We’ll Leave the Math to Sir Isaac Newton

The good news: we had a great weekend at the coast. The weather was perfect, we did a whole lot of lounging, ate some delicious seafood, and even spotted whales offshore. The bad news: I gave myself a headache trying to figure out this whole "tides" thing. I'd never really thought about it before. High … Continue reading We’ll Leave the Math to Sir Isaac Newton

Searchin’ For My Lost Shaker of Salt

I have a feeling I might take things too literally sometimes. Yesterday, I was heating up a cup of soup for lunch. Reading the directions on the label, I saw this: So what did I do? I reached over and shook the microwave before opening the door. Knowing full well that Campbell's wanted me to shake the … Continue reading Searchin’ For My Lost Shaker of Salt

Tuesday Night Fever

My wife had never seen the movie Saturday Night Fever, so a couple of weekends ago, I made the mistake of playing the DVD for her. It wasn't a mistake because of the quality of the movie; on the contrary, this story of a working-class Italian youth in Brooklyn trying to break free of a dead-end … Continue reading Tuesday Night Fever

Put the Pedal to the Metal

You know how old people sometimes confuse the gas and brake pedals? That was me, Friday night. Only I don't think I confused the pedals so much as underestimated their function. I'm still not sure what happened. All I know is, I was backing into the garage, as is customary. There's a little concrete "lip" … Continue reading Put the Pedal to the Metal

Don’t Rest on Your Laurels

I came across this blog post the other day. Apparently, it's gone viral. When I saw it, I immediately thought of stealing this guy's idea, only instead of talking about a mistress as the title alluded - it's called I'm Dating Someone Even Though I'm Married - I would turn things around and talk about dating my … Continue reading Don’t Rest on Your Laurels

Outwitting The 420 Brigade

On Colorado's Interstate 70, mile marker 420 signs kept disappearing, winding up in the possession of pot smokers, who wanted a snicker-worthy souvenir to celebrate their favorite pastime. 420, in case you live under a rock, is a revered number in cannabis culture, shorthand for "let's get high." The term was invented by a group … Continue reading Outwitting The 420 Brigade

Intolerance: What is This, 1957?!

That first day back to work after vacation? All I can say is, ouch. And I actually like my job! I'm trying not to think about the fact that a week ago, I was wandering the Vegas strip, having the time of my life. Today I'm wandering from my cubicle to the conference room! And the bathroom! THIS … Continue reading Intolerance: What is This, 1957?!

Nevada Adventures Part 2: Ely-Elko

After spending approximately 26 hours in the car from Saturday - Tuesday, we were relieved to pull into Ely mid-afternoon on New Year's Eve and not have to worry about driving anywhere far for a few days. Everybody gathered at Tara's dad's house, as I mentioned previously, and we had a great time eating pizza, … Continue reading Nevada Adventures Part 2: Ely-Elko