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Pete is Old.

Yup. Pete is old. In fact, today he is another year older. Everyone say Happy Birthday to Pete. I’ve been saying Happy Birthday to Pete for over 3o-something years. We’ve never missed each other’s birthday. Sometimes we’re there in person, others, we’re there in spirit. Two years ago, I came up to see Pete, Emily … Continue Reading

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Man-up Mondays by Dockers®

As purveyors of fine pants, and promoters of XY chromosomes everywhere, the peeps at Dockers® partnered with Dadand to “Wear the Pants.” Pete and Marty are gonna Wear the Pants, while you readers win some, or at least get a damn good deal on picking up a pair at dockers.com. So for the next three … Continue Reading

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Building Model Boats

I was fascinated with PT-109. The boat. The stories. Infamously chopped in half by a Japanese destroyer while on patrol in the Solomon Islands—and the crew rescued by John F. Kennedy. But mostly, I was mesmerized by the guns and torpedoes. I was seven or eight, and weirdly into war stuff. Maybe not so weird. … Continue Reading

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“The Other F Word” Movie

What happens when punk rockers with a “F*** Authority” attitude grow up to be parents? I can tell you it’s a little weird. I had the same attitude, but as soon as I held my newborn daughter in my arms I found myself suddenly wanting rebellion, anti-establishment, and the do-want-you-wanna-do attitude to vanish. At least when … Continue Reading

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A dadand Halloween

I don’t dress up for Halloween. One reason is because I’m not 14, another reason is that… well I guess I only need that one reason. Wait, let me qualify that. I don’t normally dress up for Halloween unless I’m dressing up to match my daughter’s costume. So far she was a chicken and I … Continue Reading

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I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in.

My jeans have a little hole near the front right pocket where I carry my gear. I’m trying to keep them from reaching the hole-y jeans point of no return. So I decided to write a post on blue jean repair and how to extend the life of your jeans. Part of the problem is that … Continue Reading

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Bob Vila and Dadand

Marty and I have been DIYing in one way or another our whole lives, but it wasn’t until recently that we started writing about it on dadand.com. It’s good thing we did, because we’ve been asked to be featured authors on bobvila.com. We couldn’t be happier. See that right there? That’s me. On Bob Vila’s … Continue Reading

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Another Sugru Post

Yup, another post about Sugru. Well, it’s worthy of at least ten more posts. And we’re not compensated for this, we’re just in Sugru love. If you don’t know what it is, then see Pete’s post. If you don’t want to click away from this engaging post, then I’ll summarize how awesome Sugru is… Sugru … Continue Reading

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SentrySafe Big Bolts Safe Big Giveaway

Sentry®Safe is launching a new product category called Big Bolts and asked me to give one away. The safes are awesome. I know this for two reasons. 1. I know their products inside and out. 2. Everything SentrySafe makes is awesome. You might say “You’re just saying this because they gave you a safe to giveaway”, and you’d be totally … Continue Reading

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Hog Pen

A while back my oldest son wanted a pet and we decided that he was ready for the responsibility (or at least learn about the responsibility) of keeping his very own living, breathing entity. I now flash back to age 3, and his first pet. A goldfish. Guess. It’s name was Dorothy. She was found…uhhh…“sleeping … Continue Reading

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