googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: May 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

While we are celebrating this Memorial Day weekend, let's be sure that we remember what this holiday is about and take the time to honor those men and women who served in the Armed Forces to give us what we have today.  We should never take for granted the sacrifices that others have made and we should always be grateful for what we have. So let's celebrate this weekend and enjoy the extra day off tomorrow.

Ways to spend this Memorial Day weekend:

1.  Spend time with family BBQ'ing.

2. Watch the Star Wars Marathon on SpikeTV.

3. Watch Band of Brothers or The Pacific or Captain America. 

4. Play Battlefield 3, Call of Duty, Ghost Recon or Medal of Honor games.

5. Most importantly, say thank you to any member of the Armed Forces you see this weekend.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

National Daddy Daughter Tea Date

Yesterday was National Daddy Daughter Tea Date/Day and even though I had to work all morning I made sure that when I got home I had tea time with my little girl. 


National Daddy Daughter Tea Date was started by Tshaka Armstrong in 2010 as a way to, according to the Facebook page, "Encourage men to strengthen the bond with their daughters. See fewer daughters fall prey to problems associated with low self-worth." 

My view of our tea date.

I think this is a great event and not only does this help strengthen the bond between a father and daughter, but it could become one of those rituals that fathers and daughters can look forward to every year.

Hopefully, next year there will be a few events in the Chicago area where fathers and daughters can go to celebrate and who knows, maybe Fandads will host an event one year.

If you would like more information on National Daddy Daughter Tea Date visit and "like" their Facebook page and help spread the word.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Warrior Dash Take Two!

If you are a follower of our blog you will remember that last year I participated in the Warrior Dash on Father's Day. That experience was amazing and I told myself that I would do it again the following year and prepare better for it this time around. 

Well, with about a month to go for the next Warrior Dash, I am glad to announce that I am doing it again, but sadly I haven't prepared any better than I did last year.  I have been working a lot these past few months so my time to train has been few and far between.  I have been using Your Shape Fitness Evolved on the Kinect to exercise and it has been working pretty well, but I need to go running to improve my cardio.

Unlike last year where it was just two of us, this year there is a group of us going together and it should be a fun experience.  Maybe we'll do costumes or maybe we will not, but either way it will be great to run with friends and support each other at the Warrior Dash.

I am thinking about starting a running group to get prepared for the dash and just to start getting in better shape.  If anyone is interested in joining, let me know.  I know work schedules will make it hard to have a constant schedule, but maybe we can find a few times in the week or weekend to just get together and run for a few miles.  This would be a great way to get in shape and to familiarize ourselves with our readers.  Hopefully this will lead to one of our goals here at fandads: to create a community of like minded fandads.

Thanks for reading and wish me luck on June 17th.