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Hey Fella, Where Ya Headed?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Soooo many questions I want to ask. (Look closer. Much closer.)

Day 19

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Alas, the tree is gone, chopped up and put in the very compost bin that once stood as its impromptu tree stand. We thank you for your service, and look forward to another slow death in 2018.

Signing off!

Day 15

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Now shit’s getting real. Yes, that is a tree jammed into a compost bin, passed over for a third time by the disposal company.

(And yes, this is a different tree further up the street. Tree #2 vanished in the night. This one’s the last holdout.)

Day 12

Friday, January 20th, 2017

How will it end?

Day 8

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Now it gets tense. The tree has officially been passed over for two consecutive garbage day pickups, and now the owner has to make a decision: Hope the garbage company takes it, wait for a good Samaritan to do the job, or actually deal with it. Meanwhile, it’s starting to turn fairly brown. We’ll be watching!

Day 6

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

A whole row of trees (including the one I’d had my eye on) abruptly vanished this afternoon. Good news: A tree around the corner is still lingering, and will become our new specimen.

Scraggly on the base but largely intact — and more importantly, taking up a parking space.

Day 3

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The trashcans are gone, but the tree remains. A little worse for wear due to the heavy rain and wind, but still hanging in there.

‘Tis the Season

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Neighbors missed the memo that last week was Christmas tree pickup, and the trash company makes zero exceptions.

The battle of wills starts today.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

2017 is going to be the big one! You heard it here first!

Cleaning Out Old Photos…

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Every one a reminder of something long forgotten…


Furby Must Be Stopped

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

I’m doing my part!

Feel Bad for Barb All Over Again

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Where do they find the time???


Thursday, September 1st, 2016

I feel like I’ve met a few writers in my time that have pulled the same stunt…

Soccer’s Ultimate Con Man Was a Superstar Who Couldn’t Play the Game

When a Problem Comes Along, You Must Lick It

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Where Do the World’s Hazelnuts Go?

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Well, exactly where you think they go.

Royal Crown

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about RC Cola (and why it never became popular).

Still my favorite soda… though I don’t even drink Coke any more…

I Want to Believe

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Why we are almost certainly not alone, and why we will almost certainly never meet another alien species anyway.


OK, But I Like It More Than It Likes Me

Friday, April 1st, 2016

No you hang up first.

No you.


Spoiler Alert

Friday, March 25th, 2016

My Fast Food Mashup: The Chick-N-Out

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

It came to me in a dream. What if you took a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and an In-N-Out burger and put them together?

Today I made that dream a reality, taking one In-N-Out cheeseburger (animal style) and one Chick-Fil-A sandwich (extra pickles) and slapping them together. (Drop the bottom bun of the In-N-Out and the top bun of the Chick-Fil-A. Chicken goes on the bottom of the combined sandwich.)

Results: Incredibly delicious and probably extremely healthy, too. The Chick-N-Out (get it?) is one for the ages!

chick-n-out sandwich