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.
What if I attempted to do as many of the 37 Olympic events during the course of the summer BEFORE the Olympics begins.
Well, let’s find out.
This summer the kids and I are going to learn about the Olympics and share some of our adventures with you. Feel free to play along. If you post anything to social media feel free to use the hashtag #CaptainsGold
More details to come in the following weeks. The adventure begins after school ends!
Stay tuned. That’s it for now…Captain out.
Sorry this post can be found here. Sorry for the confusion, but the app went crazy on me and published to the wrong page:(
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.
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!
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.
“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 Deltafaucet.com and Homedepot.com
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.
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!
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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Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2120. One of the many
chores duties that I perform is being the waste management officer of our household.
That’s right…I take out the trash.
It is a fairly routine
disgusting weekly ritual. I walk the rooms, empty the cans, and then take the bags to the curb. The trash man and I have not always been on the best terms. There was the time he refused to take my Christmas tree because it exceeded the 3 foot limit (it was 3.5 feet). So I shaved a half foot off and left the tree and clipped limb on the tree lawn (that’s what we call it where I’m from) for him to get.
Then there was the time it rained and the grass clippings bag broke. That joker took the bag and left the clippings on a piece of cardboard.
Then there was the time that the bag that had the cat litter exceeded the weight limit and so he left it there.
But my all time favorite? The time he yelled at me to hurry during the great ice storm of 2011. He came unexpectedly (trash pickup had been canceled for two days straight) and I as I
walked slid down the ice covered driveway he barked at me to hurry. I slammed my can down in front of his truck (more because I lost my balance). He grumbled something under his breath, jumped out of his truck, snatched my trash can, and then proceeded to slip and fall. I laughed under my breath and then skated up my driveway. Captain 1 – Grumpy Trashman 0.
But I digress. We have a new trashman and I am not sure what he thinks of us yet. I will be really curious tomorrow. Mrs. Captain did some purging of broken toys. So buried in my can is a bag of misfit toys. The problem? There is a duck that still quacks. It’s a little freaky. It’s like the part of Peter and the Wolf where you can still hear the duck after he has been swallowed whole by the wolf. I still cry for that duck, but not this one. This is one broken Duck Dynasty.
Hopefully, it does not freak out the nice garbage man in the morning. I would hate to ruffle his feathers. Hopefully, it makes him chuckle a bit. In fact, I hope it QUACKS him up. For now…Captain out.
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