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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Oddities of Adulthood November 22, 2016 1:27 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Adulting: Spending $1200 to save $1700.

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From the mouths of babes November 21, 2016 12:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
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Is your pet a healthy weight?

Context: Evan, our 11 year old, helped me drop one of the cats off at the veterinarian for a comprehensive exam last Wednesday. Behind the scale is this sign. Recently, both our 12 year old and 9 year old German Shepherds died.

Evan, 11 years old, studies the sign: "Dad, I think our next dog should be a three, four, or five."
Me: "Evan, that’s not a menu."

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That time of the day November 11, 2016 6:08 pm

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Time to take my evening dose of Phokital.

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Trump is going to ruin this country November 11, 2016 9:43 am

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Reading Trump’s first 100 day plan made me physical ill. He’s going to set this country back 50 years.

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From the mouths of babes November 5, 2016 9:49 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
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Me: "Alexa, play the Ramones."
Alexa: *jams*
Groggy 11 year old Evan walks into the room: "Dad, could you turn down the music?"
Me: "What are you guys doing?"
Evan: "Sleeping…"

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Living right November 3, 2016 9:07 pm

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Tomorrow’s dinner was cooked tonight!

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Story of my life October 2, 2016 8:55 pm

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On a tight deadline tonight with too much to accomplish. So what happens? Computer freezes, reboots, runs slow, iPhone apps causing me grief, Amazon FireHD running slow…nothing is working! Argh.

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RIP Narrative September 27, 2016 11:55 pm

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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

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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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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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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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