Monthly Archives: August 2019

People literally use literally too much

I try not to be a word snob. You don’t read me complaining about bad grammar or “the death of language” in society. People talk and write as they do. I’m not trying to be anyone’s literary conscience. But, people literally use literally too much. People literally don’t know what literally means It’s pretty obvious… Read more »

The height of fashion at my very feet

Searching back through this blog, of if you’ve been a long-time reader, you will find I make derogatory comments about my fashion sense. I mean, in general, I make lots of derogatory comments about myself. It’s up to you to decide which are satirical and which are revelatory. In this case, though, I believe the… Read more »

A meal fit for a Khan

It’s back, baby! The Cooking Challenge is here again and boy is my tummy happy! After a visit to Pei Wei with the elder nieceling, this idea comes to fruition. It’s a meal fit for a Khan! A meal fit for a different name So, as with many other dishes from foreign lands, this one… Read more »

Binge watching with bad posture

I don’t watch TV that much. I’m usually the person who can’t join the discussions about that series or the other. But, occasionally, I do follow friends’ or family’s suggestions. Then I have to deal with binge watching with bad posture. Binge watching with bad eyes Most of my concern in the past has been… Read more »

Why is there all this talk about recession?

It’s everywhere. On all the channels. In all the papers. Even on social media. What the heck is going on and should everyone be concerned? I’m no prognosticator, but let’s see if we can at least explain why is there all this talk about recession. Why is there need to define recession? Well, I’m certainly… Read more »

I’m parched more frequently these days

Wandering across the internet, searching for my next Cooking Challenge recipe, a stray thought hit me. Yes, I am the King of Stray Thoughts (hence the blog name). The thought is that I’m parched more frequently these days. I cook more frequently these days Sure, retirement means I don’t come home mentally and/or physically tired… Read more »

Keeping my mortality in deep storage

Welp, finally finished signing all those documents that now allow me to die in peace. Everything’s taken care of. Of course, it did set me to some odd lines of thinking. Odd, because normally I’m keeping my mortality in deep storage. Keeping others’ mortality close to heart It’s not like I haven’t had to deal… Read more »

A moment of not silence

Again? Or is it “still”? We know how this will play out. First come the thoughts and prayers and then, all over the country, various moments of silence in “respect” of the dead. Here’s a thought that might have a prayer of respecting the lost lives: how about a moment of not silence? A moment… Read more »

Shaking off road trip preconceptions

Welp, another month passes and I’ve not come to a decision on my big roundy celebration road trip next year. I think the indecisiveness stems from not shaking off road trip preconceptions. Basic road trip preconceptions In many ways, I’m still thinking like the working man I was for nearly 30 years. Those days, vacations… Read more »