Friday, July 27, 2012

Dad feels "jilted" because daughters in love?

So this article caught my attention last week at CNN website and as a dad I had to put my two cents in it.

I'm not sure about feeling "jilted", but as a dad to a daughter I can certainly relate to this article. Daddys little girl is grown up now,with a husband and 2 year old son. As a teen she was growing up quick and a boyfriend who dad was watching like a hawk.
The Sunday morning bike riding trips with daddy were being replaced by going to the mall with her boyfriend. Gone were the days when Id come home from work, and she'd give me a bear hug.

Dad was set on the back burner.
A leftover placed in the fridge. Not needed.

I had been depressed but looked towards the future with hope. I miss those days. Maybe it was the innocence and sweetness.
The fun carefree days that was all miss terribly. I know I'm just a phone call and hug away if she needs me.

And as for being a "leftover" in the fridge?
Sometimes...just sometimes the leftovers are better the second time around  :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

My heart and prayers goes out to the Aurora, Co shooting victims

A gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater on Friday, July 20, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the audience and killing 12


My heart and prayers go out to the families and victims of the Aurora, CO theater shootings.

Veronica Moser-youngest of the victims  (


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sheesh...there's going to be so many changes coming up. And on top of that I think my daughter's marraige is heading is the worst direction. My respect for her has dropped tremendously.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Spider bite...doesn't hurt...just itches like crazy!

So about two weeks ago last Monday (June 25th), I noticed what I thought was a mesquito bit on my leg. At first I didn't think nothing of it. But later in the week it started getting bigger, first swelling to the size of a dime, then bigger. Now it's July 7th and it's the the size of a quarter. It itches like mad and all I want to do is scratch it, but I know that'll just make it worse. There's no flesh necrosis and the bite hasn't opened or blistered, so I'm just making sure to swap it with Hydrogen Peroxide and rubbing alchohol. After that maximum strength hydrocortisone to stop the itching! A freind told me that it looks like a brown recluse bite....which at first scared me. But after doing some serious research I came to the conclusion my freind thinks he knows it all but doesn't. Sending a pic of the possible spider over to to see if they can identify it. :D

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Been a while...fireworks and a lifeguard

Alot of things been happening in the past two months. Guess you could call them "life changing events". My ex's mom passed away in May (who I was close to) and my daughters having marital problems. Among others things I'd rather not get into.

Anyways brought my son, daughter and grandson to see the fireworks in Norfolk last night. Conner was pretty uneasy and was scared at first. But once he realized they wouldn't hurt him he stated to relax. By the finale his face was lit up with a big smile. When everyone applauded he was clapping right along! It was really cute. He's a really good kiddo. It was a pretty good show too!

Anyways...I read about this lifeguard, Thomas Lopez out in Hallendale Beach, FL. Thomas was fired for going outside his "zone" to rescue a man from drowning. Susan Ellis, his supervisor stated "we have liability issues and can't go out the protected (zoned) areas"

Liability issues from what Susan Ellis? Trying to save another's life? Susan needs to reevaluate why she's a lifeguard. Don't allow a contract to define "zones" where you can and cannot save a life!  If you're going by regulations and rules be a lawyer!
These lifeguards have "value of life" and are heros in my book. If I owned a lifeguard company I'd hire these guys on the spot. Thomas should be commended.