The 10 Geekiest Things I Need to Teach My Kids

When I was dating my wife (well, she wasn't my wife at the time obviously), I remember that super special moment so clearly. I proudly presented her to my friends as if she were a Near Mint copy of Avengers #4. She was my trophy wife... er, trophy girlfriend. I pointed at a picture and asked her who that character was. "Nightcrawler," she responded easily, before starting a conversation about Jean Grey turning into Dark Phoenix. Yeah, this was way before the first X-Men movie came out. She was into cartoons and tolerated my comic book love enough to actually learn some obscure characters. And fellow geeks, you don't let one of ...

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The Rise of the Mommy Blogger

No, it's not some horrifying B-Movie from the 50s, though that's not a bad idea... Mashable just posted a really neat infographic on Modern Mothers. There's some really staggering facts in there such as the average age of a mommy blogger (37), total number of mommy bloggers in North America (3.9 million), and that over 50% have completed a college or post-graduate education. I would've loved to see some additional stats on there like: How many of them are on Twitter? Facebook? What's the average blog-income a Mommy Blogger pulls in annually? What blog platforms do they prefer most? Average number of posts per week from each blogger, and then overall? I'm ...

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How The Avengers Ticked Off My Kids

I'm a bit of a comic book geek. Okay, fine, a big one. Yes, I had a Captain America ice sculpture at my wedding and I'm not afraid to admit it. So as you can guess, I've been anticipating The Avengers movie for awhile now. It's all I've been talking about at home and after seeing a few of the recent movie trailers, both my kids started saying they want to see it. Now my little guy actually watched the recent Captain America movie with me on DVD a few months ago. I was afraid the violence might be too much for him but he was fine with it. Actually, after seeing Star Wars: Episode III ...

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First!

I've started a few blogs before and hands down, the hardest thing to do is write the very first post. Do you do an intro post? Just dive right in? I never really know so usually I just start and then let things flow. Kind of like this post. I honestly have no idea where it's going; I just wanted to start. See, as I'm writing this, I've already been interrupted a number of times. Jason needed mega Lego repair on the Space Shuttle he's building. I'm a Lego-o-holic so I just love helping when I can. That's one of the definite "Ask Daddy" moments in our house. My wife loves ...

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