Category: Real Life and Whatnot

01/03/2016 In Real Life and Whatnot
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A Few Days Late and More Than a Few Bucks Short

The 2015 will go down as one of the most hectic in my life that I can remember. Why? I can’t say for sure but I think it’s because of 3-4—age 3-4. ‘lil is growing up and if I thought taking care of a helpless potted plant, it has nothing on a pre-school age child. That, plus work, plus my ‘second’ job of writing, and I plum tuckered out and always wondering where did my day go. Surprisingly, I’m also quite content—go figure. I suppose I could just type out a list(s) of stuff, but that’s kinda boring—even I don’t want to read a list of what I did last year. Instead I try to do it with some pictures. BOOKS: Since …

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05/09/2015 In Real Life and Whatnot
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A Few Pictures from the Month of May

Since it will be Mother’s Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few pictures today, before I post Mother’s days pics. First, this week was the spring ‘concert’ at ‘lil q’s school. I have videos but they’re on the video cam, and I’ve not had time to take them off and upload them.  But here is a picture of the little American Idol wanna be on her way into school:   As some know, and others may not, yesterday was my birthday. I got numerous well wishes and I thank you all. Here’s how my day started, I got to take her to school, something I don’t get to do much so it was a treat for me: Then I …

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05/02/2015 In Real Life and Whatnot
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3 Weeks Old (Warning Cuteness Overload)

The puppies are three weeks old. Their eyes are open and they’re moving around now. They’ve discovered how to play with each and us.  But be warned, they are really cute, look at in small doses. 😉

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04/12/2015 In Real Life and Whatnot
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Puppies and Toddlers and Dogs – Oh My!

Okay, so how cliche is it that the gay man paraphrases a Judy Garland movie? Never mind. As I mentioned, we have puppies – Six to be exact. For those who don’t know, Emma is a Vizsla, a Hungarian Pointer. There’s a whole lot that went into getting us to now, do shows, learning to show, getting the points for a championship, finding the right stud dog to complement each other, etc.  Mike did all that. I just help were I can. ‘lil q is very curious and already loves them. She has to see them when she gets up and before she goes to bed. Last night she wanted to see them being born, so we let her see some a very …

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A Trip to Tali Spencer’s House.

‘lil q and I took a daughter/papa road trip on Thursday April 2, to Tali Spencer’s house. The occasion? You mean meeting Tali isn’t reason enough?  How about because Chris T. Kat was visiting? I’d met Chris when she was in the states two years ago, but I’d never met Tali. When Tali said she was going to have cannoli’s, that sealed the deal. So I took advantage of the occasion.  Chris didn’t want to appear in pictures so those with her in them will remain private.

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12/23/2014 In Real Life and Whatnot
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A Few Pre-Christmas ’14 pictures.

Today being Festivus, I’m wearing my Festivus shirt. I want to wish you all a very happy Festivus for the rest of us. Try not to air too many grievance and don’t let anyone get hurt during the Feats of Strength. Hard to believe this is my fourth Christmas as a Papa. I feel like it was just a few months ago that I took ‘lil q to see Santa for the first time  This time she actually told him what she wanted.  Sadly the picture wasn’t the best, they were moving kids in and out and didn’t even make an effort to get her to smile. Oh well, she looked cute in her dress. We also got a tree …

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GRL ’14 and Me – In Pictures

This was my first GRL and well I might have taken a few too many pictures, but I had a great time and I wanted to share a few (yes, there are way more than these).  The videos didn’t fit in the gallery so I added them at the end.   J.P. Found a new way to draw attention to me. It was. . .interesting to have this happen all the time. 😀 Seeing Amy Lane at the signing, well, we got a bit carried away. If there was a better way to end GRL, I can’t think of what it would be.  

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GRL ’14 – Odds and Ends

I suspect most everyone who reads my blog knows I’ll be going to GRL (Gay Rom Lit) this year in Chicago as a Supporting Author. [That’s a fancy phrase for ‘relatively new author.] (Sorry, Fancy Nancy is ‘lil q’s new favorite and we say ‘that’s a fancy word for’ a lot these days as we try to expand her vocabulary)  Whew, talk about a digression, where was I? Oh yeah, GRL ’14 updates. Focus. First, I was asked to be an “Honorary” member Team Prism’ Countdown to GRL ’14. Sounds glamorous, no? So of course I said yes. Turns out the honor really is all mine.  I get to run the anchor leg of their GRL Author Flash Fiction countdown.  So tomorrow my …

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10/10/2014 In Real Life and Whatnot
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‘lil q’s 3rd Birthday

‘lil q turned three recently. (not saying what day-sorry) She had her birthday party at a bouncy house as she called it.  The day after we had the family party.  Here are some shots from both. And a video for good measure.  Do you think we put on a bit too many pads??

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09/06/2014 In Real Life and Whatnot
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A Month of Pictures – August ’14

So August was a busy month – ‘lil q grew up – a lot. We had quite a few first. She started to ride her bike by herself, we finished ‘daycare’ and moved on to ‘preschool’, we learned we liked moon bounce houses, were reminded we like cotton candy, and Papa started to teach her Italian-American slang words. (hey, it’s important to be a little different 😉 ) To start the month, ‘lil q joined me at the DC Outwrite Fest book fair. I figured Wayward Ink Publishing could use a better ‘face of the franchise’ than me so I had her sit with me for a time. In an effort to corrupt . .  err. . .  teach her …

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