Monthly Archives: May 2012

What if Mr. Miyagi were my barber?

More aftershock posts on the recently departed birthday.  Read on… One of the most fun guests I had at my birthday this weekend was my barber.  He came with his wife, daughter, her husband and son.  He arrived a little later because his birthday is the exact same day as mine and he had people… Read more »

Birthday hangover

I’m still bushed. Two days removed from the Big Birthday BBQ and I’m still “feeling the burn” (although, I’m pretty sure that doesn’t apply to any of the food).  It was a tremendously successful party filled with family and friends.  They enjoyed talking amongst each other and, as usual, not with me because of my… Read more »

Going into Dutch

Just a couple of days away from the annual birthday BBQ which means it was time to pick up the meats for the gaggle of friends and family who will be chowing down. I decided to change the menu up a little this year, hoping to reduce the time I spent over the fire while… Read more »


I was having one of my birthday lunches the other day with a friend (her treat!) and we were discussing the annual birthday BBQ that I host each year (mainly as an excuse to get a bunch of my friends over for a few hours). During the course of lunch, she asked me whether I… Read more »

What if I had been selfish?

One of the basic tenets about writing, from emails to blogs, is that the reader isn’t always clear the tone or mood behind the writer’s words.  Let me take this moment to clear up any potential uncertainty on your part:  the following is written in a state of bemused good humor (with a dappling of self-deprecating… Read more »

I just saw my first ant!

Some people get aches.  Some get headaches.  Some get stuffed up or depressed or all sorts of different early warning signals.  I see ants. When it’s time for our rainy season to hit in earnest, it’s almost always preceded by the exploratory rambling of a sizeable ant.  This lone adventurer often serves not only as… Read more »

Game(s) over

Yesterday we talked about my obsessive behavior and some ways it manifests.  Today, we’ll go into a specific example and the ultimate resolution of that obsession. I have a long history with computer games.  When you’re my age, you have a long history with all games.  Maybe not as far back as throwing sticks to… Read more »

Slightly OCD

Fine.  You want me to admit it, I will. I’m (slightly) OCD. I prefer calling it being neat or orderly or even organized, but you just won’t be satisfied until I “fess up”. I’ve mentioned in the past how I’ve taken some abuse over the fact that my DVDs are alphabetized.  I have always seen this… Read more »

Out on a Limb

        Out on a Limb  The return of our monthly feature edumicating you on those catch-phrases and cliché expressions we’re all so fond of using.  Surprises are in store when you read how these sayings came about!    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth – the gum lines of horses recede with age.  Looking in the… Read more »

Miss Communication

Our newest installment of monthly feature… Miss Communication Oftentimes, miscommunications occur in court, permanently inscribed by court reporters. Culling through a list of such transcribed mistakes, malapropisms and malformations, we came across the gem below, which doubtless furthers the vitriol between the legal and medical professions. It is (purportedly) a recreation of an actual court… Read more »