101 Special Characters for Twitter & Facebook

Huge listing of Special UTF-8 Characters for use with Facebook, Twitter, etc.

When someone posts a comment or tweet using special characters like ♥ or ☺ do you think, “how obnoxious!” or do you think “that’s cute, how can I do that?”

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Dallas Snow Day… Again!

Dallas Snow Day... Again

Dallas schools close for the 5th day in two weeks. This Wordless Wednesday post is a photo my wife snapped of our rosy cheeked 2 year old playing in the snow!

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Have You Become Your Parents?

If mom's not happy, no one is!

I wondered if I’d do or say some of the same things as my parents. For those of you who have kids, have you become your parents? And what $#*! did your dad say?

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Is “Sexy” Too Much Ask?

Scooters are not sexy

When you ladies hear us guys say we want a car that’s “safe, reliable and green”… in guy-speak we are really saying we want something sporty, fun and sexy…

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Remembering Dorwan Stoddard

Dorwan Stoddard - Tucson, Arizona

I’d rather we remember the names of heroes versus mass murderers. One hero of the Tucson shooting caught my attention. His name was Dorwan Stoddard…

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The Social Media Diet

Man on Bathroom Scales

Recognizing the ubiquitous presence of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc in our lives, how we can put them to use in an actual diet… a Social Media Diet for the purpose of losing weight and improving fitness?

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A Star is Born – Wordless Wednesday

A Star is Born

The point of this post is that it’s wordless… so stop reading this. You’re still reading? I said stop. Go look at the photo. 😉

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A Pod Snatched Daddy

Baby Bjorn Potty Chair

Prior to having a child I’d heard rumors of parents who’d alienated their friends with excessive descriptions of their child’s toilet habits. Now, it seems, I am one of those parents. It sneaks up on you slowly, and it is our self-respect not our emotions the pods steal.

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Give the Gift of Memories – Shutterfly Can Help!

Sample Christmas Card from Shutterfly.com

I rarely do product reviews as I’m usually to darned honest and ornery for most reviewee’s liking. But one company I’m happy to review is Shutterfly.com. Originally I used them to print Christmas photo cards and with truly excellent results. I must say, though, the coolest thing we’ve done via Shutterfly is putting together custom photo books (not photo albums, mind you, but actually hard bound books) of photos…

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