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

I Mourn Candy Corn Scorn

I stopped by the grocery store for a few items over the weekend and nearly tripped over a display of Halloween candy...surefire proof that "fall" is coming! I ignored the M&M's and Snickers and gummy worms but did grab a bag of that most wondrous of holiday treats, candy corn. Not even politics inspire as … Continue reading I Mourn Candy Corn Scorn

Take Me to Your Leader

Close Encounters of the Weird Kind Recently, there was construction taking place outside the office. Guess what? Jackhammers and productivity do not mix. Good thing I have noise-cancelling headphones and Spotify Premium. At one point, the jackhammers were replaced by a deep, metallic, droning sound that lasted for about five seconds at a time. Really … Continue reading Take Me to Your Leader

Celestial Jackpot

I rarely get so sucked into a book I can’t stop reading it, but I’ve been forcing myself to turn off the lights every night and put down “Dark Matter” for fear I’ll never go to bed and it will suddenly be morning. Which wouldn't be a terrible thing, but I do like my sleep! … Continue reading Celestial Jackpot

You Auto Know

Lost in all the moving hubbub was the fact that Audrey bought her first car a few weekends ago. Let's just pretend I'm not old enough to have two kids with driver's licenses and cars, okay? When I first started blogging, lo these many years ago, Audrey was still crawling around on all fours, a … Continue reading You Auto Know

Yabba Dabba Dammit

I can sum up Halloween this year in one word: wet. That much, we were expecting. Forecasters were telling us we were in for a good soaking three to four days in advance. What we were not expecting was the cancellation of our Tour of Untimely Departures at Lone Fir Cemetery, an event we'd purchased tickets … Continue reading Yabba Dabba Dammit

All You Need is Love. And Rum.

Our office smells like a frat house on Sunday morning.  Actual email from the president of our company, sent after everybody had left last night. The funny thing is, I don't think he was complaining about it. More like boasting, if anything. The guys that run the company are forever demonstrating what a fun and … Continue reading All You Need is Love. And Rum.

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

“You wanna come in and sing some blues?” “No thanks, Taj. There’s something about those songs. They depress me.” Unlike Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk), I have recently discovered that I actually like the blues. This comes as a big surprise, because I am unapologetically a rock ‘n roll guy. We … Continue reading I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

Thank You, George Renninger

I have a new obsession in my life, and it is almost out of control this time of year. Candy corn. It wasn’t always this way. Much like broccoli and Justin Timberlake, I couldn’t stand it when I was younger. Nowadays, I can’t get enough. For the record, I also really dig broccoli – Tara … Continue reading Thank You, George Renninger