30 October 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Today marks 30 days until my b-day. This is important to me but I'm guessing you could care less. What I'm sure you do care about is Halloween. Lets take a trip back to last year and you can see a bigger, younger Super Dave interviewing random people in the street. Personally I think it's still funny...

Nightmare On M St. (Holloween '08) from NOMADDZdotcom on Vimeo.

29 October 2009

Cupcakes for Kids

It's hard to beleive its been a year since I made cupcakes for my daughters Halloween party at school. But its that time again. If you remember I made some mini cupcakes for them here

http://babydaddydiaries.blogspot.com/2008/10/mr-momepisode-4.html

This year I figured they could have whole cupcakes. There are 24 kids in her class so I made 48 cupcakes thinking I'll give the kids the best ones and take the rest to work. Let me tell you, trying to color icing is FUN. Like a science experiment, How many drops of this color and how many drops of that to get the color you want. I'm not really happy with how the chocolate/purple ones came out. They were SUPPOSED to be cats but by the time I iced them it was 11pm and I was tired and kinda just wanted to get it over with. I really should have gave myself more time to finish it. I'm sure the kids won't care though. BTW I don't envy pastry chefs at all...






28 October 2009

Let Me Think About It

I over think stuff. I mean everything. Conversations, actions everything. My mind is always analyzing and processing stuff. Just trying to play out scenarios. I predict how conversations are going to go, what other people are going to do and why. Basically my mind is like a Wall street trading floor. thoughts flying everywhere some good some bad. Usually this is fine but sometimes I get in my own way. I spend more time thinking instead of enjoying.

I started reading "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. It's a interesting book, dude might be a lil insane but he makes his point in a way I can understand. He basically says that you should control your mind not let it control you. It's just a tool. So you need to get the voices in a room and tell them who's boss... lol I can really really understand this. Sometimes I have a thought and I feel like I'm watching someone else think it, it's soo outside of who I am that it can't be mine. Like my mind is doing it's own thing.

I was talking to my cousin (lets call him twin because he's like my brother) and he was reminding me that I accomplish pretty much everything I set my sights on. He's right, when I focus and get my thoughts together I can do whatever I want. The problem is keeping that focus, keeping my mind from drifting off. Getting all those thoughts off the trading room floor and into a classroom so they can focus.

When my mind is focused I tend to enjoy the moment more. I'm not worried about the future, I live for the now. My mind has no time to play out future events because it's busy handling NOW issues.

With that I leave you with my quote of the day:

"Enough thinking thru.Enough planning for.Enough worrying about.Simply,richly,live." - Ralph Marston

26 October 2009

Chick Magnet

First women smile, Only they don't smile at me they smile at her. My daughter is friendly, like super friendly. So if you smile she just might start a convo with you. I can't tell you how many times I've been forced into a convo with someone that started with them saying hi to my daughter. I guess normal men would look at this a a great way to meet women, there is a built in opening. Not me, I've never used my baby to pick up a woman. It just seems like cheating, I think women get weak when they see daddy's and daughters. Plus I don't want my baby to see me picking up women. She should know that our time together is about us, not them. I'm sure right now she won't get it but as she grows it will matter.

Did I ever mention I'm a lil anti-social? yeah my daughter is the exact opposite. That lil girl can work a room like she running for mayor. For the longest I didn't get where she got it from, then I realized that's me. Me when I'm not being a introvert and I'm actually engaging with people. I have my moments when I'm really charming. I swear she got my best traits.

So picture the scene when I'm the only dude at the playground with a couple single mom's and the baby has befriended every kid there. It's like I HAVE to speak to the moms. They start up conversations with me, this leads to normal adult banter, in which multiple flirting doors are opened. Again it's like a perfect situation. Half the work is done. They even suggest "play dates" It's like I'm dumb not to capitalize on it. I never do though, maybe it's me missing open doors. Long story short the baby draws attention, I'm not really a fan of attention. At least it's good attention.