Halloween on my mind

I can’t help it. You have your favorite holidays and I have mine. What makes Halloween special to me is “Wow!”-ing the kids. Part of that is in crafting my special goody bags. Part of that is designing a fun display for all to enjoy. Both parts showcase the best sides of me. I can… Read more »

How’s it going?

A few weeks back, I went through a series of posts where I grudgingly admitted I have lived a reasonably interesting life. While that’s all well and good (and a needed boost to self-esteem), the fact is my interesting bits are more the product of unique or special events or periods in my life. For… Read more »

Forget your winter…it’s Halloween that’s coming

You’ve got your multi-year fascination and I’ve got mine. Because this year is an exponential leap from last year’s eerily successful Dead Thing Pen, I’ve needed to arrange my zombie ducks in a row well in advance of that eagerly anticipated day in late October. Accordingly, the purchasing process began in earnest as early as… Read more »

Oh good gosh

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned my new blueberry sneakers and my intended plan on stepping up my walking into something more productive (i.e., something that would reduce my roundness). Welcome to week two of my personally designed interval walking plan. I say personally designed because, of course, I have no idea what I’m… Read more »

Save me!

There are many recurring themes threaded throughout my time blogging. One of them is that I rarely give an explanation for why I didn’t post a blog on day “x”. It’s a combination of why would you care and why should I have to. Another is that I rarely shy away from embarrassing myself in… Read more »

Pressure cooker

Y’know, I figured once I left the working world, specifically Corporate America, I was in for swell times. No more stress, just fun. Then I took up this cockamamie cooking challenge and all of July evaporated and I still didn’t have a recipe I wanted to cook. Now it was the last day of the… Read more »

Charity begins at home

Never has that truism been more true than today. While there are still human involvement activities (Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, local marathons and walks, etc.), the burgeoning internet has provided the motivationally and socially challenged (such as moi) with greater flexibility than ever before. Lest you think all my online money spending… Read more »

Why so negative?

I’ve been going on about all my purchases online, particularly through my Amazon Prime membership (in fact, I have some Weber grill grates arriving later today). One of the more beneficial aspects of the internet and online shopping is that people weigh in with their opinions on the products and services they purchase. The vast… Read more »

The road more traveled

“One has to wonder what they’re worried about. There’s something. There always is.” This isn’t where I was going for my blog post today. Really. I had been on an unannounced sabbatical from political posts. But the recent comments from the current president have chilled me and quickened my pulse at the same time, forcing… Read more »

Out on a limb

  Look what’s back! Blowing off the cobwebs on this old favorite in honor of an especially bizarre interview by a loyalty-challenged (and possibly paranoid) famous celebrity. I know you’ll see the theme, but can you guess the celebrity?         Thrown under the bus – Oddly enough, this is a recent (and overused… Read more »