Friday afternoon, Tara and I stopped by our local credit union to open a new account. The receptionist had us take a seat while waiting for an available account representative and asked if she could get us anything, like water or coffee. "I'd love some French fries," I replied. My dear wife didn't even bat … Continue reading French fries and free checking.
This place is for the birds.
When you buy a house from a guy whose business card reads The Birdman, you kind of expect the backyard to reflect his passion. Sure 'nuff... I don't know if our property is an official Bird Sanctuary, but it oughta be. And then, not more than half an hour after walking through the yard and … Continue reading This place is for the birds.
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
Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky.
Sometimes, southern Wisconsin really reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. It's been one week since we've had even a glimpse of the sun. That lone jellyfish cloud in a sea of blue sky last Thursday was the last time I spotted any sort of bright glowing orb (Christmas lights and lava lamps notwithstanding). Not only … Continue reading Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky.
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
And we’ll have a barrel of fun!
Well, Wisconsin finally woke up and remembered that it's November. After a record high of 71º on Thursday – I actually took a walk around the neighborhood in shorts and flip-flops – reality (and a cold front) came crashing in on Friday, when it was almost 40 degrees colder. We knew we'd pay the price … Continue reading And we’ll have a barrel of fun!
Played a fun game of twister last Wednesday.
Last week was odd, to say the least. Thanks to my self-imposed COVID isolation, I barely left the house. And when I did step outside, I nearly got swept away by a tornado. We're not in Kansas anymore (nor were we ever), but we are most definitely in Wisconsin. Wednesday morning, I was working away … Continue reading Played a fun game of twister last Wednesday.
Still horn-y after all these years.
Friday evening was wild. Actually, the whole day felt heavy with anticipation. Like things were going to happen. Sure enough... It began when I stepped onto the front porch at 5:30 for my morning walk. The air was pungent with the earthy aroma of rain. Which was odd, given that there wasn't a cloud in … Continue reading Still horn-y after all these years.
And they call Chicago the windy city…
I attended an offsite luncheon presentation this afternoon. The speaker was from Tucson, Arizona, and this was his first visit to Rapid City. The first thing he said to the audience: “What is up with the wind around here?!” Apparently, it rattled his hotel room windows all night long. So much so, that he got … Continue reading And they call Chicago the windy city…
Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow
That’s a tomorrow problem. Mark PetruskaFeb. 21, 2022 The problem with tomorrow problems is, tomorrow they turn into today problems. Which is why it was especially hard to crawl out of bed on Tuesday morning after a long weekend. We traded in a cozy basement with movies, wine, and a fire in the hearth for … Continue reading Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow