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Sunday Serenade: Still Out And About, So Listen To Music

Hey, dudes! Barry and Richard (that’s me!) are still hanging out at the Baby Shower and Toddler Expo in The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28205.

We’re trying to show folks that A Dude’s Guide to Babies: The New Dad’s Playbook is the perfect gift to any dad who’s having to sit through a baby shower. If you’ve got the time, stop by and say hello to us at table 421. We’ll be there from 11 am through 4 pm.

While we’re gone, I thought you might enjoy listening to some Barenaked Ladies. The band, dudes, the band.

Since we’re going to be selling and hoping a lot of people are in the mood to shop, I thought this might be an appropriate song.

Listen up, dudes! It’s all about the receipt today.


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A Poignant Note

Hey, dudes! Barry’s back for another tale from the road. Well, if by road we mean parenthood and by tale we mean he’s messed something up again. And, I’m pretty sure we do.


Here’s Barry with a quick hit.

My 13-year-old is, like most young dudes his age, in the middle of losing his last few baby teeth and growing in his adult teeth.

The only thing is that it’s a rather infrequent process. That is, it’s not often that he loses a tooth. Which means that sometimes my wife and I are a bit, well, um, lax in contacting the Tooth Fairy about heading over to our house so she can reward my little dude for losing another tooth.

Now, when they were little, my two boys weren’t what you would call a model of patience. Still, they did have their moments. And, when the patience ran out, we would hear the exact moment.

These days, though, they’re a bit more subtle. They’re also a bit more sneakily confrontational. By that I mean that their sisters know for a fact that the Tooth Fairy exists and the only reason she hasn’t been bringing my son his money is because she’s really, really busy. He, however, is not so sure. He’s beginning to think that it might all be part of the Great Adult Conspiracy.

And his protests are beginning to show that.

Take, for example, his gentle reminder that he still hasn’t been paid for his last tooth.



He just might be on to something with this one. I quickly took it down and made sure his sisters didn’t see it.

Strangely, he got the money the very next morning. I guess the Tooth Fairy really does respond to a little gentle persuasion. And, when that doesn’t work, some outright extortion, whether veiled or not.


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Where’s The Driver? And Should It Matter?

I don’t know about you dudes, but the idea of pulling up next to a stop sign, looking to my right and seeing no one in the driver’s seat of the car next to me is pretty terrifying.

That said, I also think it’s a pretty cool idea as well. In theory. At least.

Which is why I’m interested in what Google’s been doing lately. For some reason, the internet search giant has been investigating the possibility of putting cars on the road that don’t require drivers. No idea why, but, hey, it’s out there.

And, being out there, it makes us question whether or not it’s a good idea. Turns out, according to the folks at insurancequotes.org, yeah, it is a pretty good idea. Mostly because it would save money and, probably, lives.



So, yeah, that certainly looks like it would be a good idea.

Provided, of course, the cars don’t start getting ideas about how they don’t really need humans inside them, getting it all messy and stuff with their fleshy bodies. Not that that sort of thing would ever happen.


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