Screaming Death Threats at Idiodic Drivers Puts Them In Their Place and Makes You Feel A Lot Better and Ten Other Things I Learned In My Twenties

Happy 29th+1 Birthday to Me!

You can distinguish between the spellings of principle and principal because princiPALs are your pals. Except they’re not and they judge your ability as a teacher (the bad AND the good) based on a 45 minute surprise observation of your worst class once per year.

There ARE stupid questions, and they comprise the majority of questions asked.

Most people are complete and total morons and have been placed on this earth to personally harass you.

Your ass looks best in your jeans on the second day of wear, but will fall off said ass on the fourth day, so you should really wash them after the third. Or tighten your belt.

Eating quality, organic, local food is the healthier and tastier option. Plus doing so allows you to feel superior to the disgusting fatties who eat things that come boxed, canned, and frozen.

Kids say hysterically funny things, but if you let them see you laughing they will carry the joke beyond the realms of humor and sanity.

KFC and Taco Bell are nasty.

Napping on the couch leads to less post-nap grogginess than napping in the bed.

Robin Hood, Prince of Theives, one of my favorite childhood movies, sucks.

Life is rich and full!

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Well, Almost

I still have 21 hours until my 30th birthday.  But to be honest, I think that I have actually been in my thirties for the past 7 years or so.  If you consider the fact that 30 is the new 23 and at 23 I was living the life of a 30 year old, I’m way ahead of the curve.  I mean, at 29 and 364 days, I have already been married for nearly a decade, had 4 children, and have been working in my chosen career for 6 years.  Plus, I’m bald. Let’s face it, I may as well be turning 40.

With the coming and going of the New Year holiday and the big three-o on the near horizon, I have taken some time to evaluate my life in the past few days and in general, I find my life to be quite enjoyable. But, in classic male fashion, my major concern is this: what mark I am making on the world? Sure, I teach high school kids to memorize lines (or at least ACT like they’ve memorized them) and I know teachers shape kids forever and blah, blah, blah. But is that really my lasting legacy? That maybe someday one of my acting students will find success and I’ll receive polite mention in a Reader’s Digest article? I have to say, that doesn’t really do it for me. So what can I do?

The answer: KIDS! They are going to use up all of my time and resources over the next 18+ years anyway, so why not make them my pet project? So, my New Year’s resolution is to re-dedicate myself to being an awesome dad in order to produce the best possible kids.

Phase 2 of Operation Lasting Legacy is keeping this blog, both to document my journey and be a resource to other dads. There are an overwhelming number of mommy sites out there, but far fewer dedicated to the male counterpart. Well, here is one to help shrink the gap.

So welcome to 30-Something Dad! May it inform and entertain, and get updated with reasonable frequency!

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