Here we go again…

We’ve lived at our current apartment complex for what will soon be 5 and a half years.  It’s a middle-of-the-road kind of place, the kind of place that older upper-middle-class people would choose to move to when they got tired of doing their own lawn work and other maintenance.  There are also a few graduate … More Here we go again…

Being Broke

If Robert Kiyosaki taught me one thing, it was to make a distinction between the words “broke” and “poor”.  Being “broke” is a temporary situation, whereas being “poor” is an eternal mindset.  That message is still golden, even if the messenger has received a critical backlash in recent years. Like most people, I’ve been broke … More Being Broke

Happy Serotonin Syndrome Elastic Pants Crash Before You Shop Till You Drop Again Day

In years past, I have been mildly annoyed at the earnest reference to Thanksgiving as “Turkey Day”, complete with plans to accomplish nothing beyond stuffing face and watching football. I think I can peer out from inside my cave now; it appears things may have changed somewhat.  After all, I did not encounter the phrase … More Happy Serotonin Syndrome Elastic Pants Crash Before You Shop Till You Drop Again Day

The joys of moving

OK, so I have nothing better to do right now than blog.  For that, I’m shocked, because today is a jam-packed hang-on-tight kind of day.  But right now, there’s a lull in my personal sphere of action.  It’s kind of like being in the eye of the hurricane. It seems like last month that we … More The joys of moving

Two worlds collide

Whenever I’m/we’re about to do something fairly hare-brained and crazy (which is often enough that we have indeed established a method), we weigh the pros and cons.  Doing so before actually making a final decision is optional. This time, the decision on the table was not whether or not we were going to move to … More Two worlds collide


My favorite new word of late has been “really?”  As in, “really, Facebook, you had to make another pointless change?” or, “really, BMW?  You just had to pull right in front of me?” I have a couple other “really?”s… Patient “B” wants receipts with codes so they can submit them to their insurance.  No problem.  … More Really?