Dinner Battles…

I give up. Seriously.

Vegetables and fruit are in no danger in this house except from me. My boys would eat cereal pretty much every night if I let them. And believe me, there are a lot of nights I let them. You gotta pick your battles. That’s one of those life lessons I have learned. You have got to pick your battles carefully. Otherwise, I’ll turn blue yelling.

And for the record, I hate yelling. I really do. I don’t want to yell. But on the other hand, kids just don’t want to listen. Sigh.

Doing Things Differently

So, as part of the changes coming to Patrick Says, one change is that I will no longer steal images off the Interwebz for my posts. I will either provide my own illustrations or use public domain art. The only exception to this will be when I share something from Amazon because Amazon loves it when you peddle their shit.

The other exception might be if I’m referencing something very specific and then I will link back to the owner’s page. For example, I’ll be posting later about the double-decker taco from Taco Bell, so I will give them some link love. If any owner (including the Bell) comes to me with a gripe, I’ll happily remove their art.

First Post…

So, before I was an amateur photographer (and barely that), I was a wannabe writer. And while I didn’t write any novels or manuscripts, I blogged a lot. For reasons I can’t disclose, it was recommended I take the blog down. Which is a shame, because I had over 1,000 posts and thousands of comments. It was a great experience feeling like I was talking to people.

Which brings us to today. I need to write again. I need an outlet even if nobody reads it. (Does anybody still read blogs anymore?) So, I’m resurrecting this site again.