Back to Work

In the last month, school has started and I’ve slowly adapted to my “new normal.” Summer breaks are nice, but they’re largely “work at your own pace and on your own schedule,” so for someone like me who’s essentially a night owl (I love working at night), it’s hard to adjust back to the standard…

Be Cool

The end of the term has arrived, so why am I in such a funky mood? Last evening, I felt some painful pressure on my lower jaw, near the point of my chin.  It feels like an abscess, but I’m not certain.  I’ve got some pain in my lower lip and I can’t tell if…

Another Day, Another 78.5 Cents

I’m supposed to be writing a report right now, but I’m not interested in doing it.  That should be no surprise; my motivation for just about anything has sunk to such low levels that I might need two life-times for it to come back far enough for me to break even.  I don’t know what’s…

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,…

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,…

Today’s Special

Right now, mainly because I haven’t done much this summer, I have a small surplus of cash. And, in accordance with Newton’s Third Law of Extra Money, it must be spent on things of little value before I do something stupid – like save it. I’m at a good point in life.  I mean, save…

Getting Ready

Ever just wish that you could disconnect your arms from your body before bed?  You know, just unplug them from your torso, place them on the bedroom dresser, and have a good night’s rest? No? Then clearly you don’t know the wonderment one experiences when you’ve awakened and learned that you’ve spent the entire night…

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…