Shortly after separating from my first wife and selling our home, I had to return to the house one day to pick up a package that had been sent there instead of to my groovy new bachelor's pad. CDs, if you're curious. I know. I'm old. The new owner, a kind Asian man, chatted with … Continue reading My own personal Dicktionary.
Tag: Fort Atkinson
That Voodoo That We Do
"You guys have the best cosmic energy of anyone I've ever met."Ashley J. First off, I'm glad those Voodoo lessons paid off. Tara thought it was a waste of money at the time, but I convinced her it could be a sound investment. Certainly better than crypto, amirite? What my friend was referring to, in … Continue reading That Voodoo That We Do
Don’t ever take sunsets for granted.
When we were chatting with Dick and Carol at our closing appointment, I mentioned how excited I was about having ponds. The water features in the backyard were a big draw when we first saw the listing in December. "There are goldfish in there," Carol said. "Assuming they survived the winter." Well, guess what? After … Continue reading Don’t ever take sunsets for granted.
What a Dick!
Things are moving at breakneck speed with the house purchase now. We're rocking and rolling, as the kids say! (Or maybe they don't, but they should. Rock 'n roll will always be cool.) We wrote the earnest money check today. The home inspection, well inspection, and septic tank inspection are all scheduled for Friday. It's … Continue reading What a Dick!
David Byrne as a Metaphor for Life
There are few moments in life more surreal than signing a “Residential Offer to Purchase” on a home, but that’s exactly what Tara and I did on Thursday night. You know the Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime"? The one where David Byrne spouts lyrics like, And you may ask yourself, “Well, how did … Continue reading David Byrne as a Metaphor for Life
Rekindling an Old Romance
Libraries are interesting places. Where else can you walk up to a counter and have the person working there hand you a bag full of stuff that doesn't belong to you, and let you take it home for free, no questions asked? Sure, you can't keep the loot forever, but what's the worst-case scenario? You … Continue reading Rekindling an Old Romance
Midnight is overrated anyway.
Just a friendly reminder from our favorite cranky Jew: get all your "Happy New Year!"s out of the way by tomorrow, otherwise that ship has sailed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4rkzyGFFo0 I happen to agree with ol' Larry D. By January 4, you're beating a dead horse. You'd never wish somebody "Happy Halloween" on November 1 or "Happy 4th … Continue reading Midnight is overrated anyway.
Oh, there’s no plate like ham for the holidays.
Just like that, our first Wisconsin Christmas is a wrap! The one thing I wanted more than anything else was a white Christmas. Elliott came barreling in with cold so fierce by Friday morning, there was no way any of that snow already on the ground was melting. The result? That perfectly picturesque Hallmark white … Continue reading Oh, there’s no plate like ham for the holidays.
Jellyfish Clouds Mean Snow
I was video chatting with my supervisor a few days ago, trying to troubleshoot a blog scheduling error. I'd uploaded a blog to the TobacCo website and scheduled it to post next month, but it went live immediately. Even though, on the website, the post date showed January 11, 2023. Our blog module at work … Continue reading Jellyfish Clouds Mean Snow
Blogging Buddies, Boilers, & Brothers
Say what you will about Janesville — and I've said plenty, mostly unflattering ("Chainsville," anyone?) — this city of 65,000ish half an hour from Fort Atkinson does boast one pretty big draw: cheap gas. We're not talking two or three cents cheaper, either. Gas prices in Janesville are always dramatically lower than anywhere else in … Continue reading Blogging Buddies, Boilers, & Brothers