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Bad Advice From My Brother

  • The Good Old Days

    The Good Old Days

    Surprise! He misses them: “I yearn for the days when you could just casually lie in conversation without some fucktard Googling your lie and calling you out on it. Just babbled on about some historical event like The Battle of Las Cruces to prove t…
    - 17 Jun 13, 11:32am -
  • Just Don’t

    Just Don’t

    Or do. I dunno anymore… “Just punched a bee out of the air. Why? Because I could. Most people can’t even swat a bee against a wall, let alone punch the honey out of one that’s MID FUCKING FLIGHT. And if you can ever do something that other pe…
    - 17 Jun 13, 11:21am -
  • How To Have Sex With Your Co-Workers

    How To Have Sex With Your Co-Workers

    Important information for summer internships: “The best way to nail coworkers is to go out to a bar with them and hit on other random chicks at the bar in front of them. You probably won’t get laid that night, but you’ll have just established a…
    - 13 Jun 13, 11:22am -
  • Shoutout To The Youth

    Shoutout To The Youth

    From a complete dickhead: “Hey I just wanted to thank everyone under the age of 30 for being so absolutely shitty at everything that it gives drunks with emotional problems like me a second chance at life. Here I was, buried under a pile of cocaine…
    - 1 Jun 13, 11:33am -
  • How Many Times Can One Man Get Fired?

    How Many Times Can One Man Get Fired?

    Or quit or whatever other bullshit… “Well I quit my job today. Had to give my dipshit boss a ride to the Saab dealership because his Saab’s vulva collapsed and I take a turn real hard along the way (because fuck physics) and there was some tink…
    - 16 May 13, 7:35pm -
  • It’s Not Over

    It’s Not Over

    Until your old shitty body says it is. This makes me so sad about getting older: “Oh I’m sorry dick and bladder, I figured we were done peeing when you completely stopped peeing and let me zip up my cool new summer shorts and walk back to the liv…
    - 16 May 13, 3:06am -
  • Old Dirty

    Old Dirty

    His high school memories are catching up with him: “It’s so hard to tell when my jeans are stained and when I’m having an acid flashback. Don’t wanna be a guy who washes his jeans a lot though. Gotta stick to twice a year. Only people named B…
    - 13 May 13, 7:38pm -
  • Don’t Make Him

    Don’t Make Him

    I think I pissed him off: “I only drink two things: Coffee and Alcohol. I only smoke two things: Cigarettes and Weed. I only shoot two things: Hoops and Clay Pigeons. Don’t make me add a third, bitch.”
    - 9 May 13, 3:41pm -
  • One Or The Other

    One Or The Other

    - 8 May 13, 6:01pm -
  • Long Time No Post

    Long Time No Post

    Please please pardon the long delay in posts. A lot going on here, but who cares about all that, let’s get to the terrible advice, shall we? Pretend this little thing never happened? Just call it even? Bygones being bygones and whatnot? Thanks! On…
    - 7 May 13, 3:13am -

Brotherly Love

  • Eight


    Oh how things have begun to change for you, my now 8 year old boy.  This past year has been a journey of separation.  Scary at times, I’m certain.  You have become your own person.  No longer choosing to follow … Continue reading →
    - 1 Apr 14, 10:23pm -
  • Smiles


    Sun shining so warm and bright that I can finally turn down the heat in my house and car. Green grass and baby trees revealed in the wake of the melted snow. Hugs and snuggles from my boys. A phone … Continue reading →
    - 27 Mar 14, 11:46pm -
  • 1 in 88

    1 in 88

    Statistics.  Numbers.  Nicely, neatly fit in a box.  1 in 88.  The number of children who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I see this number plastered on billboards and posted on my Facebook news feed.  It screams at … Continu…
    - 26 Mar 14, 11:12pm -
  • The Summer of Constant

    The Summer of Constant

    Notice this is titled constant, NOT consistency! This summer has been anything but consistent to date and that looks to remain the same until school starts. We began our summer with our annual week at the cabin with my brother-in-law … Continue rea…
    - 14 Jul 13, 9:28pm -
  • Hiding…


    I’ve been away for far too long.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sure why. Life fell apart.  It does that sometimes. Instead of venturing out for help, I closed the door.  All doors. I forgot that I … Continue reading →
    - 10 Jul 13, 9:56pm -
  • Seven


    My dearest Keegan, Today you turned 7.  It seems like only yesterday that you were being placed on my belly and I was straining to see if you were the little girl everyone thought were going to be.  You had your … Continue reading →
    - 1 Apr 13, 11:00pm -
  • Project 365

    Project 365

    I had lots of fun with photos this week.  The world gave me so much to work with! The tree outside of Eli’s worry doctor’s building.  We noticed last Tuesday that it had buds on it.  It was such a … Continue reading →
    - 25 Mar 13, 11:04pm -
  • Par-tay


    I’m crazy.  I know it.  It’s never been a secret. Saturday I welcomed 8 boys into my home to party with my 2 boys to celebrate Keegan’s almost 7-year-old birthday.  And party we did!!! It started with the cake.  Keegan … Continue reading…
    - 24 Mar 13, 10:58pm -
  • A Heartfelt Story

    A Heartfelt Story

    I had a completely different post all set for today but this story needed to be told instead. A little over 3 years ago I met an amazing mom and her remarkable daughter.  My very first meeting with them was … Continue reading →
    - 20 Mar 13, 11:05pm -
  • TV Time

    TV Time

    A little over a week ago I got our Direct TV bill in my email inbox.  I negotiated with them about 6 months ago for about the fourth time to get our bill lowered.  Last week it went back up … Continue reading →
    - 19 Mar 13, 10:50pm -

Monkey Soup

  • Suck Em Ups

    Suck Em Ups

    Yesterday was my 40th birthday. I have not really ever made a big deal over ages or birthdays, but for some reason yesterday I was an emotional mess. I cried over everything. Woke up and watched When a Man Loves a Woman with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia.…
    - 1 Jun 14, 10:07am -
  • Bloggling Twenty-Three, MIA Version

    Bloggling Twenty-Three, MIA Version

    I have been MIA, for this I am sorry.  I don’t know that I have any really good reason for being missing, but I just haven’t come here.  Or to any of your blogs either, which I am even more sorry. It started out simply enough, in that I was try…
    - 29 Mar 14, 2:48pm -
  • Metro


    The day that our social worker called us and told us that Mea would be coming home to us, I dropped by Mack’s old sitter Lois’ house to see if she would take Mea in her daycare once she was home.  At that time, Lois had quit taking babies.  Two…
    - 17 Dec 13, 5:20pm -
  • Done.


    I am turning into not a very nice person.  The last year, has had an unfortunate effect of making me a bitter, crabby, bitchy person.  This is probably not really all that true, but I just don’t know how much more I can take. Mea has said to me,…
    - 16 Dec 13, 4:53pm -
  • Break In

    Break In

    On Friday morning, Mea and I packed ourselves up, and left for work/school like we do every other work/school day.  Locked the doors, scampered out to the car, running around like usual. Friday night was the Father-Daughter dance at school.  Mea wa…
    - 18 Nov 13, 7:24pm -
  • Untitled

    A few weekends ago, my husband and I went away for the weekend.  It was the first time we have left Mea.  It is also the first time that we had gone anywhere just the two of us, since our honeymoon. We really needed that trip.  It was good for us.…
    - 15 Nov 13, 6:23pm -
  • Bad Movie

    Bad Movie

    I feel like I am a character in a bad Lifetime movie. It seems that each time things are starting to move in the right direction in one part of my life, or the lives of my loved ones, something else falls apart in another area of my life or another l…
    - 14 Nov 13, 6:06pm -
  • Fat Guy, Fatter Suit

    Fat Guy, Fatter Suit

    I have worked with many different people over the years. There are some, that for better or for worse stick with you. “Jeff” is one that will always annoy the hell out of me, even eight years later when I should be over it.  He was supposed to b…
    - 12 Nov 13, 4:59pm -
  • Rattling Around

    Rattling Around

    Believe it or not, I have come to this place many times in the last several weeks.  I just couldn’t make any words come out when I would sit down.    I have a little green notebook in my purse where I have been jotting down ideas of things to bl…
    - 11 Nov 13, 2:49pm -
  • The Bag Lady

    The Bag Lady

    I first noticed her a little over ten years ago.  She would come into my office, dragging two large heavy plastic reusable grocery bags, from a discount grocery store.  They were packed to the limit.  Where I worked, it was common for us to serve…
    - 16 Oct 13, 4:04pm -

Siblings So Sweet

  • newSt. Louis Soccer with Adam

    St. Louis Soccer with Adam

    Summer would not be complete without seeing our favorite soccer player, Adam Grinwis, play.  This year we headed to St. Louis for the night to see him.  We had a great time and great seats, thanks to Adam.  Peter even got asked to join in on singi…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Aug 17, 11:06am -
  • G and G and Tate

    G and G and Tate

    We were at G and G house and I had my camera and Tate was quick to pose.  xoxo
    - 28 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 6:48pm -
  • Whihala Beach Water Park

    Whihala Beach Water Park

    Sometimes you have to turn over the camera to the kids and let them be themselves.  I did edit out a few videos as apparently they are "freer" when we are not around.  LOVE THESE.And the beach was not complete without the Whiting White Castle and a…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 9:51pm -
  • Happy Easter and Happy Birthday EB!

    Happy Easter and Happy Birthday EB!

    What a beautiful day celebrating Easter and EB's 15th birthday.  We did it right with a brunch at Shaw's and so thankful for time together.  
    - 16 Apr 17, 7:48pm -
  • Fenwick Turnabout

    Fenwick Turnabout

    It was so fun to host Harper and her friends for the turnabout dance at Fenwick.  Harper asked Luke to the dance and we were so excited we got to meet him.  Such a fun night that ended way too late!Nothing is better than having Eyoub "home" for pic…
    - 26 Feb 17, 10:42am -
  • Spring in February!

    Spring in February!

    When it is almost 70 degrees in February you are outside all day!!!We took the boys downtown to Millennium Park and wandered all the way to Navy Pier.  Such a glorious perfect day!
    - 19 Feb 17, 11:15am -
  • iFly family fun!

    iFly family fun!

    The kids have wanted to go for so long to iFly and today we went.  It was so much fun watching them fly and we even splurged for the extra high flying experience.  
    - 2 Jan 17, 8:11pm -
  • Boys are 13!!!

    Boys are 13!!!

    Tate and Fisher had a joint birthday celebration as Peter was gone for Fisher's 13th birthday.  We celebrated with some Ethiopian food and then headed to Chinatown for cake.  So much fun to have everyone together after Peter being in Asia.  
    - 1 Jan 17, 8:36pm -
  • Christmas Fun 2016

    Christmas Fun 2016

    Every year we do a little something different for Christmas gifts and this year the kids all decided that everyone would give everyone one gift.  It was super great to have Harper driving and eager to shop.
    - 1 Jan 17, 8:20pm -
  • Christmas 2016 Picture Day

    Christmas 2016 Picture Day

    Our first Christmas in our new house on Brainard and it was picture time!
    - 1 Jan 17, 8:09pm -

Booga Wooga & Little Sister Sophia

  • newMuseum Day w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop!

    Museum Day w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop!

    We had a great day at the museum yesterday with Grammy & Pop-Pop,then we had some water ice on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway beforewe went home. Here are some pics Grammy took of our day together!
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 17, 12:22am -
  • A Rubik's Cube Solver That Really Works!

    A Rubik's Cube Solver That Really Works!

    Do you have a Rubik's Cube that you've been doing your best to solveand need a little help? Well, The Booga Wooga does too and Grammyfound a website with a simple program that can help you figure it out.Click on the images to get to the site, follow…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 10:29pm -
  • Hot Fun In Philly!

    Hot Fun In Philly!

    Grammy & Pop-Pop took us to Summerfest @ Penn's Landing yesterday. The Booga Wooga played arcade games and mini golf with Little Sister Alexis, and Little Sister Sophia put on roller skates for the first time. Pop-Pop played some midway games and wo…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:34pm -
  • Can You Find The Booga Wooga?

    Can You Find The Booga Wooga?

    Kids Karate & Weapons Classes(click on the images for a larger view)
    - 33 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:17pm -
  • 3TU To The Booga Wooga!

    3TU To The Booga Wooga!

    Trial classes for karate, sparring, and weapons are over and official classes with uniform began today @ AmeriKick! And, a big shout out to Dave! Thank You!
    - 40 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 12:34am -
  • Guess Who's Learning Karate?

    Guess Who's Learning Karate?

    Earlier today, Grammy & Pop-Pop took The Booga Woogato AmeriKick for trial classes in Karate, Sparring, and Weapons.Here are some pics Grammy took while the classes were going on.He thought all the classes were awesome and lots of fun. Be sureto chec…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 1:24am -
  • TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

    TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

    From The Booga Wooga and Little Sisters Sophia & Alexis
    - 48 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 12:42am -
  • Family & Friends Day @ The Beach!

    Family & Friends Day @ The Beach!

    Today, we went to Wildwood, NJ with our Mommy, Daddy,Grammy, Pop-Pop, and friends. Everybody had a great time and here are some of the pics we took while we were there!
    - 48 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 11:13pm -
  • The Booga Wooga Is 1 In 2 Billion...

    The Booga Wooga Is 1 In 2 Billion...

    Thanks for the video momento, Facebook!
    - 53 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 12:03am -
  • Congratulations Little Sister Alexis!

    Congratulations Little Sister Alexis!

    5 years down and 12 more to go! YGG!Pre-School Portrait & Graduation PhotoWe are so proud of you!The Booga Wooga & Little Sister Sophia
    - 64 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 12:55am -

Big Brothers Big Sisters News

  • Little Superstar Sings at Fenway Park
    One of Little Sister Hannah’s dreams is to be a professional performer, and last night she sang “God Bless America” at Boston’s Fenway Park. But her bigger dream is to use her career to fund a foundation to help children like her – children…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:22pm -
  • Deepest Condolences to Family, Friends, and Little Sister of Detective and Big Sister Elise
    Big Brothers Big Sisters Abilene is mourning the loss of Big Sister Elise, an Abilene detective who was killed in a car accident last weekend. Matched in 2015, was a “perfect Big Sister” who had an “enormous and enduring impact on her Little Si…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 4:45pm -
  • A Big in Blue Passes it On
    Myrone got into trouble a lot when he was growing up, but he says there was always somebody there for him. A football coach. A basketball coach. An uncle. Someone who talked to him and shifted his course. With their positive influence, he stayed focu…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 3:06pm -
  • Better than Envisioned
    When Amy signed up to become a Big Sister, she envisioned being matched with a 7-year-old. She thought she’d spend time with a little girl who would do crafts and run around on the playground. Instead, the staff of BBBS of Puget Sound asked her, wo…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 4:26pm -
  • A Grandmother’s Struggle Turns to Praise
    Little Brother C.J.’s grandmother struggled with C.J.’s attitude when she first took custody of him and his younger sister. “He used to have very little patience and thought mostly of himself,” she says. She knew he needed a positive male rol…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:07pm -
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