May 02 2015

Even More Tweets We Like

Because Twitter never sleeps, here are even more tweets we like.

Shaq vs Oprah on Twitter

(Note: the image above is old; it’s Shaq teasing Oprah about tweeting using all caps. I still find it amusing.)

Here’s a tip from the Library of Congress about book preservation. I think it will also make for better book presentation on the shelf.

I honestly don’t know what this next tweet is about, but it appears to be about books, so let’s go with that. Books are good. Reading is fundamental, after all. Read more »


Apr 06 2015

Ah, Spring Break

Backpacking Dad understands Spring Break:

Ah. It’s funny cuz it’s true.


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Jan 23 2015

Raising Kids To Be Fans Of Perpetually Poor Sports Teams

A debate on Twitter — maybe not a DEBATE exactly, more of a series of tweets, some of which are amusing — regarding the raising of kids and whether or not it is a good idea to indoctrinate them into becoming fans of your favorite sports team, even if that team isn’t exactly known for winning it all. (Apologies if anyone is offended by the language of the Tweeter’s username. I’m not offended, but maybe someone else is. If so, sorry.)

My view? Don’t force the issue. If you’re a real fan of a team, your kid will probably pick up on that fandom as they grow up. Sometimes strange things happen; it’s easy to forget that our children are humans with minds of their own.

In my case it’s easy — I’m a Yankees fan and a Giants fan. Neither team breaks your heart the way the Mets and the Jets do. But if I lived somewhere other than New York, I would be more inclined to encourage my kids to consider our local franchises, even if I maintained my own life-long loyalties.

Here’s the tweet that spawned this post:

This reply amused me:

The thing is, if you live in Philly, and you’re an Eagles fan, there’s nothing wrong with passing that fandom onto your children. Maybe you shouldn’t encourage them to boo Santa Claus, though.

And for anyone out there who thinks being a Yankee fan is easy, one word — A-Rod. Is that even a word? I don’t know.


Oct 01 2014

Wonder Woman Favorited My Tweet

I don’t have a bucket list, in part because I’m fairly easy to please, at least on a day-to-day basis. Today I’m happy because Wonder Woman favorited my tweet.

Wonder Woman Favorited My Tweet

Here is the actual tweet:

Now, by “Wonder Woman” I mean whoever runs the Twitter account @LassoingGoddess. Still, I’m happy. Happier than Pharrell Williams? Maybe relatively, but the video for his song “Happy” has over 445 million views, and he’s currently enjoying a career better than anyone in show business. So my guess is that he’s happier than me. At least I hope he is, because he’s got a lot to be happy about. By the way, did you know he wrote a song about being happy?

Ultimately it’s all about perspective. I’m not writing a hit song anytime soon, nor am I being asked to be a judge on a TV singing contest.

But hey, Wonder Woman favorited my tweet. I’ll take it.


Aug 19 2014

Real Life Japanese Toy (Buying) Story

From Kotaku East, the story of a father trying to buy a Yokai Watch watch, which apparently isn’t a watch. It’s some kind of anime-related toy. The story, which I admit I expected to find exasperating, is actually rather sweet, mostly because the author, Brian Ashcraft, appears to have raised his son well. There’s no whining, no “dad, you go wait on line for the toy while I sit home and ignore the 782 toys that I already have”. The kid, who is 5 years old, even calls Toys R Us himself. He also does something very cute that I won’t spoil for you because it’s, well, cute, and the original article isn’t very long so just go ahead and click the link below and read it.

Consider it research: according to one of the related links below, the company that makes the Yokai Watch non-watch could release it over here. Looking at how popular this thing is in Japan, I’d say it’s worth a try.

Buying Japan’s Most Popular Toy Was Crazy Hard – Kotaku


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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