it out herself and quickly got frustrated. She easily gets frustrated since she is a perfectionist (like her mother). The following quick exchange took place:

me – “Just get off your bike and move the tire.”

daughter – “I can’t!!!!!”

me – “Honey, you can do it. Just move the tire forward.”

daughter – “I caaannnnnn’t. I CAN’T! I CAAAANNNNNN’T DO IIIIIITTTT!!!!!” (bursting into tears while slamming her hands down on the handlebars)

me – “Can’t never could do anything.”

What? WTF?! That just came out of my mouth? Are you serious? Can’t never could do anything? I don’t believe it. I know that I swore to myself as a kid that I would never say that to my child when I grew up.

It’s official. I have offically reached my peak as a father, and am now crashing downward into an oblivion! Awesome.

Q: If you received a bonus of $100,000 and was asked to give 50% of it back a few days later, what would you do?

Spring It!

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It’s Spring (I think) and you need new music! Currently under heavy rotation:

* Franz Ferdinand – Tonight

*DRI – Smoke Rings

*Uncle Skeleton – Pancho Chumley

Sarah F. can click on pic for some updated photos :)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THIS came out of my daughter’s mouth today! WTF! We don’t even have cable.