Tag Archives: humor

What IS This, Anyway?

When I saw this… thing… in an antique store, it stopped me in my tracks. Normally, a large ceramic figure that’s really a two-part container functions as a cookie jar. But… First, cookie jars don’t come with salt and pepper … Continue reading

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Over-Charged… or, Night of the Zombie Phone

Just in time for the new year… another terrifying tale about my maladjusted appliances. Or, in this case, electronics. Whatever. They’re all in cahoots. I don’t turn my phone off very often. Instead, I just silence the ringer when I … Continue reading

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Olympic, um, “Athletes”

You walk away from the house and the cantankerous appliances for, like, 30 hours, and what happens? Portable electronics take up the rebellion, of course. August 4 was our first time to participate in the “Blazin’ Saddle” bike rally in … Continue reading

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Pandora FAIL

How do you fail at Pandora? To be clear, I’m talking about the online-radio app, not the charm bracelets. Technically, it’s just an app, not an appliance… but I shouldn’t have been surprised. Sunday evening, we had our Liberian friends … Continue reading

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Learn to Relax!

Last week, I went to my first-ever yoga class. Some friends I’ve consulted recommend yoga to correct my posture and ease my chronic knotted-up shoulder, so I thought I’d give it a try. It went better than you might think, … Continue reading

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“Dear Texas…” – A Guest Post

Why should I whine about the sudden summer heat around here, when my friend Misty Ansted has already said it so well? With her kind permission, I present her open letter (which first appeared on her Facebook timeline over Memorial … Continue reading

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Cat-and-Mouse

Here’s a riddle: What gets underfoot, completely ignores humans, carries filthy things in its mouth, and generates a steady supply of hairballs? In our case, it is not a cat. No, it’s the Roomba Brent gave me this past Christmas. … Continue reading

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