Tag Archives: Stupid Things That Will Probably Amuse Only Me

RIP Russell Baker (1925-1919)

By | January 23, 2019

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 care more about the lives of famous people who we have no actual connection with than our actual… Read More »

Photo Follies

By | January 18, 2019

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 Maps photo repository. Google then uses them in location listings. No one has to upload their vacation snaps and… Read More »

The Wienermobile

By | January 11, 2019

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 strings attached to hang it from the ceiling of a store or business, but mostly I’ve just left… Read More »

Rampaging Packs of Wiener Dogs

By | May 31, 2018

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 trying to bring down a bored, cud-chewing longhorn steer and… failing utterly.

The Bunnies Have A Strong Union

By | May 28, 2018

{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 bunnies insisted I leave the flowers alone. You don’t want to piss off the bunnies. They have a strong… Read More »

Memphis Follies

By | April 5, 2018

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 tea latte (iced) before heading on to the customer site to work. And apparently my normal morning zany/attention-hungry… Read More »

Meticulous Accounting, Home Edition

By | March 31, 2018

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 the other expenses of the week into Quicken. And upon entering the payee, the amount, and the date,… Read More »

Mascot Parade

By | March 19, 2018

I have a bizarre fixation on “Champ“, the costumed mascot for our local short-season A minor league baseball team, the Vermont Lake Monsters. Despite the creature obviously just being an employee in a suit, I have a habit of projecting that he’s a barely-tame creature of menace that is only kept under control by being fed copious amounts… Read More »

A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day

By | February 14, 2018

The lovely folks at the Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball team (short-season A, New York-Penn League) offered a special deal this year — for a low, low price, their team mascot, Champ, would deliver flowers, chocolates, a special customized card, and vouchers for two game tickets to the special person of your choice. Needless to say, I didn’t… Read More »

Hoons At Night

By | January 29, 2018

Note 1: Carole, like any adult, has occasional bad dreams that prevent her from getting a good night’s sleep. Note 2: Carole typically has a terrible temper in the morning, made even worse by tossing and turning all night. Note 3: Carole would like to come downstairs to the room I sleep in (when I’m in town) and… Read More »