Category Archives: Humor

Shopping with a Woman

As far as I can tell, there are two distinct styles of shopping:  My Style of shopping, or The Regular, Normal Way to Shop, and there is Shopping with a Woman.  Let me first explain to you My Style of … Continue reading

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Silly Spinning Signs

I was recently driving past a local strip mall and took note of a young man twirling one of those signs which now seem to be appearing everywhere.  They are, it turns out, called Sign Twirlers or Sign Spinners.  The … Continue reading

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Sparkly, Sprinkly Things

I’ve always liked things that sparkle.  Somewhere in the recesses of what’s left of my mind, there’s a voice saying that, “Boys (men) don’t like sparkly things…”  That probably springs from homophobic prejudice(s) in the West.  Or, it could harken … Continue reading

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Blasé and So-on…

I recently saw Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”  It is a beautifully done motion picture and demonstrated how much effort was made by both Lincoln and others to pass the 13th Amendment, and how close it came to … Continue reading

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What Color is the Old Gray Mare?

My first job in radio was Continuity Director for an AM/FM combo in Palm Springs, California.  Continuity Director was a fancy way of saying that my job was to write commercials for our clients.  My initial desire was to be … Continue reading

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Free Pony Rides

I recently attended my granddaughter’s first cheer-leading performance.  Is that what you call it?  A performance?  Anyway, she’s cheer-leading for Pop Warner Football games with another friend of hers.  Their first game was 90 minutes away—at 8 o’clock on a … Continue reading

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Space Age Rocket Surgery

I grew up the first of six siblings.  Not a large family by some standards, but larger than most. My mother wanted to have kids.  Later in our lives she told us that what she wanted to be when she … Continue reading

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Stupid Girl Toilets

I like to think I’m a Sensitive Man of the ‘80s.  I know that, due to it being 2012, a sensitive man of the ‘80s may not be such a triumphant achievement, but I’d bet there are some women who … Continue reading

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Attempting to be Like the Younger Crowd

I’m trying my best to not to sound like a crotchety old man, but at what point in history did an acceptable answer to the question, “How’s everyone doing?” become “WOOOOOOOOOO!”? I had the pleasure of attending a family wedding … Continue reading

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Offering Encouragement

One of the coolest things about staying with my daughter and granddaughter is the opportunity to get to help, a bit, with Kaia’s academics.  Since she is only in kindergarten, I didn’t expect that to be a possibility.  But kindergarten … Continue reading

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Standing in a River, Cursing at Fish

You want to give yourself some credit.  You have some semblance of intelligence, right?  I mean, you’re not an idiot.  Even if you are (pardon me) you have to be smarter than something that possesses a brain the size of … Continue reading

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