July 28 Keto

“Persistence.” My personal trainer and I looked at my goals today and decided that in order to lose this last bit of belly fat, I am going to have to change my diet. Drastically. Enter the Ketogenic Diet. What is the point of a Ketogenic Diet? In a nutshell from http://www.bodybuilding.com: The main benefit of…

July 27 The Cream Puff

“The best ab exercise is five sets of stop eating so much crap.” I ate this. Or should I say, I ate half of this. I was with Juicy and he helped. It was not my best decision-making moment today. But it was my First Cream Puff, so it made the blog. I originally asked…

July 26 Power Routine

“If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do?” Steve Jobs There comes a time in the I Dare Me Challenge when you do stuff just because you need to something new in order to fulfill the challenge. I guess that’s cool, but that’s…

July 25 Norman Lear

“That’s the heart of it: My shows were not that controversial with the American people. They were controversial with the people who think for the American people.” Norman Lear I believe in exposure: to everything, everyone, all religions, food, languages, lifestyles, points of view, etc. Make your own choices, allow or disallow what you may,…

July 24 Donuts for Dinner

“Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence.” Anthony Witham I have never had a Boston Creme Pie, but I have had Boston Creme donuts. We used to lovingly call them “custard” donuts when I was a kid. My mom knew the exact time of night that Donut…

July 23 Boys Have Sweet 16 Parties Too!

“If I could, I would try to shield your innocence from time. But the part of life I gave you isn’t mine. I’ll watch you grow, so I can let you go.” Regina Belle, If I Could I actually had a Sweet 16 party for myself a few years ago…. Explanation: my co-worker and I share a birthday…

July 22 Freeloader

“I want my kids to grow up to be freeloading moochers.” Said no mother ever. Someone dared me to go to a hotel (in which I am not currently a paying guest) and either 1). take a dip in the pool, or 2). eat the continental breakfast, as a total freeloader. Since it is like…

July 21 Both Grandmas

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” Anthony Liccione Today my son had both of his grandmothers in the same place at the same time. One Grandma (mom’s mom) lives here in Albuquerque and the other came to visit for the first time (dad’s mom) from…

July 20 Make an Air Conditioning Unit

“Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.” Antonie van Leeuwenhoek I live in an old house. I believe it’s close to 80 years old. The man who built this house built many of the other…

July 19 Full Moon Run and Ghost Tour

“It would be difficult to write a convincing ghost story set on a sunny day in a big city.” Susan Hill Tonight was a full moon. We went for a Full Moon Run down in the Bosque for a First. A bosque is a wooded area found near the floodplains of a river or stream in…

July 18 Pokemon Go

” I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” Mewtwo, a Pokemon Today for a First, Tall Handsome Son and I played Pokemon Go. Yep, that Pokemon Go. This is a game that requires the players to…

July 17 Bacon Flavored Toothpaste

“If you record the sound of bacon in a frying pan and play it back, it sounds like the pops and cracks on an old 33 1/3 recording. Almost exactly like that. You could substitute it for that sound.” Tom Waits This was a weird one, but I’m down with weird. Today, Tall Handsome Son…