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The What No One Wants For Christmas Gift List

In Man-day, Parentingby Jen50 Comments

This last week Jensguy and I were sitting and chatting one night after the children had gone to bed. As usual our topics ranged far and wide, but on this particular night he began a conversation centered around the worst Christmas presents we had ever received or seen given. Jen: Oh kind of like that big hulking gorilla with a …

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Man-day Post: Charlie

In Man-day, Parentingby Jensguy12 Comments

This is Charlie. She is our grand niece. She was born with Down Syndrome. Her parents were aware of this before Charlie was born and chose to continue on. They are young and have their whole lives ahead of them, but against the grain of most who face this particular decision they brought her into the world and loved her. …

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Jen’ s Guy vs. Fifty Shades of Grey

In Man-dayby Jensguy31 Comments

OK, I know I am several years behind, but let’s discuss pop literature. I am an English Lit Major, and when I was in college, I went to class with this person: To be honest, I never would have pegged her for somebody who would bend American Pop Culture to her will. But there it is, and as a man, …

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Man-day Post: Whither Chivalry. . .

In Man-dayby Jensguy13 Comments

About a week ago, I heard comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller talking about the “momentous” release of hacked nude photographs.  The gist of it was, “I didn’t look at the photographs, it really isn’t my thing.  I figure that they didn’t want them released,  so it wouldn’t be right of me to be out there looking.”  And finally, …

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Man-day Post: Canning your SPAM

In Blogging, Man-dayby Jensguy14 Comments

Welcome to another installment of Man-day from Jen’s husband, Jen’s Guy! Generally I am a big fan of SPAM.  I like it fried with with eggs and veggies.  Seriously, how can you not like this? Well, that is unless you are my wife, who inexplicably doesn’t.  She IS, however, a very good cook and mother and looks as hot as …

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Man-day:Frogmaggedon

In Man-dayby Jensguy18 Comments

We live in Tucson, Arizona, famous for our omnipresent sunshine, except for a couple of months during the summer when we get our Midsummer Monsoons. What the Monsoons mean is that there is a period, from the end of June to the first couple weeks of September, where it could conceivably rain every afternoon.  While this is true in theory, …

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Man-day: Someone Hates Cheerios Dad. . .Seriously?

In Man-dayby Jensguy18 Comments

OK, First of all, Peanut Butter Cheerios now exist!  It’s like taking Captain Crunch and softening the edges so that it doesn’t cut across the roof of your mouth like gravel.  Yay! Oh yeah, and the part of the announcement everyone has been talking about,  Cheerios Dad: The overall consensus is that this is fully awesome and long overdue in …

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Man-day Post: Econ 101, Now With More Mexican Cattle

In Man-dayby Jensguy8 Comments

Here’s a little side note from Jennifer’s article on BlogHer which I hope you have already taken the time to read. Do you ever have moments when information just clicks?  Something that takes a really large issue and brings it into a single local issue and suddenly everything makes sense? I’ll show you an example. Here are some Mexican Cows …

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Man-day Post: Movies I Love, But Can’t Recommend

In Man-dayby Jensguy13 Comments

I don’t believe that I am alone in my enjoyment of certain things which I am fairly sure others might not enjoy nearly as much as I do.  For example, something like Kipper Snacks. Kipper snacks aren’t for everyone, but if you like them you just really like them. It’s like Sardines, but far more photogenic. So I’m going to …

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Man-Day Post: The Death of Blogging: Part 2

In Blogging, Man-dayby Jensguy23 Comments

Continued from last weeks post The Death of Blogging.  It’s not about you. One of the things I have noticed is that those who proclaim the death of blogging are really shouting “my blog isn’t doing as well!”  Here is a fun excerpt from Wired Magazine circa 2008 (funny how that feels like such an eternity ago in digital time.) …