Epic Road Trip Summer 2017 is finally over and i find myself back at home, with a thousand-plus more miles on the car, some fantastic not-to-be-forgotten-in-this-lifetime memories, and one broken dog. For one of us – the furrier and more legged one – the trip was a bit less epic. Or more. Depends on how […]

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For as long as i can remember, all i ever wanted to be was a rock star. As a child, i would shut myself in my bedroom, stand on my bed with hairbrush-microphone in hand and sing along with whatever was on the radio. At nine years old, i learned to play the guitar and […]

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It’s 7:00 am and the alarm goes off. i bounce out of bed, eager for the day ahead. i quickly feed the dog, shower, get dressed, and throw the last few essentials into my already packed suitcase. It is 7:45 am and it’s time to hit the road! i load the dog into the car, where […]

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Is it possible for one person to actually cause natural disasters every where they go? True natural disasters – like avalanches, blizzards and sandstorms? Really really big sandstorms? Like in The Mummy? In fact, the really big sandstorm is all i can remember from that movie. That, and Brendan Fraser, who i have a love/hate […]

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The 1970’s were all about staying alive. (Staying alive. Staying alive.) But maybe we didn’t know it then. Lately, i’ve been noticing all the things we did on purpose in the 1970’s that we know now WILL KILL YOU. And at the risk of sounding like grandpa mourning the loss of the good ol’ days when doctors […]

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i’m standing at the pharmacy counter, feeling like megadeath and buying my prescriptions. And when i say “megadeath”, i mean as in death-warmed-over/undead/please-kill-me-now dead. Not Megadeth, the awesome metal band, which, despite their whining about how Metallica stole all their stuff, always make me want to jump in a mosh pit and bang my head […]

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i have come to the last day of my life and it is time to contemplate all that i have done and all that i have left to do. i have seen the doctor and he has diagnosed me with an incurable, fatal disease that will steal all happiness from the world and slowly eat […]

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Today i blew my nose so hard i got vertigo and fell off the toilet into a pile of cats. Now, That’s something you don’t say every day.   i bet you could go your whole life and not have that happen to you. Maybe. i don’t know. It seemed pretty easy to me. What […]

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i have been down for days with the mother-of-all chest colds. i really should have seen it coming. i spent all winter at first marveling about how i managed to dodge everybody else’s bugs and then practically bragging about my awesome autoimmune skills. i mean, my two office mates were out with major viruses twice and […]

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i may seem slightly preoccupied with bugs these days. To be more specific… it might seem i’m more than slightly preoccupied with COCKROACHES who are another category of “bug” altogether. There are bugs that border on cute, like ladybugs or that bug in A Bug’s Life (which is still one of my favorite Disney/Pixar movies […]

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