Friday, June 29, 2018


Notice anything about the picture? 
Frizzle has her eyes closed and I am rocking a super*, sweet*, sexy* Shifley 'stache (SSSSS). 
One of these things has never happened before. 
The below picture should help you narrow it down. 

I believe we have 3 photos of Frizzy with her eyes closed.
It makes me laugh out loud whenever I see her do this. 
Maybe it's because Mrs. Shife or I have a history of one of us having our eyes closed in pictures.
Let's get back to the SSSSS.

Isn't it glorious? 
It's my first time growing one and I think I might keep it forever.
Actually, it will probably be gone before 'Merica celebrates its birthday.

The beautiful and talented Mrs. Shife isn't a huge fan so she will probably impose some tariffs on me if I don't take care of the SSSSS. 
Have a wonderful weekend, a fantastic 4th of July and thanks for stopping by. 

*I might not completely understand the meaning of these words. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

What did you say?

I ran across something today that reminded of the above scene in "The Princess Bride." 

  • No, I am not ready for tasty nut butter. And adding "creamy" as a selling point is only making it worse. Why no love for nut butter? Well, when I was a younger man, nut butter ( I will let Urban Dictionary deliver the news to you) meant something entirely different and I don't think I have gotten over that definition. So sorry Clif Bar but you going to have to peddle your tasty and creamy nut butter to someone else. 
  • Seeing an ad for "nut butter" reminded me of cornhole. What do you think of when you hear the word, cornhole? 

This ⬆️ or this ⬇️

  • I lean more towards the great cornholio because cornhole meant your butthole when I was in school and I would let Urban Dictionary tell even more about it but I would like to remain friends. I chuckle like an idiot whenever someone mentions that they would like to play a game of cornhole. 
  • And I really don't think I need to go into great details with this last photo I ran across today. A Google search of double entendre and advertising produces some winners. Try it out. 

Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

I Have Feelings

Feeling lots of love seeing two of my favorite people sleeping on the couch.

Feeling like Kyle might be playing more tennis in the future. He really liked tennis camp.

Feeling like Hayden might be going to more basketball camps. She really liked dressing up in the school colors and she told me she can pass, shoot and score so she's a triple threat on the court. 

Feeling a little punny.

Feeling really ornery when I added a response to a message on our vending machine at work.

Feeling like Snickers finally understands me.

Feeling like I need to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and I will talk to you soon. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, June 08, 2018

Eat, Drink and Be Murray

Kyle and I watched "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II" this week.
And it was good.
I hadn't watched the original "Ghostbusters" in a long, long time so it was fun watching it with my favorite 9-year-old.
The best part of the experience was when we both giggled a lot at one scene.
I will share it with you:

Did you laugh too?
Or is this just a Shifley boy thing?
I was a little surprised at how much Kyle laughed because I thought it would be a little much for him but he laughed right on cue.
Mrs. Shife and I are also careful about how much exposure he gets to this sort of language and remind him that since he's not an adult, he can't talk like this. 
It's a fine line these days since vulgarity and curse words seem to be more the norm. 

As much as I loved having a moment with Kyle during "Ghostbusters," I had a much better time watching "Ghostbusters II" with him because he gave me the greatest compliment he has ever given me during our time together. He watched the following scene: 

Then said this: 
"He reminds me of you, Dad." 
I paused the movie and said, "What?"
"Venkman (Bill Murray's character) reminds me of you."
"Are you kidding me right now, Kyle?" I said. "That is the most amazing thing you have said to me." 
And I then rushed into the bedroom to tell Mrs. Shife the news. 
Bill Murray has always been one of my favorites ever since I watched "Stripes" so to hear my son tell me what he told me was pretty awesome. 
Yes, again, this blog post is all about me and my needs. =)

Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, June 01, 2018

School's Out: 2018 Edition

Kyle mustache you ask a question. It is hairy important. Please don't shave it for later.
Can you believe he's now a 4th-grader? And Hayden is a 1st-grader?
Yes, it's true. School is officially out for the summer.
Wish Mrs. Shife and I luck as we no go into survival mode and try to make it to August 20th.

Thanks for stopping by. I will talk to you soon. You are the best. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.