Category Archives: Home Life
ANNOUNCER: The Mystery Stone contains indecipherable symbols and the letter G carved inside a box. Could this be a sign of the Masons? ME: So the Masons buried the treasure on Oak Island? MELISSA: It’s always the Masons doing stuff … Continue reading
My first blog post was 11 years ago tomorrow. In the past 11 years sometimes I’ve blogged more and sometimes less. It’s been almost two months since my last post, which is a personal record. There are lots of reasons … Continue reading
No time to blog about the news, so here’s a nice pic of Natalie. For a long time I’ve been been doing the conventional thing of chasing sharpness. Now I’m playing around with soft focus.
7 YEAR OLD NATALIE: Can I? ME: Nope. Sorry. 7 YEAR OLD NATALIE: Can I pleeease? ME: Nope. 7 YEAR OLD NATALIE: Today is Opposite Day. If you say I can’t, that means I can. ME: It’s Opposite Day? 7 … Continue reading
Nine year old Katie has discovered the Beatles. Now she can listen to my Beatles albums and we can talk about those together. Beatlemania sure beats the heck out of Bieber Fever.
Hi, Katie. Another year, and another post so that when you’re grown up you can read this and remember what your early years were like. This was the year of Legos. We went to Legoland Atlanta and a Lego build … Continue reading
The power went out a couple of hours ago. I woke up, probably because without the AC the house got warm, and never went back to sleep. The electricity came on a few minutes ago, so here I am. When … Continue reading
Vodkapundit – Hirsute Hipsters Have Harrowing Habits Harrowing, that is, if you’re in the business of selling disposable razors: Procter & Gamble (PG), which rules the category with Mach-3-maker Gillette, said its razor sales are falling in developed markets. This … Continue reading
Back in 2009 we replaced our old dishwasher with a Bosch dishwasher. Though I loved it at first, I wouldn’t buy another. The Good I bought a Bosch because it was the quietest dishwasher on the market. It really is … Continue reading
No posts lately because I’ve been busy at a new full time gig, which I like a bunch. I needed a job and they needed me badly. ‘Nuff said. Meanwhile, I’m putting out the videos I’ve been working on for … Continue reading
The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids – Don’t get a dog. People in comments are raking her over the coals for dissin’ the dog. I don’t think her problems were caused by the dog. Read … Continue reading
For various reasons, I’ve decided to try shaving with an old-fashioned, double-edged safety razor. One part of the appeal is price. Most plastic cartridges razors cost around $2/cartridge, or $1 at the Dollar Shave Club. At local grocery stores, plain … Continue reading
Another big year for my oldest daughter. Playing Bells at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga Katie Singing Songs from “Annie” This year you got a baby brother. At first you were too cool about it. Before he was born you called … Continue reading
Happy big 7, Na Na. The thing that made me most proud this year was what a good big sister you were to baby Charlie. Your first grade teacher was Mrs. Garner. Your soccer coach was Charles West. Your team … Continue reading
MELISSA: Go to Craigslist and I’ll show you that couch I found in Maryville. ME: OK, I’ll do a search for “leather couch.” MELISSA: The search I did was for “couch leather.” ME: We don’t want couch leather. We want … Continue reading