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…

Bah Humbug

Question, people: When does the whole “goodwill towards men” part begin?  Is there a specific date? I ask because I’m about to go ballistic on a few people, and I don’t want to start handing out beat-downs during the time I’m supposed to be good.  Can’t have someone dropping a dime on me to Santa,…

Brrr

It happened. That bone-chilling cold wind that comes to my neck of the woods (gee, thanks, Canada) that serves as Winter’s calling card, hit us today.  The thermometer said that it was in the high 30s, but my skin told me that was a blatant lie; it was probably in the low 20s.  Either way,…

Don’t Talk About Yourself Like That!

I’ve mentioned previously that I had to alter the way I approach my online life because of an incident that happened earlier this year.  I won’t link to it – I really didn’t say much about it at the time – but I received a really nasty note from a colleague because of something I’d…

It’s Tuesday, Lady

This post, as so many of mine have done at one time or another, had its genesis in my car. I was driving in to work; thinking about the various events that would shape my day, when a really interesting idea struck me.  I thought it’d make a cool blog topic, and – while fighting…

Sunday Ramblings, 10/22

I’d considered posting something or another several times this week. In each instance, I had some topic – usually mundane and generic – that in some way tied into my day.  In each instance, I had some snappy first line that I was sure would attract attention, and – in each instance – my mind…

Fun Day

Today was supposed to be a ‘fun’ day. Every so often, the Little Woman volunteers to drive me around (for a change), and we go roaming around town.  I look forward to these outings because we don’t spend enough time together as it is, and it allows me to travel without being responsible for everything. …

WTH Fridays: Eating Out

The Little Woman sent me a text:  She and her best friend – a mutual friend, actually – were going to dinner.  This was a polite way of telling me that I would have to fend for myself, a situation that did not bother me in the least, considering that I’m the household chef. Now,…

Vindictive Faith

Autumn – at least the kind of autumn from my childhood – has finally arrived. It rained through most of the last two days, and the temperatures dropped like a rock.  When it wasn’t raining, the skies were overcast and threatening.  Summer breezes have a gentleness to them – like a loved one, casually patting…

Oh, For Pete’s Sake

How do you deal with clingy people? That’s a real question, Internet.  I’ve got someone who’s stuck on me and I need to figure out how to give them their walking papers, and fast. I had an ex-girlfriend who was clingy, but that was different.  The relationship didn’t work and she made it clear that…

WWYMHD?

As I left home this morning for work, something weird happened. Nothing significant, certainly nothing to write home about, and something minor that’s happened to me numerous times.  But for some reason, today’s episode was different, probably because it made me think. Let me set the scene: I was driving along a major avenue when…

A Longer Walk

Remember my tale from two weeks ago about my adventures in repaying an overpayment? Well, I never thought it possible, but here’s the sequel: As you may recall, I walked a significant distance – I’ve since learned that it was just shy of a half mile – to drop off a check for $87, the…