WTF Quaker?

This post is a lil dated, but as a parent, I still face it every day. The kid is learning to ride a bike. He specifically states to “don’t let go until I say so” and the Mom enters into a verbal contract by saying, “I won’t!” Then SHE LETS GO! WTF? Are you kidding […]

Everything you need to know about curling

When I lived/worked in Canada, I was fascinated with the sport(sic) of curling.  I don’t know what it is, but I could watch it on TV for hours.  I even heard rumor that Canadians have curling lanes like Americans have bowling lanes.  I have never played, but I love the sport none the less.  The […]

US kicking butt on their backs

My phone scared the crap out of me when it alerted me to 2 golds and 1 silver for the US in 100m backstroke! I’m using ifttt.com to get updates pushed to my phone and it’s awesome. Even better for Chicagoland: Matt Grevers, a Lake Forest native and Northwestern graduate, won the gold medal Monday […]

If you like Hockey, you’ll love Water Polo

If you like hockey, you’ll love water polo. Mike Emrick is broadcasting the play by play for women’s water polo (and men’s?) at the Olympics. As I listen to the game at work I hear his voice and have to be reminded that this is in a pool and not on ice. Especially since there […]

Gratitude or Not My Week?

This has not been my week. It started on Sunday when I thought I was in the clear, but ended up in a fight over dog poop with the missus. With my self-esteem in the toilet I had to* play soccer on Tuesday night only to cost the team the win for a 2-2 tie […]