Diet progress, week 4

By | May 5, 2019

Four weeks in, I’m down 20+ pounds and my BMI just went below 30, which means I am back in the land of “overweight” and out of the land of “obese”. So there’s that.

Arachnids

By | May 4, 2019

Being me means things like finding a bag of plastic tarantulas in your bongo drum bag and going “oh that’s where I put those.”1I posted this to Instagram the other day and Carole thought it was really funny. So, I’m resharing it here to immortalize it, so to speak. Footnotes   [ + ] 1. ↑ I posted this to… Read More »

A Thousand Miles, And Still Walking

By | April 27, 2019

2019 marks my 12th year taking part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-mile walks. When I started participating in 2008, I didn’t really expect to be here 11 years later still fundraising. I don’t know what I did expect — did I expect a cure would be swift in coming? Answer: probably not. I’m a realist. Did… Read More »

Diet Update: Week 2

By | April 21, 2019

This is a follow-up to Diet Update: Week 1. On Sunday of last week, my weight stood at 243.8. I weighed myself after coming in from gardening this afternoon and my digital, WiFi-enabled scale dutifully registered my weight as 237.4. For what it’s worth, my weight two weeks ago was 252.2. I know. That’s impossible. No one loses… Read More »

“The Frosted Pop-Tarts of Credit Unions”

By | April 21, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a tale of silliness. Whereas: Carole hates processing her personal email. A lot of it is stuff that’s only somewhat important, if that, and she finds it frustrating to have to sort through it all. I read incredibly fast. I can’t sing worth a damn and I’m overweight and un-athletic, but… Read More »

Diet Update: Week 1

By | April 14, 2019

One week ago I weighed 251 pounds. Today I weighed myself mid-afternoon and the scale read 243.8.1I’m using a WiFi-enabled digital scale that automatically logs my weight to the WeightGurus website. I know that seems impossible, barring surgery. I’ve been really watching my caloric consumption for the last week and I’ve tried to exercise: a half hour on… Read More »

Anyone looking for a wedding officiant?

By | April 2, 2019

For what it’s worth, if anyone out there is looking to tie the knot this summer (and has a willing partner lined up) and wants to hold the ceremony in northern or central Vermont, I’m a legally elected Justice of the Peace (which you can check here) and am empowered to conduct weddings. I’ll even do the ceremony… Read More »

Break Out The Yeti Chow, Hilda

By | March 23, 2019

Yeah, we got a … bit of snow. This isn’t that unusual for Vermont, but still. We’re really ready for warmer weather.

Springtime In Vermont

By | March 22, 2019

Springtime in Vermont, ladies and gentlemen. (We’re looking at a possible six to twelve inches today, with likely high winds and power outages. Fortunately, the whole house is backed up by a pair of Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries.)

Town Meeting Day 2019

By | March 19, 2019

You may recall that I’ve been working on my plans for brutal world domination in my spare time, and lately, those plans took another step forward! I got to exercise my status as member of the Richmond, Vermont “Board of Civil Authority” and help run Town Meeting! Next stop, THE WORLD! Okay, I guess I should back up… Read More »