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And another thing ....
Monday, November 25, 2013     

I have for a long time been a bit of a whiner about so-called holiday music. Think about it: "Jingle-Bells" has zippety-do-dah to do with Christmas. In fact it was originally written as a Thanksgiving song. "Frosty the Snowman" also has nothing ... Read more
Bacon Flavored Pudding (video blog)
Monday, November 25, 2013     

I have been watching Fringe on Netflix. It's like X-Files on acid. ANd episode I was looking at today made my laugh out loud because of this clip.... Read more
Potassium -- it does a body good
Saturday, November 23, 2013     

We are told over and over how bad too much sodium is for us. It causes high blood pressure, water retention. And those can be problems. Sodium (Na), or Natrium in Latin, is one nutrient almost all of us get too much of. When we get too little so... Read more
Fitness Motivation
Friday, November 22, 2013     

When good eating becomes part of your lifestyle, this actually happens. So go to the gym now. No o... Read more
Wish I was there.
Friday, November 22, 2013     

Lots of my friends. running friends, are in Tulsa this weekend. I was there last year at this time for the Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon. I must say that it has been one of the highlights of my running career. In 2012 I ran lots of race... Read more
Seven Score and a decade ago ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013     

At the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery the keynote speaker was not Abraham Lincoln but a famous orator of the day, Edward Everett. Everett spoke for two hours. On 19 November. In Pennsylvania. It must have been cold. Then the Preside... Read more
Home stretch on the project.
Sunday, November 17, 2013     

I am so looking forward to having this bathroom done. Painting began yesterday and came to a halt when She(WMBO) dumped the gallon on the carpet. At least it wasn't the tile. Then today she had a full blown cold. Stay away from me! I'... Read more
No use crying over spilt paint
Sunday, November 17, 2013     

Hooray! Mike is in! He finally arrived in California. He went big today, drove for 12 hours. Last night he left late from Boulder and drove through the mountains in the dark. Scary. And too bad because I have done that drive and it is beautiful.... Read more
Stumbling Upon stuff.
Thursday, November 14, 2013     

Insomnia continues. It's not like I am lying awake from worry or stress. Well ... in a way it is; I lie awake worrying and stress on why I can't just fall asleep. ... Read more
The tables have turned
Thursday, November 14, 2013     

Last Tuesday night my Miguelito took off to drive to Los Angeles, where he lives. He left at night and on that first night he only got as far as Richmond. That's all of about three hours driving and I am being generous with that estimate. I... Read more
Winter is coming
Wednesday, November 13, 2013     

Soon there will be snow zombies on our streets. Ok, ok. Maybe not. My niece just posted a weather thing that showed it was 14ºF (-10ºC) at her home in Minneapolis. This morning it was 30ºF (-1.1ºC). And tonight the fountain in our gar... Read more
My new Kilt
Sunday, November 10, 2013     

When we were in Scotland this summer I purchased a kilt kit in my mother's tartan, Anderson. It arrived the day before I left for Los Angeles two weekends ago. This weekend was the Maryland Irish Festival, though it's really more like the Maryla... Read more
Friday, November 08, 2013     

(Mike's road trip after this story) A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly-behaved grandson. He has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets, biscuits, all sorts of things. The grandad is saying in a con... Read more
Travelling with Mike
Friday, November 08, 2013     

Mike's journey is going so slowly. Tuesday night he only got as far as Richmond, VA. That is about three hours and I suppose that is OK if you start off at night. Except, Mike said he was going to drive at night. Yesterday, he only got as f... Read more
My Geographically challenged son; a walk to the vet.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013     

Lest anyone get the idea from yesterday's posting that I am somehow disappointed that I am not allowed to paint after an incident nearly forty years ago, allow me to dispel that impression. I am just fine and dandy with not being permitted ... Read more

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