A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
Master of living a random, unpredictable life.
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The truck has had a crack in the windshield for a couple of years. Just recently it has really started growing. Yesterday I spent some time researching windshield prices. The first thing I looked up was our comprehensive insurance coverage. Yes, they cover it. Yes, it’s a $99 deductible. Do we want to risk a […]


I love guacamole. I have tried lots of different guacamole in my life and I am pretty sure that I make the best kind. I think the secret is the limes… I want lots of lime juice when I bite in. So since I was in the mood for good guac today I made some […]

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This morning I went out to the truck to run some errands and the truck was super dirty. I know for a fact that the truck was not this dirty last night. Kinda weird right? So I drove it down to the car wash for a bath. It kinda looks like I hit a unicorn […]

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There are certain things in life that I think make a man a manly man. Confident – I generally don’t think men are manly if they don’t have any confidence. There is nothing more attractive than a guy who is happy about who they are and are able to just be themselves around others (as […]

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So pretty much anytime you get pulled over by the cops you know what you did, right? Well today after I picked up Lily from school we were headed home and I got pulled over. When the cop came to the window he didn’t say why he pulled me over he just asked for my […]

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Up until a couple weeks ago I thought that there were 3 ways to get into our neighborhood. There is actually only 1 street to come in on but there are a few different ways to get past the gate. When you leave the gate will open automatically on the right side but coming in […]

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A couple weeks ago I was almost all the way to Lily’s school when I realized that she had after school tutoring and I would be over an hour early picking her up. I have done this a few more times than I like to admit but that is not the point of this story. […]

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My very good friend Angela flew in from Washington D.C. today. She had told me before that she checked her bag so when I headed to the airport I was in the truck. I got about 1/2 way there and realized I was about to run out of gas. I told Lily we needed to […]

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It seems as though my love affair with the City of San Antonio is not quite over yet. Remember back on 2/15 when I told you about the speeding ticket that I mailed in but they sent back to me? Well… I thought I was done with that. But today when I checked my mail […]


I have told you before that we named my car MSW, do you remember what it stands for? Today I have a prime example of why maybe getting this car was not my best choice as far as practicality goes. When I got out of work today it was warm and sunny so I put the […]


…. IT DOESN’T EXIST!! After work today I had to go home and grab something then I headed to the DMV. I knew the place closed at 5:00 but I figured I could just drop in do my business and be out. I was wrong. Here is a picture of the outside of the building. […]


I didn’t really do a lot of anything today other than wake up, go to work, work, come home, go to the gym for less than an hour and then update this site. I didn’t think I took a picture of anything so I had no idea what to post. But when I looked at […]


After work today I got pulled over for the 2nd time in less than a month. A few weeks ago San Antonio Police Department gave me a ticket for going 60 in a 45 after exiting the highway. This time Bexar County gave me a ticket for an expired window sticker thing (which we have […]


I love looking out the window at Amanda’s house. If you look out either the front or the back you see the same thing… mountains! Here is the view from her kitchen window in the front of the house. Amanda asked me a couple weeks ago what I wanted to do when I was there. […]


We woke up and checked out of The Drake Hotel this morning. Here is a picture of the beach on Lake Michigan as seen from our room. Do you see the people? It was like 30º outside! Buurrrrr! Here I am in the shopping part of the hotel. It was about a 1.5 hour drive north […]


I hate my morning commute. If I work the schedule that I want (8:00-4:30) it takes me at least 55 minutes both ways to drive about 20 miles to work. I recently changed my schedule to go in almost an hour earlier in an effort to avoid traffic and now it takes me about 35 minutes in the morning […]

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Today at lunch I gave MSW its first shower! This is seriously impressive considering the high temperature today was close to if not over 100°.


I have never denied that my car has pretty much no room for much else but the drive and the passenger. Today I totally impressed myself by hauling something I didn’t think was possible. I went to Uhaul and told the guy behind the counter that I needed some moving boxes and packing paper. I […]

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I have had my car for a few weeks now and I love it. Sure there isn’t really any trunk room and I can only have one passenger at a time but I still love it! Its been pretty wet around here over the last week or so. No major rains just scattered showers and […]

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We bought a new to us car today! We have been looking and looking and today was the day! What kind of car do you think I got? Here are a few clues: This is me and the front quarter panel. Don’t let the Mazda sign in the background fool you.. it is a trick. […]

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Today JP and me went car hunting after work. We went to every car dealer in San Antonio; Ford, Chevy, Mazda, VW, Nissan, Chrysler, Isuzu … and everything in between. We learned a lot. A lot about what is out there and what options are available and  for how much. Not only did I get in touch […]