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Into the west

This post will not be as evocative as the haunting score or beautiful vocals by Annie Lennox. Nevertheless, I have my own saga to relate and, as it happens, it is my own “Into the west” tale. For you to understand the truly epic scope of this story, I must first set the stage for… Read more »

My home is turning into Skynet

LG is taking over!

Not really. Well, actually, not really, not really, but that’s not the point of today’s post. Still, bear with me and at the very end I’ll give you the reason that may be why my home is turning into Skynet. A number of recent posts have led to today’s post. The story is almost complete. Since… Read more »

That was quick

Welp, Comcast and I are on the outs again. Even given the tumultuous nature of our relationship, that was quick. As I’ve recently mentioned, I’ve been seriously looking into 4K TV’s. During the period between reviewing TV’s and buying one (more tomorrow), Comcast and I struck a deal. Mind you, it wasn’t my intention to… Read more »

Starting with a clean(ing) slate

The new year is still a month away, but there’s no reason not to start now on wiping the slate clean. Or, in this case, starting with a clean(ing) slate. I’m not a big believer in coincidence. I think life is just life, acting either randomly or quixotically, depending on your romantic bent. “Coincidence” is… Read more »

You snooze, you gain

Circumstances. Always circumstances. Sometimes they teach you a lesson and sometimes they work to your benefit. And sometimes both. Case in point, when my latest outing to Best Buy taught me that if you snooze, you gain. How did this educational lesson begin? Well, there was the ruminating and hemming and hawing over buying a… Read more »

Home ownership

A little shy of 22 years ago, I was in my second year working for the last company I would ever work for. The prior year, I had purchased my first ever new car and now, at the ripe age of 36 and still not close to earning my age after a career reboot, I… Read more »

Endlessly redundantly repeating ad infinitum

Okay, barring a brain-melting incident in the political spectrum, this blog begins its inevitable turn to the sole province of Halloween and all its associated circumstances. That means day-by-day updates on my preparations for my Dead Thing Driveway and progress towards my annual Halloween BBQ and development of this year’s Halloween goody bags. In other… Read more »

Itchy trigger finger

Tap…tap…tap… Fingers on the table top. Foot on the floor. Picture the impatient man. Chomping at the bit. Gnashing the teeth. Jumping at the chance. Eager beaver. When. When is the question. I’ve now got my main skeleton performers effectively costumed for their big debut. I’ve got edging stones painted and accented. I’ve got six… Read more »

Arboreal aggravation

I had all sorts of witticisms and puns planned to open this post, but I decided, nah, my current and expected aggravation with my Homeowners’ Association (HOA) suggests a more sober tone. My home is just about perfect for me. Three bedrooms (meaning two to fill up and one to sleep in), a nice sized… Read more »

And that’s why I shouldn’t go on roofs

Heights and I have a complicated relationship. We get along best when we’re apart. I’ve always been afraid of allowing us to get too close. When I’m in an airplane, staring out a reinforced window at the ground thousands of miles below, we are most in love. When I stand above a tall abyss, say… Read more »