Sending emails to your cell phone

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Hey all,
Don’t know if you knew this, but I didn’t. I’ve finally been drug into the modern world and replaced my ancient flip-phone with a snazzy new model with a slide out keyboard (woo-hoo! I’m officially a 14 year old girl!) So, I wanted to send my favorite picture of my girls to my phone to use as a wallpaper.
Here’s some info I found on sending text emails and photo attachments from your computer to your phone.
For Verizon:
Send text only emails to:
Send photo attachments to:
You can just e-mail the cell phone using the following as the address for different cell phone carriers:
Okay, I gotta get back to my “thumbs of steel” video…
Have fun!
-Gracie’s Daddy

Safety tips for enjoying Halloween this year



I’m sure that you’ve seen these rules before and really, they’re just common sense. But since we’re coming up to that time of the year, I think it’s wise to review them. Something about this time of year can play havoc with otherwise sensible people.

Just in case you have forgotten the rules for a safe and Happy Halloween:

1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it’s really dead.

2. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out.

4. If children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else’s voice.

5. When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go it alone.

6. As a general rule, don’t solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

7. Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8. If you’re searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it’s just the cat, GET OUT!

9. If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just run!

10. Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11. If you find a town which looks deserted, there’s probably a good reason for it. Don’t stop and look around!

12. Don’t fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you’re sure you know what you’re doing. And even if you’re sure you know what you’re doing, just don’t fool with it!

13. If you’re running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it’s still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, kill them immediately.

15. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you’re in trouble if you recognize this one), the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16. If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange because you thought you had half of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

17. If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house.

-Gracie’s Daddy

PS – Sorry, I couldn’t help myself…

1st Pumpkin Hunt

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Okay, do we went out to “Gramma Renie’s” house, which sports a private pumpkin so the Pickle could pick her first pumpkin.

She did (see below) and I got one for roasting seeds, and Mom got about four thousand gourds for decoration.

Here are the pics…!

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That last one, btw, is titled, “Hey, that was MY pumpkin!”


-Gracie’s Daddy

Protecting our kids from online sexual predators

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 Okay, this isn’t a subject that anyone likes to talk about, but the fact is that there are bad people out there, they are online, and they are looking for our kids., the Internet safety site of, states that “89%…

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Portland Fatherhood Examiner, Perry P. Perkins

Perry P. Perkins, a stay-at-home father who lives with his wife and their two-year-old daughter in Oregon, has written for numerous parenting magazines and twelve Chicken Soup anthologies.Questions or suggestions? Contact Perry at: perry(at)




It’s very strange to find a cartoon version of your child. Awesome, but strange…


Fast Followers

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Hey all,

Just a quick note to tell you about this free service I signed up for yesterday in order to boost my Twitter follower & following numbers, as I build my readership on If you use Twitter as a marketing tool, you’ll want to check this out!

I’ve been receiving approx 100 new followers everyday from using this free service called Fast Followers, in which I’ve gone from 120 – 338 followers in approx 48 hours, all on autopilot!

If you’re interested in building a network of followers on Twitter, I highly recommend you check out and use this free service…

I’ll continue to update my results below.



Examiner Subscription

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Hey all,

I have a favor to ask…

Part of my ranking (read compensation, lol) as a writer for is based on the number of subscribers I have.

I currently have a handful of subscribers, but I’m getting a lot of reader hits with each post, so I know that there are a bunch of folks out there who are reading my articles regularly, but haven’t subscribed via the site.

If you don’t mind subscribing, here are the steps involved:

1. Go to
2. Click on the “Subscribe to Email” (Next to my picture, near the top)
3. Enter your Email Address in the box
4. Click the orange “Subscribe” button

You’ll get a message that says, “Thank you. Your email address has been added to the Portland Fatherhood Examiner subscription list.”

That’s it!

If you’d rather not subscribe, I totally understand. I get a lot of emails as well!

I’ll be sending this info to some of you via email as well, with the subject line: “Examiner Subscription.” If you’ve read this here, go ahead and delete the email and accept my apologies for the repeat.

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my articles, and thank you all for considering this.



PS – Couple more things:

If you’re on the short list of folks that I send a “new post” announcement email to, and you subscribe, please let me know at:, and I’ll remove you from my “auto update” list so you don’t get two messages. (Examiner doesn’t tell me who has subscribed, so that’s the only way I’ll know.)

If you’re not on my short list, and would rather be notified directly by me, than subscribing, email me at the same address, and I’ll add you to the list.

Thanks again! – P

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