One of the Best Days of My Life

This post is part of Randy Elrod’s Watercooler Wednesdays.  Check it out here.

That’s a bold statement,  I know.  But I will tell you that, with the exception of 4 things, Wednesday April 23, 2008 was by far one of the best days of my life.  The four events that would have to tqake precedent over Wednesday would be:

Wednesday, January 18, 1995 – This was the day i began a realtionship with Jesus Christ

Saturday, June 15, 2002 – The day I got married

Saturday May 7, 2005 – The day my first son was born

Friday September 21, 2007 – The day my second sone was born

Now, what you may be asking was so incredible that it would be up in line with those events?  That’s a great question.  First let me give you a hint…

What is one of the things that almost every son wants to do with their dad?

You probably guessed it.  A baseball game, or some proessional sporting event.  On Wednesday my dad took me, no one else but the 2 of us, to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox play.  Now this is the first time in 28 years that my dad has set up a time for he and I to attend a game. 

I’ve been to Sox games before, and my dad was there I believe, but he never took me to a game specifically to spend time with just me.  I think it must be every boy’s wish to spend the day hanging with his dad and watching a baseball game.

The game itself wasn’t that spectacualr, besides Big Papi’s first pitch, first swing homer in the fifth.  The Sox lost, which isn’t cool, but I didn’t care.  I didn’t care for 3 reasons, which you will find below in order of importance.

1. I was there with my dad.  He may not realize this, but any time I get to hang oput with my dad is incredible for me.  I think my dad is really cool, he knows a lot about a lot of stuff, and he really cares.

2. We had tickets in Field Box 16, which is about 5 rows up from the field, and about 50′ from first base.  I have never sat close in a game.  If you are going to see a game, that’s the place to sit, and it’s well worth the price.

3. The tickets were free.  Hence the idea that it was worth the price.


I’ll post a few more pics from our Boston trip later.

What is your best day you can remember?

Livin’ Out Loud,


Where have all the real men gone…How do we get them back

Now I know the clash of the sexes is a hot topic.  Always has been, and always will be.  That isn’t really my point here.

 My point will be that men in today’s society have become more and more perplexed, and typically unaware of what a true man is.  Most men, if asked, probnably could not give a definite definition to the question, “what is a man?” 

 How can men, young men and boys included, ever live out this role without knowing how to achieve it.  More so they can never know if they have arrived, or are close to arriving at it if they do not have a true distinct, and definite definition of this role.

I have been checking out this blog for some time now, and I really would like you all to check it out.  I think it could prompt some really interesting discussions.

Click here for the Art of Manliness Blog.

Now please understand that this is not a silly website, or a joke website.  It has been set up as a way to get men to think hard, and be honest with themselves and others, as they delve into this topic of what a real man is.  I have found some great value in it.

 Livin’ Out Loud,