Hey, remember those innocent bygone days of the 2008 election? The candidate with the ears whom I'd barely heard of beat out Hillary and went onto win a second term? McCain sunk his own ship by joining forces with that dingbat who could see Russia from her porch? God we were naive. Anyhooo, the feeding … Continue reading Dialing for Democracy
There aren’t enough cliches for the heat in Arizona in the summer time. I know — I heard them all when I moved here at the end of July. But I guess I can stand it because I’m not getting out of the kitchen any time soon. Unfortunately, the heat doesn’t just apply to the … Continue reading Is it HOT enough for ya?!
For someone who has never been married I seemingly have a lot to say about the Big Day, thanks in part to the Surveyor's annual bridal section. If you like this musing on music, you may enjoy my thoughts on ugly bridesmaid dresses. No wedding reception is complete without romantic music and cheesy ballads to … Continue reading Matrimony: The Musical?
Last November marked the end of a wild, fun, poignant, indescribable, unmatchable ride for me. But with many more adjectives. In the wee hours of the 16th (also my birthday - thank you, Summit) I sat in a dark theater and watched the final cinematic moments of the Twilight Saga. Tomorrow that movie comes out … Continue reading Wow, what a ride
Reprinted with permission of the Berthoud SurveyorMy 14-year-old car is perfect in many ways. I’ve had to do minimal maintenance on it beyond the usual and it’s only stranded me once. It’s not very pretty anymore but I do my best thinking in the dinged up Honda sedan and I dread the day I have … Continue reading Concerning cup holders
Reprinted with permission by the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor Home for the holidays is a popular wish for many, though not always possible due to circumstances such as distance, work, weather and even war. Years ago the only way to bridge those distances was letter writing or expensive long-distance phone calls. Sentimental carols like “White Christmas” … Continue reading I’m dreaming of a Skype Christmas
... and other annoying cliches I take issue with. To say that my fiftieth year has brought about changes in my life would be an under-statement of laughable proportions. About a year ago I formulated a wild list of goals to complete before the big 5-0 date. I’m still making progress on it, but I … Continue reading Change is good…