Archive | November, 2009

Helping the Lakewood Officers’ Families

30 November 2009

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Donations are being accepted at the following places:1. Lakewood Police Independent Guild website2. Forza Coffee Company‘s website3. Any Forza location (list)4. The Schooner Pub & Eatery in Lakewood is having a benefit fundraiser Thursday at 7pm.5. Varsity Grill and Sweets, Treats & Designs have teamed up, selling chocolate shields…with a goal of raising $10,000. Each […]

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And I Didn’t Know What To Think…

22 November 2009

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There was something from Sammy’s taekwondo belt testing yesterday that struck me, and I didn’t know what to think about it. And still don’t. No, nothing about the testing or Sammy’s performance. It was another student. The taekwondo uniform standard for flag patches on the uniform traditionally is the Korean flag below the left shoulder […]

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Why We Don’t Say How Beautiful You Are…

19 November 2009

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Let me set straight the record: men like women. And most of the time we do indeed think you are beautiful. But why do we not tell you this? The short version: it’s your fault. That’s right, women, your fault. The explanation, before I find an angry (but beautiful) mob storming toward my door:From our […]

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Tony Hawk Ride Giveaway…

19 November 2009

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Jessica Gottlieb’s got the giveaway going on here. Go, enter to win a copy of the Tony Hawk Ride. PS The previous story of the strange link between Jessica and me, here.

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Homeschool Updates…

18 November 2009

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…be prepared, since there will likely be several posted Thursday, Friday, and maybe even over the weekend. JoAnn’s off to a retreat, so I’ll be working from home much of Thursday and all of Friday (or at least trying to, and at the bare minimum, pretending to). Will be just me and the three oldest. […]

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Tale of Two Dads

17 November 2009

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Hat tip to Mocha Dad. His post partially inspired this post. One day in early 2005 I received a strange knock on our front door. The knock itself wasn’t nearly as strange as either the messenger or the message. The person at the door was a Tacoma Police Department chaplain, and as it turned out, […]

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Done with It…

15 November 2009

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Those who have been following the Next Backup saga, I have decided to remove the posts. I did it not because of any pressure or threats by Next Backup–I do still retain the emails and voicemails if needed–but because I realized this: I have nothing to gain or lose from this. It really makes no […]

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Burn Those Bridges!

10 November 2009

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Conventional wisdom often isn’t, or at best is incomplete. Such is the case of the notion that you should not burn bridges, which, for the sake of this post, is in reference to business or employer relationships (but is certainly applicable in general). The fact is that there are times where bridges should absolutely be […]

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The Tournament in Pictures…

8 November 2009

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…and a few words. Hanging out and watching the adult events first: Was missing my baby Maddie, so borrowed a baby: Sammy and some of the other kids from the dojong stretching: Poomse (forms) up first: Then breaking. This is the before picture of his 6 boards. And this, of course, is his after: And […]

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KFC: Now Serving Crack!

2 November 2009

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Ok, so this isn’t necessarily a function of the franchise. But Halloween evening we were at the KFC at 80th and Pacific, leaving around 5:30. Walking out to the van, I noticed a car pull up to another vehicle that was parked in the lot (parked back-in)–it’s a small lot, and we were maybe 25 […]

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