posted Oct 23 2014 4:58PM
The holidays are approaching. Does that give you a cold chill? It does me. I dread the holidays with every fiber of my being. It's not that I dislike cheer and gift giving and togetherness per se. Really, it's the traffic. It's driving, often in bad weather, on clogged highways. That's what I dread. And since none of my family lives near me, it's something I have to do every year. It seems like everywhere on the east coast there are many many people who have no idea how to drive in snow. And I don't know why; it snows every year. You'd think that after a while people would get used to it or even become skilled at it. But every year the same old thing happens: people skidding all over, thinking that having 4 wheel drive means you can drive at 60 miles per hour on ice, and even worse. Frankly, it frightens me. So I dread the holidays. If I could lock myself in the house for the duration I would. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Or maybe it's a good thing. I'm confused. Cheers.
posted Oct 20 2014 4:49PM
Late October is a bad time to run out of beef jerky. But then, when is a good time? So don't get caught short, stock up on beef jerky. Trust me, you'll need it. Life's a long run. Cheers.
posted Oct 16 2014 4:47PM
They say that spring is the rainy season. Don't ask me who they are. Just trust me, they say it. But it seems like it rains a lot in the fall, too. Have you noticed that? Has it always been that way, or is that a recent thing? Who knows. Maybe you know. If you do, let me know in the comments. OK, no more weather. This time I mean it.
posted Oct 13 2014 4:44PM
The days are getting shorter, the nights longer. The days colder, the nights ... also colder. I think it's about time for soup. I eat a lot of soup in the fall and winter. But only because I like it. It's hot and you can drink it, so it's nice on the go. The old saying goes, "Ah...soup! A meal in itself!" And that really is true. Cheers.
posted Oct 10 2014 6:50PM
This is the day, this is the hour, this is this. There's an expression, "it is what it is." In my humble opinion, that's the most perfectly descriptive phrase in the English language. It is what it is. Well, of course it is. What else would it be if it wasn't what it was? By definition, it must be what it is. Otherwise, it wouldn't be what it was, it would be something else. And then it would be that. So yes, it is in fact what it is. I don't know about you, but I derive a certain comfort in that fact. Cheers.
posted Oct 6 2014 6:09PM
OK, before I begin here I want to assure you that this is not another long rant about the weather. I promised last year that I was finished with that and I am. But seiously, isn't it annoying how it is this time of year? I mean, it's warm during the day and cold at night. So you never know if you're going to need a jacket or not. Often it depends on when you leave the house. Well, it depends on other factors as well. For instance, is it raining? But I digress. Say you leave the house at like 3 in the afternoon. It's like, I don't know, 68 degrees, right? No wind. You won't need a jacket then, unless you're one of those people who are cold all the time. Anyway, so you won't need a jacket then, but later on it gets down into the low 50s. You might need a jacket then, especially if there's any wind. So do you bring a jacket with you when you leave in the afternoon? Well that depends on whether or not you'll have time to stop off at home. If not, I say bring it with you. If you drive, leave it in the car. You can always get it later. The problem I often have is that I forget. That's why I keep a jacket here at work. But what happens then is I put the jacket on that I have here and go home and then when I leave again I forget it there and when I get back here I'm cold. What I guess I'm getting at is modern life is hard. No, I'm just kidding. Probably.
posted Oct 2 2014 5:54PM
So it seems like a lot of people are preoccupied with taking photos of themselves. These are called "selfies." If you take a picture of someone else, is it called a "someone elsie?" Here's the thing about selfies, as they have become a phenomenon recently. It seems like people will do just about anything to capture the perfect selfie, including put themselves into bodily peril, like the guy who got kicked by someone from a moving train, the person who walked off a cliff (actually there have been several of those), and many many more. So listen: if you're going to take a selfie, know your environment, make sure you have room to back up if necessary. In short, be safe and use common sense. Or as I like to say, "Be a safey!" Is "safey" a word? Well it is now!
posted Sep 29 2014 5:49PM
Do you call it fall or autumn? I call it fall. I just think it rolls off the tongue better. I knew a girl named Autumn in high school and it really made her mad that people were always spelling her name wrong. "It's a season!" she would exclaim. "How can you get that wrong?" One day a teacher spelled it wrong, and Autumn got really offended. She stormed out of class while the rest of us looked on, confused. That's why I got by initials. It's harder to mess up initials, although it hasn't prevented countless people from calling me AJ.