VACATION WEEK! Epilogue 2. PT 2

In case you missed it, you can pick up part one here.  But, I KNOW you didn’t miss it!

…and THAT was my mistake.  Well, yet another one of my mistakes, that is.  I shouldn’t have laid the phone down.  There must’ve been some water in it somewhere (well, duh).  And laying it down, just caused it to settle.  I knew I shouldn’t have put it down.  Stupid!  FYI.  Trust your instincts, folks. They’ll never lead you wrong.  You heard it hear, first.  Stupid water.  What it giveth, it can take awayeth.

stupid, life giving water! so stupid, doesn't even know when it turns into a solid, it should sink instead of float!

But, I’m getting a little ahead of myself here.

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Taking Kids on Vacation Is the Real Adventure


this is what you do on vacation when you have no phone, no internet access, no anything!

Some of you may, or may not, know your friendly neighborhood jman was on vacation last week with the kids.  And if my stupid iPhone didn’t get a little moisturized, we’d be knee deep in VACATION WEEK! right now.  But, events turning out as they have, you’ll just have to settle for this piece I wrote for called:  “Taking Kids on Vacation Is the Real Adventure”.  That is, until I get all my VACATION WEEK! content off that fucking gosh darn phone!

In the meantime, I have prepared this sample for your viewing pleasure:

“Well, we’ve got to come up with a new word for going away with kids. Something like “workcation” or maybe better yet, “kidcation.” Yeah, kidcation, that’s it! Because going away with kids (big or little ones) is all the work of an adventure, without any of the sexiness of exploring/sightseeing.”

So…you taking/did you take a kidcation this year?!?!?

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(What Should Be) Prelude to Vacation Week!

Usually, I save something like this for the editor’s page.  But, I’m just so annoyed with the turn of events that I’m posting it here for the world to see.

surprisingly, it's not Hedonism.

Last week, your friendly neighborhood jman took the crüe on vacation to “America’s Greatest Family Resort” (yes, they actually announce that on the boardwalk.  You’d think a title like that would belong to Walt Disney World or some place.  But, apparently not.) Ocean City, NJ.

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It’s been one year since you looked at me…

…threw your arms in the air and said “you’re crazy”!

Last weekend, July 1st to be exact, the greatest site EVAR turned one.  Don’t play stupid.  You know what site I’m talking about.  Fadderly.  Fadderly turned 1.  Duh!  Actually, I thought it was July 7th , but according to the logs, the anniversary was the 1st.  Go figure.  Duh to me!  We’ll just celebrate a little late.  Big deal.  Not like any of you remembered!

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Dating Options in a Post-Marriage World

Guess what?  Today’s post: Dating Options in a Post-Marriage World is over at  Since I am a caring kinda guy (don’t believe what you read in the papers, folks), I’m gonna give you a sample of what you’re gonna get if (and you better) click the link:

“So…you’re recently separated.  And you want to get out there and find someone.  Well, don’t.  Honestly…don’t.  It’s not worth it.  You’re still too attached to your old ways for you to do or find anything different.  Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get out there and socialize.  You definitely should.  When you’re ready, that is.  This is all kind of complicated, actually.  See, when you feel like you’re ready to date, that’s really when you’re ready to get involved in an activity you enjoy.  Because, you’re still not ready for a relationship.”

See?  I am all kinds of giving.  Now…get out of here you free-loaders!  And stay off my lawn!

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