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"Murphy was an optimist!"

RIP Narrative September 27, 2016 11:55 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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The Narrative camera was a pre-purchase, Kickstarter style, project I backed. I was in early and really enjoyed the product. It started as a very small, light weight and durable wearable camera which took a 5 megapixel photograph every 30 seconds. Eventually we were able to change the time to as little as every 10 seconds. The battery would last all day and captured numerous candid and awesome photos of scouting events and my daily life. I particularly enjoyed wearing the camera, forgetting about it, immersing myself in the event, and later enjoying great photos to enhance my memory. As for the durability, I once had the camera fall off my shirt and ran over it with a pallet jack pushing it along the concrete 3 feet before realizing it was under the wheel. Barely a scratch! The Narrative really is a great product. It’s a shame the company failed. Maybe GoPro will pick them up.

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Forwhat? September 24, 2016 8:52 am

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Seriously, does anyone use Foursquare anymore?

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I see the solution September 18, 2016 9:43 pm

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Night ruined because I tried to help someone. I see the solution to the problem. I should quit trying to help people. "Not my problem."

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Come and get it! September 18, 2016 7:44 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family
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My house doesn’t have a dinner bell; it has a dinner text message.

Once upon a time, I bought a triangle to ring to bring the children home from playing in the neighborhood…I wasn’t ever allowed to use it 🙂

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iPhone 7s next audio upgrade September 16, 2016 11:28 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy
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At first I laughed, then it occurred to me that this could work very well!

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And thus closes another weekend September 11, 2016 10:21 pm

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We’ve reached that time of Sunday even where I declare that this weekend needs two more days. For my health, I cry uncle. That which did not get completed will be done in due time. It was a full weekend. Tomorrow promises to be long and will not be lacking of interest. Let us resume these activities at 4:30 tomorrow morning. Ciao.

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Grind for Life is skating to raise money to help people with cancer get to their treatments September 9, 2016 3:38 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Of Interest
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Mike Rogers of Grind for Life is in Knoxville skating to help people with cancer get needed treatments.
Come skate this Saturday and visit http://grindforlife.org/ for more info.
#boardrboys

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For Friday September 9, 2016 10:53 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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Benign post

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Deep Thoughts September 7, 2016 7:40 am

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When you forgive, you don’t change the past… You change the future! –author unknown

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From the mouths of babes August 27, 2016 10:50 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
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Cathy: "You’ve managed to redneck your whiskey!"

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Happy Anniversary to My Wife August 25, 2016 11:32 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family
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15 years ago, I made the greatest decision of my life. Happy Anniversary Cathy! You truly complete me.

Married - in Gatlinburg!

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What do you want to be when you grow up? August 20, 2016 7:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad, Pets
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I’m pretty sure as a child I wanted to be an architect (thank you Dad and Michael Brady), and maybe an astronaut, and definitely an entertainer; but NEVER do I recall saying, “Hey, I’d like to spend the better part of my adult life cleaning up pee and poo and other bodily fluids.”

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QOTD August 16, 2016 5:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy, Poetry, Quote
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"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." -Henry David Thoreau

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I can see clearly now…bah August 14, 2016 9:30 pm

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Went it hoping to get contacts. Came out with bi-focals. My mind is not old but my body is beginning to betray me.

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From the mouths of babes August 14, 2016 10:30 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad, Tommy
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My eldest son: "Dad, the mower won’t start."

Me: "I’ll take a look at it."

Cranks on first pull. I report back to my son, "Started on the first try."

My son with holier-than-thou indignity with a touch of anger and a dash of annoyance, "Well I’d sure like to know what you are doing different than me because I pulled that string for 10 minutes and it didn’t start."

Me: "I put gas in it."

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