Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mom is bugging me again

Whew. Yesterday’s post was about as controversial and provocative as I have ever been on this blog. I feel cleared out and renewed and now believe I can go the remaining 39 days in this blackboard-scratching presidential election without another comment (notwithstanding a monumental kerfuffle). That means I can get back to the typically nonsensical and frivolous… Read more »

You’re not entitled to your opinion

I was watching CNN for a little bit the other day (honestly, no matter who I watch, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, they all grate on me after a little while) and one of the reporters was interviewing Donald Trump supporters outside a Florida rally. There were no surprises. Their devotion to Mr. Trump is rock-solid, almost… Read more »

Countdown to horror

October 1st is this Saturday. That will be the official kick-off of my 2016 Halloween preparations. I’ve finished painting the edging stones and I am pleased with how they look, albeit now slightly concerned that they may not be sufficiently high enough. I could cut down the size of the pen and double the height… Read more »

Tolerance is for cowards

I hear it all the time. I read it all the time. We should all be more tolerant. If only people were more tolerant. Less bad stuff would happen if there was more tolerance in the world. Baloney. There’s all too much tolerance in the world. Look at all we tolerate: racism, sexism, ageism, discrimination,… Read more »

Phenomenal!

Just over two weeks from now, my Dad and Stepmom will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I think that’s phenomenal. Not because it’s especially rare, (his Dad and Mom were up to 65 years together when Grandpa died), but because it’s so often unnoticed. It struck me most clearly with the hullabaloo this week over a… Read more »

Fast or slow?

In my recent attempts to answer that question, I’ve determined a couple of key clues: – Age has nothing to do with it – State of mind has everything to do with it You might think, from the feature image and my hometown demographics, that this is all about drivers. In that, you would be… Read more »

It’s feasible!

  Just returned from my brain session with Glen at Home Depot and the planogram for the Halloween driveway takeover is doable! Based on in-stock materials, I can construct a “wall”, currently envisioned as 10′ x 4′, and then load that up with black mulch. It should be a great back-breaker exercise, giving me renewed… Read more »

Whoever wins the turnover battle

Just in time for football season. This presidential race sure looks like it’s going to go all the way to the fourth quarter and just like in football, it looks like someone is going to lose the game as opposed to someone winning it. Really, it’s crazy. Both candidates have made comments dumb as a… Read more »

I didn’t like my roofer’s work, so I hired a pediatrician

I get it. Well, I get some of it. Tired. Frustrated. Angry. As in, “Why can’t anyone in Washington do their darn job?” Hey, you don’t have to tell me twice. I’m down here in South Florida where the nationally famous mosquitoes live. Instead of simply coming up with money to support the study and… Read more »

Meh

Ever have one of those days. Y’know, get up in the middle of the night because of your (a) brain (b) stomach (c) disturbance (d) whatever and then become too restless to immediately return to sleep. Then, a couple of hours of interrupted normal sleeping pattern later, you finally hit the sack, already knowing what… Read more »