It's like family, only weirder…

Blackberry Friends

Don’t you miss the days when your friends were as close as a boy and his blackberry? Those long summer days when you sought out your squishy compadres for their bulbous, inky selves. I sure do. Seeing Balthazar these days really makes me reminescent. … What the $@#%!?! Why does…Continue Reading

Prophylactic Conscience

I’ve been married nearly 10 years now and I still have a slight problem with buying condoms. I’m embarrassed, generally because of my selection process. I should go over all the products and analyze their characteristics, weighing in their cost. I should do this, because that is what I do…Continue Reading

Crash Bonsai

Zen mind, Zen crash. This is apparently peace and tranquility for the EXXTREME! That is, of course, unless you find car wrecks into trees to be disettling. At any rate, the workmanship is spectacular and no cars (or trees) were actually hurt in the making of these gems. Crash Bonsai…Continue Reading

Earth’s Oldest Maw Discovered

The Jenolan Caves have been assessed at 340 million years old, trumping all other cave systems by quite a bit. I’ve visited the Carlsbad Caverns before and was truly amazed at that beauty. I cannot imagine what a 340 million year-old system would look like. Robert Holly of the U.S.…Continue Reading

Walking Tall at L.A. Fitness

Wow! Amy and I worked L.A. Fitness’ grand opening in East Point today (south side Atlanta). She painted faces for children for 7 freakin’ hours and I walked on stilts for 5. The gig itself wasn’t too bad. Just walk and provide ambience to the visitors and members alike. People…Continue Reading

Hooch Wine

The “if-it’s-not-widely-known-it-should-be” site, The Sneeze, delights me with the “Steve, Don’t Eat It!” section. Amy turned me onto this site a year or more ago and this one particular article on prison wine is one of the funniest things ever. I continue to go back and read this from time…Continue Reading

Doggone

In an unfortunate turn of events, our Great Pyrenees – Yang – closed a chapter in her life and is no longer welcome in our household. She had growled at Amy a couple of times when she attempted to take trash Yang had dug out of the trash can. I…Continue Reading

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

I just ordered new tires for the Mazda3. It was a temultuous saga for me that has spanned several weeks now of research and stress. I’m the kind of guy that will research a product to death and still be concerned that I’m not getting the best value for my…Continue Reading

Camels have Humps

Some days I plow through without the first drop of water until evening. Unless, of course, you count coffee as water – which you shouldn’t. Today was very nearly going to be one of those days. I can make it through a meal without drinking, but I think days like…Continue Reading