Holidays

A Haiku For Preliminary Thanksgiving Prep

Proper colored socks…

Several Hundred Frozen Turkeys And A Lot Of Teamwork

Not everyone digs my Minion socks, but I had to wear a pair of them today. One of the things we do as a family each year is to volunteer to help with a local food drive for Thanksgiving. It’s not a big charity association event or anything, just done by a guy we know […]

A Few Worthy Skulls On All Hallow’s Eve

Look, I get it. These don’t particularly seem SO. PERFECT for Halloween, especially compared to yesterday’s jack-o’-lanterns, which, admittedly, are, like, the perfect pair of Hallmark Halloween socks. But Halloween isn’t and shouldn’t ever be a Hallmark holiday. I mean, it’s when the spirits walk the Earth. Is that really the occasion to sell a […]

The Jack-o’-Lantern Before Samhain

The Jack-o’-Lantern Before Samhain

I had a hard time deciding between today’s jack-o’-lantern face socks and the pair I’ve got prepped to go for tomorrow. As it turned out, even though it’s not really why I went with them today, these were a good choice this morning since we did our annual family carving tonight. Uh, hello! There was […]

Halloween Adjacent šŸŽƒ

I’m afraid the lighting doesn’t really do these justice, but that’s definitely an orange stripe on black and gray. That makes these close enough to being Halloween-themed in my book, or at least Halloween-adjacent. Tomorrow begins the primetime show for Halloween socks, though, and I’m not going to lie, I can’t wait. I don’t guess […]

And So It Begins

We have reached, at last, one of my two favorite weeks of the year. The other, of course, is the week of Christmas and New Year’s, during which I genuinely seem to enjoy family activities plus somehow also manage be optimistic about things. The optimism, I reckon, has to come from my maternal grandmother, Helen, […]

The Annual Magic: The Gathering Punishing

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before, but I’m a big fan of playing Magic: The Gathering. You know, that card game all the nerds like. Oh, don’t look so surprised. I’m a huge nerd. Pretty sure I’ve made that abundantly clear already. Of course, then, I like M:TG, and as a card-carrying nerd, […]

Star-Spangled Socks

Indeed, today there was outdoor eating, explosives things launched skyward, and a nigh-obligatory pair of red, white, and blue socks patterned after Old Glory. And, somehow, we managed all of that without anyone starting a second Civil War. Happy Independence Day, America! I hope nobody set the place on fire.

Mayhem, Memorials, and Monday

I wasn’t exactly certain what was appropriate for Memorial Day, seeing as it has grown to mean many things to many different people since the first Federal observance in 1868 (following shortly after the Civil War). But I figured it’s hard to go wrong with the Red, White, and Blue, so I leaned into that […]

Honor Thy Holiday Weekends

I might have gone on and on about the “which day today is” socks this week, but I think we should all be honest for a second. There’s really only one day of the work week that matters, and day is Friday. Of course, while that’s true 52 weeks of the year, it’s exponentially true […]