Send in the Clowns

Does that one funny guy in your office, the guy you opened a Twitter account for because you were beginning to feel left out of office conversations, and even Seinfeld follows him, does he seem funnier lately? When he walks into a room, do you start to smile just at the sight of him? Or…

A Chicken, a Hot Dog, and an Oaky Chardonnay Walk Into a Radio Station….

I started, around mid-day, thinking about a glass of wine, as I tend to do on a typical Friday. An  oaky, buttery Chardonnay is my favorite. Add a side of reality television and a bag of chips and that’s a big Friday night. A reality smorgasbord of housewives, fixer uppers and restaurants you’d hesitate to…

At the Bates Motel, I Expect an Early Check-in and No Messy Shower Scenes

The cable guy came to my house yesterday, requiring access to spaces that haven’t been touched by a human hand, not to mention a Swifter duster, since 1978. All that activity disrupted the local spider population, which sent a spokesman to complain and demand compensation.  Their eight-legged emissary was waiting for me in the shower…

Now What?

BigB called to me from the yard about a month ago and said, “I’m trimming the lavender, do you want me to save it?”, and I’m thinking to myself, “I didn’t know we have lavender.  Wow.  We’re people who harvest lavender!”.  So I said to BigB, “Yes, let’s save it”, but inside my head where…

Apparently Giving the Dad in Your Life a Grill for Father’s Day is the Equivalent of Giving Your Mother a Vacuum. And Don’t Take Him To Your Favorite Restaurant Either.

Me:  littleb, what do you want to get Dad for Father’s Day. littleb:  I don’t know. I have to think about it. Me:  I was thinking maybe we could get him a new grill littleb: Then he’ll think you want him to cook for us. Me:  He’d be right. littleb:  But that would be a…

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