Sweep the Leg! Why the Karate Kid Still Rules!

Last night was Family Movie Night in our house. I offered the boys a choice of either The Last Airbender or the original 1980's classic The Karate Kid. Let's just say... they chose wisely. I wasn't sure if they'd be bored for most of the movie or not, since the actual awesome training and karate stuff doesn't happen until about halfway through the film. But from the moment it started, they were pretty much glued to the screen. Ryan asked his usual six and a half million questions (Is that the bad guy? Is that where they train? Does the karate master fight the other guy? What's happening now?), but definitely ...

Scrabble Meets Math In the Super Fun iPhone App GoSum

In college I was really torn about what direction to go in. Most people are either left brained or right brained. They're either analytic or creative. Me? I'm both. I was seriously not sure whether to go for an English degree or a Math one. I loved solving math problems (big fan of puzzles), but I've also always had a huge love of writing. Maybe it's because I'm a Gemini. The whole two-faced thing. My birthday also happens to fall on June 2. Another 2. And while I write with my right hand, when I play baseball, I bat lefty. Anyways, I did end up following the English path and went on to ...

Happy 80th Birthday, Lego!

Lego is celebrating its 80th Birthday today and man, the company doesn't look a day over 30, does it? I've loved (read: Obsessed over) Legos my whole life. I spent many a childhood on the Lego Moon with all my Lego minifig astronauts. I customized my own Lego superheroes (with a little imagination, those astronaut jetpacks can also work as capes). As an adult, I still love Legos. My kids love Legos. The toys, the keychains, even the insanely fantastic Lego Video Games. In fact, it's always tough when I get a new Lego set (like the superawesometastic Avengers Quinjet) and want to just sit quietly and put it together. How do ...

What Does a Daddy Blogger Eat?

I had so much fun doing the 5 Things You Would Learn About Me if You Walked Through My House blog carnival that Trisha from MomDot started, that I couldn't wait to jump on it again! Apparently Trisha felt the same way, since she posted a new one today, offering a look inside her fridge and pantry. The rules are simple: no staging allowed! Just quick photos of your refrigerator, freezer, or pantry. Sounds good to me, so here goes nothing:  The Fridge! Our fridge is usually a bit more filled actually. But you can see some exciting highlights like the packages of turkey bacon I consume regularly, A1 steak sauces, and a mega ...