Monthly Archives: October 2013

Much to Do, Little Time to Do It

In case the lack of posts didn’t give a clue, we’ve been busy. Carjo is immersed in a giant project of cleaning up boxes and boxes of stuff she has saved since the late 70s/early 80s, when her OCD kept … Continue reading

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And the kittehs say, “Dah Fuh”?

Little bit of white stuff on the deck this morning, accompanied by stiff temperatures. Sneakers ran straight out with the kitten on his heels. Sneaks made it to the end of the deck but little Sansa freaked once she set … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Rock n Roll Animal

As most everyone knows by now, Lou Reed died yesterday. He was an icon, a curmudgeon, a romantic, a hedonist, a ground breaker, and could be a real asshole if he wanted to. His catalog ranges all over the place, … Continue reading

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Celebration Day

Yesterday, at around 4:30 pm I killed a god and thus finished my book. Now, when I refer to “finished” I mean the complete draft. It’s not really a true first draft because I have gone back and forth over … Continue reading

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Marketers, Please, Kill Yourselves

Yesterday I got on the treadmill and discovered that the battery on my iPod was almost drained. There‚Äôs a little dock thingy on the treadmill I never used but I plugged the iPod into it this time. I went about … Continue reading

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Changing My Brand

No, I’m not really that pretentious. I was using this photo taken at the oil company job for my image for Word Press. It’s OK as headshots go but certainly didn’t express any notion of who I am. So I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Clean Until It’s Clorox Clean

This week I began the scouring of the basement. The cinder block walls in the old rec room and what we called the ping-pong room are plagued with black mold. In the past I’ve just sprayed bleach solution on it … Continue reading

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And the First Salvo Has Been Fired

Nothing fills one with joy more than the notion of seven months of winter, especially when our summer was only two and a half months long. This is our backyard as of, oh, about ten minutes ago. Sure, this isn’t … Continue reading

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In Which the Hosts Recover

My brother, his family, and dog were here for a couple days. A couple of the cats were not thrilled by the notion of having a golden retriever pounding around the house. Sneakers and Jasper got the dog’s number within … Continue reading

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It has Finally Happened

I have finally achieved my goal of becoming Calvin’s father.

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