Friday, August 22, 2008


August 21st, 2008 My second son was born at 12:14 A.M.

At this time..On this planet...In this universe...there is not a happier man alive.

The only other day that I can remember being this elated was on November 21st, 1991. That was the day my FIRST son, was born. I hadn't smiled wider, felt more fulfilled, or was more proud than I was on that day. There was no human on Earth that I could have possibly loved more than my son.

Now, I am blessed with two of these days...Two sons. Two opportunities to reflect on the miracles of this world. Two ways to make all of my problems melt away into oblivion. It is, in a word, Awesome!!! I am a very, very lucky man.

The other night was quite astounding. It went from 0 to 60 in about 5 seconds. LOML was amazing. Nervous, excited, anxious. We sat around for about 5 hours just chillin in the room. the nurses were in and out alluding to the fact that we were probably going home soon to wait it out till Friday. (Scheduled C section) But...Gabriel would have none of that! by 11 or so, it was apparent that this was it!

So...into 2nd gear...prep for surgery. Not quite as easy to mentally prep as it is to physically prep a patient for this procedure. She was NOT expecting this to happen so soon. But....Et Voila! Welcome Gabriel!

My friend Sara came to visit us at the hospital and started to give advise to the little one and
we riffed on this for about an hour. We had fun and laughed a lot. (She is a freakin riot and we share the same caustic humor. she's also a pretty damn good chef)

So...Some advice for the new one...

1. Always listen to your mother. she is ALWAYS right...Your father...not so much.

2. Peanut butter and chocolate is a very good combination.

3. Fall in love...a lot!

4. Dialogue has, and always will, solve more problems than violence.

5. Plain M&M's are much better than peanut

6. The path to self fulfillment is paved with integrity, truth, and honor.

7. Always tell the's a lot easier than lying.

8. It's ok to cry

9. Laugh...a lot...out loud!

10. Have a sense of humor. If you don't have one...GET ONE

11. Study hard and go to college. Sounds cliche' but, believe me...It's important.

12. Never, EVER, EVER hit a girl!

13. Take care of your body. It's the only one you have and it IS a temple.

14. ...but ice cream is good!

15. Read books

16. Use sun screen

17. "The sure Thing" is the best movie ever

18. Surround your self with lots and lots of friends

20. Hard work pays off

21. Be true to yourself. Be true to your heart.

22. Pear jelly bellies are the best

23. Go outside and play

24. Be passionate

25. Be a Democrat

26. Be good

27. Recycle

28. Don't smoke

29. Don't be afraid to try new things.

30. Always remember that no matter how much you hate your parents...You love your parents!

31. .....and we love you....VERY MUCH

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Two days and counting

Friday at 6A.M. is zero hour! We go to the hospital to have the alien life form removed from
its incubation chamber and show its mysterious face to the world.

Stay tuned for postings complete with name (we still have no idea), pictures and other pertinent information that you may or may not care about.

Friday could not come fast enough! Believe me, there are times when I believe that he is trying to self extract. VERY busy little baby boy in there and I cannot wait to meet him!

LOML is doing well...patient beyond belief...sleep deprived and quite uncomfortable having had to lug the enormous growth attached to her abdomen around for the past nine months. Don't know how she does it, but I believe she should be sainted, knighted, enshrined in bronze and have a national holiday named after her for going through this whole thing like a real trooper.
She is quite amazing! I know...billions of other women have done this exact thing, but this is MINE and, as far as I am concerned, the only one that matters at this time. hehe

Anyway...this is all I have for tonight. I'll keep you informed, as I said. Can;t wait for Friday!!!

So...Until next time...Eat more fiber!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I have moved my blogs to this site. Look forward to more readership and exposure here for my blogs. I'll keep you all posted !

Until then...Eat your vegetables!