Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nature abhors a vacuum.Nature also abhors my getting a moment's peace. Nature, in fact, has made somewhat a game of keeping me on edge...

She was visibly uncomfortable with the squirming toddler on her lap. She proffered snacks, and a pencil and paper to the little guy while attempting to slide him, ever so gently to the side. Then she apologized. Over and Over again.

This is my thanks? This is how a member of the mouse nation repays my kindness to one of his flock? A sneak attack on me when I am most vulnerable?

I am what you might call a cheapskate. Actually, no might about it. I am cheap. Definitely. It's not that I won't spend money....

Because we have been working on this old house or another for the last 70 billion years someone will occasionally ask me why I...

Previously, I was pretty sure that Mr. Wonderful was my Knight in Shining Armor. I know in my heart he'd give up a kidney if I needed one. Then I asked if I could have a wee bit of parking space in his garage and all bets were off.

I realize that in light of tragedies such as war, famine and natural disaster, losing three convenience appliances in the space of three days is a First World Problem to have, but that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

People are insufferable. Oh, not taken singularly, of course. One-on-one people are lovely. It's when they go plural you have problems. If there are any two things that can ruin just about any good time it is "people" and "they."

So the good news is I won't die today. Probably. I have been sick for three weeks. Nothing too serious, just a run of...

I was in my house on a quiet Friday night when a dead-ringer for Larry the Cable Guy of stand-up comedy fame came roaring...
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