I know coffee makes me happy, but buying a ton of mugs was probably not the best thing for a depressive episode…

Yeah, the wallet-emptying monster has returned in force, and it's focused on my kitchen. In my defense, I was doing a deep clean and decided to move things around, and that's the necessary evil that started it all. I have plenty of cabinets in my kitchen, but they're generally skinny and deep. It makes it … Continue reading I know coffee makes me happy, but buying a ton of mugs was probably not the best thing for a depressive episode…

I’m considering quitting my job for possibly silly (or just minuscule) reasons…

I can't think of the last time I honestly sat here and said to myself "yeah, time to start looking for another job." Not that I figured I'd be at this one forever, but it had some things going for it, and I was used to it and didn't mind it. But apparently, I like … Continue reading I’m considering quitting my job for possibly silly (or just minuscule) reasons…

Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?

This is one of my biggest puzzlements (and occasional pet peeve) that I've seen when driving around. I understand keeping a car length of distance if you've been taught that for safety when you are behind a vehicle, and maybe about two or three feet at a stop light in case someone rear ends you … Continue reading Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?

#097– How Come Dogs Don’t Get Grass Stains On Their Fur?

This one hit me a few days ago when I saw my long-haired blonde retriever-mix dog out in the yard. He was running around on his 40 foot tether line and then lay down, rolled over, and started itching his back back and forth on the ground. Made a funny moment and a damned cute … Continue reading #097– How Come Dogs Don’t Get Grass Stains On Their Fur?

“The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

I suppose we can chalk the negativity you're about to read to some kind of "law of higher expectations." I expected to like this play, because I love history and I've read and heard a lot about Cleopatra and Marc Antony since I was young. Yes, everything was contradictory between fiction and non-fiction, and sources … Continue reading “The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

America (The Book): Teacher’s Edition, by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart staff

My Copy: 9780446691864 (Image from Amazon.com) I hadn't pulled this one out in so long, and wondered if I'd find it depressing or hilarious reading it now. Well, maybe it's a bit of both. I kept going back to the acknowledgement page before it started and found it terribly apropos for our times, though it … Continue reading America (The Book): Teacher’s Edition, by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart staff

My 1st 25 questions: the ponder-able & crazy, silly & serious that made the band.

Considering how lengthy the list will become, it made sense to post a general page with links to the previous blog posts every "quarter mile." I chose 25 because it seemed like a good place to start (and admittedly, I'm still working on #26, so there). So, to recap, here's the 1st 25 questions I … Continue reading My 1st 25 questions: the ponder-able & crazy, silly & serious that made the band.