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This Old Dog Never Forgot His Tricks!

This Old Dog Never Forgot His Tricks!

There are many firsts in life you never forget.  Your first car.  Your first kiss.  Your first job.  Your first love. And by ‘love’ I mean your first love for something, whether it be a person, object or hobby.  Me?  Skateboardi ...
Got Myself Some NICE Jewelry!

Got Myself Some NICE Jewelry!

And yes! It’s very nice! Even before I opened the package I knew I would love it. No, I will never look like the girl on the cover of the NICE catalogue, but the jewelry sure makes you feel good. That’s why I enjoy jewelry so much. Because ...
The Wax is Off, Now Time to Wax On

The Wax is Off, Now Time to Wax On

Like 148% of the households out there, I am the primary car caretaker in the family. Whether it is changing oil, topping of fluids or applying a thick coat of wax, I am the only one who practices “A stitch in time saves nine”. Twice a year ...
You Spin Me Right Round Baby Right Round

You Spin Me Right Round Baby Right Round

I’ve been asked many times why I’m a SAHM (Stay-At-Home-Man), and the honest answer is for my children. When I was their age, my father was stationed overseas for many months at a time and he missed many magical years during mine and my bro ...
From Serious to Silly: Oh, the Possibilities!

From Serious to Silly: Oh, the Possibilities!

When I think about my childhood, I remember the days I’d play with friends outside. We’d skate, bike, play Kick the Can and other games. But on nights when we had to be inside, my sister and I would sometimes do fun things with our parents. ...
Tunes and Toons

Tunes and Toons

I was one of those people who told myself when I have kids, I’m not going to have them watch TV. all day. I was going to set limits and not spoil their minds with such a bad habit. I mean, what would they learn? Little did I know. That 36” ...
Pyramids, Ponzis and People, Oh My!

Pyramids, Ponzis and People, Oh My!

I can remember some of the first books I picked up in my pre-teen years, nearly always some type of science fiction. We were stationed overseas in a time well before cable and satellite television, and the programming choices on the only En ...
Restocking My Dog Food

Restocking My Dog Food

This my first time putting together a Whrrl story, but it won’t be my last.  Why?  Because I had a great time with this experience and I am so excited to share my story… and my dogs with you. Let me tell you a little about mysel ...
How Many Watches is too Many? ∞

How Many Watches is too Many? ∞

I love watches. There, I said it. For as far back as I can recall, I have always enjoyed wearing some type of watch on my wrist. I grew up in the multiple-watches-on-one-arm Swatch era, and while I don’t recall sporting more than one ...
Ahoy! Me Bucko Olivia!

Ahoy! Me Bucko Olivia!

Caring for a sick child is never easy. They moan, groan, cry, squeal, kick, and sometimes they even ignore you when you ask them where it hurts. Like my Little Miss A does. I am always thinking the worst when she cries over not feeling well ...