The Big Bad Eclipse

Is 95% good enough or do you need the 100% totality?

It was certainly enough for us. Most of the pleasure with very little effort. Didn’t even need to take any time off work because you could do it in a lunch break.

Wasn’t sure what to expect but it was certainly fun. Well once you got over the worry of burning your retinas from looking at the sun. Didn’t help that we got an email from Amazon telling us that they never received the proper paperwork on our glasses. Still with some pizza and some friends a good time was had by all. Bring on the next eclipse.

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Good stuff #3 – My Princess

We just took a wonderful family vacation to Disneyland. With my little princess being 8 she so wanted to meet some Disney Princesses. We spent the extra to have breakfast with the Princesses and it was worth it. My daughter was hoping her favorite princess would be there. Dressed in her own Belle dress she had her fingers crossed Belle would be coming to breakfast.

As you can see from the above picture she did come to breakfast and my little princess was speechless. Of course there were others at breakfast but my daughter’seyes were always tracking Belle even though there were other princesses roaming the room. Finally her turn came to meet and talk to Belle. I must say Belle was great with her. A quick autograph, some serious interaction, and ending with a princess twirl. My Belle was giddy with happiness. Seriously good stuff.

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Good Stuff #2 – Rainy Day Forts

What do you do on a rainy Saturday with a bored 8 year old?

You build a fort. Even after your wife and daughter cleaned house all day on Friday? 

For sure. Sure my daughter ha me wrapped around her little finger. But isn’t that what little girls are supposed to do?

Seems like a good thing to me.

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Wow Long Time – Just the Good Stuff

Wow it has been a long time since I have blogged. I used to be pretty good at it but not so much anymore. Soooo lets try to turn over a new leaf. I am going to start bloging about stuff that I find good. Could be a movie,some food, or anything in between.

Good Thing #01


Now now don’t judge me just yet. I was looking for something simple as a snack. This was just one dollar at Walmart and looked like it would be satisfying. Sure I was worried at first it was just a can of tuna and some crackers. It was a can of tuna salad and some crackers. It was surprisingly good. Not only that but apparently they have a variety of meats (ham, chicken) and flavors.

That’s it good thing #1. Enjoy.

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Just the right mixture of boy / girl.

Every once in a while my daughter reminded me that when my wife first got pregnant that I wanted a boy and not a girl. I always tell her that I remember but she is the prefect daughter for me.

Her response? “That’s because I am part boy and part girl.”

Sometimes she does something that shows how I have influenced her to like a variety of things.  Just like this.   

 Perfect mixture of girl/boy.

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Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.

“Help meΒ Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” An important line from the Star Wars movie by Princess Leia. Recently my daughter said Chewbacca is her favorite character but I could have sworn it was Princess Leia.

My daughter isn’t just into Star Wars but she is into Legos. She got a bunch of Legos for her 7th Birthday. She is one wonderful daughter. Makes me proud. Exspecially at moments like this.


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Raising a Star Wars daughter right.

  My daughter turns 7 in 9 days. What does she want to do on her birthday? Go see Star Wars.  Am I willing to wait to see “The Force Awakens” until then? For sure she is my little girl.
Until then we have started watching the earlier episodes. We started with episode 1. While watching Jar Jar Binks my daughter come up to me. “Who is that guy with the long ears?” 

“That is Jar Jar.” I was always told they added Jar Jar to entertain the kids. I was bracing myself for her to ask for a doll or something of him.

“He is weird. I don’t like him!” She gives me a head shake like she just doesn’t understand why he is in the show.

I give my smart girl a hug and we continue to watch. That’s how you raise a Star Wars Daughter right.

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