Aug 04 2014

Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 – DaddyTips Road Trip Wrap-Up

Here it is – the wrap-up of our DaddyTips Road Trip to Indianapolis for the Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com,  courtesy of the good folks at Crown Royal. (That’s full disclosure, folks.) Pictures, video, and highlights of just what the heck we were up to before, during and after this big NASCAR race.

DaddyTips Road Trip

For me and the rest of the Capture the Crown writers, bloggers and influencers (some of us are all three) there was a lot of fun to be had before the first white flag dropped to start the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com. (Say it ten times fast. We’ll wait. Did you do it? We knew you could.)

For those of you unfamiliar with the Capture the Crown portion of Crown Royal’s “Crown Heroes” program, here are the basics. Read more »


Jul 24 2014

Who Else Is Going To The Race This Weekend (DaddyTips Road Trip)

DaddyTips will not be alone when we go to the race this weekend. (That’s the Crown Royal Presents The  John Wayne Walding 400 DaddyTips Road Trip to Indianapolis, for those of you keeping score at home.) Here is a list of the other bloggers/writers/influencers/nifty folks (that’s the technical term) who will also be in attendance:

Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400

 

Gunaxin (What up Phil!)
Bleacher Report
Brash
Jersey Girl Sports (Check out the Derek Jeter video on their homepage. It’s enough to make a Yankee fan cry.)
Guys Gab
InDeepH2O
DaddyTips (OK, duh, you knew that one already)
Black Sports Online
NASCAR Race Mom (What up Z!)
Man Jr
Fast Lane Magazine (What up DJ!)
Male Standard

If we’ve met and didn’t say “what up” to you here, it’s only because we’re getting old and forgot, or because we didn’t have your name at the time this post was written. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends.

Whoo-hoo! Remember to check out our Twitter feed starting tomorrow, Friday, for updates on all the excitement.


Jul 23 2014

Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 [DaddyTips Road Trip]

DaddyTips is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Crown Royal Presents The  John Wayne Walding 400 powered by BigMachineRecords.com at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s right — Road Trip! (We get to leave the house again. We’re excited.)

DaddyTips Road Trip

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Sep 24 2013

Draw My Life – Ryan Higa – YouTube

This video by popular YouTuber Ryan Higa (10 million subscribers and counting) surprised me. Not only does it feature no profanity, it’s intelligent, positive, and offers a reasonable message that… I’m hesitant to type these words, but it actually communicates something that might be worth sharing with your children.

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I’m not saying “THIS VIDEO WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE DOOD GO GET YOUR OFFSPRINGS NOW NOW NOW”. I’m not even expressing that sentiment in a more coherent and less caps-locky manner. But Mr. Higa has a pleasant style and not only did I watch all seven minutes of his Draw My Life video, I was rather charmed by it.

(Aside: I suppose “Draw My Life” is a YouTube thing. Who knew? Probably lots of people, just not me.)

Without giving anything away (“no spoilers!”), Mr. Higa does indeed draw his life. Much of it deals with his time in school which makes sense because he was born in 1990. (You may pause to feel old now. It’s OK, we’ll wait.) When he mentioned bullying I thought “oh boy, here we go.” But he handles the topic gracefully, far better than anything I’ve seen so far. He manages to say that yes, it sucked, but also doesn’t try to tell people that his lot was as bad as many other people’s. He also points out that he was lucky to have a loving family. (That part is at the beginning so it’s NOT a spoiler.)

Bottom line: I like Ryan Higa’s Draw My Life video. So much content, online and in traditional media, is hurtful and negative. Higa manages to be positive, funny, and entertaining. It’s probably the first time I watched a YouTube video that is entirely original content without drifting away. Give it a look, maybe you’ll like it too.

Draw My Life – Ryan Higa – YouTube.


Jul 25 2013

Crown Royal Presents The Samuel Deeds 400 [DaddyTips Road Trip]

DaddyTips is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Crown Royal Presents The Samuel Deeds 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s right — Road Trip!

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Apr 15 2013

Baby And French Bulldog Puppies Pics (Links)

Buzzfeed was kind enough to post these pics of a baby hanging out with a bunch of French Bulldog puppies. We’ll just give you the link.

Whatever badness is currently happening in your life or the world, these 11 pics are a welcome respite from that.

11 Incredibly Important Photos Of A Baby Covered In French Bulldog Puppies (Buzzfeed)


Oct 09 2012

Tip – Clean Out Your Fridge

How to Clean Just About Anything for Next to Nothing, Kindle Edition

Here’s a simple tip about cleaning.

I decided to clean out the fridge today. I got as far as the bottom vegetable drawer.

I was going to post pictures of what I found but I think doing so would violate the Geneva convention.

The fact that these bits of organic matter were at one time vegetables is a scientific improbability that would baffle Stephen Hawking. Read more »