Category Archives: Personal

Personal stuff about me.

Toasty is in time out

He knows what he did. He can come out when he’s reflected on his behavior

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Celebrating the end of the school year with dinner out at Brick House Tavern & Tap

June 21st came along and the kids officially finished another school year. I can’t believe how fast this year went by. And now they’re heading off to middle school and high school in two months. It’s very easy to have … Continue reading

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The 2019 cycling season has officially begun. Find your cycling buddy!

I had a practice solo ride about two weeks ago on a lovely 70 degree Friday after work. It was the first nice day in months after months of cold weather. When you see an opportunity, I say take it. … Continue reading

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I picked up a new pair of running shoes – Brooks Revel 2

I’ve been using a pair of Brooks running shoes for about two years now. I’ve never been a fan of their blue/green color scheme, but they seemed decent for running. One of my former colleagues who is an avid runner … Continue reading

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My reflections on 2018 and what lies ahead for us in 2019

While it’s a bit exhausting to go back and review every post from the past year, and I’m always missing something monumental and unforgettable, this is still my favorite thing to do. I find it fascinating to look back at … Continue reading

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My new toys for terrorizing my flesh & blood children – Nerf Rival

In the past few months, the kids and I have been playing this Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. -themed role-playing game. I conducted a short scavenger hunt with the kids in August and it went over well. I even created a ‘Mad Scavenger’ … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Ipes in 2018

During the Christmas holiday season this year, we hosted three separate parties or gatherings of friends and family. We had friends over for a Secret Santa gift exchange, and then separately had my sister’s family, and my wife’s extended family … Continue reading

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On Dec 14th we went to see Jay Pharoah perform at Caroline’s

A few months earlier, my wife got us tickets to see Jay Pharoah perform at Caroline’s in Midtown. I’ve never been to Caroline’s and Jay Pharoah is hilarious, so it was a no-brainer. We both worked from home on that … Continue reading

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The rest of our Thanksgiving weekend was sorta laid back with some minor running around

I hope everyone else out there enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday, we tried to relax a bit during the day. Except Toasty as he avoided us for some reason. Saturday evening, the four of us drove down to south … Continue reading

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Our copy of Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Deluxe Limited Edition) has arrived and it is cool

This deluxe limited edition is beautiful. I don’t care too much for the little Funko figures, but the kids want them. The rest of it is all just so pretty. I love the artwork. Yes, part of the box got … Continue reading

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