Reflections on the New Year

I had just gotten back from a party.  Quite a fun one at that, with warm friends, delicious chips and true cake, even balconies. But still, something wasn’t right.  The New Year had come, but contrary to my hopes, I still lacked certainty, focus, clarity. Luckily, however, I was prepared.  I know not everything can… Continue reading Reflections on the New Year

Adam’s septoplasty / turbinate reduction surgery diary. Infotainment the doctor ordered!

Three out of four leading doctors told me that I have a really messed up nose (my septum is shaped like a hockey stick rather than the more conveniently functional lower case ‘l’ style)… and if I ever want to breathe decently, I simply must get a septoplasty + turbinate reduction surgery. The fourth (admittedly imaginary)… Continue reading Adam’s septoplasty / turbinate reduction surgery diary. Infotainment the doctor ordered!

About the "gay" and "fun" people I’ve met

When ordering over the phone from a dance shoe store, at the end of a long friendly conversation with the owner…      ME:  Well, hey, thanks!  You’ve been super-helpful.     HER:  You’re welcome!  And by the way, I’m gay.     [awkward pause, not that there’s anything wrong with that]     HER: … Er, my name… Continue reading About the "gay" and "fun" people I’ve met

We interrupt this cranky, verbose blog to bring you cake for breakfast

Are you living your life completely? Lyrics: Last night I dreamed about cake for breakfastTwo big pieces just for me.They’re standing there on a paper plattercovered with a doily. The light inside the refrigeratorShined a moonbeam on their heads,On which was written a bold inscription.This is what the icing said: Can you live your life… Continue reading We interrupt this cranky, verbose blog to bring you cake for breakfast

Truly stupid Facebook status updates

One of my favorite newsweeklies, The Week, has a weekly competition where they solicit various entertaining submissions on goofy name ideas or lists. A few weeks ago, highlighting the crazy case of some Australian kids Facebook-status’ing that they’d fallen into a well or something like that, they asked for some other ideas of truly stupid… Continue reading Truly stupid Facebook status updates

[Overheard] – "How do I get balls?"

Officemate:  So I got everything all set for the event.  Computers, powerstrips, food.  Only thing I forgot was chairs! [smacking forehead]Me:  Why don’t you use these instead? [pointing to one of the inflatable balls we have in our office for sitting on]Officemate: [looking intrigued, yet uncertain]  Hmm!  How do I get balls?!Me:  [incredulous pause, then… Continue reading [Overheard] – "How do I get balls?"

A short tribute poem to Dr. Seuss on his birthday

My colleague Sha-Mayn noted that today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  I originally penned the short poem below to post as a facebook comment, but I thought I’d share it with you all instead. 😀  With deep apologies but much love to Dr. Seuss…— I hadn’t known this fact beforeI miss Dr. Seuss now even moreI… Continue reading A short tribute poem to Dr. Seuss on his birthday

[Humor] 100 yards Longs brand Waxed Mint Dental Tape, almost new

Today we have a guest post!  Hopefully a nice respite from all the political tensions. The note below was written by Mark Pilloff for distribution on our company’s “for sale” (classifieds) list.  I’ve reproduced it below in its entirety with, of course, Mark’s permission.  Enjoy! 😀 *  *  * Free: 100 yards Longs brand Waxed… Continue reading [Humor] 100 yards Longs brand Waxed Mint Dental Tape, almost new

Where the hell is Matt? — Huge smiles guaranteed!

Today’s entry is short and wonderful.  Behold, in the video below, Matt Harding… “dancing” around the world, one city at a time.  At the 54 second mark, watch the video really come alive when he delights countless locales who join in the dancing… and, i guarantee, charms all of you watching, too :-D. For more… Continue reading Where the hell is Matt? — Huge smiles guaranteed!