Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I have a great subject for a blog post, but I can't tell you about it - at least, not yet.  
It's really Honey's story, and she should have the chance to tell it first.  All I can do is give you a hint:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


This is a re-post of something I first posted here a couple years ago. I'm not sure why (or even if) it deserves another round, but there are some gems on this list...
Don’t know who wrote this – I first saw it in a Facebook post, then a little research led to a blog where was first posted back in 2011.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this list of 23 Adult Truths
1 Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How on earth are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.
17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.
23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. Ladies.....Quit Laughing.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Seeing a Point

One of the things that has made this country great is the idea that men of good will may see things from different points of view, and that they should be free to express their opinions.  
Lately, that idea seems to be going away. 
People on both sides of any political issue no longer see those that disagree as incorrect or simply misguided, they see them as malicious, wicked and the personification of evil. The latest tactic seems to be not to argue the merits of any idea, but to simply paint your opponent as someone having no redeeming social qualities whatsoever.  
That is never going to lead to compromise, or even understanding, but it does keep your opponent so busy defending himself that he has no time left to defend his ideas.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Boring and Dull

Not much happening around the old Boggy Thicket this morning, or anywhere else for that matter. In a desperate effort to find something exciting to write about, I stumbled upon a story about the towns of Dull and Boring.
It all started when a tourist came across the town of Boring, Oregon, and thought it would be an ideal match for the tiny village of Dull in her native Scotland. Town officials agreed, and they have become unofficial Sister Cities.  Unofficial because Boring only has about 8,000 residents, while Dull has less than 200.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Looking Forward

I'm starting to put together an itinerary for this year's big trip.  Everything is still very tentative, but we'll be on the road for about a month - probably in May and/or June.
We're thinking about going back to some places we visited years ago, like Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and  Cherokee, NC, but we definitely plan to to visit the Kentucky Horse Park in Louisville.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Everybody (at least, everybody who follows my blog) knows that my wife is a walker.  Honey walks about five miles a day, five times a week.  
Me, not so much, but I may have found a solution:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Call Her

I have reported here on strange dreams before, but last night's was one for the books. 
I don't often remember my dreams, but those I do remember are usually strange.  I think I remember them because I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what they meant.
In last night's dream I was in the garage doing some minor maintenance on my truck.  I wasn't making much progress because I kept being interrupted by women cutting through the garage on the way into the house to visit with my wife.  These were all women I know, and each stopped to visit on the way through.  
After exchanging pleasantries, and just before heading into the house, they each said something like "You need to call your mother."
I'm not sure how many times this happened, but it was a lot - there were quite a few ladies passing through.  Finally, the last one asked, "Are you ever going to call your mother?"
I stopped what I was doing, went to the sink and started to clean up - that's when I realized that my mother was dead, had been for years, and there was no way to call her even if I had wanted to.
That woke me up.