Monthly Archives: October 2012

Entry 174: They’re Just Asking for It

Welcome to another episode of “They’re Just Asking For it!” It’s the show that should be on HGTV that explores the stupid places people choose to live. Like, you drive along the coast in California, and you see all those … Continue reading

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Entry 173: BOO!

Well, here it comes again: the most frightening day of the year. No, not Election Day. I speak, of course, about Halloween, when children don their costumes and go out begging for hermitically-sealed treats and adults feel obligated to get … Continue reading

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Entry 172: DunkBucks

One of the best things about the location of our new house is that you can’t go anywhere without passing Dunkin’ Donuts on the way home. If it was a Starbucks instead, I’d be regretting the move. Anyone who prefers … Continue reading

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Entry 171: Your Vice President (Whoever He Ends Up Being) Needs Your Help

Dear Friend: Most people just never think about it. Yet throughout much of the history of this great land of ours, it has been a great embarrassment. Until very recently, our vice president, the second most powerful person in the … Continue reading

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Entry 170: Data Darwinism

When we moved to our new house, I did something very radical: I threw away all my 5.25″ floppy disks. In case there are any teenagers reading this, a 5.25″ floppy disk is an ancient artifact that your ancestors used … Continue reading

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Entry 169: A Crowd in the Face

Yesterday was a beautiful, crisp autumn day that I spent in the emergency room because of a fat face. I had been dealing with a cold for a week, and the last few days I had experienced a buzzing in … Continue reading

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Entry 168: Old Age Home

I am reminded almost daily via email from AARP that I must be nearing retirement age. While I admire AARP’s persistence, and I’m flattered when I receive “exclusive” invitations that no one else gets, and I’m impressed that Betty White … Continue reading

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