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And then I went outside to shovel and never came back

All set with this, thanks. #snowpocalypse A photo posted by Daddy Scratches (@daddyscratches) on Jan 23, 2016 at 7:16am PST 37 days till Sanibel Island … 37 days till Sanibel Island … 37 days till Sanibel Island … #snowpocalypse A photo posted by Daddy Scratches (@daddyscratches) on Jan 23, 2016 at 7:30am PST Nine hours after I took those photos, the epic blizzard — which, at the time that I snapped those shots, already had been raging for 16 hours — finally stopped. Twenty-five hours of continuous, uninterrupted, “Holy shit, it’s really coming down out there!” snowfall. Some people love… [read the rest]

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46

Yes, that’s right: it’s time for the annual posting of a heavily filtered headshot followed by a few words acknowledging the ever-decreasing distance between myself and death’s door. Actually, I kid. I mean, yes, it’s true, we’re all inching closer to our final curtain call, but, at the dawn of my 47th year on planet earth, I’m not really focusing on that … partly because doing so gives me a fucking anxiety attack, but mostly because things are going rather well these days, and I’ve been finding it easier to focus on the good stuff as of late. I’m happy… [read the rest]

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“10 Years a Blogger” (which seemed like a catchy title when I first thought of it, but then I realized that’s because it’s reminiscent of “12 Years a Slave” … which I never saw, but I assume it’s about slavery … and, other than the pay, blogging has nothing in common with slavery … the latter of which is neither a funny topic, nor anything to make light of … and I should probably just stop talking now)

3 … 2 … 1 … Happy New Year! What’s that? It’s January 7th? Damn. I guess I fucked that one up. But, hey, anyway: Happy Belated New Year! And also? Happy Birthday to this blog! It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since I first launched my blog back on January 1st of 2006. Yes, that’s right: I’ve been blogging for a whole decade … which is either impressive … or sad … or both. Whatever the case, it goes without saying that the Internet is abuzz with the news of this important anniversary. [cricket sounds] OK,… [read the rest]

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Jury unanimously rules in favor of enraged father who used controversial “Star Wars”-spoiler defense in the beating death of his 12-year-old son’s dickhead classmate

That is a news headline you may well be reading in the not-too-distant future, because I am so pissed off and upset right now that I barely know what else to do with myself. And because I have no rational and/or truly satisfying target at which to aim the massive amount of rage, sadness and disappointment boiling within me, I am going to channel it into this post with the hope that doing so might help me to process the situation and move on. (I don’t believe it will, but I’m going to give it a try anyway, because the… [read the rest]

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Star Wars: The Dork Awakens

Everyone kept saying "Nice costume!" WTF? I dress like this every day… A photo posted by Daddy Scratches (@daddyscratches) on Nov 1, 2015 at 5:27am PST My daughter is begging me to not dress like this when we go see “Star Wars” tomorrow morning. I’m not making any promises. (She’s lucky I’m not threatening to go full-on Vader like I did that one time.) UPDATE: Hey, let’s vote on it! Should this Jedi embarrass the hell out of his 10-year-old daughter? You decide. https://t.co/vKhY2Gutwt #StarWars — Daddy Scratches (@DaddyScratches) December 18, 2015 In related news: WE’RE GOING TO SEE STAR… [read the rest]

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