And, No, I Didn’t Do This Myself, But Apparently It’s A Remarkably Common Accident

June 19, 2020

Pro-tip of the day: While technically it accomplishes the goal of “not splashing the boiling water” when you place your fingers in the water along with the hot dogs . . .

You know what, I don’t think I need to finish this. You get the idea, right?

Would You Believe That **** Stands For “Help” In This Case? Yeah, Neither Would I

June 18, 2020

Today is one of those days that I just woke up with a song in my heart.

Unfortunately that song is “Go **** yourself!” set to music.

Because Their Risk Is MY Risk Too

June 17, 2020

While it is, of course, more than possible to be overly selfish, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with keeping your own well being in mind. For instance, I don’t know about you, but I know that *I* am perfectly okay with any pilot on any airplane I’m on being aware if they are not healthy enough – mentally, physically or emotionally – to fly the plane that day.

So Not Great, But It Could Be A Lot, LOT Worse!

June 16, 2020

On a personal note, I’m doing alright so far, but there are times I feel a bit like that guy who was across the bay from Pompeii in 79 AD.

So Can We Please Start Learning From Our Mistakes Now?

June 15, 2020

Between you and me, I’d rather be talking about how many chocolate chips you can add to cookie dough before the mix becomes more chocolate chip than cookie (It’s seems to take about a dozen past the “normal” amount of chocolate chips in a regular cookie, by the way.), but I need to say this:

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and I’m not trying to minimize any of it, but let the record reflect that in my part of the world at least, there is no “second wave” of COVID-19; this is still the first!

What I’ve Been Singing To Myself This Morning

June 12, 2020
The Internet is for scorn.
The Internet is for scorn.
Get in your licks and double-click
For scorn!  Scorn!  Scorn!

- With apologies to Avenue Q

Upon Hearing This, His Mother’s Response Was, “Yeah . . .”

June 11, 2020

On a much needed lighter note, today my son, L., and I were playing with our dog, Isa, and my son got some of her fur in his mouth, prompting us both to laugh.

“Oh, Isa,” I said to the dog because she was looking confused. “You’re always good for amusement even when sometimes you don’t mean to be.”

“Like my mom!” L. chimed in.

But If The Option Isn’t On The Wheel, It’s Never Going To Come Up

June 10, 2020

Round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows.

Major Bowes Amateur Hour

Progress Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Simpler Or Easier

June 9, 2020

Today I swear that I’m actually resting and healing, but yesterday I became intimately familiar with why it’s standard to charge an hour’s worth of labor to replace the battery in the particular model of car we have here.

Posted Primarily As A Reminder For Myself

June 8, 2020

Healing can be difficult sometimes; letting yourself heal can sometimes be even more difficult.