Look who’s fat, fat again
Heard a snippet of an Eminem song, and off went my mind. If I was any sort of rap fan, I might have gone to work deconstructing Slim Shady’s lyrics for that song, “Without Me”, and, keeping just the title, reworked it into a parodic take off on ... Read more
uncramming the nooks and crannies of the 'ol brain matter
1) Went to a family friend's 65th birthday party. Found myself arguing Indian politics with the uncles (any parental type not your own is referred to as an uncle in these circles). I... Read more
Dinner with friends, part I
had facebook open towards the end of the day, saw someone post about watching Chicago play hockey tonight. That was interesting in and of itself, since Chicago was playing against my favored team, the Detroit Red Wings, but of more interest was ... Read more
Worm in a bottle
Title references a song by Fish. No, not the hippie jam band with Trey Anastasio leading the way, but rather the 6’6” stone bald Scotsman who once upon a generation ago sang for the band Marillion. You might recall their hit “Kayleigh”, if you’r... Read more
I spent the last couple of weeks feeling blobby, never getting down to the fitness room in the hotel despite intentions. Got home, weighed myself for the first time in three weeks...and got the same number as I did then. So that's good, I guess.... Read more
Swedish metal weekend has commenced
And I'm seriously considering a stop into Ikea for some meatballs just to keep with the theme.
I'm sticking around the Chicago area this weekend, rather than heading back to Michigan, for the purpose of catching a couple of concerts. Tonigh... Read more
I've started this blog ten times...
....and I keep falling asleep before writing it.
What did you think, I was going to come out with some huge confession, or something? No such thing going on in my boring life. I went to the library and got a haircut today, that's about all ... Read more
but for a lack of hanky
a) There was no panky
b) Snot was running down his nose
c) No hammerin’ occurred this day
d) None of the above
I think my mind’s off in the land of d) but I’m not sure. a) and b) don’t apply, but c) might be accurate, since after hand... Read more
You’ve heard the term, “A mess of fries”, right?
It almost came to fruition the other night. I thought I might grab grub at one particular fast food outlet, but the parking lot was crowded, the lobby looked crowded, and I wasn’t in the mood for a crowd, so I drove on, just riding down Route 12... Read more
should I feel guilty for being amused by flooding?
Ok, I know water rolling places where it should not go is a big deal. Hurricanes ripping stuff up, big storms causing rivers to meander, all bad news. I have a friend whose parents lost their home (her childhood home) to offshoots of the Mississ... Read more
Didn't quite make that flight
Kind of tough to catch a plane when it's due to take off at 6:45 AM and you wake up to hotel room clock telling you it's 6:40 AM. First time missing a flight, ever, as far as I can recall, and I don't qualify (yet) as a frequent flyer, so I turn... Read more
drowning sorrows in grease
Beats alcohol as a solvent for the sorrows, anyway. Went to a Michigan bar called Duffy's down in Chicago to watch the national championship game with fellow Wolverines fans, and had most of a good time. It was a good game, and the boys in Maize... Read more
my shirt looks like it's botoxed
It's not so much that I can't iron things. It's just that I lack the magic touch to make them remained ironic the next morning. Or to keep them from looking like they've been run over by a thresher by the middle of the afternoon. Right now, that... Read more
Game of thrones in spanish is kinda weird. Probably because I've never seen an episode of the show before. Or perhaps it's because I don't know any Spanish.
Great extended weekend with 'extended family', aka brother's in-laws. Between my ne... Read more
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191 steps to date
I’ve mentioned before the 4 flights of steps I climb to my 5th floor destination each work morning. 19 steps per floor, 76 steps up. Turns out I can get up to the 4th floor without breathing any heavier, but the 5th floor takes a couple of huffs... Read more