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  • I am no longer allowed to use the phrase “bone breaker” when referring to the hand specialist myrheumatologist wants to send me to.
    • Neither will I be allowed to request “Terminator hands”.
  • I am no longer allowed to use the phrase “Computer fall down, go boom” in a status message.
    • “Storage go bye-bye” probably ought to be on the list of things to not say in official communications, too.
  • I am no longer allowed to compliment a customer for being a good canary in the coal mine.
  • I am no longer allowed to suggest “jacking the old one up and shoving a new one underneath it” as a solution.
  • I’m a baking fool.  Had to use up some bananas that were growing freckles and a batch of homemade butter that wouldn’t firm up.  So I made shortbread cookies and banana bread.
  • We got over three inches of rain in the past 24 hours, and it’s still coming down.  If we can get a good, hot, sunny day, the tomatoes should all ripen quite nicely.
  • Pork chops and hamburger were above $3 a pound today.  Guess we’re going to be having meatless Fridays for a while.
  • Saw a woman at the grocery store today.  Her 10-ish year old son was being a little turd, but I’m proud to say that her turning around and saying “Do you want me to embarrass you in front of all these people?” seemed toright his little wagon.
    • And yes, her Kentucky accent was quite syrupy when she said it.
  • One stage at the shooting match yesterday had us simulating walking the dog and being attacked.  We took a penalty if we stopped moving or let go of the leash while shooting.
    • I don’t know about you, but if I’m walking Moonshine and five guys jump out of the bushes, he’s on his own for getting home.
    • You could do a variant of this where you have to pick up a sandbag “child” and walk to an “exit” with a lot of no-shoots and valid targets that pop up.
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