Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What happened to the Grab?

Well, its all still here, and that's good. But I have been toying with the idea of a running blog. so either that happens here or somewhere else, stay tuned

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An Open Letter to Sam and Leah

hey kids,

been pretty stagnant on the blog, but as I sit here on the couch as baby sister takes a nap, there are a few things I wanted to say:

Leah: You are You... but there is a certain joy in seeing some of the similarities that you and I have. Not just the fact that you look a lot more like me than sam ever did, but you seem to have a similar disposition. You are happy, and love people and love to smile. But also, you don't like being sick or having a toothache or anything like that. In fact, I think that (much like me) you are more aware of these things than the average person. If I was being laudatory I would say you are much more "in tune" with your physical self. But (if my experience with this is any indication) your mom will think you are being a bit of a ninny. Nevertheless, I love that about you.

also, I have taken to calling you baby sister and I know that the days when I call you that are numbered. I don't want you to be defined by your relationship with sam, nor by the very temporary status of being a baby.

Sam: It's sweet that you don't want santa to come inside our house. It's also sweet when you know you shouldn't get away with something but try anyway. It's fun to play with you, but not everything needs to be a firetruck. I like it when... well i like a bunch of stuff about you, boy, but your sister is waking up so I need to go get her.

Monday, April 5, 2010


I know. I know. Nothing on the media grab for four months and then, on the eve of some really big news: BAM! a random post. I don't really have much to say, except to tell you that waiting to meet your daughter can really work on the nerves.

Anyway watch this space for breaking news. even in its dormant state, this old blog can still scoop with the best of them

Monday, December 7, 2009


Posting for the sake of posting makes for an extremely boring and somewhat indulgent blog. But with the boy, and the writing for work and facebook, and a commitment to start working out more, the blog is now in the back seat.

So the Media Grab is being mothballed. well Kinda. I plan to return to writing the semi-sporadic long ass e-mail that I used to write. But now, I will also post that e-mail here. No need to check back, you will get it in your inbox.

Of Course, Check facebook or other purveyors of all things circosta if you want multimedia.

I might reconsider when 2.0 gets here. But let's be reasonable shall we?

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Amy thought she was getting a non-nonsense, non-descriptive skeleton costume. In actuality, our son is going as Johnny from the Cobra Kai dojo.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Halloween came to the Circosta household a bit early this year. We went to Chick-Fil-A, and lo and behold it was "kids night". So that means the Chick-Fil-A Cow was there. Sam, being a rational young human being (and thus apprehensive about six-foot, bipedal, plush-covered, walking cows with backwards caps) did not like this one bit.

When the cow came up for a high five, sam froze. AND I MEAN FROZE. The shock only lasted about a half a second though. then, it was scream city and a leap into mama's arms.

All's well that ends well though. After a hug, some nuggets and a promised trip to the park Sam graciously waved "bye bye cow".

Friday, October 16, 2009


Two of my Two-plankin friends who used to give me crap cause snowboarding wasn't cool, should check this video.

whose stupid now?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I pulled out the video camera because sam was looking at the cover of Vanity Fair (don't judge) and pointing to Penelope Cruz while simultaneously saying "hot" "hot". Good luck with that little buddy.

OF Course, the video you get is sam starting to melt down about the goldfish cracker that fell on the floor.

Be it big time movie actress or little goldfish cracker, I guess we always lament 'the one that got away'

Saturday, October 10, 2009


It's been a bit hectic in the circosta household this week. A couple of evening events, both amy and I have been under the weather and Sam has a crack-like addiction to Thomas the Tank engine.

I'm writing this from a hotel room in Wisconsin. I'm tired, a little feverish and trying to drag my ass out of bed to give a speech. And yet, despite all of this, I can't help thinking how much harder today is back at the ranch. Apparently, Sam decided that 4:30AM is an acceptable time to get up. And as much as we love hanging with the little dude on the weekends, pulling solo duty means that you gotta keep an eye on that dude THE WHOLE TIME. Throw in the fact that we have begun major renovations (new bedroom for the second kid) and you are looking at one tough day. Thanks Amy for bucking up.

Also, if you want some really interesting writing about the various roles mom and dads play, check this out. spot.on. accurate.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This blog really isn't the place for me to share work stuff, but if you want to know what motivates me to do the work I do, read this.