30 for 30: Day 25


Like many people, I spent most of my life afraid to get a tattoo. Between the permanence and the pain, you really have to be sure about what you're getting etched into your skin. Today's 3F3 is from the time I finally took the plunge and crossed over from "not tattooed" to awesome. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 24


From the moment I learned Dom was pregnant, the idea that I was going to be a father always seemed far away, just sometime in the future. Even as her stomach got bigger, even as we built a crib and picked out names, fatherhood never felt immediate. Today's 3F3 is from one of the first quiet moments I shared with my son. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 23


Jetson will eat anything. It’s pretty disgusting sometimes when he’s outside. Inside, it’s not so much disgusting as it is annoying. You’ve really got to keep an eye on your food in this house. Today’s 3F3 is from the time Jetson stole my Chipotle. I remember…

30 for 30: Day 22


It didn't hit me until well after the fact that Dom and I had gone to a Super Bowl. As you can see from today's 3F3, she was crazy pregnant, so maybe that's why a football game didn't really register for us. We had lots of fun, of course, and we got close enough to OBJ to tell him his hair looked ridiculous, but I don't think I really appreciated the experience until later.

30 for 30: Day 21


Baby's comin' home tomorrow. Ain't that news? Man, ain't that news? Today's 3F3 is from the day my life shifted into high gear and never slowed down. It's not every day that your dreams come true, so I'm glad Dom had multiple cameras going when she gave me this news. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 20


Generally speaking, I try not to cry in public unless the situation demands it. Thanks, gender-based expectations. If I do cry, I try not to do it in front of women. Thanks, machismo. And if I do cry in front of a woman, I would prefer to do it with my shirt on. Thanks, unrealistic body image standards. Today's 3F3 is of my most expensive Fight Club injury ever, and sadly, the last. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 19


I published Xronixle in 2007, and I still get questions about how to pronounce the title and what the hell it means. This has led me to take greater care in the selection of titles, especially when it came to Por Vida, which had *GASP* Spanish words. Today's 3F3 is the brainstorming session I had in hopes of picking a more accessible title. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 18


We usually don't host NYE parties. For one, the pressure is too great. For two, you have to stay up until midnight! Today's 3F3 is from the time I pleaded, bargained, and begged Dom to let us have a NYE get-together with a couple of friends. Of course, that was only the beginning of the deception. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 17


Today's rather boring 3F3 is of the shelves I built in my garage. Though they don't look like much, I'm really proud of them, not only for their construction, but for having the guts to put holes in my walls. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 16


The socks are clearly marked so you don't put them on the wrong feet. Close inspection reveals no functional difference between the two socks except the letter and its placement. Today's 3F3 is from that time I got into running in a big way. New shoes, new socks... a couple of sexy tank tops. I remember...

photo of Daniel Verastiqui and his writing partner Jetson


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