Sock-Sock-Shoe-Shoe

We were getting ready to go out a few days ago when I noticed that Tara had one sock and shoe on. Her other foot was bare. This blew my mind. "Have you always done that?" I asked."Done what?" she wondered. "Put on your socks and shoes like that.""Like what?""One foot at a time." "Of … Continue reading Sock-Sock-Shoe-Shoe

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

That’s a tomorrow problem.Swinged CatFeb. 1, 2022 The problem with tomorrow problems is, tomorrow they turn into today problems. Which is why it was especially hard to crawl out of bed on Tuesday morning after a long weekend. We traded in a cozy basement with movies, wine, and a fire in the hearth for this. … Continue reading Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

We’ll Be Saving Our Road Trips for Months Not Ending in -uary.

Well, we made it to Buffalo and back safe and sound. But we almost didn't. And by the way, Google Maps, that's Buffalo, Wyoming. Not New York. It does not take 21 hours to travel 210 miles...though for a while there, I thought it might. Before we set out on our trip, I was worried … Continue reading We’ll Be Saving Our Road Trips for Months Not Ending in -uary.

Life Would Be Simpler if Bricks Were Like LEGOs

I was listening to the radio on the way to work and the morning show hosts were talking with a caller who happened to be a bricklayer. And I thought, what a ridiculously easy job that must be. I’ve been able to stack since I was two years old. But I realized there was probably … Continue reading Life Would Be Simpler if Bricks Were Like LEGOs

No Wolf, No Wall Street (But Maybe a Little Coke)

I checked the mail yesterday and saw that Tara had a special delivery. "Your porno mag's here!" I told her, and tossed it onto the dining room table. She looked at me askance and then burst out laughing. Hey, scoff if you will, but there were some nice melons on page 84. If you don't … Continue reading No Wolf, No Wall Street (But Maybe a Little Coke)

Could’a Made a Lotta Clams By Now

It’s nice that the sun is coming up a little earlier now and setting later. It makes for some scenic evening commutes. Not so nice? Driving over a curb when turning into the parking lot of your favorite coffee shop because you’re temporarily blinded by the rising sun. I wanted a jolt, but the kind … Continue reading Could’a Made a Lotta Clams By Now

Mr. Sassypants Strikes Again

We were having our weekly marketing meeting over Teams last week and my boss said I was being sassy. (He wasn’t mad or anything. He laughed when he said it.) This followed my comment in which I told D, my supervisor, "Sure, I'll have that assignment done before noon. As long as you don't drone … Continue reading Mr. Sassypants Strikes Again

My Future as a Bitcoin Miner is in Jeopardy

I learn a lot when researching stories for CenturyCo…and often that knowledge seeps into my personal life. Case in point: after writing a holiday article titled Tis the Season to Use Wi-Fi, I realized how efficient and convenient smart technology could be around the house. And we upgraded to smart plugs, bulbs, and timers to … Continue reading My Future as a Bitcoin Miner is in Jeopardy