Monthly Archives: November 2011

Soundtrack of my life: Christmas cheer

With Thanksgiving, tryptophan comas, and Black Friday all in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to climb into the attic, drag out the Christmas decorations, put up the tree, and hang the stockings with care.

It’s a good time of year for a lot of good annoying music, so here’s another look into the mind of a maniac.  This time, as you may have guessed, my playlist will center around the birth of one 8 pound, 6 ounce baby Jesus. Continue reading


Cruising in the Bahamas – “Come sail away”

Last time, I left you all waiting at the Port of Miami.  This time, we’ll go for a boat ride.  A BIG boat ride.

Majesty Of The Seas

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Soundtrack of my life: Home, sweet home

My wife and I are in the midst of purchasing a new home.  Along with all of those worries comes the stress of packing, cleaning, painting, and moving.  So I got to thinking about it, and what better way to improve all of those scenarios than with a rocking playlist to sing along to while we’re getting down and dirty?  A pretty nice playlist started forming in my head, and when I excitedly shared my thoughts with my wife, she had a couple more contributions that I hadn’t had time to come up with yet.  (Let’s not kid ourselves here, I eventually would’ve thought about them!)

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Cruising in the Bahamas – “Bienvenido a Miami”

Recently, my wife and I were blessed enough to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary.  While neither of us were surprised to make it this far, it’s not necessarily a given in today’s world of divorces and annulments!  Several months ago we got excited at the prospect of going on a vacation to celebrate, so we started throwing around some destinations. 

She has been to Hawaii before and we both like going to new places, so that was out.  We just went to Cabo San Lucas for our honeymoon, and Cancun is basically the same thing, so that was out.  My best friend and brother both live in California, but this trip was for our anniversary and we really wanted some privacy, if you know what I mean, so that was out.  Both of us have been enthralled with the idea of visiting Europe and the Mediterranean, but we would like a guide when we go since we don’t speak anything other than english and that would ruin the whole privacy idea, so that was out. 

Eventually, we settled on the idea of a cruise.  But still, we had to pick where we wanted to go.  We most definitely wanted someplace tropical, and the Caribbean instantly jumped into our brains.  However, I have had quite a horrible history with motion sickness and I was very leery about being stranded on a boat for a week, but I was still really excited about the idea of going on a cruise.  My stomach issues have subsided greatly in the last 10+ years, so I figured it would be worth the risk.  Fearing that possibility though, we decided to go on a slightly shorter cruise and chose the Bahamas.  With the idea of getting sea-sick on the ship, we purposefully chose an itinerary that included stopping at a port every day, in order to provide the option of getting off the boat. Continue reading


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