Month: December 2018

Should have done the toothpaste math!

I got this toothpaste squeezer on a whim because I like gadgets. It costs $9.99 – Only now doing the math on that. Rounding up because Teresa does most of the shopping and does not even look at grocery prices as far as I know, say 30 cents an...

My own room, but what do I call it?

We finally got a house with an extra room that I have claimed for my computer, books, etc. but I am at a loss when it comes to naming it. Most would call it a “Home office” but that would oblige me to somehow generate income in here. Back...

It fell behind the diceomatic letter transmogrifier

I always mail things with trepidation, like sending a kid to summer camp. Sometimes I read “human interest” stories about a letter that was mailed decades ago being found inside a wall, or under a supervisor, or stuck behind some ancient machine at the post office, and then they...

They are running out of toy ideas

Unicorns are just goats that broke a horn off. I was cutting through the toy department at Fred Meyer but these unicorns stopped me in my tracks. These unicorns “really poop!” Why is that a good thing? I guess it draws attention away from the fact that they all...

Craft lady is disturbing

My wife put this book in the Goodwill box. It’s a step in the right direction. I couldn’t quite figure out why the lady on the cover makes me nervous, aside from the fact that she is bursting out of the photo with a glue gun in one hand,...

Trollbooth cache gives me a Stephen King feeling

This is the “Trollhouse” geocache we logged a few months ago. I put it on our favorites list just for the novelty of it. The lady of the house pulled in as we were examining this amazing bit of folk art, but she just sighed and basically said it...

Golden Girls chia? Thank you for being a friend.

I was doing a little Christmas shopping today and found this Sophia from the Golden Girls Chia pet. It was sitting on an unrelated end cap, apparently someone changed their mind. The expression on Sophia’s face supports this theory.Last year they had a Bob Ross. It seems that they...

Don’t forget your birds

I keep thinking we are all done moving out of our old house, but today I was upstairs, and happened to look up. THE BIRDS! I almost forgot the (paper mache?) colorful parrots we got at a yard sale so many years ago. The idea was to put in...