In grade school, I attended a program called, "MGM" which stood for "Mentally Gifted Minors." Someone eventually changed the name -- one would assume because "MGM" was famously taken, but maybe just because labeling one group of kids as Mentally Gifted meant saying that all the other kids were not. (And now, as I consider … Continue reading Bryce Brain Teaser
Have you seen that Chevy Silverado commercial where they quote, line by line, the lyrics to the Donny & Marie Opening song? It starts, "I'm a little bit country." With each line, the commercial gives a visual to match the lyrics: someone who is country, someone who is rock and roll, etc. At the end … Continue reading Goodnight Everybody!
I'm a Goals person. <shrugs> You either are or you aren't. Don't worry, this isn't a sales pitch. Today being (near) the beginning of the year, I naturally started thinking about -- hey, that's pretty! Where was I? Oh yeah! Goals. Goals. So this year I'm definitely going to... Sorry. Is anyone else here having … Continue reading Goal Post
I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk
I love Christmas, and Christmas décor. How we decorate for the holidays is so personal and tells the world so much about us, with so many stories behind so many unusual things. For instance, I'd love to know what motivated these pig decorations, or attend a holiday party at the gnome house, or hear what … Continue reading Roadside Art: Merry Christmas, (In)Mates!
While schmoozing my way through the Mayor convention -- that's one of the perks of my blog, I can give myself any honorific I want, and this week I'm Mayor of Campfire Tales. Anyway, while enduring the paparazzi with the Mayor of Whoville, he got all name-droppy, so I casually asked, "Guess who's stalking me?" … Continue reading Psst! Wanna Hear a Secret?
Can you please help me choose my bio photo for this site? Previously, I shared some abstract photos of myself, and some silly photos. Good news/bad news: Here come four more! One of these would make a great "About Me" photo on this site -- but which one? (Or should I rotate them throughout the … Continue reading Photo Finish
I've been having a strange weekend... Besides the horrible smell in my fridge that remains unidentified and unpurged (despite my having expelled several possible contenders), plus a super awkward/tense phone call with family, there's this: Things got worse from there, and kinda improved when I got a live person. My solution? Think on other, better … Continue reading States of Mind
He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more. ~ P.G. Wodehouse She fitted into my biggest arm-chair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the hips that season. ~ P.G. Wodehouse My favorite … Continue reading Please Take That Tone With Me
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~ John Muir