Month: April 2012

Toes Tell the Tale

I had a very silly idea while I was in Mexico.  Not only did I wear a hat with a brim so big it can be seen from the space station, I took photos of what my toes “saw” each day.  

Buenos Dias Amigos!

I’ve never wanted to go to Mexico. The government is corrupt. The soldiers and police are on the take. The country is a huge mess politically and bad things have happened to some tourists down there.  

Hasta Luego!

That’s “see you later” in Spanish!  Life is a beach and I’m on it, returning April 28th. I won’t be plugged in and I won’t be answering emails and I won’t be happy if you fill up my in-box with crap!  Thank you!!!

RIP ‘The World’s Oldest Teenager’

Longtime visitors here will recall that I’ve been critical of Dick Clark around New Year’s Eve for several years now and I stand behind my opinion that he should have hung up his microphone years ago. But that doesn’t take away the fact that the man gave us decades of enjoyment and entertainment.

The Latest Quest

I have a bit of a philosophy that’s not written in stone or even fully formed but it goes something like this: If it’s going to work out, it usually comes together pretty easily.  Or something like that.  In my experience, pushing and struggling and sweating and wallowing in anxiety doesn’t get me anywhere.  

A Serving of Spam

Spammers are funny. Oh I’m sure they don’t mean to be.  In fact I’ll bet they’re deadly serious about trying to fool the unaware and the uninitiated into posting their messages and spreading the word on whatever they’re hoping to sell.  

Score One for a Celebrity

Ashley Judd impressed the heck out of me and millions of other women when she fought back via a well-written essay against the idiotic tabloids that scrutinize and criticize women.  

A Bit of Local History

One of my brothers-in-law (There are 300, give or take) is the Howie-of-all-trades at Woodeden Camp just outside of London.

The Week That Was

We may have witnessed the end of a rapper’s career before it even really got started.  And I ask you, is that really a bad thing?  

Easter Feaster

Whether it’s Easter, Passover or none of the above, I hope you have a lovely long weekend. It’s always a Good Friday when one can sleep in past 3:30 am!  One of my personal goals is to get to know this guy.  

Laughing With Gaffigan

If you’ve visited here before, you may already be aware that I’m a stand-up comedy nut.  Nut!  I have a long list of favourites that includes Jim Gaffigan who is coming to London in July and we have front-row seats for his Centennial Hall show.

Kwitcher Bitchin’

Maybe I’m just lucky lately but it seems I’ve been privy to an awful lot of on-the-job bitching.  Not at my job, but at other peoples’ jobs where I’m trying to conduct business.