The Thinks from a Lovely Beard

I think have discovered a secret. I think I have. 

I think I know where thoughts come from. 

Have you ever watched someone have a think or develop one? 

They usually are touching their chin or their forehead when they do. Now, I realize that some will say this is a nervous habit, a sign of stress, or perhaps a coincidence. However, I think it is something more. 

I think it is the source of thinks. 

What if the beard area is like the mission control of thoughts? The engine. The fuel? 

Ever notice that even people without beards pretend to coax thought from their imaginary beard? Perhaps there is something to that. 

Recently, I was sent a sample of beard oil from Lovely Beards to try out. In addition to a faint scent of vanilla and sandalwood, it has softened my beard a bit. 

I’m not a bit product guy (I’m usually bald or close to it – so I don’t use any in my hair), but the beard oil is easy and convenient to use – just a few drops per application. 

While the oil does not guarantee thought production, it is meant to aid your beard in three ways – make it softer, healthier, and prevent beardruff (yep, that is a thing). 

I’m going to continue to test out the product as my son just asked me if I can grow my beard out more. 

In the meantime, I am going to continue to ponder my thought discovery. Does it make sense to you? Just think about it:) 

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A New Hobby

I’ve picked up a new hobby and written about it for Yep, it’s cycling and I’m enjoying it. Check out the post here

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Captain’s Gold

I want you to join me on a journey. This summer is a special one. First, The Captain turns 40 which seems to be a milestone, yet I feel it merely marks the number of years I have loved cheeseburgers. 

The second reason why it is so special is that it is an Olympic Summer. Which brings me to a crazy idea…

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Parenting Until Failure

Sorry this post can be found here. Sorry for the confusion, but the app went crazy on me and published to the wrong page:( 

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New Site. New Home

Dear Poop Deck Community,
This is my last post (I think) from this address. The Captain has a new home and he would love all of you to visit if you haven’t already.
The new site (easy to remember)
Go visit and bring a friend:)
For now…Captain out.
And if you haven’t “Liked” me on Facebook yet, we can still friends…as long as you follow the link and hit that button.

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We Be True Pirates

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2135.
So over the weekend we had some fun. We made a pirate flag!

This was actually a pretty simple project. First The Captain went to the Goodwill Outlet store – which is like a real life Mos Eisley spaceport (Star Wars reference). The cool thing about the GWO is that you pay by the pound. Yep, they weigh your cart. So, for about 49¢, The Captain was the proud owner of a black blanket.
Next I purchased two poster boards to make a skull stencil.

The Captain is not a great artist, but a skull and cross bones was not too difficult. The Eldest helped me with the drawing and cutting.
We cut out the eyes and nose and teeth in order to place them inside of the stencil.
Next, we took spray paint (99¢) and sprayed inside of the stencil. The Eldest had a hard time pushing the button down, but had fun nonetheless.
Next time we might do it the old fashioned way and steal one from a Jimmy Buffet concert buy one from Amazon, but this was a quick and easy project to do with the kiddo. This also means that we are officially pirates! Warned ye be!
For now…Captain out.
P.S. Stay tuned…The Poop Deck will have a new home very soon…and we want to make sure that everyone comes with us. Announcement coming soon!

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My Take on the Zimmerman Trial (New Life of Dad Post)

I have a new post up today on Life of Dad.  I would be greatly appreciative if you gave it a read and a share.  I would also love to hear your comments.  Feel free to tweet me (@acjlist) or drop by my Facebook page.

For now…Captain out.

P.S.  Don’t forget…big news coming this week in the Poop Deck Community.

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Toilet Talk

“I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Delta Faucet. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating”

One of the many things that we talk about here in the Poop Deck Community is, well, poop.  So what better place to share the line of Delta Corrente Toilets from Delta Faucet? What does one want out of a toilet?  Other than the obvious use, if you are looking for something virtually clog free (and if you have kids, you know this is essential), and a toilet that saves you money on your water bill (potentially up to $90 a year according to the WaterSense label) – you might want to check out the Corrente line.

The good people at Delta have raised the odds in this being a simple DIY project by including an EZ OUT kit, which helps you uninstall your old commode without tarnishing your bathroom.  If you are thinking about upgrading your toilet- check out the Delta Corrente line.  They can be found, and purchased, at and

If happen to do this project, I would love to see a picture up on the Poop Deck Community Facebook Wall

For now…Captain out. 

P.S.  We have some big news coming next week.  Stay tuned. 

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How to Nap a Child

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2123. Every now and then parents witness a rarity. I have rocked both of my kids asleep many times and witness their descent into nap-time. However, you usually do not get to see the children submit to the Sandman on their own. And when you do, it is a hilarious site.
I submit to you now, the first Poop Deck Community video. I gave it a short title- “The Diaper Dweller Watching Nemo While Playing With His Sister’s Toys and Gets Knocked Out By The SandMan While His Mom and I Watch.”
If you turn up the volume, the sound Dory makes as he falls over is hilarious. We couldn’t have staged it better.
Update: Apparently, WordPress won’t let me upload the video…SO you will have to visit my Facebook page to watch. And while you are there…give me a like:).
For now…Captain out!

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When Pinterest Attacks

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2122. Well yesterday was a win and a loss. The win is that I found the perfect black blanket from Goodwill that will serve as a tremendous pirate flag.
The loss? A Pinterest Project.
I partially blame Mrs, Captain for this. She jinxed me. Before I started the project, my lovely wife showed me a site called “Nailed It” where people attempted Pinterest Projects and they just didn’t quite turn out right. She thought it was hysterical. At the time, I did not.
I had spent over and hour in Home Depot finding the supplies.

The one piece I couldn’t find is the piece that attaches to the hose. So I improvised – with the aid of my friendly neighborhood Home Depot employee, Gary.
I showed him the pin on my Pinterest app (nothing manlier than discussing your pins in the aisle of Home Depot, right?). Gary thought it was a great idea and did not judge my minor Pinterest addiction.
We used a material called Shark Bite instead of PVC because it would more easily attach to the hose. Gary literally spent the better part of an hour with me. On a Pinterest project. Gary is awesome.
I got home and began to assemble the pieces. Visions of fatherhood glory played in my head as I envisioned every kid and parent wanting to come to our yard and play in our 5 squared foot sprinkler. I could charge admission and maybe set up a hot dog stand.
So this is how it was supposed to look.

And this is how it tuned out…

That’s right. I have the sprinkler system with performance anxiety.
So I read the comments to see if I had done something wrong. Turns out it happens to a lot of guys Pinterest users. And I wasn’t the only one to not find the magical hose connector.
Well, I really nailed this one. Somewhere Mrs. Captain is laughing, but I’m not giving up. It is a really cool project. I have a few ideas of how I can make this thing better. And I’m sure that Gary will help me out again. I’ll let you know the progress, Poop Deck Community.
For now…Captain out.
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