photo: Lachlan Donald/Flickr

photo: Lachlan Donald/Flickr

I recently filmed our friends’ wedding, and I thought it would be cool to interview them beforehand for sound bites. They’re quite young, but they displayed a wisdom at an age when my mental energies were squarely focused on mastering WWF War Zone. To paraphrase the bride:

“We’re young and we’re both going to change a lot, but we’re going to change together.”

Change has been a hot topic between Cool Mum and me for the last year. Our thoughts on life and faith reached a point of dissonance, and trying to resolve that harmony has not been easy. For some couples, there might be a simple fix. For us, it’s been a trial. Continue reading

What Can I Say?

photo: halfrain/Flickr

photo: halfrain/Flickr

You know what’s ironic about the low frequency of posting recently? The last few months have seen the most game-changing, paradigm-shifting, dynamic-corporate-jargoning events in the Cool Fam’s life since Cool Newbie was born. And we’ve shared none of it with you. Oof.

I don’t know if it’s disillusionment with blogging or it’s that the changes are so significant and sudden that I don’t know how to begin encapsulating them into a post. It might be better to email the news to the friends who still track this blog.

But as I sit here in the wake of Cool Newbie wetting his bed at 1:30am (yes, 18-year-old Newbie as you’re reading this 14 years from now, I just told the world – or a small number of friends – you peed your PJs last night), I remember that I love writing in this WordPress rich text editor.

Anyway, I just wanted to chime in, even if to just defibrillate this blog. I have to things to say. Funny, interesting, weird, and some kind of deep things. Who wants to read them?

(photo: PYT Burgers)

(photo: PYT Burgers)

I have a friend named Morgan. When we worked in the same office, she was the first to strike up a conversation with me. When I took an involuntary break in employment, she came to the Bronx and delivered my last check. Even though she moved to Chicago, we keep in touch. She’s a cool friend, which is why it’s odd that she may directly contribute to my early death.

Today she sent me this Groupon for one burger and fries every day for a year at PYT, the self-proclaimed home to “America’s craaaziest burgers.” Some of PYT’s craaazy creations include the Chicken Bacon Eggo Slider and the Bacon-Wrapped Burger. It’s like Epic Meal Time opened a burger joint. And let’s not forget the PB&J Bun Burger, where “deep fried kettle chip coated PB&J sandwiches are buns,” joined by banana-sriracha marinated juicy beef patty and applewood bacon. Continue reading