The Story of the “Woobie”

So I’ve been meaning to write about this one since Christmas and just kept putting it off. 25 or so years ago I bought my niece Vanessa and my niece Ashley (sisters) a couple of blankets for Christmas. You know, those blankets that are snuggly and warm and usually are a big hit during the […]

May 9, 2021   Family, Stories

Losing a bet might get your name changed?

This is a good one. Figured I’d share to make you laugh a little and to remind you that you should never make silly bets when drunk! A Dunedin man has changed his name to the longest legally allowed, after apparently losing a bet five years ago.   The 22-year-old man from Normanby is now […]

March 10, 2014   General, Sports, Stories

In Memory of Tia Angelita

In order to begin this story I must go back in time 50 years to the day I was born, August 9th, 1963. My mother and father lived in a small town outside of Buenos Aires in Argentina called Merlo. They lived in a relatively small house. I guess in Argentina in those days it […]

August 11, 2013   Stories

Does Safety Trump Privacy?

The NSA has your phone records! The Guardian published an article (click here) revealing that the NSA has been spying on Verizon wireless customers phone records. There’s a “Top Secret” court order from the FISC (Federal Intelligence surveillance Court) that was issued in April that required Verizon Wireless to hand-over phone records to the NSA, […]

June 10, 2013   Stories

Jerk of the Day!

I read this article today and I must say that this is a clear example of how educated people can still be fucking idiots. How did this guy get a job title of high importance is beyond my comprehension. There is really nothing else I can say about it.¬†Kaya has since complained that his remarks […]

May 1, 2013   General, Stories

Dedicated to Boston…

“It’s sad that our children will never feel the safety we felt when we were kids” – Tom Brokow This quote resonated in my mind last night when I was watching the news about the tragedy in Boston. It’s such a simple but true statement. We can’t take our children to a sporting event, a […]

April 16, 2013   Sports, Stories

RIP Bubba…you will be missed!

Today is a sad day for the Estigarribia household. Abby lost her pet Betta fish Bubba today. He was over 4 years old (taking into account that when we got him he was almost a year old). Which in Betta fish land is a pretty good lifespan for a fish that is in a 1 […]

April 12, 2013   Inspire, Stories

Balls of STEEL!

I have a bit of a problem with heights. To be more precise, I have a fear of not being in control of the height. I have no problem with flying for instance because while I’m in the plane I feel safe that I won’t “Fall” out. But if you put me near an edge […]

March 29, 2013   Inspire, Stories

The “Sleepover” Story

Ok, so my daughter had a sleepover last night at our neighbors house. It wasn’t her first sleepover, it was technically her third. The first time counts but not as much because it was at her Aunt Karen’s house. You know, familiar person and surroundings, etc. Although it was a very big step for both […]

March 24, 2013   Stories

Are we getting sicker or is it just a coincidence?

Is it me, or does it seem like sickness is worse this year than ever? Every time you turn around there is someone either sick or getting sick. I know that this year the flu was a bit worse than other years but even common colds, sinus infections, ear infections, etc. have taken its toll […]

March 18, 2013   General, Stories