I can't believe the Olympics are over now. They'd been a near-constant companion for 2+ weeks, and I'll miss them. And when I say "constant" I mean that. This has been the view from my desk at work: I even had to move my coworker's plant out of the way, as she rudely had it … Continue reading Farewell, Pyeongchang
I spent three hours this morning working on a blog post for a medical practice association. The topic: office romance. Oh, and the kicker? It was a poem. Nobody can ever say my job is boring. This is my third poem for these guys in the last year. How I became the office bard is … Continue reading The Office Bard
I had an unexpected snow day today! Well, not exactly. I still worked. I just did so from the comfort of my recliner at home, thanks to a rare late February snowstorm. How rare? It’s been 23 years since we’ve had this much snow (3.5”) after Valentine’s Day. And they're predicting more tonight. What a … Continue reading The Shadow Never Lies
I realize 1" of snow is nothing, and that I'm going to have to get used to a lot more than this. But it sure does make for some pretty scenery.
Bloody Marys, a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" marathon (thanks to a free HBO weekend. I can finally watch the newest season - yay!) and even a little snow in the air. Translation: not a half bad Sunday. It would be even better if I had tomorrow off like a certain unnamed female in the house does. … Continue reading Homeward Bound
Last night Tara was wrapping things up in the kitchen, so I told her I'd meet her in the bedroom. Halfway there I realized I'd forgotten something on the dining room table, so I turned around and retraced my steps. She was not expecting me to return, and as soon as she saw me, hid … Continue reading Suspicion Level: 10
I stepped outside this morning and was greeted with a blast of cold air and a brisk wind. A couple of hours later Tara called and, as we were chatting, I mentioned how chilly it was outside. But I immediately caught myself and retracted the sentence. "It's not really cold outside," I said. And it … Continue reading Fake Like 38
This blog has been around a long time now. Over eight years, to be exact. It's been a constant companion through many ups and downs in my life and is chock full of memories. Some good, some bad. I am thankful for the opportunity I've had to chronicle my life here. Don't worry, I'm not … Continue reading Moving On
Like most states, South Dakota has several different nicknames. Most are not surprising. It is called, among other things: The Mount Rushmore State The Coyote State The Sunshine State The Blizzard State The Land of Infinite Variety But one nickname stands out from the pack: South Dakota's most unusual moniker is the Swinged Cat State. … Continue reading What’s a “Swinged Cat,” Anyway?!