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Project 600

nabicht / August 25, 2018

A milestone is coming. In 600 days I turn 40. There are a lot of jokes around turning forty and cliches too. I’m ready for them. The lover of bad puns and dad jokes in me will relish them. But stereotypes and jokes come from somewhere. There is truth in the humor. From what I hear: my body won’t respond…

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The Most Defeated Sigh I’ve Ever Heard

nabicht / May 8, 2014

The great thing about combining airport waits with cell phones is you get to overhear the best conversations and you only hear one side.  I started hearing the following, had my laptop open and started typing. When he hung up the man rubbed his face and sighed the most defeated sigh I’ve ever heard. I can easily imagine the other…

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Catching Hell

nabicht / October 3, 2011

The Titanic came out when I was in high school. It was all the rage and as an epic I liked it but I only saw it once.  All of the hundreds of thousands of teenage girls who kept going over and over again and blubbering their way through the final hour every time were maddening. I couldn’t understand two things:…

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You Ruined Everything

nabicht / September 23, 2011

I always liked the melody to Jonathon Coulton’s You Ruined Everything but it wasn’t until Simone spewed forth our beautiful spawn, Bella, that it (and Coulton) officially entered The Vaunted Halls of Things Peter Nabicht Geeks Out Over.” Seriously, for keeps. For a lot of parents, having a kid is a conscientious choice.  You are living your life, thinking: “We’ve got…

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