Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Andrew Kardon

Me and Rich "Goose" Gossage at the old Yankee Stadium. That's me on the right. Common mistake. This Friday I'm heading to my very first BlogHer conference. I've attended tons of conferences in my career before (from comic book conventions to Affiliate Summits), but I've never gone to a blogger-specific one. Needless to say, I have no idea what to expect, other than to have a great time and meet some amazing people. I've said it a zillion times before, but bloggers really are the nicest folks around. I just read a great post by Ali Martell (I'm assuming her last name is Martell, based on her domain name) entitled The Five-Minute ...

I’m Elmo and I Know It

This weekend, Ryan was sniffing around YouTube and came across a parody of "I'm Sexy and  I know it." For some reason, Ryan loves that song to begin with and is constantly walking around the house singing it. A few weeks ago, my wife overheard him talking to a friend of his on a playdate. They were singing the song and then Ryan asked his friend, "Do you know what sexy means?" His friend had no clue and asked Ryan in return. "I don't know either. But I'm sexy and I know it..." Needless to say, it's become Ryan's catchphrase of late. So when he was cruising around YouTube and stumbled on ...

My BlogHer Business Cards

I'm so pumped! Next week is the big BlogHer 12 conference in Manhattan. It's my first officia blogging conference, so I have no idea what to expect. I'm guessing it'll be kind of like a comic book convention only with less costumes and better smells. I got myself some spiffy business cards for the occasion. Since I don't have a real logo on Mommy's Busy... Go Ask Daddy, I thought I'd try to have a neat looking card and something fun and goofy on the back. They just arrived today and they look pretty geektastically sweet. Business Cards, Assemble!   What do you think?

Waxing On, Waxing Off With Madame Tussaud

I've spent my entire life in New York. Not in the crazy crowded city of Manhattan itself, but in the suburbs. Close enough to visit, but far enough away to be considered living "upstate" from most Mannhattanites. So when we visit NYC, I don't really consider us tourists. Except for last weekend. On Sunday, my family headed down to the Big Apple to meet some family friends and go to Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum. I've never had any desire to go to it. I've seen wax museums in various cities across the country (Shout out to San Francisco!), but never gave the establishment more than a quick glance and a snicker. ...

London Calling

After college, I did the proverbial backpacking-through-Europe trip with my roommate Dave. (We tried like to mad to get our other buddy Keith to join us, but he came up with every lame excuse in the book, despite leading us on all year. And no, we're not bitter or anything.) I loved it. It was one of the greatest things I've ever done in my life, especially since I doubt I'll ever have a chance to do anything like it again. When you've got a wife, two kids, and a regular job, it's kind of hard to take five or six weeks off to go hopping around the world. We started in ...