642 Things To Write About – 2/642

642 Things To Write About – 2/642

For the backstory on this series of posts see here. Remember something momentous that happened to you. Then write about what happened right before the incident. My culinary skills back then were definitely not up to Chef Ramsay’s standards.  They still aren’t, but significantly better.  I could probably give the local chef at the Golden Corral a run for his money.  Anyway, that night my wife had to work late so I decided to fix dinner.  It was going to…

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More Messing Around With My Go Pro

More Messing Around With My Go Pro

This isn’t a real post.  I went on an overnight hike last month that I briefly mentioned in another post and I brought my Go Pro along.  I made a short edit of some of the video I shot on the hike and thought I would show it to you.  Enjoy!  Or don’t.  Not trying to tell you what to do.

Who Gets Arrested For WUI? That Would Be Me.

Who Gets Arrested For WUI? That Would Be Me.

Recently my friend Christopher Waldrop wrote a post on his blog where he made a funny quip about being pulled over for driving under the influenza.  I told him in the comment section that if he told me that story, I would reciprocate with a story about the time I got arrested for walking under the influence.  Turns out he was just kidding.  I, on the other hand, was not.  So I am going to make him come to my…

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Ranger Rick? Try Ranger Dick!

Ranger Rick? Try Ranger Dick!

I spent the last weekend on an Appalachian Trail backpacking trip with my hiking partner, Sawyer, The Trail Wonder Dog.  While we were lying in our two man one man/one dog tent in the dead of the night, all alone in the wilderness, I remembered a story about the time I went camping a few years ago with my sons and thought it would be a good blog topic.  Then I got slightly distracted when I heard about 42 coyotes (not even sure they…

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Clowns to the left, Jokers to the right…

Clowns to the left, Jokers to the right…

When I started this blog I promised myself I wouldn’t post about political issues.  This is as close to breaking that promise as I’m going to get. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately, especially when it comes to writing.  I can’t blame it all on the current temperament of the country, but all the screaming surely isn’t helping.  There’s screaming from the left, there’s screaming from the right.  There’s screaming on TV, on my Facebook page, and on my…

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The 100 year old beer

The 100 year old beer

OK, it’s not really a 100 years old.  It’s only 14 years old. What in the hell am I talking about? Why it’s this one can of beer I’ve had in my fridge that whole time.  I’m sure a few questions leap to mind. Why do you have a 14 year old beer in your fridge? Why do you call it a 100 year old beer? What do you plan to do with this can of beer? Are you retarded…

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One More Trip Around The Sun Completed

One More Trip Around The Sun Completed

Today I completed my 49th solar orbit.  Now I’m starting out on the big FIVE-OH trip.  Normally I want these orbits to seem like they last as long as possible.  However, this year I am kind of looking forward to getting this one over with quickly.  Why would I want a year of my life to go by quicker? I’m anxious to get out of my 40’s, that’s why. When I was in my 20’s I was young but I…

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The Fork Theory

The Fork Theory

I’m going to take a break from trying to be funny and write a serious post on something that is personal for me. My wife, Michele, suffers from a horrible disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was diagnosed with this disease when she was just a little girl and has been dealing with it all her life. She has pain in just about every part of her body all day long. Despite that, she does her best not to let it affect…

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642 Things To Write About

642 Things To Write About

Last Christmas, my wife gave me a book called 642 THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT.  That was thoughtful of her since she knows I like to pretend to be a writer.  So, of course, I placed it on a bookshelf and promptly forgot about it, which was quite thoughtless on my part. Fast forward to now, which is almost a year later.  I saw the book sitting on the table along with several other items that my wife had planned to…

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Turkey Turkey Turkey

Turkey Turkey Turkey

Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday. What’s not to like? There is food, alcohol, and football. Those right there are three out of the four basic things needed to make this small cog a happy boy. The fourth one is sex, but really, sex is pretty much off the table after stuffing myself into a food coma. Oh yea, and being thankful for things. Of course, I am thankful for my family who is spread all across North America. From Virginia…

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