Book Review for Dad: As You Wish – Cary Elwes
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Book Review for Dad: As You Wish – Cary Elwes Book Review

Book Review for Dad: The following guest post is a book review from our friends at A Bookworms Book Review. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time. The following book review is on the book by Cary Elwes, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. Make sure you check out the original post at A Bookworm’s Book Review. Enjoy the Book Review for Dad about one of the best movies ever! Title: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Author: Cary Elwes Genre: Memoir Plot:  Cary Elwes, who…

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What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money - For a Kid
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What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid

I am a Wannabe Audiophile and My Kid is into Vinyl. What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid? My 14yr old daughter has taken an interest in vinyl. I must say, I’m pretty happy about that. I love music… but Vinyl? I don’t know the first thing about record players or records themselves. My generation was cassette tapes and CDs. My Dad, on the other hand, Mr. Techie, Mr. Audiophile, was very happy to hear that she likes vinyl. (I claim he is an audiophile, he is modest). So for Christmas, they bought her…

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Sweetness Followed
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Sweetness Followed: Book Review for Dad

The novel Sweetness Followed is not some feel-good romp but rather an exercise in the slow dramatic burn.   It’s an esoteric tale that can best be described as a hybrid of John Irving and Chuck Palahniuk.  The sweet and the sour to use a food analogy.  It is a small-town drama that looks at life with the glass as having a huge jagged dark crack in it.  Or, to shoot higher, an alternate mythology as to why the world appears so fallen.  Yikes. Sweetness Followed This is a book you want everyone you know to read, but they have…

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Improve your golf game
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How can you Improve Your Golf Game

Improve your golf game: I’ve been playing golf for about 25 years. I don’t really play a lot anymore. Kids and family priorities will do that to a golfer I’m not complaining though. When I was frequently playing, there was a game I would play with my buddies. It wasn’t until recently I found out the name of the game we would play…”Pick Up Sticks”. Its a really competitive golf game.   How Do You Play? You each keep your own score, but the winner of a hole gets to pull a club out of his opponent’s bag. Is the driver…

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Tim Tebow Tebowing
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Tim Tebow This is the Day: Book Review for Dad

Tim Tebow This is the Day is the next installment of a Book Review for Dad. My kids are bookworms. They love to read. They did not get this trait from me. I hated reading when I was a kid. Fast forward 25-30 years to today, if I find something I am interested in, I will read it. I still don’t read a lot, but I do Audible. Does that count? Is that “reading” a book? Kinda? Well, I do Audible A LOT! I recently came across a book by Tim Tebow This is the Day. We went to our…

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Wannabe Audiophile - Vanatoo Transparent Zero Speakers
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Vanatoo Transparent Zero Speakers – Audiophile

Vanatoo Transparent Zero Speakers: My biggest takeaway from the 2018 Capital Audio Fest was just how much of a spread there is between low priced high-quality speakers and the high end, crazy expensive speakers. There was one pair of speakers that really blew me away. The Vanatoo room had two pairs of speakers, the Vanatoo Transparent One Encore and the Vanatoo Transparent Zero speakers. They were a real eye-opener for me. After spending most of the day listening to speakers ranging from $4000-125,000, I walked into the Vanatoo room and after listening to their offerings, I was done. I didn’t…

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Capital Audio Fest Stereo Show

I’m Not an Audiophile… But…Last year my Dad and I went to the Capital Audio Fest Stereo Show. I had so much fun, that I wanted to go again! This year’s Capital Audio Fest was a lot bigger than last year. (At least it seemed that way to me!) Even though I wanted to go again this year, I knew I was still out of my element a bit. This audio show is really for those that consider themselves as Audiophiles. I.. am… Not. As I write this I want to make sure you know, I am NOT an audiophile….

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A Wannabe Audiophile

A little bit about me. I love music. I love music when it sounds good too. However, I’m a Wannabe Audiophile without a high-end stereo. A good high-end stereo, with good speakers, can really open your eyes to what instruments are being used on a song. A good song on a standard stereo, on your echo dot, or in your factory car stereo may sound good enough, but once you hear your favorite artist or song on a high-end stereo, you will understand what I am talking about. In fact, you may actually find your self asking “I didn’t know…

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Amazon Kindle
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I’m an Apple Guy… but…

www.thatsdadstuff.com @thatsdadstuff I have literally owned every Apple product I can think of. iPods, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks… Airport expresses, the list goes on… but my tight grasp on Apple products is starting to loosen. For Christmas one year I was given the 10″ Fire Tablet. I loved it. When the 7″ tablets went on sale, I bought two and I gave them to my daughters. My wife is a Kindle fan, she has the Paperwhite and loves it. Are the Fire line of tablets as fast as iPads… NO. But that price! You can’t beat them. The Fire Tablets with…

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