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Running on empty

It is precisely four weeks from my departure on the GNABRT and I have been working hard on the most critical part of my trip prep:  leaving as little in my fridge as possible. Being gone for two-plus months creates more challenges than might first appear.  For example, I’m having to up my intake of… Read more »

Suck it up

To everything there comes an ending. I’ve known for some time that the end was near, but I hoped to delay it by scaling back and ignoring the evidence.  But that time has passed and this time has come. My vacuum cleaner is no more. On its way to its final resting place after at… Read more »

The record shows, I took the blows

And the blows win. Long ago I posted a tirade about my evil oak tree and its daily dumpings on my front patio.  That’s the injury. More than once a month, I get the insult added to my travails.  The landscapers for the development go through and beautify the place (cutting grass, trimming edges and pruning… Read more »

At least I am thorough

It’s holiday time! As a single guy, that means I get invited to other people’s homes for dinners and stuff.  Even though I’m not hosting anyone, I still like my place looking clean for the holidays. Of course, liking it looking clean and liking cleaning it are two dramatically separate things, as I’ve said many times… Read more »

Dishwashing blues

I’m not one for attaching myself to inanimate objects.  I don’t have a pet name for my car, nor do I give it a pronoun.  That doesn’t mean I don’t have a great appreciation for items that perform well and last a long time (think clean thoughts). Such is my opinion of my kitchen appliances,… Read more »

Life after Death

‘Tis the season, indeed! The next six weeks are traditionally reserved for holidays around families.  While being single and never married means I don’t have my own little fireplace gathering (as if we need fireplaces in South Florida), I still have family to spend the holidays with. Despite many tales of cheer revolving around my family… Read more »

It’s so true…great beauty equals high maintenance

Nah, chill out, I’m not off on a sexist rant.  It’s all inanimate today. Having just finished cleaning the kitchen, it occurred to me that the prettiest things in life take the highest maintenance. I have a magnificent set of stainless steel appliances in my kitchen.  These are top O’ the line LG beauties, including… Read more »

Called on the carpet

There are numerous advantages to living alone; I’ve certainly gone over a few in previous posts. One of those that played out today is how clean it is not to have kids, pets or just about anything else in the house. Still, twice a year (for my birthday and Halloween), I hold a big BBQ/party… Read more »

That’s not right

According to information I just Googled (I still hesitate to call it “facts”, even though we all know that everything on the internet is true), lefties comprise only 10% of the population.  Oddly, the same information suggests righties don’t make the remaining 90%.  Part of the rest is made up of “multi-handers” (as opposed to… Read more »