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BOSS61's Blogs

The "Sparky Diet" and Blood Electrolyte Imbalances
Thursday, November 26, 2020      14 comments

This past February, Thing One announced her engagement, which was the worst kept secret in our family. Assuming a vaccine by then, we're on track to be parents of the bride in October 2021. ... Read more
The Lying Meanness of the Scale at the Doc's Office
Thursday, October 15, 2020      13 comments

I have a conspiracy theory. No not that one. A different one. My own. I have long believed that scales at doctor's offices are gratuitously mean ... Read more
Scintillating COVID-19 Spotify Playlist
Thursday, March 19, 2020      9 comments

Home with Spotify? Whatcha listening to? Can you top my top 20 playlist? Billy Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and the Haywoods The Night Chic... Read more
Baseball?, Hot Dogs?, Apple Pie? & Chevrolet?
Saturday, March 14, 2020      7 comments

Normalcy has been redefined. Look no further than Major League Baseball. You all know that the start of the season has been postponed and that the... Read more
A (Foreshadowing) Tale of Two Cities
Friday, March 13, 2020      8 comments

In 1918 the world also dealt with a pandemic. It was called Spanish Flu. President Wilson ordered a new and novel concept called Social Distancing. Like now, people reacted with different measures of urgency and belief. St. Louis and Phi... Read more
Coronavirus Mitigation at Work
Thursday, March 12, 2020      9 comments

Here is something I just sent around our office. If it helps even one of you stay safer at work, well, this is what your Sparkfriend who is an environmental scientist is here for. You are welcome. **** We share common touch areas s... Read more
Rockin' Crazy Nutzo Unsustainable 7.7 lbs Down in Week One
Sunday, March 01, 2020      8 comments

Hello everyone. Some of you may remember me from the way-back days of 2011 and 2012, when I joined here and (relatively) quickly lost 50ish lbs like it was child play, just by tracking everything and internalizing all the Sparky guidance like i... Read more
The One Percent Solution
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      12 comments

Remember me? Many of us are here to lose weight or at least to try and lose weight. Some of us have come, gone, and come anew. Surely Ol Sparky... Read more
The Incredible, Edible Cucumber?
Sunday, October 27, 2019      11 comments

So if one reads it on the internet, it must be true? The Cucumber Growers of America (assuming there is such a trade group) had their paid professiona... Read more
One Small Step For An 8 Year Old Boy
Saturday, July 20, 2019      10 comments

My most vivid news recollections of my childhood surrounded the achievements of NASA, almost without exception. My earliest recollection of anything in the news was the first-ever rendezvous by two manned spaceships: Gemini 6 and Gemini 7. I ... Read more
National Chain Restaurants the Sparky Way? - Um, No
Wednesday, March 13, 2019      12 comments

Calories, bad carbs, fats and sodium all to wanton excess. Disclosed or not, Sparky minefields cannot be avoided. Here is my Yelp review for a "Chili's" my kids and I popped into recently: *** I do not give one-star reviews lightly... Read more
My Annual Visit to the Doc
Sunday, January 20, 2019      10 comments

Hey everyone. Since we cannot solve the shutdown, collusion, obstruction, bigotry, narcissism and like issues (as much as I wish I could waive a mag... Read more
Origin of Snowy Grocery Store Panic Shopping
Saturday, January 19, 2019      12 comments

So there is a specific origin, and reason, and rational basis for this tradition, in case you all forgot. I remember. . (and it's a blog about french toast ingredients, and thus Sparky-appropriate).
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Travel Consolidator Web Sites (Caveat Emptor)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018      10 comments

Here is my review of Expedia. Zero stars would be the choice. I do not believe the following is an Expedia-specific problem or issue, but more probably equally applies to many if not all travel bookings resellers. Expedia accepted a ... Read more
2018 Baseball Postseason
Tuesday, October 16, 2018      5 comments

There is plenty of crying in baseball, here in Baltimore. I'm watching as the fan that I am, while thinking back on the fact it has not always been this way. Blog:
/16/lifelong-love-affair/ ... Read more

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