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It was -22 degrees out. The driveway was half plowed; passable but just barely. My snowblower was broken. I needed to load the snowblower on the truck and haul it to the shop. Then buy a freezer, load it in … Continue reading
Many people think of “snowed in” as a euphemism for “I don’t feel like brushing a dusting of snow off the Prius”. This is why three flakes of snow brings Manhattan to its knees. When I say “snowed in” it means we’re well and truly totally unreachable by wheel based land transport. The only things that could get from my house to civilization would be a snowmobile or a helicopter. Except helicopters can’t fly in whiteouts. Also I don’t own a snowmobile. In short, I was screwed. Continue reading
Hat tip to MuskegonPundit.
I recently had an unavoidable expense. Shit happens. Being Adaptive and all you’d think I’d handle it with grace and dignity. Riiiight! I was more like Red Foxx than I’d like to admit.
I am exactly unlike like what I’ve described. Once the animal is dead, I turn from cunning predator to a klutzy moron. Apparently I can operate a rifle but shouldn’t be anywhere near a sharp knife? Continue reading
Today I decided to post one of Normal Rockwell’s less famous Thanksgiving images. “Refugee Thanksgiving” was released in 1943; around the middle of World War II. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
“I may have mentioned that I wouldn’t take on a monthly payment for something a silly as a phone if a supermodel begged me so I sure as hell wouldn’t do it for the turd in a shirt working the electronics counter.” Continue reading
Today I’m trying to do nothing. What a novel concept! Someone smart, probably Gandhi or Yoda, once said “all things in moderation”. This makes perfect sense. Someone else, apparently a Roman poet, said carpe diem (“seize the day”). I like … Continue reading
I love her growl. It should be recorded and incorporated into heavy metal. It’s low and dark and tells you that something from deepest pit of hell has awoken. It makes you really really wish you weren’t in her territory. It makes you wish you weren’t even in the same time zone. Continue reading