I was in my supervisor's office yesterday, spouting off circus analogies. As one does. "I'm juggling an awful lot these days!" I said. "I've got too many balls and not enough hands." Only later did I realize a comment like that could have earned me a visit with HR. Work is super busy right now. … Continue reading Too many balls, not enough hands.
Every week, I get a "Your Weekly Savings" email from Safeway. First off: don't ask me how you can get in on the action. It's a very exclusive club. They can't have common riff-raff attempting to save 50 cents on Yoplait or anarchy will ensue! Not that you're missing out on much. Case in point: … Continue reading Open, Says Me!
I got back from my work trip Friday afternoon and immediately went home, as I'd put in a bunch of extra hours in the evenings. This allowed me to sit on the patio and relax, despite the heat and humidity. I soldiered through with cold beer and music. I was happy to be reunited with … Continue reading Reunited with Alexa and it feels so good.
I've been posting photos of my trip on Instagram, because I'm an attention whore I like to share my adventures with others. Monday afternoon, I posted a pic of a dirt road I'd been driving down to IG and got an interesting response. "Doesn't seem real!" a friend named Amy replied to my story. I … Continue reading Very tall margaritas help you roll with the punches.
How do you define the official start of summer? If you're the literal type, you might look to the calendar and say, June 21st. Others count the first picnic, first barbecue, first camping trip, first time it hits 80º, first time you're attacked by mosquitoes. For us, summer arrives the moment we hit the water … Continue reading You know it’s summer when Spidey starts chafing.
A few months ago, Betsy Kerekes—a/k/a Parenting Is Funny—was eliciting suggestions for a new blog name. Sure, parenting is funny, but these days, she writes more about Jiu-Jitsu. I get a real kick out of that. / martial arts humor. In any case, my suggestion got the most votes, so I "won" the "contest." I … Continue reading Bring Your Betsy to Work Day
My parents were supposed to be visiting this week. They made it as far as Dallas Friday night before a confluence of events wreaked havoc with those plans. Thunderstorms, diverted flights, planes without crews to fly them. And then, the coup de grace: cancelled flights. They ended up sleeping on the floor of the airport, … Continue reading The further on the edge, the hotter the intensity.
A few weeks ago, I noticed a rather large bulge in my pants. "Is that a phone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" my wife asked. "Err...it's a phone in my pocket," I said, and whipped it out to show her. (THE PHONE, people! Sheesh. Clamor down.) This was certainly … Continue reading Or are you just happy to see me?