Image courtesy of Wikipedia.org After reading today's earlier post, in which I declared my beach-trip maidenhood, the Puddinette was quick to make one key editorial suggestion. See, while it's certainly true that I've never been on a vacation dedicated to spending most of one's time on a beach, that's not to say I haven't ever … Continue reading The Beach Trip (an update), with bonus movie triviality
Clearly, as I so artistically rendered in breathtaking detail yesterday, my intention for summer is to weep when driving off to work pretty much every day between now and Labor day while my kids wave good-bye. Of course, they won't just be waving; they'll be giving me a set of evil smirks, too, that say, … Continue reading What I plan to do on summer vacation
The kids came home from school today, finally released from another agonizing year of boredom, stupid rules, assorted nonsense, and cafeteria gruel. At least, I'm sure that's what it seemed like to them. To the Puddinette and I, though, it seems that we blinked and somehow lost 9 months of time. On August 18th, 2011, … Continue reading The last day of school and how it’s Just. Not. Fair
I have a bit of a confession: I didn't write anything yesterday. I shouldn't be terribly happy about that, because I try very hard to Write Something Every Day*. It's like, one of a handful of real rules I attempt to live by on a daily basis. That list includes, but is not limited to, … Continue reading A good excuse for breaking Writing Rule #1
It's Memorial Day weekend, which used to be a time for hoping that it was not rainy and warm enough that the annual parades and grill-outs wouldn't be ruined. But since it's 90 degrees today, humid, and sunny in this neck of the woods, apparently we don't have to worry about such things anymore. The … Continue reading Saturday Debate: The Hawaiian Shirt
It occurred to me earlier this week that lately I've noticed beer being put together with fruit more frequently and in more ways. Which, of course, led me to pondering the whole beer-fruit scenario more completely. Not surprisingly, all that beer rumination let to, well, quaffing a pint or two, but also a post. Said … Continue reading On Thursday a, um, middle-aged man’s fancy turns to thoughts of beer
I don't think I can adequately express just how happy—no, elated—I am about today. Sure, it's Tuesday, which isn't something to typically get all wound up over, and yes, I still had to go to work today rather than enact my plan of sitting around in a bathrobe while watching the entire Star Wars saga … Continue reading Halleluiah, halleluiah! Praise the US Constitution!
No, I don't watch a movie every weekend, but I did manage to eek out enough time last Friday for another screening. Unfortunately, Netflix has yet to see fit to bestow Underworld: Awakening upon me. Sad vampire/werewolf-less Puddin is sad. Luckily, though, I thought, then, that this would be an excellent time to redress a … Continue reading A movie in 100 words: Apocalypse Now
The mercury's taunting me at 83 degrees at the moment, and it's just barely past the middle of May. It's giving me a kind of dreadful foreboding because I can only assume that two months from now, in the middle of July, we'll have a string of 17 consecutive days where you'll be able to … Continue reading Saturday Debate: The best lawnmower beer
If you're anything like me – and let's be honest, here, who wouldn't want to be exactly like me? – you come home after a long day at the office, slip into your evening jacket, shake yourself up an ice cold martini, and leisurely peruse the day's mail while puffing on a pre-dinner pipe in … Continue reading Political Mailers: Effective Marketing or Pointless Evidence of a System Run Amuck?