Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Go On, Squeeze the Charmin Have you ever had to write a speech for a corporate executive? I was tasked with writing not one, but two, for CenturyCo’s upcoming annual meeting. As much writing as I’ve done in my career—everything from web copy and government proposals to radio and television scripts—speeches had never before made … Continue reading Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

That Time I Met The Boss

I can sum up the most surreal ten seconds of my life in a single photograph captured for posterity: I don’t even know where to begin. How often does one get the opportunity to meet a famous person whom they have admired their whole life? And after doing so, how does one find the proper words to sum up … Continue reading That Time I Met The Boss

What’s the 411?

Last week, we paid Audrey to catalogue* our record collection. *As an aside, I realize that "catalog" is the more common spelling of this word in American English, but I prefer the European version. I also favor favour and find colour more colorful than color. However, I refuse to belabor the point and call our holiday Labour Day. I'm funny when it … Continue reading What’s the 411?

Armadillos in Our Trousers

Saturday evening was weird, but fun. Weird because we went back to our old condominium complex, a year after moving away. It was remarkable how little things had changed. It's still next to impossible to find parking, because the residents all use the guest spots, so we ended up parking roughly eight miles away. Fun because we met up with … Continue reading Armadillos in Our Trousers

She’s a Good Girl, Crazy ‘Bout Elvis

And, I can cross another name off my rock 'n roll bucket list.When Tara moved here in 2012 and we started going to concerts, I named three classic rock artists I wanted to see before I died: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. All were long-time favorites of mine, and their music entertained … Continue reading She’s a Good Girl, Crazy ‘Bout Elvis

I’m Bleeding to Death, Pineapple Jones!

This morning we had a benefits enrollment meeting at work to discuss health insurance coverage. As the meeting was winding down, our HR lady asked if there were any questions. I had an overwhelming urge to respond, What if you have a preexisting condition that is highly contagious in enclosed quarters? Can you still get … Continue reading I’m Bleeding to Death, Pineapple Jones!

I Blessed the Banjo Player

It had been a while since Tara and I had gone to a live music performance. Almost three months, to be exact, and considering we saw four concerts during a one-month span after she moved here, the drought seemed especially long. So when we saw that one of our favorite bands, The Moondoggies, were playing … Continue reading I Blessed the Banjo Player