Thursday, 28 February 2013

A Marveloos Speculoos Birthday Giveaway!

Trader Joe's Sugar Chocolate & Coffee Bean Grinder
All this could be in your mouth. Think about it.

I'll cut to the chase. See that up there? It could be yours. Oh yes, I kid you not. To kick off my birthday month, I will be raffling off 2 jars of Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter and 1 Trader Joe's Sugar Chocolate & Coffee Bean Grinder.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

How do you get the URL of a single Facebook post from your timeline?

Click on the timestamp to go to the post in question from timeline.

Th URL of your post can now be copied from the address bar on your browser.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Just a little prick.

The thing with living in the modern world is that it's full of modern things. I don't know why I'm talking like Mary Poppins right now but I've learned to love myself. Another thing I love is science. Always have. Everything about science to me seems like an adventure. There's always something to be discovered, something to be taken apart and put back together, something to be mastered. Science felt good, in fact one of my favorite magazines growing up was Popular Science magazine. Oooh getting warm fuzzy feelings right now.

So anyway, my eldest, is sooooo into planets. He knows all nine planets. And yes, I still count Pluto as a planet because Pluto has learned to love itself too. Team Pluto! Wow this post is just all over the place. Anyway. Ah! There's what I wanted to say - How can science help me be a better parent for my child?

Like any parent, I want to start with the basics and that is first and foremost the health of your child. Of which I know next to zero. Which is ridiculous because I love science and health is all about science. And every time we go to our pediatrician's office I feel like my wife and the doctor are talking in some ancient long forgotten language that only they and Legolas can understand.

So I went to this thing so I wouldn't feel like frikkin' Gimli cupping his ear to hear the tall-people talk.

A disease awareness campaign by GSK.
This is the thing.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Baby Monitor Battle

I got a chance to test two IP based surveillance cameras, which is a high-tech way of saying baby monitors. I learned a lot about what features to look for and what the various pros and cons are of having these devices. I also learned that surveillance has two L's in it.

I used to think that baby monitors were these toy-like devices with big colorful buttons that allowed you to listen to your baby while you did things in another room or part of the house. So I was quite surprised at how advanced and just plain cool they make these things now. Cuz I love me gadgets.

Two man enter one man leave.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Play, protect, love

I don't know a lot about vaccines except that we need them. Or do we? As the babies get older, our pedia has her own recommendations about what vaccines we should get and which ones we can do without. I figure it'd be good to find out for myself. So I'm going to this thing tomorrow and see what's what.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

I am craze.

This post has nothing to do with parenting and everything to do with eating. Just so you know.

I hate it when people use the word craze. It's like they chopped off part of the word. Like if you say, "This day has just been so craze." or "My god that puppy is just so adorbs." or "Isn't she a beaut?" or "I'm so excite, and I just can't hide." I'm not making any sense am I? (What you're actually seeing is the effect of sleep deprivation on the mind.)

I don't really hate the word craze. I'm just too busy picking up my brain cells from the floor to like it. So right now isn't the best time to come at me using the word craze. Right now I really really dislike that word. Craze. It's half a word!

And just so you know, I wrote those two paragraphs above just so I could justify writing the next sentence below.


Because that's what. it. is. crazy.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Snake Charmer

I found myself surrounded by at least a hundred children shouting "The Gruffalo, the Gruffalo!" Strangely I didn't run. I was glued to my seat as a mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.

A production from London's West End.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Little Monsters

I've been wanting to share this for a while now. It's an app called Chore Monster and I think it's pretty awesome.


Crying Crimson Jihad

The wife and the kids are having a playdate with one of our friends for the afternoon, I am completely alone and it feels awesome.

I can finally hear myself think! Now, before you stone me screaming crimson jihad, let me just get this thing straight. I love my family, I love my kids. They are the reason why I want to keep on living. But I haven't heard my own thoughts all week and I am going a little nutty. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Delayed Reaction

Life's been really hectic and I haven't posted as much as I would like. Unfortunately many things take precedence over this blog. I will rectify that really soon. Apologies!