Moscow Mules, Molly’s House, & More Mile High Memories

Today bites. But that's always the case after a long weekend. Especially one so chock full of good times and amazing memories. Our adventure began Friday afternoon. After a morning that dragged so s l o w l y it felt like the minute hand on the clock was moving backwards, my dad showed up … Continue reading Moscow Mules, Molly’s House, & More Mile High Memories

Peyton, Here We Come!

As you probably know, I'm a big Denver Broncos fan. Have been all my life. Or at least, all of the part of my life that matters (14 and up). We moved to Rapid City, South Dakota in 1983, just before my freshman year in high school. Rapid (as the locals call it) is sort … Continue reading Peyton, Here We Come!

Oh, What a Tangled Web…

After pulling into the parking lot at work today, on the way to the front door I inadvertently walked through a spider web that was hanging between a bush and the front door. This led to a completely natural and understandable response. Full-on panic. I started waving my arms around in the air, nearly spilling … Continue reading Oh, What a Tangled Web…

Where’s the 13th Floor?

I was in an elevator a few weeks ago, and noticed there was no 13th floor. I know that some building owners are superstitious and consider 13 an unlucky number, but just because there wasn't a 13th floor listed does not mean the 13th floor didn't exist. In this case (a hotel with 15 floors), … Continue reading Where’s the 13th Floor?

Bacon: It Does a Body Good

Did you hear the wonderful news?! German researchers have found in a new study that eating bacon leads to a longer life! Seriously. I'm not making this up. Click on the link if you don't believe me. Bacon, you see, is high in niacin. This study showed that roundworms who were fed niacin lived 10% … Continue reading Bacon: It Does a Body Good

Denial is the Best Medicine

When we went grocery shopping last week, we spent $12 on mushrooms. These weren't even the fancy enoki or morel mushrooms. There were a handful of shiitakes, but other than that, they were plain, white button mushrooms. Do you have any idea how many mushrooms it takes to add up to $12? A lot. 3.5 … Continue reading Denial is the Best Medicine

Home is Where the House Is

For the past seven years, I've called a townhouse in the Orchards neighborhood of Vancouver, WA home. The first time my realtor drove me through the complex in the summer of 2006, I was not crazy about the place. It had a very "apartmenty" feel to it, with lots of buildings, all two or three … Continue reading Home is Where the House Is

In-Laws Shouldn’t Be Outlawed

Friday evening, I stopped at the bank after work, and the teller asked me if I had any weekend plans. "My mother-in-law is coming for a visit!" I replied. "Oh," she said, and fixed me with a pitying stare. "I'm sorry. Unless that's a good thing?" In that moment, I realized that mothers-in-law get a … Continue reading In-Laws Shouldn’t Be Outlawed

Would You Like a Coffin With That?

I came across a story the other day about a man who died in a Burger King restaurant in the U.K. Seems the gent had stopped in at lunchtime, and had a Whopper of a heart attack. He collapsed while standing in line, and staff tried to revive him but were unsuccessful. Fortunately, nobody asked … Continue reading Would You Like a Coffin With That?

Buttering My Bread

I've had my fair share of embarrassing incidents thanks to hidden cameras. Take our trip to Newport last December. You may recall mention of a certain naked poolside dance, and the subsequent discovery of a camera aimed in that exact spot hours later. What are the odds of being caught in another compromising position by … Continue reading Buttering My Bread