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Lost Wedding Ring ( culture / writing / blog )

Most Popular Site On The Internet ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to silktide! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here: ... read more

How To Support This Website ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or S... read more

Another Day In Paradise, Day 2751 ( culture / writing / blog / employment )


Sitting here looking at James (not his real name) to my right. My workday would be sooooo much better if I could ignore him, but, being in the cubicle across the aisle, I can't. For those new to this space, James is an idiot. Literall... read more

Diary, 2017/07/29 ( culture / writing / blog / animals )


I just went down the road to the quickie-mart and got coffee. It's something I do most every weekend morning since throwing away my home coffee maker to keep me from drinking too much of it. On the way there, I saw what I thought was ... read more

Please Patronize Me ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


Check out my Patreon page. Patrons get free stuff! Well, not technically free since you do have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Still ... ... read more

Fence Guy ( culture / writing / blog )


So, the wife texts me saying, "Fence guy quoted $35500 to do the fence. He's coming out Wednesday." This is a fence repair for a small backyard, not a new thousand acre fence. Me: "How much?!" ... read more

Christmas Music ( culture / writing / blog )


With wife playing Christmas music this morning (as soon as is socially acceptable), it put me in the mood for this: Christia... read more

You Saying I'm Ugly? ( culture / writing / blog )


I was explaining to my 9 year old daughter what "networking" is, and that I'm not very good at it. She said, "That's because a lot of people judge you by your looks. And you're not ..." "You trying to say I'm ugly?" "I don't t... read more

This Is Deep ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$^# it means! Here it is: "I comprehend that is g... read more

Lost A Friend ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


No, not that kind of "lost" (knock on wood). So get that lump out of your throat. No, I just noticed I've lost a friend.Don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled screa... read more

Dinner And A Show ( culture / writing / blog / restaurants )


After stopping at Tara's sister Stephanie's house in Smyrna to pick up a newly-refurbished ... read more

Just Another Sunday ( culture / writing / blog )


Wife and kid are off at this thing called "church." Maybe you've heard of it. I'm not familiar. Not sure what to make of it. :)I'm basically just hanging out waiting for the new mattress to be delivered. We told the delivery guy, "... read more

Father's Day ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


I'm just writing this post to get something new on the blog other than that free ad for Windows 7. :) We drove up to be with my wife's side of the family today for Father's Day. An "extra special treat" upon returning home was... read more

House Cleaning ( culture / writing / blog )


Doling out who would be doing what for today's house cleaning project, my wife Tara assigned the following to me: Strip and make the bed. Knowing me, she then felt the need to clarify this. "That means strip the bed." I'll ju... read more

Holiday World ( culture / writing / blog / vacation )


I rode a rollercoaster for the first time in I don't know how long. It was a blast! The Raven has been voted "most awesome [or whatever] wooden coaster" several times i... read more

Not Pulled Over ( culture / writing / blog / dream )


Had a very brief, mundane, realistic dream the night before last in which I was pulled over by a traffic cop. I didn't think much about it until the next morning when I was going down Antioch Pike to a client's office. That particular... read more

Great Suction! ( culture / writing / blog )


In preparation for the much-anticipated Comcast installation (Internet, not TV), I do as they suggest and clear out a space where I want them to put the cable wall jack. Once I ha... read more

Doing The Dishes ( culture / writing / blog )


So, my wife tells me most people do the dishes every day. I don't believe her. "Every day?" I ask."Yes, every day," she says."Every single day?" I persist. She nods. "You don't mean," I search for clarification, "it's s... read more

Tried To Mow The Lawn ( culture / writing / blog )


Well, I tried to mow the lawn, but the lawnmower wouldn't start. I swear. :) It's probably all clogged up from sitting there unused all winter. It was a hand-me-down mower, anyway, probably in need of replacing, but that's ju... read more

Diary, 2012/07/02 ( culture / writing / blog )


It almost rained today. I know, exciting. Apparently, it did rain pretty hard in some places, but not here on "the south side." Hopefully, by this time next week it will have rained several times. The possibility is in the forecast, a... read more

Diary, 2012/06/30 ( culture / writing / blog )

It's supposed to be record heat again today. Yesterday was 109F degrees, which is unheard of in Nashville. Today is supposed to be 107F. I've already watered my fruit trees and vegetable garden in the backyard this morning. Yesterday ... read more

Couch Potato ( culture / writing / blog )


I've been a couch potato all day. Well, most of the day. I did finally pull up the dead "crops" in the vegetable garden at one point. And I did do some recycling, taking the paper, bottles, cans and plastic bags out of the trash cans ... read more

New Washer ( culture / writing / blog / appliances )


The new washer was delivered today. I let them take the old one away even though we'd just bought it (used) a week ago. That's right, it lasted just one week. Oh well, we didn't really need that $200 (after tax and delivery), anyway. ... read more

Lucy's Birthday ( culture / writing / blog )


Today's my sister Lucy's birthday. She must be having a good one, because she has not replied to anyone's email birthday greeting. The previous weekend was our nephew Daniel's 2nd birthday party in Smyrna. That kid partied until it wa... read more

Diary, 2010/07/24 ( culture / writing / blog )


We all went to the Nashville Zoo today. My God it was hot ... and sticky. Luckily, Blue Bell Ice Cream was handing out ... read more

Installed The New Dishwasher ( culture / writing / blog / appliances )


I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara's sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel fr... read more

McDonalds Wi-fi ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. ... read more

A Day Without My Car ( culture / writing / blog / transportation )


I'm just testing this Windows Live Writer software. UPDATE: There's now a newer, "open-source" version here. ... read more

Diary, 2009/10/28 ( culture / writing / blog )


We had a "Fall Festival" party at Elizabeth's daycare/preschool tonight (called that because some parents don't like Halloween). Elizabeth went dressed up in her Minnie Mouse costume. She was very cute. But then, she's cute no matter ... read more

Diary, 2009/10/17 ( culture / writing / blog )

Been trying to learn Cisco (network routing equipment) online through skillsoft, which I was given access to in my severan... read more

Too Many Doctors Lately ( culture / writing / blog )


I had knee surgery the other day. They removed my bursa sac that kept filling up with fluid due to an injury. The only thing I can figure is that it happened when I helped this neighbor kid stop his bike as he was coming down the hill... read more

Haircut ( culture / writing / blog )


Got a haircut today. Finally! What little I have left — after all the stress at work and the stress of the recent back pain — was getting pretty long and goofy-looking unless it was wet and slicked back. Anyway, I was sitt... read more

Christmas 2008 ( culture / writing / blog )


It took five months, but here it is: Christmas 2008... read more

New Fence ( culture / writing / blog )


I forgot to mention that I built a fence last weekend. It only spans about 12 feet from the side of the house to the retaining wall dividing us from our slightly-uphill neighbor. I've still got to cut a gate into it. Hopefully, I can ... read more

Thought For The Day ( culture / writing / blog )


I was noticing how I'm not as good of a speller as I used be, or at least not as quick. Old age, I figured. Brain deteriorating. Oh well. Then I decided it's not necessarily that big a deal when certain brain synapses or pathways/... read more

Diary, 2009/04/02 ( culture / writing / blog )


Today is Dad's birthday. 90 years old! Amazing. I'm 48, in case you're wondering. Amazing ... ly disgusting! Oh well. Anyway, back to Dad. Longevity runs in his side of the family. His mother lived to be 101. His father made... read more

Our First Outside Christmas Lights, Ever! ( culture / writing / blog )


That's it. No story. Here's the link: Our first outside Christmas lights... read more

Diary, 2008/11/10 ( culture / writing / blog )


Parents all worry about how well they're raising their kids; how they will behave; what kind of people they will grow up to be. Well, tonight I discovered a sad truth about our youngest daughter, Sunny. She likes to hang out in gutter... read more

Diary, 2008/11/07 ( culture / writing / blog )

Well, I had a hell of a day. It started off normally enough, though it was raining, which is increasingly rare around here. I dropped Elizabeth off at school on my way to work, and from there my day took a wrong turn. I took side ... read more

Diary, 2008/04/26 ( culture / writing / blog )

I took Joey to the vet this morning for a routine follow-up. I volunteered because I thought his appointment would conflict with Tara's plans to take Elizabeth to meet up with her Auntie, Tara's sister Sandy, at the Franklin Street Fa... read more

Good Friday ( culture / writing / blog )


It WAS a good Friday. There was nothing religious about it. If you know me at all, that wouldn't surprise you. I was just reading my previous post and wanted to have something more positive this time. We're all still adjusting to ... read more

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