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I didn't know you were an OWL fan? Do you play much?

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Original Poster4 points · 5 days ago

Like u/flam5 said, I'm an investor in Cloud9 (London Spitfire) but I play a little bit, too. I'm pretty terrible, which is heartbreaking because FPS was my best genre growing up. I just play a little HOTS these days and bug Jack about bringing a C9 HOTS team back from time to time.

9 points · 5 days ago

He's an investor with Cloud9, which is the organization that operates London Spitfire.

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Original Poster6 points · 5 days ago

True story!

Good read!

Any significant changes to your diet?

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Original Poster3 points · 6 days ago

I'm basically plant-based now. I still eat animal products (eggs, butter are my two favorites) and every now and then eat meat, but after watching http://gamechangersmovie.com/ I wanted to see for myself if I could do it for 30 days and not lose any gains -- and it totally worked and I felt better overall. I've reduced my carb intake a lot, but I know most of my battle this year will be eating well and exercising consistently on the road.

Getting fit for your daughter, sponsored by Johnie Walker, lol 😂

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Original Poster3 points · 6 days ago

Not mutually exclusive, heh.

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This thread provided me with so much motivation and inspiration that I finished a book over the weekend [Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian, yes, the guy who made these words reach you possible :-)]. Thanks OP!

Onto my next book that will start tomorrow evening! This is super exciting and something to look forward!

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2 points · 9 days ago

Grats on all the reading. Hope you enjoyed my book.

154 points · 11 days ago

Wow, I remember when that shirt was made! I think that Reddit merch was a fairly new thing so Redditors at the time were pretty much united in thinking that it was awesome. Simpler times.

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Fond memories!

Original Poster48 points · 10 days ago

Appropriate, given it's a tradition passed down from my dad who turns 63 today!

Happy birthday, (grand)pa! 🎉 Junior approves.

Happy 13th Cake Day!

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Original Poster5 points · 12 days ago

Thanks. I'm so old...

Olympia might roast you next! 😛

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Original Poster4 points · 12 days ago

I simply cannot wait for that day.

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5 points · 14 days ago

Not sure how many people noticed? Caught your wife's video prepping for Friend's Wedding noticed the high waisted pants also high waters:-)
Perplexed on why you were wearing pants so high but then noticed the USA red white and blue socks way to go, nice Awesome :-).

You guys looked great and you got to sit closer than Oprah and right across from the queen. It's who you know...

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Original Poster3 points · 14 days ago

Hah, those pants are also designed like that.

https://www.huntsmansavilerow.com/product/morning-trousers/

According to Huntsman, they're both "High Waisted" and "The ultimate in temporal elegance" -- I love the English.

I must’ve seen very little amount of your and your wife’s pics together and don’t analyze them but just for this one I’m surprised to see you’re actually taller than your wife who’s wearing heels in this pic! Or is it camera angle? How tall is she and you?

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Original Poster10 points · 14 days ago

Yes. I'm 6'5" - she's... 5'8" maybe 5'9" on a good day.

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I still remember when it was Digg vs Reddit.

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I can't believe how much of my mind that occupied from years of answering the question "how we're different from digg" and now, most people have never even heard of digg.

5.2k points · 15 days ago

I wonder what their pitch was... "Imagine a place on the internet where you don't have to be right, and you don't have to be honest... you just have to get people to agree with you..."

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Something like that....

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Here's the link!

Ask me anything in the comments and chat with me on Instagram Live RIGHT NOW.

Update!

Top 10 Dad Tips based on questions from that IG Live session I hosted with my good friends at Johnnie Walker in celebration of my first real Father’s Day. (I tried to save the video from the first hour, but it crashed, so I only have the 20minutes I did after that)

  1. Take care of yourselves, dads (and dads-to-be!). The day I found out I was going to be a father was the day I started changing my lifestyle. I fully support having a more healthy and active lifestyle and encourage doing everything in moderation! Don’t get me wrong I like to celebrate here and there but moderation is key. When I do choose to toast to a special milestone (like Father’s Day), I like to have a glass of the good stuff—Johnnie Walker Blue Label. I've done an OK job taking care of myself for my first 34 years and I promised the little poppy seed I would spend my next 34 doing a much better job so I could be around and at my best for as long as possible. Or long enough to be uploaded.

  2. I'm finding ways to connect with her even at this early age that are special for the two of us. Most of them involve me making her feel like she's either in a jet, rocketship, or racecar, but between the sound effects and all the movement she really has a great time. I talk to her a little bit in German and I wish I could speak more French to my daughter, because she's learning from her mom and nanny and I just know it's going to be their secret language to plot against me.

  3. Don't try to do everything perfectly. There's no one way to be a dad and none of us are perfect. She's gonna hurt herself, or she's going to be sad and you can't quite figure out why, or you're going to be staring at her at 4am wondering what it was like to get a full night of sleep -- and it's OK to be frustrated. No one is perfect, your kid is going to be OK, just keep doing your best and tell your partner you love them, often. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Fatherhood is an incredible journey and it is worth taking a step back to celebrate the small wins (your first diaper changed!) along with the big wins (first steps!) — everything matters. Be sure to take it all in. Enjoy a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label to celebrate all the moments along the way with your partner.

  4. There's no one book to rule them all. I think it's worth reading a couple, but they're suggestions and ideas, not instruction manuals. Every kid is different, but it is valuable to get ideas. Like the baby football method for soothing a baby! I learned that from the Happiest Baby on the Block.

  5. Take full advantage of your parental leave policy. If you don't have one at your company and can do something about it, you should. Both Reddit and Initialized have fantastic 16 week programs for parents and I hope more companies follow suit because it's a huge asset when a workforce believes there's a process for taking time to be with their families and their jobs won't be at risk while they're away.

  6. Double or triple up the layers of changing pads on the changing table so that you can just tear one away in the middle of the night if it gets soiled and not worry about finding a replacement at that moment because you just want to be done and put the baby back to sleep.

  7. I know it's not cheap, but I (and Junior) loved the Snoo bed (and not just because of the name) for the first 6 months or so.

  8. Take photos and videos, lots of them. I know it takes up a lot of space on your phone and I'm trying to build a better solution myself, but you'll want those. More importantly your kid will want the best ones of those. Make some selfie videos with you and your partner, too. You can even stitch them all-together into a video for your kid later.

  9. Don't forget about your partner. You need to be at your best to be the best parents and a big part of that is loving your other half. Agree ahead of time that things said at 4am while sleep deprived and with a baby crying are 'safe' from being used against you later, that is to say, be forgiving (thanks, Serena) and make sure you get time for yourselves, too. Nurture that relationship because it's the bedrock of your new kid's life.

  10. Subscribe to and read r/daddit (and r/predaddit)! It's been helpful all along the way.

And here's a bonus dad joke (from r/dadjokes)

If you put your left shoe on the wrong foot... It’s on the right foot

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/dadjokes/comments/8ortjl/if_you_put_your_left_shoe_on_the_wrong_foot/

Cheers!

12 points · 15 days ago · edited 15 days ago

Thank you for creating this platform. I live in a small town in Missouri and reddit gives me access to the world. People, art, and ideas being shared and I have access to all of it! Also your daughter is beautiful! Here is my happy kiddo https://i.imgur.com/sZzSeM1.jpg

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Original Poster5 points · 14 days ago

What a happy lovely little baby! You're quite welcome -- this is what I hope Reddit can continue to do for people all over the world--helping them find homes and communities where geography isn't a constraint. We still have a lot more work to do but there are a few hundred amazing, hard-working Snoos at HQ who are making it happen every day.

Woah. Never did I think I'd get to wish YOU happy cake-day!

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Original Poster5 points · 14 days ago

Thank you, Ryan!

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190 points · 15 days ago

Unless they're pulling 24+ hour shifts there's not really an excuse for texts going unanswered for multiple days.

If they like you they'll make time for you.

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This. The good news about being attracted to legitimately busy people is you'll know pretty quickly if it's going somewhere because if it's not, they'll ghost. Bonus: it feels really good to get that quick text or photo from when they're clearly in the middle of something else that needs their attention.

8 points · 19 days ago

Whoa! Nice Arnold impression!

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Original Poster4 points · 17 days ago

Thank you. Now I just need to do it to his face and see how that goes....

This makes me happy. Represent! I am really suprised by how many people comment on my cloud 9 shirt at work and at the store in sacramento.

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10 points · 19 days ago

Even a few people at the tennis noted it.

Aww, so much sweetness all around.

Hey, I really enjoy using reddit, and I'm sure that's a heartwarming story to all of us here. So, any chance I could receive an uber-precious karma point from your personal stash, u/kn0thing ?

If you need any proof I'd be happy to send you a message privately.

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Original Poster8 points · 20 days ago

Enjoy your upvote.

Original Poster21 points · 21 days ago

The view is amazing!

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Original Poster1 point · 22 days ago

The city did all the real work!

You are in my country!!! Welcome.

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Original Poster6 points · 25 days ago

Merci!

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Or have a daughter and name her after her FATHER and add a Jr. to the end of her name, a la Serena Williams.

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12 points · 27 days ago

This is the move. Don't know if I'd say "cruel," though...

Im surprused Alexis is on here instead of Alex. I've never met a guy named Alexis or Avery.

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19 points · 1 month ago

Sup.

Now you have.

11 points · 1 month ago

HE’S CULTIVATING MASS!!!!

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Original Poster8 points · 1 month ago

Soon I will have things orbiting around me!

You were the official Armenian representative at the Royal wedding.

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Original Poster16 points · 1 month ago

Proud to serve!

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3 points · 1 month ago

Wait, what’s a morning suit though? Is it just a suit with that style of tails?

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Original Poster7 points · 1 month ago

It's a whole thing, apparently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_dress

Original Poster10 points · 1 month ago

🙌🏻

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5.7k points · 1 month agoGilded1

Alexis looks like he teaches accounting at hogwarts

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282 points · 1 month ago

😂 I told my wife my hair made me look like I wanted to take my own lunch money.

It's especially easy to forget about air traffic controllers IMO.

We see pilots walking around the airport, we have flight attendants on the plane and ground crew walking around it, but I believe the real people keeping us safe are down on the ground in radar facilities

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Original Poster10 points · 1 month ago

Good point. They're so dislocated from it all, behind those screens, but conducting an amazing, flawless performance.

Where are you traveling to?

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Original Poster11 points · 1 month ago

Europe - to see my family after three long weeks on the road for work.

You always have the best posture, especially for someone so tall.

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Original Poster9 points · 1 month ago

I really try and work on it. I'm worried about being 6'5" today and 5'5" tomorrow because my posture falters.

Where’s the rat now?😂

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

I took her back to that table when I proposed and even got a fake plastic rat so there would actually be something there this time.

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Alexis Ohanian Sr.

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Olympia's dad. Cofounder of Initialized Capital (earliest investor in 100+ great startups — $20B in market value so far). Bestselling author. Cofounder of Reddit. Big fan of the WWW.
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