How do I describe this blog?
A line from the movie "Old School" with a small tweak.
"My friends, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my blog as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here."
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Random Acts of Shifeness
At one point in my life I actually kept up to date with music and actually introduced people to new artists. Oh how times have changed. Now I am rocking out to NPR in the car or listening to "Victor Vito" with Kyle. But the last few days I was able to download some new music and I am enjoying O.A.R. and The Lumineers.
When I was a teenager I got yelled at by my Dad a lot for spending too much time in the bathroom. Get your mind out of the gutter. I was actually making sure my hair was perfectly feathered before I took the garbage out to the community dumpster (we lived on a military base so you had to walk a bit to take out the trash) because you never know how many teenage girls you might encounter on your trip to the giant garbage can. Nowadays I spend a lot time in the bathroom - again get out of the gutter - but I am busy removing hair when I really don't want it. Still not sure why we have not evolved enough to be done with ear hair.
Little Miss Hayden is frickin' 8-months-old. Can you believe that?
Kyle is still 3 and it appears that we almost have a potty trained boy. He still needs to wear Pull-Ups at night and during naps but other than that he is doing awesome. The only problem we might have is that he really does not care for underwear so he spends most of the day going commando. At this point, I don't care. Once he is a graduate of the Shifley Potty Training Academy then we can start worrying about the banana hammocks.
Have I mentioned that Craig Ferguson makes me LOL? I seriously laugh out loud watching this man.
I had no idea when I woke up this morning I would have to talk about this but as a parent and just a dude who gives a shit ... what in the hell is wrong with our effin' species? Unfortunately, we live in a violent world and I have become numb to a lot of things but I am deeply bothered and saddened by the tragic loss of live at the theater in Colorado. How many of these senseless tragedies will it take before we starting taking the action to prevent this from happening again? I think Americans have a right to own guns but for the life of me I don't know why we need to have assault weapons.
This got depressing real fast. Below are pictures of my pride and joy. Initially I thought against putting their pictures on this post because of the last statement, but then I reminded myself when tragedies like this do strike it is important to remember why life is so precious and important. You have to enjoy each day and let those people know that you love them because you just never know when your time is up.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping and take care of yourself.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.