Archive For January 30, 2015

Signs Of Aging: Short Hair And Ugly Cars

Since I was a kid I’ve always had this impression that the older a woman gets, the shorter her hair gets. Because of this perceived tendency, I’ve been freakishly attached to my long hair.  Well, I’m attached because of the fear of aging, but I’m also a lazy bastard and hate spending money to get my […]

Prelude To A Bathroom Remodel

Prelude To A Bathroom Remodel

When we bought this house nearly 5 years ago, the bathroom was already a piece of crap and it has just gotten worse over the years.  Notice the ugly blue paint?  I’m ashamed to admit that I did that myself a couple of weeks after we moved in.  That color is my attempt to coordinate a […]

America: We Do Poverty Right

When I was younger (actually until just a few years ago) I was one of those people who’d get pissed off about all those Feed The Children commercials angrily proclaiming “WE SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE POVERTY STRICKEN PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY, FIRST!” As soon as I stopped viewing the world through […]

Bathroom Remodel: During

Bathroom Remodel: During

Here’s what the bathroom looked like at the end of day one.  As you can see, there is nothing there besides the now broken and filthy toilet that Ivo et al put back into place just before they left.  The ceiling is missing so I can see up into the attic (see last picture), a […]

From The Nosebleed Section: The Basketball Pimp

From The Nosebleed Section: The Basketball Pimp

Buying season tickets is sorta like buying a condo.  You pick the seats you want but you have no idea what your neighbors will be like until after you move in and realize they suck.  By then, it’s too late to do anything about it except give them dirty looks and wish bad stuff on them.  Like that […]

I’m A Big Chicken: Reducing The Personal Risk Of Starting A Business

I’m A Big Chicken: Reducing The Personal Risk Of Starting A Business

I had lunch with my new business mentor, Michele, the other day.  I feel such a connection with her that it’s spooky.  Not an I-wanna-be-your-best-friend connection but our styles seem very similar so there is a comfort level in talking to her that makes things easier.  I was shocked and thrilled to learn that she […]

Do I Have What It Takes To Start A Small Business?

Do I Have What It Takes To Start A Small Business?

The more I agonize over the possibility of trying to have a baby, the more I think about ways to work from home like starting my own business.  My father made a living from his small business and is now retired so this kind of thing is in my blood. I’ve got what I think […]

How To Stop Wasting Food

How To Stop Wasting Food

The more aware I become of the finite resources on our planet and my consumption habits, the more angry I get at myself for wasting food.  I don’t do it intentionally.  In fact, the wasting of the food seems to always result from my efforts to eat better, backfiring.  Here’s how it works… I decide […]

If I Was A Movie Star

If I Was A Movie Star

Have you ever noticed that movie stars never seem to give a shit about being old and having babies?  I was reading an article over at Babble this morning about how Jennifer Aniston is nearly 40 and still very much wanting to have a family.  Apparently she’s thinking of adopting since she’s not in a […]

Decorating The Christmas Tree: A Man’s Job

Decorating The Christmas Tree: A Man’s Job

My brother-in-law is a “manly man”.  He works in construction, drives a big ole pick-up truck and will not ride in a vehicle that he’s not driving. But, at Christmas time, he insists on decorating the entire Christmas tree himself.  Neither his sons nor his wife (my younger sister) are allowed to place lights or […]