Newborn Identity

Father And Son On The Run

On Sunday Heather threw a ladies-only baby shower for Tia Leah at our house, so James and I were under orders to make ourselves scarce. My original plan was to take James over to Bampa’s house, but then I thought it would be nice to have a father/son outing, which is something the two of…

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Just About a Year Ago

In a few weeks I’ll celebrate my one-year anniversary at BuzzFeed. It’s been a terrific year, but it’s also been a big change for us. I’d worked from home for a couple years prior to taking the job, so Annie and James (and Heather) were used to having me around. Very quickly I went from…

It’s Going To Be A Long Six Months

“Dad!” Annie yelled as she ran into our bedroom. “I want to be something really, really, REALLY scary for Halloween!” I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and tried to calculate just how far away Halloween was. “Honey, Halloween is like four months way.” “I know, Dad, but -” “Actually, it’s like five months away.”…

Behind The Curtain

Does Annie understand there are people who make animation movies? Or does she think the characters are real? That’s something I’ve long wondered, but never asked her (because I haven’t wanted to do anything that might spoil the magic). With that said, our trips to Disneyland have certainly given me a hint at what she…

Me and Shia LaBeouf, Alone in a Tiny Room

You may have noticed that actor Shia LaBeouf, the star of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls and the Transformers films, has been acting pretty bizarre of late. The weirdness began late last year after he was caught plagiarizing a short film he made, and since then he’s started answering questions by…

Annie The Paleontologist

Annie loves herself some princesses, but she’s also still very interested in dinosaurs. I find her interest in dinosaurs pretty cool because I also loved dinosaurs when I was her age. My love for dinosaurs wasn’t nearly as sophisticated as Annie’s, though. Whereas I was mostly impressed by their size and how scary the T-Rex was, Annie…

Daddy/Daughter Movie Date: “Frozen” Edition!

Annie has wanted to see Frozen ever since she saw a preview for it last summer focusing on Olaf, the movie’s lovable snowman. Later, when she found out Olaf was actually just a sidekick and the heroes were – wait for it – princesses, she was even more excited. Of course, she wasn’t very happy…

Long Distance Video

Last week I was in New York for work and Annie initially had a rather hard time dealing with it. She’d only just started to get used to the idea that I was going to be working outside of the home and gone during the day when – boom – I was on a business…

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