Tag Archives: Stupid Things That Will Probably Amuse Only Me

Hamburguesas con mantequilla de cacahuete

So I saw an article on Atlas Obscura about a legendary Missouri restaurant and its “guberburgers” — hamburgers topped with peanut butter. Talk about “bringing back old memories”… I spent eight months in a s___hole El Salvadoran jail between March … Continue reading

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WE JUST LIKE SIGNS

Vermont’s not doing much, election-wise, in 2019. We’ve got select board and school board voting and we’ve got to vote on town and school budgets, but this isn’t really a “wallpaper the area with campaign signs” year. That said, there’re … Continue reading

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Update From The Front Lines

I spend almost all my time traveling for work — until this week I’ve been on the road every week so far this year: Texas, Texas, Texas, Arkansas, Texas. It gets lonely on the road sometimes, especially when I’m one or … Continue reading

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RIP Russell Baker (1925-1919)

I hardly ever post regarding the death of a celebrity; I reason that sufficient other people will take care of the public fawning over the dear departed’s legacy. (And that, in any event, it bothers me that we seem to … Continue reading

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Photo Follies

I travel a lot for work. I have a smartphone. It has a camera. I’m often pretty bored. The end result of all that is that I take and upload a lot of photos from my travels to the Google … Continue reading

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The Wienermobile

There are people in this country who do not own a large stuffed Wienermobile. I am not one of those people. (For what it’s worth, I’ve had this thing for years and years. Bought it off eBay. It came with … Continue reading

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Rampaging Packs of Wiener Dogs

Does anyone besides me remember the old Alpo commercials starring Lorne Greene? Greene tended to say things like “Beef: a dog’s natural food.” Every time I saw one of those commercials, I couldn’t help visualizing a rampaging pack of Dachshunds … Continue reading

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The Bunnies Have A Strong Union

{Carole and Jay, outside working on the lawn. Jay is mowing; Carole is mulching and manuring roses.} Carole: Why didn’t you mow everything? You left these patches with the little yellow flowers. Jay: The bunnies insisted. Carole: What? Jay: The … Continue reading

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Memphis Follies

I’ve been in Memphis, Tennessee for work most of the last couple of weeks. Two days out of three, I’ve stopped by a Starbucks at the corner of McLean and Union to grab a green tea latte and a chai … Continue reading

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Meticulous Accounting, Home Edition

So yesterday I picked my car up from our mechanic and paid a not inconsiderable amount of money for a new exhaust pipe/muffler assembly, plus labor. And this morning I sat down, as one does, to enter the transaction and … Continue reading

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