Another Bag, Please

Last week, I happened to take a trip to Port Washington, Wisconsin. That place sounds familiar, but you’re not sure why, you say? Well, it’s where these guys live:     I would say that I was sorely disappointed that there’s no amusement park there, but I already knew that; the park shown in the…

It’s Sunday!

It was 75°F when I awoke this morning.  That wouldn’t have been bad, but for the fact that it was 3 am. The combination of an upset stomach and night heat meant that I spend a good portion of my nocturnal time staring at the ceiling and trying to find ways in which to cool…

And…It’s Thursday

I awoke after a wretched night of tossing and turning. I believed that it might have been due to dinner – homemade tacos – and my being too liberal with the spices.  We ate late, and I’ve found over the years that eating spicy foods after 6 pm will result in a difficult trek through…

Light Thoughts

Spring Break is not shaping out as I’d expected. I mean, I still have exams to grade, but it’s like the time is slipping through my fingers like . . . something that can slip through one’s fingers at a fast rate. (I’m tired and I haven’t had any coffee, so you’ll just have to bear…

A Tale of Oil and Pie

It was the best of Mondays, it was the worst of Mondays. I’m on Spring Break – that magical time of the year where students interpret that term as meaning, “fun and random partying in Florida,” non-educators interpret it as meaning, “another paid vacation,” and teachers see it as “a chance to get caught up…

This Week

I’ve been away from the computer for nearly a week. Actually, that’s not true; I check e-mail because professionally, I need to do so.  Students and their problems don’t go away because I might want them to; for some of my students, I’m the closest thing they have to a father figure or an emotional…

The Great Potato Heist

Something interesting happened today, and I’m still not certain as to how I should – or if I should – deal with it.  Frankly, I’ve not had this sort of thing happen in a long time, so it could be that I’m just out of practice, and I need to find my rhythm.  I’m angry,…

Cheeseburger Soup

With all of the activity surrounding Baby Sis, I neglected to mention that I finally made that Cheeseburger Soup I’d been craving. You’d think that with a new kitchen, I’d be just a blur in there, whipping up a host of new dishes and desserts.  Well, no.  It’s been three weeks now and we still…

Thursday’s Thoughts

Hey everyone!  It’s Thursday!  You know what that means, right? I don’t know either.  All I’ve got is that it’s Thursday. Don’t give me that look – I’m trying to be positive, so work with me here. With work going on in the kitchen, Yours Truly is hiding out in his home office, fooling around…

Dreams and Coffee

There must be something in Aleve that makes one have weird dreams, because last night’s was a doozy. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had weird dreams as of late, but last evening’s takes the cake.  Rather, I should say that the two dreams I’ve had this week take the cake, because I can’t say that…

Cooking in Old Creole Days

Each year, the campus library sells off antiquated and withdrawn texts.  This serves two purposes – to generate funds for future purchases, and to give new homes to books that would otherwise sit in silence on a shelf forever.  Most libraries do this, and it’s always interesting to see what books make the cut (to be…

Another Sunday

It’s Sunday! I don’t know why, but I’m feeling good today.  Which is surprising considering a few things – namely, that tomorrow’s Monday, and I’m not sure that I’m going to be able to bring my A-Game to class.  I’ve been tired, more so than usual, and I should just stay in bed.  At least…