Go Climb a Mountain

So last week, I climbed a mountain. Impressive achievement? I dunno. It wasn't this mountain... It was this one. But I got a great view of the mountain I didn't climb from the top of the mountain I did climb. And besides, a 1700' elevation gain is nothing to sneeze at! The 90-minute hike was basically … Continue reading Go Climb a Mountain

Armadillos in Our Trousers

Saturday evening was weird, but fun. Weird because we went back to our old condominium complex, a year after moving away. It was remarkable how little things had changed. It's still next to impossible to find parking, because the residents all use the guest spots, so we ended up parking roughly eight miles away. Fun because we met up with … Continue reading Armadillos in Our Trousers

Not Quite a Pot o’ Gold…But Close

A few days ago, I received the following email. Dear [first name], Once again we will be hosting a customer appreciation event with a focus on Social Seciurity and helping you prepare when it comes time to retire. Call me crazy, but if you're holding a customer appreciation event, shouldn't you make said customer feel, … Continue reading Not Quite a Pot o’ Gold…But Close

Squeaky Shoes

I recently picked up a new pair of walking shoes. With as many miles as I'm logging lately, the Vans - fashionable as they are - were no longer cutting it. Even without a fancy little swoosh, these new shoes offer an improved walking experience. Except at work. Because every time I walk across the … Continue reading Squeaky Shoes

A Tree Stump By a Lake

There's an unassuming tree stump in a park I like to visit on my lunch hour. It's situated by a picturesque lake, surrounded by red cedars and Douglas firs. There is nothing special about this tree stump...except for the fact that it once served as the backdrop to a family Christmas card photo, many years ago. … Continue reading A Tree Stump By a Lake

You Can Fight City Hall

A couple of days ago, this meeting invite showed up in my In Box. Best Outlook invite ever. Took me all of five seconds to accept. Maybe you can fight City Hall, after all. Our request for information on any zoning restrictions pertaining to the "No Parking" signs we wanted to put up had gone ignored for … Continue reading You Can Fight City Hall

My Bad Luck With Women: A Brief History

I had not planned on spending more than one post on my past dating woes, but there was some interest in hearing more, so what the hell? Maybe my bad luck in the past will help somebody else avoid a disastrous relationship in the future. Either that, or you'll all laugh at me. Things are great … Continue reading My Bad Luck With Women: A Brief History