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A Day in the ParkDespite my numerous and complicated Bond villain-esque schemes, summer seems hellbent on maintaining it’s breakneck pace towards fall.  The fact that August doubles as both the busiest and most stress-filled month of my business has not helped my efforts – it often seems as though I stagger to work in the morning, slog through the day, and then miss out on those relaxing summer nights as a devolve into a couch potato, simultaneously beset with anxiety for the next day and a strange fascination with ABC’s Wipeout.

This is not to say the summer hasn’t been fun – we’ve certainly made a conscious effort to enjoy the time that we have together with our now toddling daughter in the few months of the year when Earth’s closest star actually makes an appearance in upstate NY.  We’ve had our fair share of the zoo, playgrounds, even a weeklong trip to the Poconos in an effort to track down the elusive New Jersey Devil, rumored to have been flushed out of Newark by rabid Nets fans.  And in a week or so we head to the Jersey shore with my family to thoroughly test the occupancy limit of a rental house and to (hopefully) gather some gently used syringes from the beach.

I must admit though, lately, I’ve been a bit “down in the dumps,” so to speak, and not just because of the untimely exit of the Alizma triplets on America’s Got Talent.  I’ve been quick to anger, overly sullen, and the pH of my sarcasm has dripped solidly more acidic than normal.  Even the cats have been staying out of my way, which is unfortunately bad news for them because that’s the only way I remember to feed them.  It’s been rough.

But despite it all, there is one thing that can bring a toothy prospector grin to this old mug, and that is the wide smiles and infectious laughter of my daughter as she toddles about, arms raised in Thriller tribute, squealing in delight at her newfound bipedal tendencies.  She is abundantly proud (and rightly so) of her continuing mastery of the art of walking, and it shows.  It definitely helps to lift my spirits on these cloudy days I find myself in.

Of course so does the booze.

- MWF -

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  • http://www.pjmullen.com PJ Mullen

    Ah yes, the Jersey shore. I remember those fun, toxic waste filled days in Ocean City well. Good times.

  • http://twitter.com/Guns1306 Molly Agundez

    I swear, I wrote this same blog a couple weeks ago. I haven't quite figured out why I've been so touchy lately! And you're right, the kids are the joys in our lifes—but the booze just makes it better!

  • Smallprint

    Your cats and my cats seem to have a lot in common – out of sight out of mind!

    Hope things ease up at work for you so that you can enjoy the final throws of summer.

  • http://LifeofaNewDad otter321

    I think that I would be happy to spend summer in Antarctica as long as my wife and son were along. Those smiles and their love can make any place the place to be.

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    Having read your latest blog posts, I believe it. Hang in there – you'll be home sooner than you think.

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    Hopefully it'll be a temporary situation for both of us – I don't know how long my liquor cabinet can remain stocked!

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    PJ – I had no idea you were a past participant in 'America's Favorite Family Resort!' Were you a Kohr's fan or more of a Shriver's kind of guy?

  • weaselmomma

    Ah, how I miss the Jersey Shore and the Poconos. Cute toddler smiles filled with pride and joy can do wonders for washing away the troubles of the day.

  • http://www.pjmullen.com PJ Mullen

    Oh yeah, grew up in South Jersey, about an hours drive from OC. I'm a Kohr's fan. I haven't been there in at least 15 years, but still remember both of those places.

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    WM – Another former Jersey shore romper (along with @pjmullen)! Where
    was your beach of choice – OC or one of the others?

  • weaselmomma

    I spent many a summer vacation in Widwood with lots of time in AC, Cape May etc. Been to OC a few times.

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    Awesome – we've always been an OC family – Wildwood was too crazy for
    my parents so we rarely ventured down that way…

  • weaselmomma

    Ah, how I miss the Jersey Shore and the Poconos. Cute toddler smiles filled with pride and joy can do wonders for washing away the troubles of the day.

  • http://www.pjmullen.com/ PJ Mullen

    Oh yeah, grew up in South Jersey, about an hours drive from OC. I'm a Kohr's fan. I haven't been there in at least 15 years, but still remember both of those places.

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    WM – Another former Jersey shore romper (along with @pjmullen)! Where
    was your beach of choice – OC or one of the others?

  • weaselmomma

    I spent many a summer vacation in Widwood with lots of time in AC, Cape May etc. Been to OC a few times.

  • http://heirapparent.frantzylvania.com mwfrantz

    Awesome – we've always been an OC family – Wildwood was too crazy for
    my parents so we rarely ventured down that way…