March 6, 2020

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You guys should all be familiar by now with Derek's Law Of Assumption: When you assume, you look like a dickhead. Don't be a dickhead. Well, I violated my own rule not too long ago. And I messed up in a pretty significant way. It was about my relationship with my wife. Now, to be fair, as a husband, I don't really know that much about my relationship with the Sane One, aka my wife. I know it's been a while since I've posted, s...

May 1, 2019

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As someone with a terrible personality, I've been the recipient of many dirty looks and stares in my life. There is, however, one particular death glare that comes to mind as the moment where I was confronted with the highest degree of fury and frustration that I've ever experienced. For those among you that are feeling competitive, please don't try to top this one. It's been going on fifteen years since the story I am about t...

April 26, 2019

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I'm not a huge fan of meeting new people. The reason why is because I'm fully aware that most of the time, the first impression that I give is not a good one. I'm kind of an acquired taste. Remember the first time you tried a single malt whiskey and you wondered why people liked it? It's definitely like that. Actually, for most people, I'm probably more like Vegemite. The first experience results in you making a horrible face...

April 17, 2019

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It probably is no secret that I lean very left in my political ideologies. This gets me in quite a bit of trouble because I'm not exactly taciturn in expressing my beliefs. I have become very alarmed at a trend that is gaining traction within the progressive community that I think also has relevance in the adoption community. Impossible ideological purity. President Obama stated his concern related to the actions of the very v...

March 15, 2019

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John Steinbeck is an overrated queefsniffer and if I'm going to use the saying, I'm going to pay homage to the originator, the one, the only, the kilted legend himself, Rrrrrrrobert Buuuuuuuuuuurrrnnnnnnsssss! The line is from his poem To A Mouse way back in 1785. 

Ok, back to your regularly scheduled blog post.

The Sane One and I were having a discussion a couple of days ago about what we wanted to be as children. I was a littl...

March 6, 2019

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Last week, on the KAD page, something quite disruptive happened that reflected a lot of problems that are simmering below the surface -- not just in our little group, but in society as a whole. The catalyst of the conflict was a new member who showed up in the group and promptly broadcasted that she, as a Korean-born American, doesn't find Asian men very attractive at all. Her dream guy doesn't resemble Lee Byung-Hun in any wa...

March 2, 2019

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The Sane Once came across a new tv series which we briefly watched and you could instantly sense an Asian origin to the series. She thought it came from Japan, but I was pretty sure it was a Korean show, and I guess you really can sniff out your own, because King of Mask Singer came out in 2015. It's a goofy show and some of the biggest differences between the Korean and US version is that in the Korean version, the contestant...

February 21, 2019

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I was going to name this post Great Expectations but some English asshole decided to write a book with the same title back in 1861. So you have to just deal with the silver medalist in the headline competition. Sorry about that, but what can I say, this is a second-rate blog. Anyway, invariably, every week after the Sane One reads the post, she sighs and tells me that being called the Sane One doesn't give her a lot of latitud...

February 14, 2019

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The Sane One suggested I recount to all of you this highly improbable yet true story that happened to me. It took me a couple of days to figure out how to tie it in to adoption, but I think I can do it. Fingers crossed!

The Story:

I'm one of those liberals who said if Bush got re-elected, I would leave the country. Unlike most of them, I actually did it. I moved to Barcelona, Spain. I quit a great job and lifestyle to move with...

January 31, 2019

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The best way to cheer the Sane One up is to mention Skeeter and Teflon. It never fails to make her laugh and we use them to cope with living in what feels like a foreign country, East Texas. We met Skeeter and Teflon at a gas station somewhere between Texarkana and Houston the first time I moved down to Houston. We were somehow not on a major highway, but a three-lane road that went through some small towns. It was probably ar...

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