“Man Time” Mondays

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We get together with new friends, collect beer that may never be tasted, and reach a milestone on the AG-1 project.

Of all people to completely overlook a prime innuendo, “Me Time” Mondays was ripe for the picking. So back to “Man Time” it is. Obviously this has nothing to do with being exclusive to men, it just happens to be phonetically pleasing. If anyone is offended, please remember the URL you typed to get here.

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Look, there’s only so many things I can write about that I used to enjoy doing before this website. I’m guessing our readership has some amazingly interesting hobbies that fellow members would enjoy hearing about. If you have an interesting hobby let me know, we want to share your story.

Special Mother’s Day Edition

Anthony

First, a shout out to the two most special ladies that I’ve had the privilege to be a part of my life.

Mrs. Tats really wasn’t sure what she wanted, so she wrote herself a Rain Check. I picked her up a nice planted orchid and bottle of her favorite whiskey, Jameson Black Barrel, until she decides on a belated gift. We had a nice relaxing morning and then packed up the kiddos and headed to the in-laws for lunch.

After that we headed back to the house to relax before getting back to the work week. We like to keep things simple.

Dave

For Mothers Day my wife wanted a day to not have to be a mother. Not in some ‘Casey Anthony’ kind of way, but in that I assumed all responsibilities — diapers, food, games, entertainment, more diapers, more food … you get the point.

So the boys and I had eggs for breakfast, watched more Boss Baby than I’m happy to admit, and made general chaos in the playroom while she sipped green tea and watched some kind of chick flick/rom-com brouhaha.

Tony

Last year my parents had a pool installed at their house, which they just had opened recently. My mom was complaining about the cleaning pole she had, so my gift to her was a new cleaning pole for the pool.

Then we went to the Mother’s Day brunch buffet at the Hereford House in Independence, that was actually in the hotel conference room. As you might imagine, it was one of the highest quality buffets I’ve ever had.

Then we talked about her finances for some reason, and I discovered that she had 10 fewer years left on her mortgage than she thought, so I’m sure that was a good Mother’s Day gift.

Tyler

On Sunday, myself, Mrs. Sporting, and our son headed over to a friend’s house where we had homemade tacos and margaritas with them and their kids (sorry kids, no margaritas for you). The wive’s did an exchanging of gifts but overall it was just nice to see them again since it’s been a while since we have hung out.

For gifts, I ended up going with two local businesses that my wife frequents: her favorite hair salon and a tiny little flower shop. Look, I’m an idiot when it comes to flowers – sure, I know what most of them are but if given the opportunity to design my own bouquet, well it’s probably best that we don’t. Thankfully, the two ladies inside The Flower Hut were super helpful and put together a bouquet that the wife really loved in a matter of minutes. Finally, the weather ended up being really nice for a change so the three of us just played outside in the sun and shared quite a few laughs – nothing beats that. Happy Mother’s Day!

Dan

I started my day by going to get my wife coffee and flowers with my daughter. She gets all the credit for the gifts of course because she’s way cuter than me. I love my wife so much that I decided to make her some blueberry waffles, eggs, and bacon. Yeah that’s right, I am a good house husband, you’d be lucky to have me. But the real man part of Mother’s day was our trip to the Renaissance Faire. What’s more manly than turkey legs, beer, swords, and jousting? I mean it’s only Omaha so it wasn’t the biggest one I’ve ever been to, but still we had fun pushing the baby around and making fun of all the people dressed up, especially the furry’s. If you aren’t familiar with the term look it up. My wife and I make fun of everyone so it’s not a big deal. The best way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

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SCKSChief

Busy Sunday at the SCKS house. Mother’s Day was also HS Graduation for my eldest, my parent’s anniversary, and my sister’s anniversary. LOADS of things for me to forget/not buy presents. Given it was graduation and we had allocated much of our monthly walkin-around money to the festivities on Saturday afternoon, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get Mrs. SCKS the mother’s ring she’s been wanting. I told her weeks in advance that I had intended to get her a gift, but wanted to know if she wanted a gift on Mother’s Day or if she was good with using that money for graduation and get a gift later. She chose the latter. Once that choice was made, Mother’s Day became a distant second in my brain to graduation. As that happened, it didn’t even register to buy cards for my sisters and my mom. They got personal well-wishes, but I felt pretty shitty about the whole deal. Anyhoo, we got the boy graduated and celebrated. That was the key for the weekend. This weekend we’ll celebrate Mrs. SCKS and her “official” Mother’s Day.

Oh, and it’s rained for about 7 of the last 10 days here. The lawn has taken on a life of it’s own. It is out. Of. Control.

BleedingRedAndGold

While of course I put in some extra effort for the mother of our kids, Mrs. BRAG, I am not quite sure how to describe how I feel about it. Depressed with a dash of jealousy, maybe, as I cut contact with my parents years ago. And the re-evaluation of my childhood memories has not cast them in a good light. At all. But now more than I have in a long time, I miss my G’ma Vi. So to Memory Alpha I go, one of my faves being the time we brought the kids up for a visit and they got to squabbling over the salsa for their tortilla chips. G’ma asked me “What’s salsa?”, and when I told her it was made of vegetables, from her expression it was as if I had mastered some voodoo spell, or grown a third arm. Life had stopped making sense for a moment. RIP, G’ma.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

That’s a good story.

Berserker
Berserker

Pro tip – Give the gifts that give back. I gave Mom a fancy cupcake rack. I expect it’ll be full next time I see it, and less full shortly thereafter.

Zephyr
Zephyr

If you want to experience a little deja vu from our exodus from AG, take a peek at the SB Nation site Bucs Dugout (Pittsburgh Pirates).VOX mgmt has fucked up again and alienated a whole fan base. The clown they sent in to clean up was actually a previous writer for Royals Review. See the comments from 05/11 on.
Might want to offer some suggestions or just support for our rebels-in-arms.

CHIEFSandSABRES

You will do what Vox says or else! Eff them, and their BS. Only Chiefs click I give is right here, never again will I go to an SB Nation football page. I don’t even go to Royals Review anymore. I did check out the comments from that introduction article on Bucs Dugout and their complaints are 100% fair. Who the hell wants article after article shoved down their throat by fans of some other team? AP is ran by people who prefer soccer and the effing NY Giants? That’s why this place is a godsend.

BleedingRedAndGold

It’s probably tooting my horn a bit much, but the thing that set off my radar was how hard Sweeny was selling the community thing when he took over. What tripped the alarms was when he started doing “pro-community” things that all had a corporate-type angle to them. People who do that operate on deception, and I /really/ needed the AP community at the time, so I suppose I panicked when people were chattering positively or neutrally about things like the t-shirt giveaway or the “meet the staff!” stuff. But it’s a win for me that we’re here, because this is what I was trying to protect back then, our community.

Maybe that’s over-dramatic, but it’s something I feel strongly about.

Berserker
Berserker

Professional manipulators. People who lie for a living.

I know there’s a lot of that type who do good things – a lot of coaches, quite a few teachers. But by and large, people who enjoy manipulating other people enough to make a career out of it…most of them just make my skin crawl.

Tyrone
Tyrone

Seems like the exact same thing is happening:

https://www.bucsdugout.com/2019/5/11/18616195/open-letter-to-our-vox-overlords

Just a guess
But based on the “Jolly Rancher girl” problem, they see some of this stuff as still carving out a traditionally masculine space that can be unapproachable for outsiders.

I don’t disagree with your assessment of the community. Vox just doesn’t know how to square the circle here, and their underpaid underlings can’t do anything but flail helplessly like apparatchiks who’ve issued order to glue cotton back onto plants because that’s what the bosses want.

by theobserver on May 12, 2019 | 10:58 AM up reply

We can rebuild the site and even use Vox’s comment system for a few thousand buc(k)s. I’d chip in $500 personally. I’ll create the gofundme on Monday if anyone is interested. from bucsdugout

http://bucsuncensored.sprenten.us/

Tyrone
Tyrone

serious déjà vu
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BleedingRedAndGold

Corporate weasel-wording. Meet the new boss…

Berserker
Berserker

Jesus, what a lying shitbag.

Zephyr
Zephyr

Edit: “…from AP…”

/hangs head

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

I spent Mother’s Day cleaning.

sydenham
sydenham

Mrs always wanted to go to Greece when she retired, and Miss hadn’t celebrated her graduation and wanted to join Mom. It is three years out since those events occurred but here the three of us are, finally, in Athens with a view of the Acropolis from the hotel rooftop bar.

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
CHIEFSandSABRES

Made breakfast for my wife, then we all went to the park. Came back and she took a nap, and I watched the Royals game. Made some ribeyes and corn on the cob for supper, got the kids to bed early and watched GoT.

ChiefUdall
ChiefUdall

Mom likes to go to Stearman’s in Benton KS. Its a nice aviation themed restaurant with an airstrip. Kids love to watch the planes come and go, luckily we had a couple small jets come in and take off. For me, always love Sunday brunch buffet there. $8.50 for all you can eat bacon!

Dave

Never been to Benton but that sounds like a lot of fun!

sydenham
sydenham

Carpool? Tony’s thinking small, my guess is we’d need a bus for that bacon buffet.

Spider
Spider

Can confirm. Great little restaurant. Cool theme, good food, great for watching little airplanes…the taxiway is right up to the door.