3-time end of the world survivor 👊🏻
#Dad & Fit To Be Dad writer
#Fitness junkie 💪🏻
Roasting chickens for dinner and lunch for the week. 🍗🍗 #chickenbutts
Oh Lordy, how I needed this! Connecting with friends for the first time since everything went down to start healing. #beer#santarosastrong
The NorCal fires are mostly contained and while the air is still less than terrific, things are a million times better than they were even just a few days ago, as these photos of mine show. •
The top photo was taken on Hwy 12 near the fairgrounds looking east toward Bennett Balley around 8:30am this past Monday (10/16/17) and the bottom photo was taken this morning (10/19/17), also around 8:30am, at just about the same stretch of Hwy 12. •
I just wanted to show people that things are improving. Sometimes we get tunnel vision and don’t stop to think about how bad things were even just a few days ago. Each and every day, things will get better and allow us to return to life as normal and to help hose who lost so much more than we might have. Stay safe!
Checking in. We’re staying with friends back in #SantaRosa right now. My wife is at work helping people with their insurance needs. We’re all safe and while it’s good to be back closer to home for the first time since early Monday morning, it’s very surreal. We have masks, we’re all safe, and we have two contingency plans in case of evacuation. Stay safe out there.
My mantra. Progress, not perfection. Also, tiny Batman.
Kids say the darndest things.
Come to papa! Trying out the "new" Scratching Post beer at Russian River Brewing Company.
One day in the future you're going to wake up craving a certain food.
But, the food you crave has been deemed "bad" by a collective group of nutrition numbnuts of the Society of Dumbfuckery. So, you'll try to ignore this craving and go about your day.
Later that same day, you'll be lamenting your craving woes to your colleague who will forward you a meme they saw on the interwebz. The meme will list the 'bad' food you were craving while informing you that you're only craving this food because you're deficient in a certain vitamin or mineral, and instead of eating the 'bad' food you crave – you should substitute it for a 'good' food like, hmmm, chia fucking seeds.
Enlightened, you may even take a trip down to your local Wholefoods to buy some.
"That's because they're a superfood", the Wholefoods employee may even say as you gasp at the extortionate price.
"But, they're just seeds", you'll probably respond.
"LOL. I know, TOTES CRAY."
The next day, you eat some of the chia fucking seeds and note that the craving hasn't gone -- YOU STILL REALLY WANT A CHOCOLATE BAR.
Alas. You give it one more day. And another. You may even last a week. But then, sooner or later, you find yourself balls deep in a large bar of Dairy Milk.
Anyway, I can't be bothered with that story anymore – my point here is: Ignore those silly memes that tell you to replace the food you're craving with another food.
1. They create a 'good'/'bad' mentality toward food.
2. If you're craving a certain food – just eat *that* food. The more you try to fight the craving the worse it's going to become. Eventually you'll give in, eat the food you're craving, and then 'feel bad' because you think you're a bad person for eating whatever food you were craving (you're not). #
3. Of course, there will be situations where you may be craving something but it would be counterproductive to eat it. For example, if you're dieting and calories are low. In these situations, it's better to save that food item (or foods) for one of your refeed or higher calorie days.
I'm partnering up with @dovemencare to celebrate #GrandparentsDay and all the ways grandparents help our families.
Any parent will tell you that kids, while cute, are seriously gross. Hygiene is something most children seem totally opposed to and sometimes you have to call in the big guns (ya know, the adults they'll actually listen to) for some back up. 77% of dads (including grandfathers) today say when they pass down advice to their kids about hygiene and grooming, they're reminded of when their parent taught them.
And that's especially true for grandpas! My father-in-law, Marty, has been there to help us convince our kids to take hygiene seriously, by tapping into advice and expert tactics he was taught, which he used in teaching not only his kids, but his grandchildren as well.
From diaper explosions to Exorcist-style illness to plain old being a smelly kid, my father-in-law handles every situation with a shocked "WHOOOOOA BABY!" while laughing and diving in when needed. So here's to every grandparent like my father-in-law who has been#ThereToCare and helps support us parents with the parts of life that make us happy to wash up afterward!