Displaced Geek

Just a city geek and father coming to terms with being replanted in farm country

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What have I done?

Just in case anyone doubted me, I present my three year old’s first selfie.


Written by Peter

June 14, 2013 at 2120

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Mental Health Break

She’s back.
We just had our first positive sighting of the season. Last week there were rumors, but until today some of the younger recruits still thought she might not come back & that we had beaten her for good – I knew better.
Thankfully, it looks like this was just a recon mission. She got scared off too easily for it to have been a planned raid. I think she was simply checking to see if we were ready for her. Clearly she doesn’t understand, I’m always ready for her.

Command has seen fit to pair me with the youngest draftee we have available, callsign Smurf. I’m not sure if it was some paper pusher’s idea of a joke or not, but either way sending a genuine green recruit to the front lines for her first tour is just cruel. Then again, life is cruel, & she’ll be a better soldier for it – if she survives.

Smurf & I have instituted hourly patrols. Eager to show off, she wanted to take the first one & against my better judgment I let her. Armed only with a single tonfa, her head constantly on a swivel, she marched out confidently to check on our impromptu defenses and make our presence known while I watched from the relative safety of the barracks. She’s young, but she shows promise. I only wish she understood just how ruthless our enemy can be.

Oh well, she’ll learn soon enough.

They always do.

Big Daddy

Written by Peter

May 23, 2013 at 855

Toddler Sick Day Fun

So the other night Gabriella informed us that her tummy hurt.

Coupled with her behavior and some other evidence unsuitable for readers with weak stomachs, it seemed a bug of some sort was upon us. Consequently, Friday was a bit of a sickday around the house. Lots of snuggling on the sofa watching old Disney movies, and things like that.

But there’s only so much musical animation one can take at a time, so we decided on doing a few “projects”.

Unfortunately I didn’t count on her “tummy bubbles” shortening her attention span so much. After several failed attempts at crafts pulled from our veritable library of kids craft books, Gabriella agreed to simply help me do a “daddy project”. Limoncello!
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Written by Peter

February 23, 2013 at 1400

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From My Family To Yours…

Merry Christmas-Family-2013

Written by Peter

December 24, 2012 at 1042

Not Dead Yet!

Despite her not wanting me to record & share it, I thought ‘teh intarwebs’ might enjoy this 30s video of Gabriella doing yoga, which is apparently a thing now.


Written by Peter

October 3, 2012 at 1433

Happy 4th of July! Love, Gabriella

Gotta start ’em young, right?

As always, what was meant to be a 3 word message had almost 10 takes, and ended up very different than expected.

Written by Peter

July 4, 2012 at 948

The New Member of Our Family

Introducing Just O. Pig.
(The O stands for “Only”. Gabriella’s naming convention isn’t very creative)

Actually, he responds just as well to Mr. Pig, Wilbur, and Fuzzy

Please direct all inquiries to his creator

Written by Peter

February 8, 2012 at 1028