I read somewhere that men with earrings make better husbands; they’re experienced in buying jewelry and they can put up with some pain. I don’t know about all that, but I did get 2 more piercings last night in some unnamed portion of my ear. It has been a long time since my lobe piercings,… Continue reading Aural Carnage
Over the last two days, I’ve drummed for 12 hours. I did an 8-hour session for charity when my wife put together a fund-raiser Saturday. I don’t know how much money we raised, but I think she did pretty well for the amount of time she had to do it in. Needless to say, that… Continue reading More Drumming Than You Can Imagine
What could JB Lotteries, MCC Construction Corporation, and the Manchester Register all have in common? A scam, it would seem. I received a letter in the mail yesterday shipped 2-day FedEx Express from one Aimee Bird with JB Lotteries in NewYork. The envelope is accurate, the material inside is convincing. It also comes with a… Continue reading JB Lotteries, MCC Construction Corporation, & The Manchester Register
Summer has officially ended and Fall begins today (roughly). I’ve noticed some change in the leaves, but I couldn’t be certain it wasn’t just the dry climate as of late. As it turns out, it was just timely preparation for the end of the growing season. Enter my favorite season and some cooler weather.
This time of year, something gets into my nose and starts a terrible chain reaction resulting in clear muccous draining from my nose without warning. All this, because of my body’s over-reaction to a foreign substance on a tissue membrane. It’s a histamine reaction and it’s stupid. Just as there are antihistamines to prevent this… Continue reading Instincts are Stupid
My mom arrived home today after spending most of the week in Sedona, AZ for a medical conference. She does these conferences when there’s an opportunity, and it’s required to maintain her accreditations. This particular conference was on alternative medicines. She had expected there to be a lot of hooey, though as she admits now,… Continue reading I’ve Always Wanted to be…a Lumberjack!
I spent a good part of the afternoon at the Amigos for Christ event held annually in Duluth. Outback Steakhouse donated food for the event, as they apparently do every year. There was also some food being served up by a Nicaraguan family, though I had neither. It was pretty hot to be eating hot… Continue reading Amigos for Christ
Others can attest to this, but when I become drunk with sleep, I talk gibberish. I’m sure many people do this, but my gibberish is unique in that it always makes total sense to me just as I formulate the idea and up until the moment the words form in my mouth. It’s, unfortunately, at… Continue reading It Always Makes Sense to Me
Really old people celebrating a really long time together get diamonds, if I’m not mistaken. There’s some contest between the traditional and modern gift order, but I’m guessing they’re both on par there. The 60th year anniversary gift is a diamond. I noticed that the traditional goes by a more economic scale. After 15 years,… Continue reading 9 Years Down, 51 to Go
Amy (aka “Fox”) Gradin was voted “Best Photographer” this year at Dragon*Con. This is a most excellent reward for her hard work. We’re seeing more photography at the show now – more than in years past. She had some fear that her stuff was loosing its niche, but I think this award should give her… Continue reading “Best Photographer”