So, not to be too dramatic or anything, I’ve been thinking…

Today marks 5 years that I’ve been on Tumblr.  That’s a long-ass time in Internet years.  In that time, I’ve accrued a little over 5000 followers, about  1% of which actually make my time here valuable and positive.  The fact that the rest of those followers are here is due in no small part to the manner in which I use Tumblr.  I’ve posted things just because I knew they’d be like-bait.  I’ve drawn negative attention to myself just because I was bored that day.  I had a hand in creating an environment in which I’m no longer completely happy or satisfied.

Tumblr doesn’t let you “make” people unfollow you (nor should it).  The next best thing is to just pick up and move,  which is what I’m doing.  I want an opportunity to exist in a space of my own creation, with my friends, my family, food, hunting, fishing, without the intrusion of petty intrusions.  That’s what actual life is for, this is supposed to be a bit of an escape.

So, yeah.

I just watched our morning local news team dance to “Harlem Shake”.

I don’t know, maybe I’m just scared of having me.
When we had kids, we planned on one.  I don’t have any ego wrapped up in teaching my son things, I just want to teach my kid what I know, no matter what gender they are.  There’s enough anxiety involved in having a second kid, and I’m scared that having a boy would somehow take away from the things I’ve already imagined teaching Audrey.  Not intentionally, but just by default.
It’s selfish, but I love the shit out of that kid, and I kind of don’t want her to have to compete for my attention.

I don’t know, maybe I’m just scared of having me.

When we had kids, we planned on one.  I don’t have any ego wrapped up in teaching my son things, I just want to teach my kid what I know, no matter what gender they are.  There’s enough anxiety involved in having a second kid, and I’m scared that having a boy would somehow take away from the things I’ve already imagined teaching Audrey.  Not intentionally, but just by default.

It’s selfish, but I love the shit out of that kid, and I kind of don’t want her to have to compete for my attention.

thekelsmith:

These two….

thekelsmith:

These two….

imagethiscece replied to your post: do you or kel have any more plans for more…

Do you guys plan on more kids?

We are still in negotiations.  Kel is leaning pro, and I am leaning con.  We both have totally valid arguments.  She might be swaying me a bit.  Maybe.

I’ll be honest, I’m terrified of having a boy.

A message from thecomeback-kid


do you or kel have any more plans for more tattoos?

I’d like to complete a sleeve on my left arm with leaves from all of the major tree species in Wisconsin.

Kel wants more, but she’s not sure what.

Tonight

  • venison potstickers with ginger and galangel
  • steamed broccoli
  • sauce: soy sauce, black vinegar, Shaoxing wine, sriracha and sesame oil


Audrey got to use the meat grinder for the first time.  Proud papa.

Photos by Kel

hejjmobejjmo replied to your photo: DAY 12 Bell’s Porter : Bell’s Brewery, Michigan :…

Two-Hearted is their best, tho.

Totally agree. Bell’s Two-Hearted is a top 5 beer for me.  (In the summer it’s a top 3.)

DAY 12
Bell’s Porter : Bell’s Brewery, Michigan : 5.6% ABV
Bell’s is so consistently awesome.

DAY 12


Bell’s Porter : Bell’s Brewery, Michigan 5.6% ABV


Bell’s is so consistently awesome.

idoitallforthem replied to your quote: “Daddy, I think you should have no hugs and no…

what did you do to that poor girl to make her say that?

I flipped her upside-down when she came to give me a hug.

"Daddy, I think you should have no hugs and no kisses and go downstairs sadly."

Audrey is experimenting with purposely breaking my heart at bedtime.

She has been mostly successful.

DEAR MILWAUKEE

brewcitysafari:

MOAR STREET ART

LOVE,

A FAN

Go to Doyne Park, on Wells, east of 49th.  Stay to the east side and you can follow a trail that leads underneath Highway 41, there’s some cool art down there.

andrchelsea:

discoverynews:

Is Apple Developing a Smart Watch?
What will it look like? Speculation is rampant, and yet, no official word…

My brain just essploded.

I’m not sure if I see the upside in developing a lesser version of an iPhone that you wear on your wrist.
Does anyone even wear watches anymore?

andrchelsea:

discoverynews:

Is Apple Developing a Smart Watch?

What will it look like? Speculation is rampant, and yet, no official word…

My brain just essploded.

I’m not sure if I see the upside in developing a lesser version of an iPhone that you wear on your wrist.

Does anyone even wear watches anymore?

bestrooftalkever:

bbbrad:

In 30 second, Matt & Kim win the Harlem Shake meme.

Good job!

Now we can all stop and get back to work.

Your move, Coldplay.

thekelsmith:

Can someone explain boudoir pictures to me? Where do you hang them if your significant other gives them to you as a present? Does seeing those do more to turn you on than actually spending time with your significant other? Do you see your significant other naked (or scantly clad) so little that you need a picture to remember? Is it more about the person getting photographed than the person receiving the photographs? Do you really post them on facebook?

If I want to see Kel naked I just get her drunk and ask nicely.