I was bitching this morning about having to go to work on Black Friday, but alas, I have ended up working from home. Which still isn’t not working, but at least it’s working in the comfort of sweats. One of those split-the-difference scenarios, I guess. For the record, I tried to go to work, but we have had freezing … Continue reading White Knuckles
I have been nominated by Claudette (a writer of words, etc.) for a major award. (Or maybe I'm just channeling Ralphie's dad, aka The Old Man, from A Christmas Story.) Instead of a leg lamp though, it's a Special Blogger Award. I'd go into more detail, but it's some real high-level stuff and I'm not … Continue reading Teddy FTW
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the giant hole that used to be my front yard. It all began with a flooded utility room last weekend... Actually, that room flooded once before, at the end of July. It just so happened to occur the one, and only, time we used the shower in … Continue reading We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bobcat
I continue to learn new things about the publishing industry every day. Like the existence of widows and orphans. We are in the midst of wrapping up the winter edition of our parenting magazine this week, which translates to lots of proofing and editing before we send it off to the printer. My supervisor Slacked … Continue reading Widows & Orphans
Veteran's Day was a holiday for Tara but I had to work. It had snowed the evening before and our high never made it above 12º, so the roads were a mess. Tara offered to let me drive her pickup and I jumped at the chance, since it's got 4WD. Everything went well until it … Continue reading A Case of Mistaken Identity
Hiking on Saturday: Hiking on Sunday: What a difference a day makes, huh?
I opened the front door this morning to grab the newspaper, and saw six deer trotting across the middle of our snow-dusted street in a formation so perfect, I half-expected to find them pulling a sleigh driven by a fat man in a red suit. Then I realized, ha-ha, that’s ridiculous, if they really did … Continue reading Shivering Like Egyptians
Close Encounters of the Weird Kind Recently, there was construction taking place outside the office. Guess what? Jackhammers and productivity do not mix. Good thing I have noise-cancelling headphones and Spotify Premium. At one point, the jackhammers were replaced by a deep, metallic, droning sound that lasted for about five seconds at a time. Really … Continue reading Take Me to Your Leader