WHAT SUCKS TODAY - YEP, IT’S THE PC AGAIN!
I love my computer. I hate my computer. I love. I hate. It all depends on what I am doing on my computer and whether or not it decides to cooperate or act out like some smartass 13-year-old who will disrespect you and ignore you and disobey you and obstruct you and bait you and whatever else it wants to do to show you it is superior and in control. I love my computer…but today it sucks.
PARENTING & THE HAIR FACTOR
As some of you may know, my wife and I have the distinct privilege of having one of our teenage granddaughters living with us. Revisiting parenthood, especially after experiencing, albeit brief, the phase known as “empty nesting” is indeed a unique…a unique…okay, I am at a loss of words—let’s just say it’s unique. In the spirit of helpfulness I share with you today one mere element of the…
NO LOVE FOR BABY…OMG!
Right here on this very stage, I have recently twice featured postings about my new children’s book that is launching this month—actually this week…actually yesterday if you consider the “official” birth date to be the day the author approves the proof and orders a few copies to cuddle with until the novelty wears off. Yeah, that was yesterday and it is quite odd that I feel ambivalent about…
SURVIVAL OF THE DUCKEST!
I have talked many times about the canal that runs outside the back of our house. That’s it in the picture above. It never ceases to amaze me seeing all the different kinds of animals that come crawling out of it. Sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle of the filming of one of those old episodes of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.
Yes, it’s Florida and, yes, we have alligators. But in 18…
AMAZING TO BE
As previously disclosed in an earlier posting, I have a new children’s book about to be published. This will be my third effort at corrupting our younger generation. I am doing the final layout and proofing. In a few days I hope to be sending it off to the magical place that turns my silly thoughts into actual hand-held paperback wads of wit and wisdom.
This particular book is aimed at a…
Yes, there are more comfortable places where the cat could sleep. She could meander most anywhere, find hidden spaces in which to creep.
WANT FRIES WITH THOSE BLUE EYES?
The older I get–meaning the more years I have to look back on–it amazes me how certain characteristics of individuals in my family continue on through succeeding generations. I know very little about genetics, but it seems to me that every family has a specific gene pool from which each member is formulated at birth. I picture the process similar to having dinner at a cafeteria. I see each…
WHAT SUCKS TODAY - Leaf-Eating Insects
How is it that with my supposedly superior human mind I cannot remember how to get to a certain pace I may have been before, even if recently…and yet these damn little spider buggies with their pin-head brains return every year and are able to find and destroy the very same plants they took out last year? Bug brains suck.
This morning I saw a lizard in my mango tree. I didn’t notice him at first, but there he be.
WHAT SUCKS TODAY - OVERPAYING FOR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Today I got a bad taste in my mouth and came close to an even worse bite out of my wallet. I’ve been going to the same LensCrafters for 15 years and I know they tend to be a little pricey but today’s experience was a rude awakening. I went to get two pairs of glasses using a new prescription I just got. The first pair was simply for reading. I can’t use the “cheater” glasses sold at many…