I’ve been dying to meat you, Jeff.

Tara and I recently watched the Dahmer special on Netflix. Jeffrey being from Milwaukee and all, we thought it would be a nice introduction to Wisconsin. Gulp. I don't have the heart to say this, but maybe we bit off more than we could chew. No bones about it, the man was evil personified. And … Continue reading I’ve been dying to meat you, Jeff.

Shirley, She Can’t Be Serious

We have a built-in shelving unit in the basement that Doris must have installed ages ago. Not sure what she used it for, but we keep our DVD collection there. Yes, we still have a DVD collection. Yesterday, Tara and I were browsing the St. Joes Antique Mall. It's 21,000 square feet of vintage-y goodness … Continue reading Shirley, She Can’t Be Serious

Tales from the Parking Lost

For a few minutes this morning, I thought I was going to have to make an impromptu trip to Denver. Tara has been away visiting family in Nevada and Arizona. Her flight from Las Vegas to Denver landed at 9:03 a.m. and I assumed all was well, until I received a text from her at … Continue reading Tales from the Parking Lost

Bucket List Sunrise

I'm not one for making bucket lists. The only time in my life I ever did, I came back from the hardware store with a five-gallon plastic pail because I needed something to transport water. Sometimes, I'm too literal for my own good. Saturday morning, though, I did a thing that would certainly count toward … Continue reading Bucket List Sunrise

Surviving Death by Misadventure

Apparently, my last post alarmed some of you. Specifically the part about cracking open the garage door a few inches while running my car when it's cold out. Rightfully so, it turns out. I'd been under the false notion that this was enough to disperse any dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. Even Tara, who used … Continue reading Surviving Death by Misadventure

A Spoonful of Sugar

It's crazy windy today and, because my office is situated directly across from a brick building that is separated by a narrow walkway, that breeze is howling through the eaves. Sounds like a congregation of tortured souls screaming for mercy. Yikes. Too much Ted Bundy for me. I'm referring to the Netflix series, Conversations With … Continue reading A Spoonful of Sugar

Perfect Script

It gets dark so early this time of year, it's barely 3:00 and the shadows are already lengthening. Especially on overcast days like today, when there are no shadows. It's almost time to turn the lights on! Or, better yet, plug in the Christmas tree. Gotta love the holiday season! And it's definitely beginning to … Continue reading Perfect Script

Ode to the Red Envelope

Yesterday I stopped by the clinic before work for a blood draw in anticipation of my annual checkup next week. Because they did not open until 8:00 and I had to fast, I took my time getting ready in the morning. Took a brisk walk and was treated to a spectacular sunrise. People are always … Continue reading Ode to the Red Envelope

Grin and Bear It

I had a dilemma this weekend. On the one hand, I have a well-documented fear of running into (okay, getting mauled by is closer to the truth) a bear someday when I'm out hiking. On the other hand, I have a deep respect and admiration for Leonardo DiCaprio. He's probably my favorite actor. So, his new … Continue reading Grin and Bear It

Walking the Dinosaur

I slipped into a meeting at work yesterday morning carrying a red and white Netflix envelope containing a DVD I was planning on dropping into the mailbox across the street afterwards. Judging by the response from my coworkers, you'd think I'd shown up with some rare, barely-glimpsed artifact from a different era. "Is that an actual … Continue reading Walking the Dinosaur