Jameson Starts Sports

Having raised Mason all through his sporting adventures, I get to do it all over again with Jameson. But this time with a whole new perspective. I don’t get to watch Jameson much, as his sports days coincide with Mason’s and they are at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA Well this week was my week! I took the week off for Susie’s surgery and I got to watch 2 events. The first was his swim evaluation....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

JV Baseball

The JV team had a tough one Tuesday. They played a better team and had a nice 6 run lead heading into the 6th inning. The “coach” made a pitching change and put Kam in, who promptly let 5 runs score in the bottom of the sixth. Instead of putting in a closer he put Kam back on the mound and they score 2 in the bottom of the 7th to win....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Surgery Update

It’s been 3 days since the surgery and things are progressing very well. The incisions are healing, she’s getting her strength back and today we went for a walk. Her brain still goes too fast and she thingks she should be 100% physically by now, but I had to reassure her tonight that she’s doing great.

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Surgery Day

Susie had her surgery today. Evrything went amazingly well. We were the first “case” so we had to check in at 6. They wheeled ger out at 7:30, the Surgeon called me at 8:22 to report a perfectly successful procedure, and she was back in the room by 10. She was sleepy and didn’t remember much from the time they brought her back until the time we left, which was around noon....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat


For the first time in 10 years I was ejected from a baseball game. It started with a shit umpire and ended with a shit umpire. We played Valley West today. I sent Tim a picture. Then it got bad. The home plate ump, who was working alone, made a series of bad call against Berwick. The last straw was against Mason, who was called out when he had tagged first while the baseman was in the air trying to catch the throw....

May 11, 2022 · 2 min · thagoat

Maintenance Managers Meeting

Just finished up this long week. I worked my usual weekend shift, but Tuesday I flew to Wisconsin with Andy for this year’s meeting. It was a good meeting, lots of cool information, machine upgrades and mods. All in all it was great time, but I felt overwhelmed and out of my depth. Cripes, in the introduction I forgot to tell the group how long I’d been with the company, and blurted out I was the only non-manager present in a totally fucking awkward fashion....

May 8, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Far Away Galaxies

May the 4th be with you! Also RIP Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

May 4, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

A Close Shave

It finally happened. I’d been avoiding it for a few weeks now. No longer! I taught Mason how to shave today. Fuck I’m getting old.

May 2, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat


Smart phones are a pretty personal thing. Everyone likes what they like, certain features are a must, or a deal-breaker. I’m no different. So I bought a Motorola phone 4 phones ago. A co-worker was singing their praises and making fun of me for not having one, so I succumbed to pressure and bought one. It was the Moto g6 and I loved it! I used it until it basically stopped being functional, which was only about 2 years sadly....

April 18, 2022 · 4 min · thagoat

Easter Shmeaster

Easter Sunday. Nice day. Had Effie’s old man over for dinner. He asked me, completely fucking randomly, as I was taking my dirty dinner plate to the kitchen if I still had my appendix. WTF???? So that’s a thing that hapened. Other than that, the day was good. Left work at noon, took a nap and had a fight with Susie over nothing. Sweet! Since it’s Easter and Spring, a quick sports update....

April 17, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat