Remembering the Good Ole’ Days

Remember the days when your house had only one telephone? It was attached to the wall and you only had to dial 5 digits to make a local phone call? Ours was in the kitchen and came with a long enough cord that you could reach the stove AND fridge. Amazing! There were only two […]

It’s the Little Things

I’ve recently begun recording old Will & Grace episodes on the DVR and, truth be told, they just make me happy. True, the show isn’t perfect: Jack went from being an self-involved (yet charming) drama-queen in the first few seasons to an annoying 2 year old by the last few seasons, but overall I could […]

All The News That’s Fit to Print

Is haiku news? Could it be? Because I’m proud to say that my haiku has been published in the most recent issue of “American Way” magazine. Granted, it’s the in-flight magazine for American Airlines, but that’s still kinda’ cool, no? There was a contest last fall to win something like 1,000,000 frequent flyer miles and […]

Holiday Season Encore!

This weekend, Randy and I hosted the big Christmas Re-Gifting Party. For the past 5 years Randy has held a party where people are inviting to bring a gift they want to re-gift (you know, those crappy gifts you get from friends or coworkers that you really have no use for?) It started off with […]

It Never Fails

I’m not sure why, but this morning felt like the coldest morning we’ve had all winter. I’m fairly sure that it wasn’t (I recall some single-digit weather reports in December and today was a balmy 16 degrees compared to that). And the sun is shining with clear blue skies, yet it just felt bone-chillingly cold […]

Redrum! Redrum!

(I wish I could figure out how to write the letters backwards). Actually, it should read more like RedBones, RedBones, since that’s where we ate dinner last night. I’m not sure if many of you are aware, but there is a website called where you can buy $25 gift certificates for only $10. Basically, you […]

Acting Fast

Phew! It’s a good thing I opened that CD yesterday morning! I had been planning to open a CD before the January 29th meeting of the Fed Reserve Bank (when it was expected that rates would drop). But it came as a complete surprise yesterday with their emergency reduction of .75%. So, I quickly opened […]

All Good Things Must Come to an End

I had a fun weekend. On Friday night we went out to dinner with to celebrate the birthday of some friends. On Saturday, Randy and I went to the gym (yay me) and met up with my friend, and fellow blogger, Will. We met up at our place sinc he’d never been there then headed […]

When Poverty Strikes

Oh dear. That pretty much sums up what’s happening with my retirement accounts. I’ve been through recessions before in my adult life. The first big one occured while I was attending/graduating college. I still managed to find retail jobs all throughout college and a full time job when I got out. I wasn’t making much […]

Say It Isn’t So!

You can’t trust the gossip pages (or the government, or the media, or even me for that matter), but I read this morning that there is suspicion that Britney Spears is pregnant. Again. Apparently, she was photographed in a phamacy looking over the early pregnancy tests. Of course, there was no evidence of her buying […]