The Places We’ll Say, the People We’ll Do…

Racial Fignorance

Sometimes the thing that slips out when somebody is talking just makes me laugh. Even though if that same thing could be said on public radio and cause an uproar…

Jorge: I am trying to figure out how to incorportate Little J into my Hallowe’en costume.
Dave: Yeah?
Jorge: I’m thinking I will be Indiana Jones and I can put a baseball cap on her and she can be Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Dave: Cool.
Jorge: Fifty dollar bill! Fifty dollar bill! Oh wait, that’s not from Indy. It’s from The Goonies.
Dave: Haha. Yeah. That’s true.
Jorge: I wonder where that guy is now? What other movies has he made?
Dave: Wasn’t he one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Jorge: No. That was Ernie Reyes Junior.
Dave: Really? Aren’t all chinese people the same guy?

Please direct all outrage towards this site.



There have been some entertaining hits from search engines to my blog. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how these are actually valid.

Of course, after typing this article, they will cause even more hits for the same things.

Ah well…

  • lots of recycling bins
  • freaky boys
  • rubber panties
  • truck drivers nuts
  • weed and crashes

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore…

A Thought…

…On Taking the High Road

Sometimes, you will hear people talking about this.

Be the bigger person, they say. Maybe even something like it’s for the greater good will pop into the conversation.

There are times, in my opinion, where taking the high road just gives you a better vantage from which to confirm how shitty a situation really is.

And no, I’m not depressed. I’m just making a comment.

Measuring Progress with Pablum

The Watcher Watches

I’ve never really had ridiculous goals.

I’m simple that way.

I just want to be a good father, a good husband, and a good friend. It doesn’t sound like much, does it?

It can be a challenge, though.

Luckily I’ve been blessed with people that make all of those goals easy to attain.

I also find it great when other people want to set goals for themselves. I stand behind them (so long as the goals will never end up harming anyone).

I have to admit, though, that I can’t get enough of watching Little J hit all of these goals that she’s never really committed to.

It’s somewhat inspiring, to tell you the truth.

The fact that this little squirt can achieve so much in so little time is amazing. It’s amazing that all babies do this.

She’ll try to do something, and if she fails she gets pissed off. Be that as it may, she still won’t give up, and she’ll keep pushing and pushing until she reaches her goal, even though she’s not sure what it is.

Sort of puts things into perspective.

Mission Complete


I finally achieved my goal of completing my gradings.

It was a long road, but I feel good about it.

I didn’t really get a chance to thank all of my friends for their support and their inspiration. It means a lot to have people who are in your corner.

I especially wanted to thank my two ladies for being so patient with me over the summer. It’s not easy to put up with someone who is at the Dojo five days a week, no matter how well they schedule their time.