I went to a @MarkGreaneyBook book signing, and ended up in an impromptu @BigFatGeekPod meetup with @theCGspalding!

Don’t you love it when the most random thing pops into your head at the most random time?

I’m at my kitchen table eating a late dinner (mmmmmm, steak), and all of a sudden I’m thinking, “And now is the time on Sprockets when we dance!”

Where did that come from?!?

I really need to finish @TheBrometheus’ Valkyrie book, because @MarkGreaneyBook’s latest arrived today.

Hey, everyone! My friend @rosskingmusic is working on his next album and you can help! If it’s anything like his last one, it will be awesome!

My eight year-old Rwandan child is singing along to “Manic Monday,” so I consider his indoctrination into ‘80s American culture a success.

I Can’t Stop Watching This Ice Chunk Fall Down an Absurdly Deep Hole

I see coronavirus prevention gear has become the next big thing with email spammers.

Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of the first episode of the Empowered Parent Podcast. At the time it was the Tapestry podcast, and Kayla hadn’t yet joined Ryan and I, and so, so much has changed in four years. Thanks so much to all our listeners!

“Chris, why don’t you want to vacation in Mexico?”

Gee, I don’t know.

Retrophisch Review: Blue Bell Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream

If you’re expecting ice cream to taste exactly like king cake, you will be disappointed.

If you don’t like cinnamon, you will be extremely disappointed. (And you’re probably not eating real king cake anyway.)

If you have thought what Blue Bell’s Birthday Cake ice cream needs is more cinnamon, this is for you.

It’s not great, but it’s not horrible. Probably would not purchase again.

Color me intrigued. Will report on results of taste test shortly.

Despite my best intentions to up my footwear style game, it is not meant to be for me and chukka-style boots.

I’m a bit over halfway through The New Girl by @danielsilvabooks, and he could have easily subtitled it, “They done gone and made Gabriel Allon angry! They won’t like him when he’s angry!”

We’re not recording a @SneakyGoodPod episode this week, so give a listen to our latest, wherein I rain on @ATVSPoseur’s Goldblum parade, amongst other talking points.

Super Bowl, schmuper bowl. Watching my favorite hockey player. Two goals and an assist. #HockeyDadLife

iPhone home screen, 2 February 2020

Finally got around to listening to the Rise of Skywalker episode (#76) of The Movie Proposal. @skyejethani and I are of like mind about the film and every Star Wars movie since 1983. Worth a listen, casual nerds.

At my youngest’s basketball practice, which is at a nine-court Fieldhouse USA facility. You can imagine the constant noise of bouncing balls and coaches’ whistles.

The AirPods Pro are a godsend.

Some encouragement I posted today to some foster and adoptive dads, but I’m sure there are plenty of parents who could use it, too:…

Also, no punctuation in URL slugs makes that look odd!

Killed the Now page on my site. I simply don’t have the inclination to update it on a regular enough basis to justify its existence.

Just turned on the TV, which was tuned to the SEC Network from watching basketball earlier today. The 2019 Peach Bowl is on, and Justin Jefferson just scored the first touchdown of the game for #LSU. Think I’ll watch this. Looks like it will be good.

Our local Kroger is importing Gambino’s king cakes, and one is now in our home.

But it won’t be for long! 😉

The National Champions edition of the Sneaky Good Podcast is now available! #GeauxTigers

“Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller

There is a story and a reason behind this, but for now, let’s just say teenagers are funny and hockey players are weird, and this is a result of that combination.