Monday, May 3, 2010


Those who know me know of my life-long affinity for all things Nike and if you don't know me it probably wouldn't take very long to realize it.  I really can't explain it, but as long as I can remember I've been borderline obsessed with the swoosh. Now, with that in mind you can imagine how excited I was to find this at the store the other day when Maria and I were looking for the Bubba (we still don't have a name for him, but that's another issue entirely).  She must have seen the gleam in my eye as I picked it up, trying to hide my smile.  I couldn't hold it in very long and was soon grinning from ear to ear.  Fortunately, she smiled, too (she's actually quite supportive of my condition) and I was able to take it home. Now I just have to patiently wait 8 more weeks for the Little Guy to come so I can pass the tradition along.  I wonder if they make it in an adult M/L?  Hmmmm...

In a related story I recently found a letter I wrote in the 3rd grade to 'Nike' about how I wanted to work there and how great of a job I would do.  It talks of Bo Jackson and Andre Agassi and, as young as I was, how qualified I was (and still am) to work there.  Maybe I should have addressed it to Phil Knight so it would get past the secretary, but the offer still stands.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A 2 Year Old & An iPhone

So I frequently make it a habit to listen to sports talk radio in the mornings as I get ready for work (much to Maria's chagrin) on my handy-dandy-can't-put-it-down (even more to Maria's chagrin) iPhone.  The other morning I was brushing my teeth when Ayda walked in to the bathroom, said "Hi, Da-ey," proceeded to pick up my phone, perform the 'slide to open' function and flip through the apps until she found something that looked sufficiently interesting.  After wriggling herself onto the toilet, she continued playing and said, "Tell me a story about when you were a boy."  I thought for a second and said, "Well, when I was two I used to run around with Grandma's green plastic bowl on my head and fill my toy truck with cottage cheese."  She laughed and said, "Oh Da-ey, you're silly!" My how things have changed.