My name is Karyl F. Stein and this is my website--a place to collect artifacts related to my family and interests. Family and friends may enjoy the journal entries. Perhaps some will wonder how I prepared a certain meal and look up the recipe. Searches for technical setup or configuration help may lead to one of my articles. Others may wonder how they got to this site and quickly run away! Whatever your reason for being here you are welcome and I hope that you find something interesting or useful within these pages. If you want to get in contact with me, I am on several social media platforms as "karylfstein" and/or "dadforever74". The latter is my gaming handle which I also use on consoles and other game-related platforms.
I have been listening to the song "Walk Like an Egyptian" for most of the evening. It wasn't me playing it over and over; it was the kids. I don't have anything against the song. If it came on the radio I wouldn't turn it off and I probably have it in my music collection somewhere based on my propensity for purchasing 80's collections, (at least before you could pick-and-choose MP3s to purchase—it wouldn't have made my "to buy" list on its own).
The next question is why where the kids playing this song over and over?
A while back I asked William what we wanted to do for his birthday. I expected something like take his class to Zap Zone for laser tag, go ice skating, go to Chuck-E-Cheese, etc. Instead, he said he wanted to eat out and then come home and play “sports” with friends. I was a little worried at this point as I wasn’t sure I was up to hosting a large group of 2nd grade boys at the house, but I said OK and asked him who he’d like to invite. Surprisingly, he just gave me a list of three friends, (and he told me not to worry because they were well-behaved…huh??) At this point, I couldn’t say no. William—a 2nd grader mind you—wasn’t looking for some big birthday bash at a glitzy place with a bunch of people. Instead, he just wanted to share some time playing at his house with a few of his closest friends. So, one Tuesday while William was at gymnastics, Ann and I set out to plan the party.
These are lyrics to a song; a song for which I have long forgotten the melody.
It’s not real
(But it is)
A cloak of knowing
Rests on my head
Life and death
Sounds of truth
In the crowd
Speak to wisdom
Spin me a tune
(Spin me a tune)
I took the kids to their (and my) first baseball game at Comerica Park today.
I’m not big into baseball, but the kids are. They know all the players on the Tiger’s roster and even have nicknames for some of them, (Sir Spits-a-lot I guess is a pitcher, but didn’t play this game, Bobble-Head, and, um, Mr. Idiot).
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