Tag Archives: silliness

Embrace Your Inner Scumbag

By | November 10, 2016

I’m selling “Worst Person In The World” t-shirts as a fundraiser for next year’s Seattle Susan G Komen 3-Day walk. (I’ve got to raise $2,300 to take part in the event, a sixty-mile, three-day walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.) The cost of each shirt includes approximately $20 for Susan G Komen. They make… Read More »

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DNE: The Saga Continues

By | June 13, 2016

This is my first time back at this customer since early May. I’m pleased to report that the seemingly random string of hexadecimal code I left on a conference room marker board back on April 12 is still there today. The breaks in the blue surrounding the code make me think that people have written all around the code… Read More »

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The Unbearable Lightness of Ice Cream Cakes

By | March 24, 2014

Carole really likes ice cream cakes. I mean she really, really likes ice cream cakes. Even though I can take them or leave them, she used to try to twist my arm into consenting to have an ice cream cake for my birthday every September. It just seemed like such a waste to have a cake-eating occasion and… Read More »

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The joie de vivre of raw chicken

By | March 15, 2014

In France, if you go into a shop and don’t greet the storekeeper or clerk, they’ll think you’re being deliberately rude. Carole and I learned the truth of this when we were in Paris a few years ago; we never had any problems because we always gave a cheerful “bonjour, madame” or “bon soir, monsieur” or whatever was… Read More »

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Regarding Kats

By | September 7, 2013

I was on a business trip on the night of November 27, 2001. But I was bored. I contacted my wife on whatever instant messenger program we were using at the time and this is what resulted: JayIDX1: ptang Auto response from VTFurrs: Sorry, we’re idle.  VTFurrs: whoooo JayIDX1: issa lemur! JayIDX1: hi lemur VTFurrs: whooo? JayIDX1: how are you feeling, lemurgirl? VTFurrs: not bad, except for that nasty… Read More »

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What is love? Part 2

By | February 14, 2013

It’s Valentine’s Day. I’m in Florida looking after my father as he recovers from a broken hip. My wife of 15 years, Carole Furr, is back home in Vermont, working part-time doing accounting for a local firm, looking after our three kitties, and trying to keep from going nuts during the long dark cold Vermont winter. We spend… Read More »

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