Month: November 2019

White Knuckles

I was bitching this morning about having to go to work on Black Friday, but alas, I have ended up working from home. Which still isn’t not working, but at least it’s working in the comfort of sweats. One of those split-the-difference scenarios, I guess. For the record,… Continue Reading “White Knuckles”

Teddy FTW

I have been nominated by Claudette (a writer of words, etc.) for a major award. (Or maybe I’m just channeling Ralphie’s dad, aka The Old Man, from A Christmas Story.) Instead of a leg lamp though, it’s a Special Blogger Award. I’d go into… Continue Reading “Teddy FTW”

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bobcat

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the giant hole that used to be my front yard. It all began with a flooded utility room last weekend… Actually, that room flooded once before, at the end of July. It just so happened to… Continue Reading “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bobcat”

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Veteran’s Day was a holiday for Tara but I had to work. It had snowed the evening before and our high never made it above 12º, so the roads were a mess. Tara offered to let me drive her pickup and I jumped at… Continue Reading “A Case of Mistaken Identity”

24 Hours

Hiking on Saturday: Hiking on Sunday: What a difference a day makes, huh?

Shivering Like Egyptians

I opened the front door this morning to grab the newspaper, and saw six deer trotting across the middle of our snow-dusted street in a formation so perfect, I half-expected to find them pulling a sleigh driven by a fat man in a red… Continue Reading “Shivering Like Egyptians”

Take Me to Your Leader

Close Encounters of the Weird Kind Recently, there was construction taking place outside the office. Guess what? Jackhammers and productivity do not mix. Good thing I have noise-cancelling headphones and Spotify Premium. At one point, the jackhammers were replaced by a deep, metallic, droning… Continue Reading “Take Me to Your Leader”