Monthly Archives: October 2016

I lied

Okay, kids, time for me to fess up. I’m a fibber. A prevaricator. A deceiver. An obfuscator. I lied.

Here is the sad tale of my misleading you:

Frequently, during this Halloween season of posts, I’ve made mention that I … Read the rest

What will you be doing on November 8th?

Golly! Less than two weeks until all those annoying political ads disappear from our airwaves. Less than two weeks until the recycle truck workers and postal carriers can sigh in relief from thousands of tons of those annoying political mailers … Read the rest

Top this!

I was having lunch with my Dad and Stepmom and I was talking about how happy I was with the decorations this year. My only concern, I said, was how I was going to top it next year. He said … Read the rest

That’s so sweet

I was feeling pretty good about the state of my Halloween preparations, with almost all of my decorations done and my goody bags complete. I might even say I was feeling smug.

And then I remembered. I still had to … Read the rest

Reviewing my clippings

I envy you. I really do.

For so long, I was one of you, but then I was seduced to the dark side of generics and store brands.

Now, I rarely have the opportunity to clip coupons that I will … Read the rest

The deflatables

With no due respect to this presidential election, I must admit that half of my Halloween inflatable decorations can be put in a basket of deflatables.

I’m nearly done with the major decorations around the front of the house. The … Read the rest

Late, not dead

When I first started cogitating about this post and the headline, I got sidetracked thinking about why people use the term “late” for recently deceased. It’s not morbidity; it’s a love of words that impels me.

Before checking, I came … Read the rest

Well, gee, I had to do it anyway

Now that Mom Nature and I have reaffirmed our precious relationship, it’s time to review the visit of Hurricane Matthew as an opportunity, rather than a trial.

For example, Halloween fast approaches. Along with that spooky holiday is the scary … Read the rest