Candy, Cars, and Carrying On

I’ve developed an odd fixation as of late – and it’s just so . . . weird. I’ve been craving (and devouring) Hershey’s Mr. Goodbars like there’s no tomorrow.  I’m not kidding – this is a candy that, before last month, I’d probably had ten Mr. Goodbars total in the last decade (if not longer). …

A Better Person

My soul aches. I know that’s melodramatic, but honestly, I can’t think of any other way to describe it.  My soul aches because I’m tired.  I used to listen to older people say that when I was a child.  They’d have this look of desperation or resignation on their faces, and they’d declare their pain. …

Two Types

It snowed yesterday.  It snowed over most of the weekend.  It’s going to snow this upcoming weekend.  Between the three “snow events” – what us old folks used to call “snow storms” – they’re talking a total of about 15 inches of snow, at least. That’s a lot of snow. Yes, I know it’s winter…

Feeling Safe

Well, my visit to Physician #4 has given me something to think about – specifically, that my never-ending source of pain might be due to a compromised nerve.  Now, I’ve said this pretty much for the last month, noting that I felt very strongly that my headaches were due to something that I either had…

Being in a Funk

Guess who contracted the flu? Too easy?  Well, let me put it this way: Guess who contracted the flu; was seemingly over it – and thus stupidly reduced his medication, became re-infected with the flu, and has spent the last three days fighting fatigue and a massive “Please Shoot Me Now” headache? After heavily investing…

One Less Thing

Snow.  Lots of it. Thankfully, I’ve no place to be, so it can snow pretty much all it wants.  That’s right, Nature – get it out of your system now, before the term starts, so I won’t find myself petrified to use the Interstate as I go to work.  Do it so I don’t have…

The Story Thus Far

Due to the abundance of available holiday chocolate, I am experiencing yet another one of my “Oh, Please Kill Me and End This” headaches.  I didn’t realize how much sugar I’d been downing until the other day, when I happened to take a peek at my garbage bin.  It’s a dry bin, meaning that it’s…

And . . . It Begins

Happy 2018! When I awoke this morning, it was -1ºF.  I closed my eyes for a few extra minutes and checked again. It was now -3ºF. I didn’t know that something like that could happen.  I mean, as the day goes on, it’s supposed to get warmer, right?  If this is any indication of what…

Another Year

It’s the end of the year! I don’t know why I’m so excited, especially since most of 2018 will involve me having to address issues from 2017, that I’d hoped would just go away.  Oh, I’m thankful for another day and being able to see the start of yet another year, but there’s also a…

Being Lost

Grades are finished, submitted, and are now a thing of distant memory.  There’s a great feeling one has once the final grade sheet is turned in; it marks the end of another term and puts the proverbial period to the end of a subject.  It’s over, in much the same way that the completion of…

It’s Wednesday!

If you listened to the weather jockeys here in the Upper Midwest last week, then last Wednesday was going to be something special:  A massive snow storm was to roll through the region, plunging the countryside into darkness and leaving nearly a half-foot of white stuff in its wake.  A full day of Nature’s wrath…

White Powder

Over the course of the last month or so, it has snowed a number of times, here in the Upper Midwest.  Most of this was essentially fluff, literally a few snowy grains on the pavement, that are quickly blown away with the day’s first breeze.  It’s been cold, but even that had fluctuated, and between…