With so much extra time on our hands, many people have been reflecting on their lives and making plans for things they want to accomplish now and/or when this is all over.
While that sounds great, I have been focusing more on things I never want to do again. I call it my Reverse Bucket List.
Here is my Reverse Bucket List. What’s yours? Continue reading “What’s on your Reverse Bucket List?”
While people around the world will be celebrating the new year on January 1, I thought it was important to first celebrate the year that was.
A lot happened in 2019. Some of it was great, some of it was sad, and honestly, some of it smelled funny.
So before begin watching giant balls of light drop in New York City and then rise again for some reason, here are a few thoughts I had on the last year. Continue reading “Happy Old Year!”
A few months ago, I proclaimed on here that I had several terrific new ideas for the blog that would be fun and exciting.
After that, I wrote a few posts and then didn’t write anything for more than two months. As it turns out, my great idea was to just have a blank blog.
I call it “virtual blogging.”
The good news is that I had very few typos over the last few months. The bad news is that I likely lost most of my readers, and I missed the fun of writing these posts. Continue reading “What I did on my summer vacation from blogging”
It’s funny how a simple, small project can often lead to a larger project and then to another and another until you are somehow cutting down a tree.
This happened to me recently when I had a few days off of work and decided to cut the grass in the yard.
“This will be easy,” I thought to myself smugly. “I sure am smart.” Continue reading “Simple projects often turn into epic adventures”
Every Who down in Whoville liked the time change a lot.
But the Nick who lived in Ohio certainly did not!
The Nick hated the time change! The whole time change season.
Now please don’t ask why! No one knows exactly the reason.
It could be perhaps, that his clocks wound too tight,
It could just be that he never adjusted them right.
But I think the most likely reason you can keep,
Is that the Nick was a person who wanted to sleep.
Continue reading “How the Nick stole the time change”
I often marvel at the outstanding quality of names of different items. When you think about a nose, printer or teeter-totter, for example, those names seem to fit perfectly.
What else would you call a nose ? A smell canal? Facial tip? No! Nose knows no sufficient peer!
Also, the name teeter-totter is very descriptive and fun to say. Even the other name of see saw seems super.
At the same time, though, we have several rather bad names for items in the English language, and it’s time we fixed them. In order to help solve this colossal problem, our judges have put together this list of the Top 5 terrible names for everyday items.
Continue reading “Top 5 terrible names for everyday items”
I am trying to do more things out of my comfort zone in 2019, and last week proved to be much more uncomfortable than usual.
But despite jumping into a frozen lake one day and feeling old and slow in front of a crowd of people I didn’t know on another day, everything turned out very well. Let me explain.
Continue reading “Swish, splash, I had a fun week”
On Christmas Day of 1975, my family moved out of our home in Denver, Colorado.
My father, who was a Lutheran minister, had accepted a call to Ohio, and yes, we moved on Christmas Day when I was 5. Continue reading “What are your memories of Christmas past?”
As I walked into the kitchen on a dark and dreary Tuesday evening, I was greeted by the sounds of mysterious creaking and moaning.
“Is that the floorboard or my knees?” I asked myself in my best tough guy detective voice. “We don’t have time for that right now, we’ve got bigger fish to fry.”
I don’t actually know how to fry fish or understand why you would want to fry the bigger fish before the smaller fish, so I forged on with my noble quest. Continue reading “The Mystery of the Missing Peanut Butter”
Like most people, I have made a few sensible plans for what to do after I win the Mega Millions jackpot this week.
It’s important to be smart about things like this, though, so I have also made plans for what not to do after I win $1.6 billion.
Here are a few of the items on my list: Continue reading “How I plan to spend my Mega Millions jackpot”