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Get it while it's — splat!

Last night we took the kids to what is arguably our favorite Chinese buffet restaurant. And it's our favorite not just for the food, because there always seems to be a wealth of signs and other sights that just begged to be photographed. Sadly, nine times out of ten we go there, we don't take the camera. (Good Lord! Do we really go there that often?!)   Read More →
Posted October 10, 2008 at 10:10 AM by Michael

Being sick really sucks

So once again here it is a couple weeks since the last post, and I come limping back with my tail between my legs. So many things I was going to post about, too: how the HLC is actually the fulfillment of apocalyptic prophesy, Ike's post-storm fury, how apocalyptic prophesy will probably be fulfilled by the downfall of the western financial industry, the dog's new "toy." Instead it ends up being much more mundane.   Read More →
Posted September 30, 2008 at 9:09 PM by Michael

Drink the Kool-Aid

Okay, it's not really Kool-Aid, but I found a new drink that I find surprisingly good.   Read More →
Posted June 23, 2008 at 10:06 PM by Michael

Smells that last a lifetime

I picked the kids up from their summer program last evening, and the youngest was complaining of a migraine. He gets these from time to time, but there was nothing I could do until we got home, five minutes away. But I knew I was in trouble when he informed me, "I think I'm going to barf."   Read More →
Posted June 20, 2008 at 12:06 AM by Michael

Odds 'n' ends...

All right, all right. I guess I've put this off long enough. The dreaded mega-post which, as I write this, probably won't be all that large anyway. Still, I've got several small things and I guess it does make sense to roll them all into one. So here goes.   Read More →
Posted June 5, 2008 at 9:06 PM by Michael

Sixteen what?!

First, a word on the mega-post: I'm working on it. I have the pictures and I'm in the process of manipulating and uploading them. Then I'll write some words and everyone will be happy.

Now on to the topic at hand. As a parent, it seems nothing should surprise me anymore, but it does. Saturday the missus and I were going over our cable bill when we saw a pay-per-view charge for an independent art-house film with the deeply philosophical title of Sixteen Lesbians without Panties.   Read More →

Posted June 2, 2008 at 8:06 PM by Michael

Not so fishy after all

Our fish died a couple weeks back. And by fish I don't be a fish, I mean all the fish.   Read More →
Posted April 24, 2008 at 4:04 PM by Michael

Paper towels: 0, pants: 1

While I'm on the subject of restrooms (I'll avoid the obvious pun about toilet humor — oops, too late), I saw a curious incident this morning. I watched with not a little amusement as someone attempted in vain to figure out the paper towel dispenser.   Read More →
Posted March 31, 2008 at 12:03 PM by Michael

Funniest... thing... ever

I was in a public restroom today, and you'll never believe what I saw. I swear it's the funniest thing ever; I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. It was a good thing I was already in the restroom, because I almost peed my pants.   Read More →
Posted March 29, 2008 at 2:03 AM by Michael

If you have the rosemary, I have the thyme

We were shopping at Wal-Mart the other night, and I came across a bottle of sage for ten cents. Ten cents. I can't pass up a deal like that.   Read More →
Posted March 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM by Michael