McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Jokes by Brian Beatty.: UNHAPPY HOLIDAYS. Everyone blames commercialism for ruining the holidays. I think my mother has done her part, too.
The weather here in Cincinnati has turned very dreary and extremely cold in the past couple of days. Well, it’s always dreary at this time of year, with all of us not expecting to see sunshine until the end of February. The cold, though, is unexpected, and, more importantly, coincided nicely with the complete mechanical breakdown of our boiler. We have a backup electric heat system, so we’re not freezing solid, but still… Sneaking in […]
As I may have mentioned a few (dozen) times before, I always go to the kitchen for a snack or a glass of tea late at night, let the dog out for one last time, and glance through a book or two while the tea brews. Last night, my book of choice was Writing for Life, all about journal writing. One of its recommendations is to write your journal out by hand, pen on paper, […]
Buck and I spent the past three days (since Tuesday morning) driving his car back from Boulder to Cincinnati. We arrived safe and sound, but with a good deal of dust and grit all over the car. A good deal of the grit and dust comes from Kansas and eastern Colorado. I don’t remember the dust accumulating in Kansas, but there it is. I am not sure I remember much about Kansas, because it is, […]
I had joined MyBlogLog to try it out, to contribute to the general notion of community that seems so temptingly marketed to all of us bloggers. After all, blogging is the wave of the (marketing) future, after all. All that a smart business-person needs to know is how to harness the energy of the “blogosphere.” Right. I write this blog because I’m an unguided, unthinking commodity. Nevertheless, we’ll go with the flow a little bit […]
Yesterday, I had to send in my withdrawal notice from a certain mailing list that I have been a member of for the past few years. The reason why makes me a little sad and frustrated, along with the usual annoyance at suddenly unwanted email. This particular mailing list has solely to do with Israel, especially foreign policy related to that country. However, in the past three or four days, I was getting letters from […]
You know that you needed to know what “absquatulate” means. I have a simple wish: that all those creating new words tested out how they sound first. 😕