“Turn Left Heading Two Three Zero”

A short attention span and an inability to multitask are a dangerous combination. I learned this the hard way on Tuesday. Midway through our weekly Teams marketing meeting, J. started talking about something and I zoned out for a few minutes. To be fair, I was responding to a work-related email. It’s not like I … Continue reading “Turn Left Heading Two Three Zero”

10 Things I Love About You

I woke up Sunday morning and asked Tara, "Hey, wanna move to South Dakota this week?" Fortunately, she was down. So: here we are. Moving week. Four more days! It still feels surreal, even though Tara's last day at work was Friday and mine is Wednesday. This is the final push! She'll be busy packing … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About You

This Here’s the Rubber Duck

We bought walkie-talkies on Amazon last week, and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited. More so than any self-respecting adult should be. Good thing I have so little self-respect! The whole thing was Tara’s idea; she'd suggested a while ago that we purchase walkie-talkies so we can communicate more easily between vehicles while driving … Continue reading This Here’s the Rubber Duck

Guilty of Anthropomorphizing

Tara and I were shopping for groceries last week and I sort of freaked out because she was grabbing cans of cat food from the shelf and throwing them into the cart without even looking at the flavors. "What are you doing?!" I shrieked inquired. "Buying cat food?" she said, turning a declaration into a … Continue reading Guilty of Anthropomorphizing

All Drizzle, No Sizzle

Normally when the clock strikes midnight and we usher in a new year, things don’t feel all that different. Most years, there is little change. Tomorrow will look like yesterday. Next Christmas will look like this past Christmas. And so forth, and so on. 2018 is going to be the exception. Because the moment the … Continue reading All Drizzle, No Sizzle

May All Your Christmases Be White

Yesterday was my Monday, and today is my Friday. Too bad every workweek can't be just like this one. It's still hard to fathom that Christmas has come and gone. Every year there's so much buildup, and then it's over in a flash. The holiday felt extra special this year, because we ended up with … Continue reading May All Your Christmases Be White

Ho to the Ho, Ho

It's snowing!! On my blog, anyway. In real life, not so much. We are actually headed into a "December drought," as the media are calling it. This means no rain for the next 10-14 days, proving that the newspeople are a tad overdramatic. But that is pretty unusual for December around these parts. It's going … Continue reading Ho to the Ho, Ho

A Well-Oiled Machine

We had a nice four-day weekend. Hectic and busy, but 'tis the season, right? This, despite The Cold From Hell. Tuesday, Tara said she was getting sick. Despite ingesting copious amounts of Vitamin C, echinacea, and oregano oil (god, she’s such a hippie!), there was no staving off the inevitable. By Wednesday it had turned … Continue reading A Well-Oiled Machine

The Whys Have It

I am standing on a bluff in the Badlands, looking over a sprawling prairie so vast it appears endless. A towering cumulonimbus cloud blots out the sun as it advances across the plains in a slow, angry march. Thunder rumbles across the prairie, echoing through the canyons and castle-like spires of red-striped rock so intently … Continue reading The Whys Have It

Inverse Correlations and Escaping Cats

Cats weren't meant to be kept in bags, so I'm going to let this one out now and share a bit o' news with y'all: Tara and I are moving to Rapid City, South Dakota next summer. Funny how something that started out as an off-the-cuff remark I never expected my wife to take seriously turned … Continue reading Inverse Correlations and Escaping Cats