I wanted to wait for the aftermath that is Black Friday to post this article…
It seems that Walmart continues to remain the reigning champion of biggest Black Friday Schmucks For Crowd Control and Organization – one location with a huge problem this year was right in our back yard of Porter Ranch, CA. See the video below/after the jump.
Last year, Allrecipes.com member, blogger, and New Jersey native Doug Matthews wrote a great article titled “Respect the Bird” which expresses concern of the heavy focus on Christmas sales during Thanksgiving, taking away from American families’ ability to fully savor and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. Allrecipes.com has followed up Doug’s article this year with an email to all of its members with a gentle reminder – even so far as asking people to take a pledge to Respect the Bird.
8BitDad seyz: RESPECT THE MUTHA F*CKIN BIRD!
I came across this story today about a military father is able to connect with his daughter using pre-recorded videos of himself reading stories for his little girl. It reminded me of my promise to explore this issue in the Daddies Away! feature here at 8BD. I didn’t really have an immediate chance to begin writing this feature right away since I’ve been gone, ironically because of difficulties in getting connected with internet. Also, some of the other mainstream methods of communication that are sparse or simply lacking in Afghanistan.
It touched my heart to watch this daddy reading to his daughter, and it obviously made me think about my own weirdos back home. I’ve finally been able to be regularly in touch with them, but there are still times when connecting is troublesome. It becomes really important to be able to find a variety of means of communication, so you can stay in good contact with your children while away.
I’ve prepared a list of different methods of communication, direct and indirect, that are viable whether you are deployed 7,000 miles away on the other side of the world, or just taking a weekend trip to the mid-west on business to review the new Chevy Traverse. You can use any of these methods to stay in touch. Check it out after the jump…