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The Teenage Years Cometh

If you're lucky, a few days after your twins are born, the hospital just let's you walk out with them. In fact, they insist you take them with you. No training, no classes, no probation...they really just let you walk out with 2 humans. #fatherhood — Tundey A. (@realtundey) November 28, 2021 This was me 12 years ago: And now look at them. In a little over 6 months, they'll be teenagers!   Every time I look at them, I am reminded of Obama's quote on being a parent:  "One of my favorite sayings about having children is it's like having your heart walking around outside your body." — @POTUS — White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) October 21, 2015

Football Shape

 If you're a fan of the NFL, you've heard this term before, "Football shape". You hear it whenever a player is coming off injury and wants to get back into the action. The team says "Joe is getting back into shape but he's not in football shape  yet". The player (if young) may think he's ready, he may even be posting workout videos (shirtless of course) on Instagram showing off his physical fitness. But nope, he's not in football shape yet and can't get back on the field. Or he gets back on the field and he just doesn't have that burst. Well after a COVID-induced 1-year layoff from playing regular pickup soccer, I got back into it couple of days ago. Yeah I know, it's not the same level as the NFL. But boy oh boy, was I not in pickup soccer shape ! Physically and I think mentally too. Physically, I didn't have my normal endurance...couldn't play 2 hours without taking multiple stints as goalkeeper (a task nobody wants to do bu

Time Travel

 On November 25th , I ordered a couple of items from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It was late on Thanksgiving, I was up and decided to take a quick look at early Black Friday deals. The air fryer I had been eyeing for a few months was finally on sale. And I needed a comforter set. So why not kill 2 birds with one stone? I ordered both items for delivery (2-3 business days). Whatever, not an urgent need.  Friday afternoon, I received an email from BBB, my items have been split into 2 shipments. The first shipment is on the way. Here's the tracking number. Oh nice...I clicked on the tracking number and got this: I do not list in NJ Go ahead, click on it and take a look at the dates. According to that tracking info, the package was shipped on October 13th! Yeah, that's the reason for the title of this post. Somehow, BBB issued an already-used tracking number for my shipment. It gets worse. Both shipments were assigned different used tracking numbers. Both tracking numbers were for pack

Joe Biden is the President of the United States!!!

 How it started: How it ended Good riddance. Congratulations to Joseph Robinette Biden, the 46th President of the United States.

Strong, Likely Boy

 Item # 19: Infant. Age 1. Described as "Strong, Likely Boy" $400.00

What to do?

I recently bought one of those wireless earbuds from Amazon. I spent some time researching all the available options and finally picked this particular one. It was highly rated on Amazon 5 stars from 54 reviewers (most of them "verified purchase"). Not great but not bad. Anyway, the earbuds arrived and I found this in the box: Hmm, OK. Very mysterious. As instructed, I sent them an email for further information. Here's what I received: Funny thing is I really like the ear buds. Excellent build quality and thus far, great performance. They reconnect to my phone 2-3 seconds after taking them out of the case. It's easy to create a good seal...sometimes so good I get that underwater feeling one gets with noise cancelling headphones. Even without the 40% incentive, I would have written a review...that's how much I like the ear buds. But now I feel weird about doing it. I wonder how many of those 54 5-star reviews were motivated by a 40% discount. As for the 4