Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

So Fair Warning

July 24, 2018

I got a response to yesterday’s post that, frankly, floored me.

Really?!  I thought.  They know how I feel about . . . wait . . . actually they don’t know!  I’ve mentioned it to a few people over the years, but not them, and I’ve never addressed it on Candles & Curses.  Now that I think about it, it’s amazing this hasn’t come up before now, in fact, so I’d better address it ASAP.

First off, let me make clear that I am no way calling anyone out.  I know “that word” has changed meaning in popular culture, and that no offense was intended (Or if it was, it was the friendly kind of offense common between friends.  Either way, we’re good.), but for everyone else:

If you use the word “geek” in my direction, your best case scenario from me is a Pescian Goodfellas (or if you prefer, a Pestoian Goodfeathers) reaction along the lines of “What do you mean by that?  You’re sayin’ I’m a sideshow attraction, is that what you’re sayin’?  That I am some freak that bites the heads of chickens for your amusement?  Is that what you’re sayin’?!”

I’m just sayin’.

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Time To Do Some Walking

May 18, 2018

Well . . . we made it.  There was never any real doubt that we would, but it’s been a long year, and yesterday I was feeling every last second of it.

Still . . . any year you can walk away from is a good one, and all that.

School’s out for summer.

But Enough Of My Own Griping

May 17, 2018

The school year is wrapping up here, and we’re on the final push.  We should be able to finish the last of the necessary work today, then there can be some celebration and rest.

I’ll let you know tomorrow how it went.

I’ll Finish That Joke Tomorrow

March 14, 2018

We interrupt the joke I was setting up for yesterday with the news that Stephen Hawking has died, and to make the following correction to one of the announcement I read regarding this:

Stephen Hawking did a lot of amazing things, but he never ever worked “with” black holes.  Maybe he is now, but he never did it when he was alive!  I know I’m being pedantic here, but it just seems like the sort of distinction that needs to be made when talking about even the concept of working with a black hole.

There Are Worse Things

March 5, 2018

For the record, L’s Mother and I did remember that Friday was our anniversary . . . one second after someone wished us a happy anniversary.

At this point I figure this is just our thing.

Let’s Try This Again Tomorrow

February 19, 2018

I really thought that by having an entire weekend to cool down that I’d be ready to elaborate on what I started talking about on Friday . . . but I was wrong.

Okay . . . Back

February 15, 2018

I am now once again in the land of electronic impulses, but it took me longer than anticipated to reach here, so I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

That’ll Happen When Your WiFi Network Is Apparently Based On Smoke Signal Technology

February 13, 2018

Apologies if I’m sporadic for a few days, my current location’s signal strength is easily disrupted by the wind.

I’m Hoping To Feel Better For Real Soon Though

December 27, 2017

If the brevity of my recent entries haven’t already clued you in, I’ve been . . . otherwise occupied lately.  Some of that, naturally, has been due to the holidays, but mostly it’s been due to a cold that has proven, for lack of a better term, “scrappy.”  By my count I’m on my third round of “I thought I’d beaten this thing already!”

Brain Temporarily Closed For Renovations

December 15, 2017

The cold/flu that I’ve been feeling nipping my heels all week has decided that today was the day to strike, so if you’ll excuse me (or even if you won’t) . . . I’m going back to bed.