Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gaming again

So … At the behist of my sister, I’m starting up a Shadowrun game … yes, some of us still play our games around a tabletop.  Actually, we’ll be playing around a virtual tabletop, over microphones, using computers to communicate.  It’s much easier for everyone than commuting.  We’ll see how the experiment works.


So, being as we’ll be playing online, it made sense to store our characters online.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Loving my Nook

I normally don’t brag on my toys, but I’m having so much fun with this one I thought I’d share.


A while back a friend of mine bought their daughter a Nook Color and she (their daughter) has been loving it.  We heard about it enough that my wife started to want one for herself.  I broke down and bought it, then discovered the best part: A Nook is an android device.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You can teach an old dog new tricks …

EFP News of my death has been greatly … well … slightly exaggerated.  I was in CA for an exhausting week of back to back meetings, then I got sick …

In any case, before I went to CA, I went to the optometrist.  See, I’ve been getting headaches a lot more lately, and I actually got so tired a few weeks ago that I couldn’t even focus on the book I was reading.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Expressing some feelings about KONY 2012

So … the Kony 2010 meme has left facebook and youtube, and has now attacked me from multiple directions.  I started to post a facebook status about it, but failed.  It was too long!  SO, I’m turning to my OTHER public forum, my blog.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A rose, by any other name

Would still smell as sweet.


I play WoW, and am not a goldsmith by trade ;-).  So, I’m apt to refer to what my son does as Jewelcrafting, and get him to snap at me and say “It’s called GOLDSMITHING” … complete with appropriate eye rolling.  It’s really fun!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Prayers for my Aunt

The last couple days have been hard on my extended family, and I’ve been trying to lend my hand in support.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Of girls, awards, and heroes

So, tonight was Sylvia’s Girl Scout Award Ceremony.  Just thought I’d share a couple pictures:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lent … why did it have to be Lent

So … as you know, two years ago Topher dropped a bomb on me.  It was part of why I started blogging, and blogging kept me sane.  Last weekend he dropped another bomb on me, so I started writing again.  Tonight he kept it up.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m more approachable, whether it’s just time, or what.  He actually didn’t (until he just looked over my shoulder) know I was blogging … but … damn.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Computer Superstore

What do you do when your computer crashes?  Fry’s trip!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The House Hates Me

So, while being shuttled off to bed early because she was a whiny little pain in the ass, Annika cried out “I like school!  The house hates me!  And I’ve been having a lot of bad things today!”

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Taking Sides

So … a couple years back the local Lutheran Church lost a third of their congregation, including their pastor, due to controversy over allowing homosexuals … to serve as lay ministers, to be members, to be priests … They, understandably, took it hard.  They’ve struggled, but they’ve survived.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

With friends like these, who is needing enemas …

So, I wrote almost two years ago, about my son Adam having Ulcerative Colitis.  I thought I’d follow up on that, since there has been actual progress, and recently.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Giving it another go for Lent

As I’ve stated before, I consider lent a time in my life to do some introspection, and I’ve been struggling with that this year.  This time around, I don’t know what to do with myself.  Things have been going great, and at the same time some part of me has been falling apart.  Finding balance has become a struggle, and sometimes I feel like I’ve been swinging like a pendulum from one crisis to the next.

I’m late, but that’s OK.  I’m sure God understands ;-)  This is my lenten promise: I’m going to blog, from now to Easter, each and every day.

I don’t know what to expect.  You will definitely get some updates from me and my kids … you might get musings on World of Warcraft, Yahoo!, or even my bowling scores … you may be interested, or you may be bored, but I’m going to post anyway.

Let’s see if I can survive.

        aka: goofdad