Monday, June 29, 2009


No, no, I didn't find the orange knife.

I found something even MORE lost- the case for my sunglasses and the two pairs of replacement lenses that were in it!!

I've actually torn apart my apartment on two different occasions (but not in the last 6-8 months) looking for this case and it's contents...mainly because their the only pair of expensive sunglasses I've ever had and it was KILLING me to think that I'd lost half of what I'd paid for. I was convinced the case was in one of my backpacks and when they weren't, I gave up. Not just "gave up," I actually accepted that they were either a) gone or b) would eventually turn up and that there was no point in being upset about it anymore.

So, this morning I standing in the rain and digging through the dozen or so pockets in my golf bag looking for a tee, and there it was. Which means that the case has been in the trunk of my car since last summer. Oops.

My tent has also been in my trunk since Memorial Day '08- I think it's probably dry now.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Normally, I'm above this kind of stuff-but...

So, in the past week or so I've two pieces with which I am quite happy. I can't manage to bring myself to say "proud," but I think they are worth reading.

The first is for the website I helped co-found and for which I write on a regular basis. You can find this article here: It's kind of "newsy," and that's not the kind of thing I usually write, so the fact that it turned out as well as it did was a pleasant surprise.

The other is for a website where I am going to be a "guest writer" (or in the site's parlance, a "bartender") when I have the time. I think the piece exposes me as, well, "odd," but if you're here, reading this, you probably already know that about me. You can find it here:


A complaint

Today I had to go to three different stores before I could find the kind of toilet paper I wanted.

What has become of this country?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Recap

1. Still no sign of the orange knife.
2. My birthday passed with little fanfare. A pox on the person who emailed me on the day on my birthday and didn't even mention it. A half-pox on the person who didn't mention it until after the fact.
3. Kudos to the person who got me a gift when he didn't have to- I never EVER expected anything.
4. I will be trying out my birthday crock pot this weekend.
5. I bought a fan.
6. Somebody else now reads this blog. By my count that means I have three "lurkers."
7. My co-workers gave me a delicious cake.
8. Smoked shoulder, on my birthday- really?
9. Looks like I'm going to TWO Red Sox games in August.
10. I am eating cookies.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here's a Mystery

How on earth did I lose a BRIGHT ORANGE paring knife? And more importantly, if it is still somewhere in my apartment, how lethal of an injury am I going to suffer when I am unlucky enough to "find" it?

I'm going to replace it tomorrow (Friday), which means sometime this weekend, I'll find it.

Monday, June 08, 2009

This will come as news to NOBODY

Clearly, I haven't been around these parts as much as I have been for the last few years (has it really been "years?") and there's a good reason for that- I've been here:

It's been a lot of work- like adding and extra unpaid day to my regular work week- writing my little heart out, but I think it's been worth it. We've got a good little site going, a small but loyal readership, and we've even gotten some good "press" from others in the "blogosphere."

So, I'll still be here, just not as much as I used to be...

Thursday, June 04, 2009



I slept until noon today. I can't even remember the last time that happened that didn't involve me going to bed at 4 or 5am for some reason.

It was also 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep, something else that hasn't happened in ages.

Then again, I took a PUMMELING at work yesterday and I apparently can't get a second date to save my life!

So, I guess, a mixed week overall.