Olympic Observations

Posted on August 19, 2016

  I always look forward to the Olympics every (other) year and have thoroughly enjoyed myself with this year’s competition. Having 9 channels showing different events have given me a more comprehensive appreciation for the variety of sporting events at the Olympics. Some of which I’ve never even heard of heretofore. Here now, are some random observations I’ve had… Olympic Observations The Olympics are a blast to ...

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The Abomination That Is The Pete’s Dragon Remake

This evening my family and I decided to hit the local multiplex to catch a showing of “The Secret Life of Animals.” How did I like it? That’s beside the point as I saw a trailer before the movie that caused me to burn with righteous indignation. Many of you may have assumed this about me, but what I consider to be of utmost importance may differ slightly from other “normal” people. For example, a country run by ...

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I was mauled by a dog!

I had a very interesting night for a Tuesday last night. It involved getting bit by a ferocious beast and a trip to Urgent Care. I should have said “Spoiler Alert” before that last sentence. A little background on the situation: our two female dogs Flopsy and Lani HATE each other with a passion. You may say, “well David, that’s why you don’t get 2 female dogs.” To which I say: WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME THAT TWO YEARS AGO?! As soon ...

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Montego, Baby Why Don’t We Go (to Jamaica!)

Watching your children grow and mature brings many blessings: the pride of seeing them interact with the world around them, amazement as they turn from tiny, helpless creatures to mini-adults, and ecstasy as they go to camp which means ADULTS-ONLY VACATION for mom and dad! This being the first year all three of our kiddos were going to YMCA camp, Karina and I figured we’d use the time alone to do something fun. I suggested a trip to the ...

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Well THAT just happened…

Posted on June 30, 2015

Have you ever had a really embarrassing moment? One that makes you want to crawl under a rock and…do whatever one does when under a rock (maybe count spiders? Struggle to breathe?)? I had an experience like that today. But despite the discomfort I felt, I am reassured by the fact that it actually could have been worse. There I was, packing up at the end of my workday and getting ready to go. Despite the fact that I was sitting, there was a ...

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A very Ape-ealing Gorilla

Posted on June 28, 2015

Some big news came out Friday that has stirred a lot of passions in people. Knowing the sensitivity of the topic, I wanted to lay low and let the controversy die down a bit before weighing in on the topic. But, I believe in standing up for what is right, no matter the cost. I may lose some friends for this, which saddens me. But if my opinion on this matter is enough to make you question our friendship, I guess we were never really friends after ...

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Javelina Hunt!

Posted on February 26, 2015

Those of you who know me well know that I have always been a hunter at heart…a BARGAIN HUNTER! But that skill will serve me no purpose during the inevitable zombie apocalypse. So, in a continuation of the pursuit of manly hunting skills I began last year (You can read those exploits here: http://dave.varnerific.com/2014/03/10/ima-goin-hunting/) I recently sat out on another hunting excursion (or is it an Expedition…I can never remember ...

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Do not panic! Do not panic!

Posted on October 9, 2014

Unless you’ve been hiding under a really large rock recently, you are no doubt aware of a horrible scourge threatening the safety and well-being of every man, woman, and child in America. But Chris Brown is currently on probation so we should be ok for a while. However, there is ANOTHER scourge the news media cannot stop talking about: Ebola. What is Ebola? Well, technically it is a river in western Africa that is probably a little ...

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Sleep Studly…err…Study

Posted on September 12, 2014

As those of you who follow Facebook know, I don’t have much in the way of barriers when it comes to sharing personal information. So I have been very open about the fact that I apparently snore (I say apparently as I have never heard it myself…). Not only does this irritate Karina when she is herself trying to sleep, she is concerned for my health as she is concerned I show symptoms of Sleep Apnea. For example, every night I literally ...

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Final Thoughts on My Experience of Christine’s Experience

It has been a very busy and exciting 2 months with my little sister Christine in the Big Brother house. One thing I’ve always said starting right now is that it is important to reflect. Personally, I love reflection. Especially THIS reflection: It is also important to evaluate and dwell on life experiences. I figured now was the best time to look back  on my sister’s Big Brother experience over the last two months as she ...

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