What A Pain

We did lots of stupid things as kids. Like, a lot. But the good thing was that back in the days when Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter were in the Oval Office (during different terms of course), there was no social media and therefore no evidence of our childhood shenanigans and ignorance. In fact I … Continue reading What A Pain

The Days of Wine and COVID, Part I: Black Friday

So I found this five-leaf clover...

The New Reality

Every night at 9:30, I would hear the distant rumble of Disneyland fireworks. They have been silenced indefinitely. When I worked in a grocery store years ago, the job was for all intents and purposes unskilled grunt work that few people respected. It's now considered "essential" and the workers "on the front lines." I used … Continue reading The New Reality

Romantic Comedies

Holy mother of effs, I'm getting old(er). The family -- I refuse to use the currently popular and obnoxious term "fam" -- was out decorating for Christmas Saturday night, mostly concentrating on the positioning of our new laser light display. We've been looking at them for some time now and found them on sale at … Continue reading Romantic Comedies

Manic Monday

Monday night was crazy. Earlier in the day, Ann had sent me a picture of my wonderful neighbor -- you already know I'm being fatuous -- standing in the street next to his car. That is, his damaged car. Turns out that another resident on our street came flying around the corner at their usual … Continue reading Manic Monday