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With Father’s Day coming up, I wondered what the Cool Bros had in store for me. Given their limited budget (Cool Newbie celebrates his current horde of pennies in an old yogurt carton), I was expecting some beautiful handcrafted goods.

However, JCPenney reached out to us with a fun Father’s Day project, so in addition to some thoughtful crayon artwork, I’m getting me a fancy new outfit! And the Cool Bros are going to choose it! This should be interesting!

There was so much to choose from, we stayed past closing time so the Bros could make their perfect pick. Thanks to the fine folks at the Hendersonville, NC store for working with us!

Here’s part one of our Father’s Day shopping trip at JCP: The Hunt. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the various combos my two budding stylists put together!

During our recent anniversary lunch, Cool Mum and I reminisced about all of the homes we’ve had during our marriage. It took most of our lunch date to reconstruct the timeline.

In all, we’ve lived in 12 places over the 13 years of the Cool Marriage. And that doesn’t include the 12 or so places we stayed for anywhere from one night to a month when we had no place to call our own.

In chronological order with a rough estimate of size, we’ve lived in:

1. A 400 sq ft one bedroom, Gainesville, FL


A cozy starter place across the street from the UF campus. A family member may or may not have cried after seeing how cozy the apartment was. We were there a year.  Continue reading


We got family portraits taken this past weekend. I haven’t shared any of those photos, but I posted this shot of us taking the subway to Brooklyn after the shoot. Apparently, walking through the rain didn’t put a damper on Cool Mum and Boy’s photogenic star power.

I shared this photo on Facebook, and it may be my most liked post ever, pulling in 88 likes. That’s probably small potatoes for most, but it’s a lot for an infrequent Facebooker like myself.

If you look closely, you can even see a Cool Newbie photobomb!

M’lady, m’boy.

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