At this point, we’re 25 days into October. That’s 25 days of being surrounded, saturated, completely inundated with seasonal products boasting the much-beloved—and at this point ubiquitous—“pumpkin spice”. In fact, pumpkin spiced “stuff” has become such a bedrock of October (especially) and parts of November that I imagine most of you, upon reading those words above, immediately … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: Where are we getting all these delicious pumpkins?
In case you missed it, word on the street is that Pope Benedict XVI, who rocks a not-unimportant role in the view of the world’s one billion Catholics, woke up yesterday with a bit of a case of the Mondays. But where the rest of us have to deal with the start of a new … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: Do popes get exit interviews?
As I was waiting at my usual coffee shop this morning for my usual 744-oz iced Americano – what? I need the caffeine. It’s the only thing keeping me alive at this point – I noticed a small note on the cash register that read, “We now have Almond Milk.” Well, OK. They have almond … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: What the shiny blue hell is ‘Almond Milk’?
Let’s all take a short stroll down memory lane. It was right about this time last year, at the beginning of May, when fast-fried chicken purveyor, KFC, pushed a huge promotion to get everyone in the Free Known Universe 2 free(!) pieces of brand-spanking new Kentucky Grilled Chicken. Of course, they ended up postponing said … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: What is KFC smoking?
I was going to write some fiction tonight, perhaps see if the thirsty man could get up off the tile, but it turns out the fiction takes more effort than just spouting whatever nonsense comes to mind. So, instead, I’ve decided to break out a new, hopefully recurring feature here at Puddintopia: Questions I Want … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To:’Husky’, Really?
Because I’m an Old Guy now, it seemed to me that I should have some Old Guywear. Nothing as frightening as Pat Boone shoes or mid-chest-level pants or anything. But you know, maybe something a dude who was trying to pass himself off as being moderately mature might wear. You know, like a sport coat … Continue reading “Portly” and the ghost of a “Husky” past
Because I went hog-wild last night with a post that was the online equivalent of War and Peace, and then tacked another 1500 words onto my fledgling novel, I figured maybe I’d take it easy on you tonight and try to keep the word count to a minimum. Especially since I don’t have a heart-warming … Continue reading Extra crispy rambling with a side of ramblies
Unless you’ve just now woken up from a coma of indeterminate duration and find yourself in a strange health-care facility without any idea of where you are or how you got there, chances are me pointing out that 2013 has but one full calendar day remaining is not so much skirting the obvious as it … Continue reading New Year’s Obligations
Remember that whole pumpkin thing, where I had to audacity and/or clarity to wonder where we’re getting all the pumpkins that are theoretically becoming our favoritest fall-time pumpkiny treats? Well, as it turns out, it seems someone at the New York Times wondered the same thing. And since they generally have more resources than I … Continue reading Revisiting the Mystery of the Great Pumpkin (via the New York Times)
So, um, wow. *looks around* There are a lot more of you reading today. It’s nice to see all you newcomers! *waves* If you’re scratching your head and wondering if maybe I didn’t finally turn that corner from “amusingly eccentric” to “hearing the rabbits talking behind the shrubs”, relax. I’m still only mostly crazy. It’s … Continue reading How to preempt a fledgling head cold