I was doing a quick turn in the supermarket the other day, buying all sorts of health appropriate items (fruits, salad, vegetables) when I got a hankering for a snack item. I’m old enough to have hankerings, not like you … Read the rest
Monthly Archives: April 2013
<Humble apologies to the Bard, for mangled paraphrasing>
Tuesday is usually “Niece Day”, where my older niece visits and we spend the day hanging out. That’s routinely some activity (tennis or walking), some lunch and a movie (theater or my … Read the rest
The psychology of sports fascinates me. What is unique is the fact that none of us are aware of it in the moment. It is only during those times in between, where, should we care to, we can see the … Read the rest
This month’s installment of famous phrase origins is all about loose change!
Nowadays, you wouldn’t think very hard for this little money.
Penny for your thoughts – Back in 1546, John Heywood published a book … Read the rest
She’s back with yet another installment of her monthly column illustrating the mishaps in life due to bad communication.
This month’s installment:
When good advertising goes horribly wrong…otherwise known as “lost in translation.”
Coors put its slogan, “Turn it loose”, … Read the rest
It’s tough to upset me. Really, I’m very Clark Kent (although we wear shorts and t-shirts here in South Florida, so hiding spandex would be a problem anyway, even ignoring how dadgum hot it must be).
But I’ve finally reached … Read the rest
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which is just another way of saying it’s time to get started on Book 3 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures, “What Now?”
With that on the docket, I thought we’d spend a (brief) … Read the rest
Appropriately titled and appropriately delayed (it’s always hard to let go of the past), it’s the final day of Nostalgia Week! Today, let’s take a trip to do some shopping at soon-to-be memories stores of my youth.
The … Read the rest
We interrupt Nostalgia Week for a word about cleaning the patio.
On to day three! As you might surmise from the vintage tube-TV to the left, today’s wanderings take us through some classic TV programs of my youth. Mind … Read the rest
Welcome to day 2 of “Nostalgia Week”.
Back before alliterative charities for donating toys, the headline term simply referred to the amusements around the house for the kiddies. Let’s walk down a little of my memory lane and see what … Read the rest