Six-Pack of Giant Spiders

If you were reading me over the holidays last year, you probably recall a friendly little competition with Kelly, the overzealous neighbor across the street. She took so much pleasure in taunting me with her holiday display I started referring to her as Christmas Light Kelly. Gauntlets were thrown as we each tried to out-illuminate … Continue reading Six-Pack of Giant Spiders

99 Bottles of Beer on the Floor

It was yet another busy weekend. I swear, I say that all the time, but I feel like I never get any downtime. I mentioned this to my mom last weekend and she said when married couples both work full-time, it's inevitable that weekends are filled with chores. She's right, of course. At least if … Continue reading 99 Bottles of Beer on the Floor

Sunburn in the Third Degree

Today, Tara and I stopped by CenturyCo to decorate my office. You think the rivalry with my neighbor is over the top? Well, when there's a company-wide competition with some great prizes on the line, I've gotta pull out all the stops. Right? My coworkers will be ill-prepared for the unexpected holiday spirt they're going … Continue reading Sunburn in the Third Degree

Peace Offering

Our neighbor, Kelly (yes, that's her real name), called a truce today. Or, at the very least, appeased us with cupcakes. She was kind enough to bring over this six-pack from Sweet Secrets Bakery in Rapid City. As far as peace offerings go, I approve. I had the opportunity to interview the owner earlier this … Continue reading Peace Offering

Throwing Down the Holiday Gauntlet

After my epic Christmas-light-hanging FAIL on Sunday, my dear wife took pity on me. "You know, we don't have to hang lights this year," Tara said. "We can just enjoy our neighbor's!" This might have appeased me if said neighbor hadn't thrown down the gauntlet on Sunday. Which wouldn't have happened in the first place … Continue reading Throwing Down the Holiday Gauntlet

Minimalism

Things look a lot different around here, huh? Don't worry, it's not the spiked eggnog talking. I have spent much of the weekend completely revamping my blog. My reasons are threefold: I'm all about minimalism these days. I had a perfectly good domain name gathering dust. I paid $79 for a premium theme that was … Continue reading Minimalism

NNWM/27: A Lot Like Christmas

I woke up this morning dismayed that the long holiday weekend was already coming to an end. It's amazing how quickly the days fly by, huh? But I'm not ready to go back to work just yet, so I texted my boss and asked if I could take a last-minute PTO day on Monday. He gave … Continue reading NNWM/27: A Lot Like Christmas