Posts Categorized: Nostalgia

How many times must I Awaken?

Ta da! The Stars Wars weekathon is over, timed perfectly to end on Sunday. Now, with the mythos firmly in mind, I’m now primed to watch “The Force Awakens”. And watch. And watch. And… It’s not as if I haven’t gone to see movies multiple times before, but since I’ve grown up (I hear a… Read more »

If at first you succeed, don’t try again

I’m in the midst of my Star Wars weekathon. That is, I’m watching each of the 6 movies on successive days in preparation for viewing The Force Awakens sometime next week. As I struggled to restrain myself from keeping my finger nearly permanently pressed on the fast forward button, it reminded me how often the… Read more »

Micromanaging

Boy this is so tough. I’ve tried to find replacements and I keep failing. Way back when microwaves were the size of small houses and you had to get little wind-up things to get your dishes to spin around (okay, maybe those are still needed), there were a couple of “high-end” microwave dinners offered at… Read more »

Loving, touching, reading

(Apologies to Journey) When we were last together, I talked about jumping into my New Year’s resolutions early. In the short span of time from then to now, I’ve done just that. The house is fixed, the car is beautiful and by the end of the week the patio should be upgraded. And everyday I’ve… Read more »

Out on a limb

        The return of an old favorite about word and phrases we use and where they come from. Today’s installment can be called “Dem’s fightin’ woids!”       Fisticuffs – in a more civilized manner (as if any fight could be), early 17th century men who found reason to fight were said… Read more »

Catching the wave

I’d forgotten. For the longest time, maybe 15 or 20 years, I’ve kept my hair cut short. Really short. It made sense. I’ve been balding on top and keeping my otherwise fast-growing hair nicely trimmed prevented any odd-looking hair events (such as “mad scientist” or “Bozo the clown”). During my Great North American Baseball Road… Read more »

GNABRT Day 68 & 69 (combo) – Braving the home run

We bring you a double-header in today’s Great North American Baseball Road Trip blog post.  First, we catch up with the Braves game from yesterday that ended so late I could not get to the post.  Then we talk about the return to the GNABRT roots.  In both cases, “home run” played a critical role…. Read more »

GNABRT Day 44 (retro) – Cubs play, fans pay

Owing to the post-1 AM arrival in Cleveland, yesterday’s blog appears today! The trip to Chicago for the Great North American Baseball Road Trip’s visit to Wrigley Field had many snarls and snags, none of which had anything to do with the driving, which was surprisingly painless. First on the list of mishaps was my… Read more »

Collecting dust

During the weekly Sunday visit from my elder nieceling, she mentioned that when (if?) she moved out of her Mom’s house, she might need a temporary staging area for her “stuff” until she settled in.  Naturally, she asked about my “spare” room. Technically, it’s my workout room, but I hardly use the Bowflex anymore.  It… Read more »

Goodbye Mr. Spalding

It’s been asked why I am planning this Great North American Baseball Road Trip and there is an answer.  Take a look at this nugget I dug out of my old MySpace blog from “way” back in 2010:   It’s baseball season again. Hoo hah! As I attended my 8th or 9th consecutive home opener… Read more »