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Weekend Chores

Me Doing Weekend Chores “I’ve been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren’t fall chores, after all.” ~Robert Breault “Normal Person’s Weekly Chore List: 1. Clean kitchen 2. Clean bathroom … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts While Avoiding Weekend Chores

Young Codger Old codgers are grumpy, eccentric old men. But there are quite a few young codgers out there, too. To eat humble pie means to apologize for something you were wrong about. So, when you brag are you eating proud … Continue reading

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Skewed Humor for a Skewed World

Skewed (def) – Marked by a sudden, unexpected change in direction. Synonyms: lurching, asymmetrical, off-kilter. Our world has always been a little skewed. But 2020, it would seem, is the year that proves it once and for all. And no … Continue reading

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Producing Pearls in My Sleep

I’ve slept like a rock lately. Which is to say, very badly. (Rocks can’t sleep.) So last night at bedtime, I prayed for blissful oblivion. Result? Brain woke me at 2 a.m., shouting, “Wakey, wakey!” “What? No, Brain, I need … Continue reading

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Letting My Geek Flag Fly

“Some are born geeks, some achieve geekness, and others have geekness thrust upon them.” ~with apologies to William (a.k.a. “Willy the Geek”) Shakespeare I wanted so badly to be cool. But throughout my primary school years and into high school … Continue reading

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A Weekend Wish That Always Comes True

It’s Saturday and the weeds await. My lawn is festooned with them, particularly the ever-present dandelionous paininthebuttous. So I begin my pre-lawncare procedure by musing about dandelions: “Wishes are iffy things,” I think, “but there’s one wish dandelions can actually … Continue reading

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Job Hunting During COVID-19

So many people have lost their jobs this year. (I know this sounds like a joke, but it really happened): I received a cheerful notice from LinkedIn suggesting that I, “Congratulate  ______  for completing six months in their new position … Continue reading

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What If Animated Characters Were Real?

I loved cartoons as a kid. But unlike many adults I never completely outgrew them. True, I’m pickier now. But a glimpse of the characters from Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph, Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro … Continue reading

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Me and Princess Leia’s Mom

I’ve always been in love with movies. As a kid I wanted with every fiber of my being to be Gene Kelly. To sing like him. To dance like him. But most of all, to kiss girls like him. Especially … Continue reading

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Woohoo! I Got a New Hedge Trimmer!

Our front and back yards desperately need trimming: I’ve been using the old-fashioned method, and it’s just not that effective. So, I bought a new hedge trimmer! Here’s me Before, and me Now: I’m so excited! Here’s a bush I … Continue reading

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