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Maximum Effort, Kinda

Today was always going to go one of two ways. Sadly, I’m not at liberty to describe both possible ways because that would be a leak of potential future sock selections, and as we’ve all apparently learned by this point in 2018, leaks is bad, m’kay? Case in point, I had to relocate my boxers to a […]

The Right Cookie

Youngest asked me recently if we could make some cookies, and I can’t ever say no to that request. Since his grandparents were stopping by for dinner to eat grilled walleye from Grandpa’s last fishing trip, today seemed like the perfect day to get out the chips. Instead of chocolate chips, though, we broke out […]

Royal Foot Covers

Those Royals got pretty lucky that I had a pair of Union Jack socks in the drawer to plan a wedding around today. I was, obviously, a little uncertain when an invitation never arrived, but, then, there was a whole ocean for it to cross and everything. That’s okay, I’m sure they’ll get me next […]

That IS A Tasty Burger!

These hamburgers really didn’t have much to do with my day today. I didn’t have a burger and had no real plan to grill when I put them on this morning. But I like the black background and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a nice juicy burger at the end of a long week? […]

The End of School Gauntlet

School is almost over for the kids for another year, and I honestly don’t know who’s happier about it, them or me and the Puddinette. Of course, when they’re off for break, my sad lump of cells gets to continue going to work every day in an effort to make enough cash to keep up […]

In Defense Of The Mail

After barely managing to posts last night’s epic snorer (because, no lie, I kept falling asleep as I was attempting to spit out whatever thin, half-baked context I’d come up with to make it seem as if yesterday’s socks had some thematic relevance to Life in a grander sense), I was accused — rightfully, I might […]

Stark Contrasts

Without any further ramblings, I offer you today’s delightful blue, black, and grey plaid print. As they’re a pretty solid match for my high school colors, I might actually even have to hold on to these as one of the ten or so pair I’ll be keeping after the end of all this 2018 tomfoolery. […]

Surrogate Stimulation

You might roll your eyes at this one, but at 6:30 this morning, I was largely of the opinion that it was Too. Damned. Early. to have to deal with cascading alarms, and worse, sluggish teenagers. But that’s really not uncommon for a day starting with M, so diagnosing my problem wasn’t terribly difficult. Solving […]

Mother’s Day Colors

I didn’t have any flowers to wear today, so for Mother’s Day I picked a pair with a color palette I knew both my wife and Mom would find appealing. Here’s to my amazing mother, who taught me all the important things in life, like how to load a dishwasher properly, how to dress myself […]

Green As The Fairway We Didn’t Play

The alumni association for the high school I attended (and a significant fraction of my family dedicated their lives to) held a golf outing today. Despite years of evidence supporting the theory that I should never be allowed to swing a golf club, I played in a foursome with my dad and two brothers. Believe […]