Soccer Showcase

We just got home from the PDA Boys Invitational Showcase. It's a soccer showcase where college scouts/coaches can take a look at prospective players. This showcase took place in Zarephath, New Jersey. We did very well. We won two games and lost one. The wins and losses aren't the…

Black Friday

It's Black Friday. When I was younger, I don't think I really knew what Black Friday was. When I met my wife, I learned all about Black Friday. She used to go out from morning until night with her family shopping. I never went with them, that was too much…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It always has been. And I'm not quite sure why. But I love it. I really love the time off from work (and school when I was younger). I love the food. I love eating too much and watching football games. It's great…

Golden Retrievers

We have two Golden Retrievers. They are wonderful dogs. They are good with kids, patient with me, and always look like they are smiling. Golden Retrievers are the best dogs. We've had three goldens since we got married. We got our first golden when the kids were very young. She…

Hiking

I love hiking. I don't get to go as much as I would like. But I try to hike whenever possible. Sometimes I'll even get my family to come with me. But I'm usually alone when I go. I do like it when they tag along. But I understand it's…

Delivery Services

We have had a lot of packages delivered over the years. I'm sure you have too. With all of these deliveries, I have developed an internal rating of the various delivery services. I thought I would take some time to rank them here. UPS In our area, I think UPS…

Raking Leaves

It's that time of year again. Time to rake up the leaves that have covered the lawn. I did the first pass at our lawn last weekend. It was a few hours of work which resulted in about 15 (paper) bags of leaves. Our township will pick up the bags…

September Lull

I have been in a lull lately. Last month, I shipped the last major version of Beer Style Guidelines. Now I'm taking a break before diving into a new side project. This should be a much needed break. It usually would be. But we're in the midst of high school…