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,…

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. …

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 Little Walk

You know, I’ve only had class for two days, and yet I am so very thankful that Friday has come. The day started off with a visit to Walmart, where I found a decent little electric kettle for $13.  Now I can make my tea in the comfort of my own office, with minimal inconvenience. …

It’s Happening

I have survived the first day of school. I wish I could post some humorous anecdote about how a freshman did something strange or stupid, or a cynical one about how I’ve already identified who’ll be my “resident jackass” for the term, but I can’t.  For a first day, it was surprisingly quiet and orderly,…

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, the school term has begun! Technically, school begins today, although due to a scheduling issue, I won’t make my first appearance until tomorrow.  That gives me one final day of summer to enjoy, and boy, have I been living it up! First order of business was a haircut, because without it, I’m virtually unrecognizable. …