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In Defense of My Sexuality

September 4th, 2014

Guess how many hours I’ve spent tracking down and looking at the trove of celeb naked pictures this week?

100 hours?



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Travel Log – Gulf Coast Trip Part 2

September 3rd, 2014

This is the completion of our vacation story, which I first started way back when. If you’ve forgotten all of that, go give it a quick look. I’ll meet you back here.

Wednesday, June 18 – Thursday, June 19

When we last checked in with our intrepid voyagers on Velvet Elvis, they were at a nice little anchorage at about the spot where the civilized Florida coast dissappears for good. We left there between 5:00 and 6:00, knowing that our first all day-all night-all day sail was ahead of us.

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Life is Rough

August 19th, 2014

I was getting ready for work this morning, and I substituted a long sleeved button down shirt for my usual short sleeved short.

Vanya spoke up. “Hey, you sure are handsome today. You don’t need to look that handsome.”

It’s just a cross I’ve learned to bear.

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First Day of Pre-K 3

August 11th, 2014

Before I start my story, let me say to all of my Facebook friends that I’ve really enjoyed everyone’s first day of school pictures. At least one of you has extremely cute kids. Go ahead and keep thinking it’s you.

Today was the first day of pre-K for the three-year-olds. I didn’t expect any drama, until yesterday, K started asking questions that reveal some anxiety.

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Snacks Made Out Of Other Snacks

July 3rd, 2014

There’s a certain segment of my family that has earned some notariety with the rest of the family for their propensity for making snacks out of other snacks.

For example, there’s a pickle recipe that they share that starts not with cucumbers, but with — wait for it — different pickles. I also remember a cracker that tastes vaguely like Cheese-Its, but is made from non-flavored crackers, spices, and some powder that must have a cheese-like flavor.

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Travel Log – Gulf Coast Trip

July 1st, 2014

Saturday, June 14

We left Slidell at 6:00 AM under a cover of bugs. It’s been a long time since we’ve hung with so many gnats and mosquitos, and they stuck with us for at least an hour. Then, in a scene right out of a cartoon movie, and army of dragonflies showed up and ran them off. The dragonflies stayed around for a long time too, and there must have been a couple of dozen flying along and resting on the lifelines. We didn’t mind them, and the boys got out the net to practice insect catch and release.

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A Matter of Perspective

May 30th, 2014

I’m not sure what made me think of it today, but several years ago, a group of us went into a rather nice restaurant. There were probably 6 or 8 of us.

Whoever hit the lobby first asked, “Can you seat a party of eight?”

The hostess replied, “You’re in luck. We just had a party of eight cancel their reservation.”

One of our group observed, “No, You’re in luck that we happened to show up right now.”

Which was a very good point.

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You Won’t Believe Who Sirius XM is Playing

May 21st, 2014

On Saturday, I heard something that I had never heard before: Floyd Cramer on the radio.

Back in the early 90s, if you turned on mid-day TV for any amount of time at all, you were sure to see the commercial for a Floyd Cramer, playing a collection of other people’s hits as piano instrumentals.

Wait… Here it is. I went and found it in 10 seconds. I’m starting to think this internet thing isn’t just a fad after all.

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