First post – and introductions…

Bear with us – blogging is entirely new for our family; we’re totally just groping around in the dark! Despite our inexpierence, we are going to give this the old college try. So here goes…

About Us

I guess introductions are in order. My name is Rich Wickstrom, and this is a site that I’ve created for my family and me.

Rich in his natural habitat (in the garage smoking a cigar)
Rich in his natural habitat (in the garage smoking a cigar)


The actual catalyst for creating this site was the completion of a xylophone that my son, Jack, and I built. I’ve always taken advantage of the vast information available on the internet; I am, however, guilty of not really giving back. My xylophone project was extremely unique and, therefore, had a quite limited audience. It seemed to me, however, that maybe, just maybe, there was at least one person out there who could make use of my highly-specific information. To be honest, I’m much more interested in my xylophone than I am in my family; I do, however, feel obliged to take a moment to introduce them.

Here’s we are:

Powerpuff Girls (feat. Hit Girl)

From left to right, that’s Jack, Rich, Lily and Lynette. I promise my son an I aren’t usually found in drag…

Here’s a photo to prove it:

The family
The fam

Our Site Name

Oh yeah, why

One day, my daughter, Lily, and I were brainstorming name ideas; we were gravitating towards names that were quirky and sort of self-deprecating. The mashup “super mediocre” eventually came up. We liked that it was an oxymoron and sort of off-balance all at the same time; it fit our family in some twisted way.  I checked if the domain was available- it was (big shocker).

In the end, we thought the name supermediocre was… perfectly OK.