Sometimes blue is green, or What color do you think this sweatshirt is?

A mysterious thing happened with a Christmas gift this year, and it brought back a debate that has confounded my household for the several years now.

The Christmas gift was a very nice grey sweatshirt with blue lettering that says “Ohio University.” I was fortunate to find this item on sale, so I proudly purchased it and wrapped it for my wife.

On Christmas morning, she unwrapped my present and showed everyone her nice grey sweatshirt with green lettering that says, “Ohio University,” on the front. Continue reading “Sometimes blue is green, or What color do you think this sweatshirt is?”

Nothing to write about except Top 5 Kirks, oatmeal and a few blogs to check out

I have nothing to write about today.

I apologize but nothing very interesting has happened to me recently and my work on the Top Five Kirks is stuck at a standstill. Our judges are divided over this controversial topic due to a cornucopia outstanding Kirks. Who should be No. 1?

Continue reading “Nothing to write about except Top 5 Kirks, oatmeal and a few blogs to check out”

Top 5 Things To Do When Bunch Of Teenage Girls Are Getting Ready At Your House For A Big Dance

Over the weekend, there was a big dance at the local high school, so my stepdaughter and a few of her friends got ready for the evening at our house.

On these occasions, parents have to deal with shoes covering the floors, high school students walking around everywhere, and far too much music, yelling, and music that sounds like yelling.

In order to make it through these events unharmed, our judges have put together the Top 5 Things To Do When A Bunch of Teenage Girls Are Getting Ready At Your House For A Big Dance. Continue reading “Top 5 Things To Do When Bunch Of Teenage Girls Are Getting Ready At Your House For A Big Dance”

The key to a great shopping trip! Or, why are there so many sandwich makers?

Recently on a family shopping trip, I was able to give some essential advice to one of the children as we walked through a clothing store.

“See that man sitting over there who looks bored and half asleep, like he may actually be in a coma? He is our hero. That bench is where we want to be,” I said hoping that I sounded wise and not just lazy. “As an adult, you’re going to spend plenty of time waiting in stores or offices or parks or other places, so you it’s important to either find someplace nice to sit so you can read or daydream or whatever, or you to try to find something interesting to look at.” Continue reading “The key to a great shopping trip! Or, why are there so many sandwich makers?”

Top 5 things that are common now that will seem weird in a few years

Life changes faster than a yellow light when you are late to work, and many of the things we take for granted today soon will be nearly forgotten.

Some of them, though, will also look pretty bizarre when we think back on them. With that in mind, here are the Top 5 Things That Are Common Now That Will Seem Weird In A Few Years: Continue reading “Top 5 things that are common now that will seem weird in a few years”

Drinking beet juice may be the key to staying young! I think I would rather just grow old

Reading over the news recently, I kept coming across articles about how beet juice is apparently a key ingredient for staying young.

As someone who is getting older, I thought that I better investigate these bewildering beets bulletins before I forgot what I was thinking about. Continue reading “Drinking beet juice may be the key to staying young! I think I would rather just grow old”

It’s time to get outside and exercise! Or is it?

It’s spring and I’m excited about getting outside and getting back into shape!

The weather is beautiful, it feels great to be outside and I have no reason not to jog and exercise more often.

Well, work is a pretty good excuse. It’s been busy lately and I have been tired after some long days. I’m too tired to exercise. Continue reading “It’s time to get outside and exercise! Or is it?”

How are 6 paper towels like 9? Things that annoy me in grocery stores

While I love grocery stores and talk about them way too much, there are also several things about them that annoy me. Here are a few of these items:

What do we call them? – Is it a supermarket, market, grocery store or some other name? Supercenter? Hypermarket? I looked up a few definitions and found that I rarely shop at a grocery store, since those businesses officially only sell food items, while supermarkets sell food and other items. A hypermarket, by the way, combines supermarkets and department stores into one fabulous store that makes you feel hyper because there are too many people around, you can’t find anything (including the family members you came in with) and you don’t remember where you parked.

Paper towels that advertise you are buying “Like 8” rolls when you are only purchasing 6 thick rolls – It’s not “like 8” rolls. It’s 6 rolls! Recently, and I swear this is true, I bought a package of 6 paper towel rolls that are usually ”like 8,” but it had a large “BONUS ROLL” label on it because somehow it was “like 9”, when it was still only 6 rolls. I hate this new math. If I am going to pay for “Like 8” or “Like 9” paper towel rolls, I think I should be able to pay “Like full price.” Continue reading “How are 6 paper towels like 9? Things that annoy me in grocery stores”