Beachy Keen

Every so often, I develop a craving for salt air and sand. Fortunately, the Oregon coast is exactly 100 miles from my front door. Well, give or take a few inches. All I’ve got to do to quench my thirst is hop in the car, point it west, and start driving. Less than two hoursContinue reading “Beachy Keen”

How YOU Doin’, Snow Bunny?

I learned yesterday that my DVR mysteriously un-programmed all my series recordings. This is not an insignificant number, by the way; I have come to detest watching TV shows “live” and dealing with commercials, so I’ve got everything programmed. Take Thursday night, for example: I love NBC’s comedy lineup, but I won’t start Community until,Continue reading “How YOU Doin’, Snow Bunny?”

RIP, But Give Me Details!

I have these friends whom I converse with on an almost-daily basis via e-mail. We talk about everything: politics, weather, crime, celebrities, etc. Our conversations are ¬†always entertaining, and occasionally veer off in hilarious directions. Once upon a time all three of us worked together, but it’s been years; I often think they were smartContinue reading “RIP, But Give Me Details!”

Mother Nature Is One Big Tease!

I love snow. Always have, always will. I figure this is because I spent so many years living in Hawaii, where a “cold snap” is defined as a temperature in the lower 70s. Snow still feels like a novelty to me – a magical gift from the heavens, one that buries the world in aContinue reading “Mother Nature Is One Big Tease!”

The Six Million Dollar Gift

I just got back from the grocery store, and the first thing I noticed as I went inside was the absence of a bell ringer. You’d think I’d be thrilled about this, right? After all, when last I spoke, I was talking about going out of my way to avoid giving them money. And yet,Continue reading “The Six Million Dollar Gift”

‘Tis The Season For Traditions

For some reason, last night a memory crossed my mind, something I hadn’t thought of in years. I remembered how, when I was 7 or 8 years old and living in Hawaii, one December me, my brother, and a friend or two took it upon ourselves to go caroling through the neighborhood. Keep in mind,Continue reading “‘Tis The Season For Traditions”