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Just Another Summer Weekend

8 June, 2009 | Posted by Marvyn

Jagger’s 1st Time in a High Chair

Jagger’s first time sitting in a high chair, courtesy of Banana. No surprise that the safety belt is sized properly for Jagger considering they’re only 5-6lbs apart. Poor Banana, I hope she’s eating well out in GA with her daddy.

Aunt Frances Thank You to The Chu BBQ

I thought we had a BBQ for the Chu last weekend? Well, good food doesn’t hurt anybody.

The Priest’s Graduation Party

Mary wrote Mikey a check, but isn’t that against the whole priest mantra? Can I consider it this Sunday’s tithings to God?

Kitchen Appliances and Man

23 April, 2009 | Posted by Marvyn

My wonderful wife bought me Jeno’s Pizza, a favorite of mine. (Such a great wife) Set the toaster oven to 12 minutes. 12 Minutes later…cold pizza. Are the knobs broken I wondered. Twist them around, jiggle them, fix a broken connection. Another 12 minutes. WTF?! Oh wait, somebody unplugged the toaster. Ugh.…

My Favorite Christmas Movies

16 December, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
It doesn’t feel like the holidays unless I see A Christmas Movie at least once during TNT’s all day marathon. If you haven’t seen this movie buy now, go out and purchase the DVD now. “It is a lamp you nincompoop, but it’s a major award!”…classic. My full list and videos after the jump...

Teenagers and Thongs

13 December, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
I was updating the website catalog for a well known clothing brand for female teenagers and came across this bra and panty set that had me wondering: Why would a young female wear this? You may be thinking that it's perfectly normal for a 19 year old girl to wear a thong, but this isn't targeted for them. This was something in the brand's junior collection, so we're talking about girls between the ages of 12 and up. (Don't bother bringing up petite girls, because well, this would be covered in their petite section) Certainly no 12 year old girl should have any business with sexy, sheer fabric wedged up their butt. Am I being overly protective? More after the jump...

Thirty Years: Old Age Starts Here

9 December, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
My weeks are numbered until I hit the big three-zero and I find my body failing to do what its younger self once did. I'm amazed that NBA basketball players are considered to be in their prime at this age, yet I'm struggling to run in the groceries from the car to the kitchen. The past few years I haven't been as active as my balance between work and play dungeoned me to the office. So exercise had to be cut out. And before I knew it, my body was hit with old age like a ton of bricks.I started something I call construction cardio, which includes activities like drywalling a ceiling in 24 hours, speed painting primer and topcoat, and more. More after the jump...

Gift Wrapping Tip

8 December, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn

Save yourself a lot of scotch tape and time. Instead, use plastic grocery shopping bags, the cheap, thin ones. Through a heat shrinking method, the wrap will be like the saran-wrap-like plastic on a new box of tissues. The process is easy. Simply seal it in a hot press. Then use a heat gun to shrink it to the gift’s size. 

Check with your local shipping and packaging store for all the items. You’ll need plastic bags, the hot press to cut it, and a heat gun. It should cost you less than $50. It’ll pay itself off in time.…

What’s Your Christmas Wish?

6 December, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn

When I was a young booger factory I would count the days till Christmas. So excited was I to open my gifts especially the ones I had begged, annoyed, and threatened my mother to buy me. This year will mark the last time I will be on the receiving end of the gift giving tradition as next year will be Jagger's first Christmas, putting me in my mother's shoes. If Jagger is anything as good as me in the tactics of gift lobbying, then I am in for a lot of holiday insanity where parents line up right before the crack of dawn in cold, empty parking lots, preparing to bull-charge their way to grab the season's hottest thingamajig for their child. My wish after the jump...

Monday: Back From the Holiday Hiatus

1 December, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn

Long holidays confuse my body's internal clock. Two days ago I woke up thinking it's time for the daily Monday grind. At least I was comforted by that euphoric feeling when I realized it's only Saturday. Too bad my euphoria didn't extend to today. Now I sit here in my cold dungeon of an office, pondering how to start my work week. It doesn't help that I've lazily sat on my bum the last 4 days. So it's hard to get the work ball rolling especially when that ball is shaped like a cube.

A Few Christmas Giveaways

29 November, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
Here I am doing the usual late night blog surfing and found a few sites doing free holiday giveaway contests. I thought I'd share it with our readers. Who doesn't like free stuff right? Most of these contents require a comment or trackback to enter. Very simple. Good luck. Links after jump...

The Good Daddy/Hubby/Photographer Bag Pt. 2

14 October, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
The Camelbak HAWG MG is a very versatile hydration backpack as reviewed previously. Unfortunately, it's just a tad bulky for short trips. Enter the Camelbak Ambush. More after the jump...

Hydration Continued – Camelbak Sno Angel

5 October, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
In my quest to keep Mary and the baby hydrated during her commute to work, I purchased another Camelbak hydration backpack — the Sno Angel. It is much smaller compared to previous Camelbaks I've written about here, (Ambush and HAWG MG) but it should be as this backpack was designed specifically for women. More after the jump...

The Good Daddy/Hubby/Photographer Bag

8 September, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn
In preparation for our family cruise to the Mediterranean, I picked up a Camelbak HAWG MG backpack. The though process was that I could provide water to my pregnant wife, hold my camera + lenses, and keep a sweater available. It certainly lived up to expectations. More after the jump...