Merry Christmas

My family would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Be sure to take a moment and reflect on the day and what you have going on right now.

Take Care.


Christmas traditions. What does your family do?

The Fox and MaM, Christmas 2014.

The Fox and MaM, Christmas 2014.

Do you have a Christmas tradition your family does every year? Something fun? Something the kids love or hate? I guess we have one. I’m not sure how much longer we are going to be able to do it. Michelle and I interview the kids about Santa’s worldwide toy delivery operation. I also threaten to devour all the milk and cookies we leave out for Santa.

How does he get to all the houses in one night?

Where do the toys come from?

How does Santa enter houses without chimneys?

As well as some other questions based off their answers.

You get the point. We keep it light and fun. We record the conversations to play for them when they get older. We ask them about the Christmas toy delivery process.

When MaM was two, I mentioned that I was going to eat all the cookies we left out for Santa. She became quite offended by this act and started yelling at me. She told me the cookies were Santa’s and I needed to leave them alone.

We have some other Christmas traditions such as watching the NORAD Santa tracker and looking at all the stops Santa has made. I hope the kids look back and enjoy these. Of course, we drive up to Fishers and see the light display at Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Light Display. As the oldest of a large family, I think I have blocked out all of our Christmas traditions except for Snickers and Bear, our dogs, knocking over the Christmas tree.

I would love to hear your comments.

Have a great holiday.


The Monumental Mile – We Can Do This!

This Thursday evening the folks who run the Monumental Marathon are hosting a new and excited run. They are going to run a one mile run down Meridian Street. Can you walk or run one mile? I know you can, join me in this one mile trot. 

The first 1000 registered runners will receive  an inaugural tech tank top.

The end of the run will have beer and food trucks.

One runner will try and break the four minute mile. That runner will not be me.

Are you up for a challenge? Do you want to see how fast you can run a mile? If you can run a mile on June 5th, you can begin training to run the Monumental Marathon on November 1st. Seriously, there is enough time to train to run a marathon between now and November 1st. Find a training program and stick to it. If you follow a marathon training program, you will be successful!

Here is the registration link. Online registration ends at midnight on Wednesday, June 4th.

The registration fee is $20.


Disclosure – My registration fee was waived in exchange for promotion for this event. My thought and views are my own.

I’m A Bad Person Because I Haven’t Seen Certain 80’s Movies

80’s Movies I Have Not Seen

The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles

I have not seen these 80’s movies. It’s not something I am ashamed of or embarrassed to share with you. My wife loves to tell people this little fact about my past. Usually, she loves to tell this to other people who have seen all these movies. because one thing I have learned over the years, either you have seen all of these movies, or you have seen none of them.

I do remember these movies when they came out, I just chose to do other things instead of watching these movies. I can’t recall what I was doing, I just know it didn’t involve seeing these movies.

I am sure they are fine movies. They have some fantastic actors in them. However, I have no intention of seeing them anytime soon. Recently, a friend was forced two watch Footloose twice in one night. I want to thank that soldier for taking one for the team.


My View – Skatepark


Took the Little People to the west side to go to a skate park to ride their Razor scooters. It was the second time for The Fox and he is still getting used to the scooter and the traffic. I think the skater traffic is the hardest part to learn because it is so unpredictable.he doesn’t understand the kids flying past on skateboards and bikes cannot stop if he travels into their path, he will get knocked down. Yes, he will learn a hard and fast lesson in physics.
MaM is a different story. She is all over the park. She also has the confidence and experience of skating for a couple of years. Although she was a little jealous of the bigger kids who had a little more power to jump their Razor scooter over the small hills. She was really trying to do that. She has learned how to scan her path before heading into the frenzy.
These kids have so much energy. I don’t know where they get it from.

My Happiness – Fun Friends


I love hanging with fun, creative people. Last night, I got to hang with some old friends and meet some new ones. The best part was sharing a ton of laughs.
I am a loner, I enjoy being by myself. Every once and a while I will journey out to the real world. With family and work commitments, I don’t always make it to some events. But, when I do, I like to hang with people like this.

The purpose of this Happiness Series is to share the things or events in my life that bring happiness to show how others can achieve happiness in the same ways. These posts are in no particular order and they may happen a day or so before they post. Certain themes may repeat, but the accompanying photo never will.

My Posse



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