i'm not sure when it started. some time after muscle barbie moved into the dorms. about january 2012, i guess. she and i started a good night ritual. it started off as just a text good night. and it wasn't always every night. but was most nights. i guess cuz i missed her. even though she was only 30 minutes... Read more →


it used to be that our weekends in the non lake going season were rather boring. we might hit a movie on friday night but otherwise, we were pretty much homebodies...which is just fine by me. so not so lately, gentle reader! when exactly does the weekend start? is it friday, when you are done with the 8-5? maybe even... Read more →


take cover! run to the hills! save yourself! oh, gentle reader...it's that time again...i dread it...i really do. mercury has entered retrograde. this began on april 28th...we still have many days to go. some will say it's no big deal. and to that i say: hogwash. it's like a total and clear effect {you probably could use affect here, also}... Read more →


gentle reader, it was a pretty fab weekend around here. the one thing that was missing was muscle barbie. it seemed we were traveling in different directions this past weekend. friday night she went to the movies with friends. friday night we stayed home, grilled some awesome steaks and watched the trust with nicolas cage. yeah. don't waste your time.... Read more →


gentle reader, we all face challenges. every single day of the week of the month of the year of our lifetime. some days those challenges are epic in nature. some days those challenges are minor blips on our radar. i always tell people facing epic challenges that we have to have those difficult days in order to appreciate the good... Read more →


gentle reader, i'm not one to engage in april fools' day shenanigans. i'm not sure i've ever been one to attempt to pull a quick one on the other guy or gal. maybe in elementary school but that was a long time ago and i don't remember. anywho, this post is about april fools' day 2016 and what i received... Read more →