Sigh...I'm at the end of another day, and it's time to write on my blog. But what to talk about?
Today, I went on a walk with my children and we caught Pokémon and visited Pokestops in our neighborhood. Yes, I play Pokémon Go!, but I haven't played it everyday, though I have caught a Pokémon and spun a Pokestop everyday for the last 4 days. My daughter, the only one of my children not actually playing Pokémon Go!, said that it was a really fun walk. She was also the only one who brought a bicycle.
Also today, we took a drive in the mountains. It was beautiful! We are planning on being off grid for about a week, to camp and visit family. Should be exciting!
Well, that's it for today's musing, but I will be back to share more. Perhaps next week I will have some exciting stories to share with you all.
4th Gen. Apple TV
I found this in my drafts folder with nothing but the title you see above. I got my first 4th Gen Apple TV not long after they came out, for Christmas. Then I was given a second one for free. So I will try to give you my impressions after a year and a half of use.
First off! I love my Apple TVs (even the 3rd Gen I got as a gift a few years ago) my family uses the one in our Living room all the time for watching shows, AirPlaying stuff we want to share with each other from our phones, etc. Every now and then, we even play games on them.
First recommendation: get a case for your remote! Especially if it's going to be used by everyone in the house. Our remote is cracked, and while it still works fine, it makes me cringe every time I use it.
Apple TV works best with Apple devices, but you still get a lot of great features if you don't have any Apple devices. However, some of the things I love about my Apple TV goes away if I don't have anything Apple. For example:
Wednesday Work Day: Swamped
What a day! Today was definitely work day here at my job. Most of the day was spent cleaning house and making sure that I don't forget about anything that I need to do before my family leaves for a week. We will have no access to phones, or internet, so if my work needs me I will be unreachable...yikes! However, if nothing catastrophic happens (like the internet going down at work or something) then we should be good.
As far as tips or hints: never eat soggy waffles. Unless they are soggy from syrup, and then they are delicious. Oh, and if something stops working on your computer or device, try rebooting.
Being a Dad
Sometimes all it takes to be a cool dad is to be a geek. My boys love that I can get into what interests them: Pokemon, Minecraft, etc. They love it when I play with them, and when I get excited about what they love.
And then sometimes, it has nothing to do with being a geek. All it takes is to be with them, and to help them get through whatever they're going through.
I am standing here in front of a fire with my 5 year old. It is 3 in the morning, and we've had quite the ordeal.
I woke up after my son burped in my face. Except it didn't sound or smell like a burp. I'm a little slow and didn't realize what was happening until he had thrown up all over himself and sleeping stuff.
I somehow managed to get him outside of the tent we were sleeping in before he made more of a mess. Then we struggled to get his shoes on, and raced over to the bathroom (which happened to be a nice one with automatic sinks).
I washed his arms and face and removed his shirt. I happened to have his blanket, which was miraculously unscathed. After wrapping him up in the blanket,we started our march back to camp.
A nearby camper from our neighborhood had started a small fire for us, and provided us with wipes to help us clean up. I removed the offending sleeping stuff from the tent and helped my son get warm by the fire. I was so glad that he didn't listen to me when I told him to get in his pajamas last night.
Now, we are sitting by the fire waiting to see if he has any more food trying to escape his digestive system. We already tried going to bed but he decided he needed to throw up again, and luckily escaped getting anything but nature dirty.
As I sit here contemplating what has transpired, I remember my son telling me twice that he loved me as I served him. I realize that being a cool dad doesn't always require geeking out with the kids. Sometimes all it takes is to be with them and help them through whatever they need.
As I'm sure you've guessed from the title: I love and hate Pinterest. Let me explain:
I love Pinterest because I can spend hours looking at other people's pins, search for pictures or articles, and just laugh at the funny pictures.
I hate Pinterest because I can spend hours looking at other people's pins, search for pictures or articles, and just laugh at the funny pictures.
That is all.
Hello World! My name is Adam Hinton. I am a father, a geek, a Computer Science teacher at a Charter School in Utah, and a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.