Published on 2011-07-03 13:35:00
This post is somewhat of a departure from the norm here, but a subject that intrigues me none the less. Today there is a lull [all be it rare] in my life. Tomorrow is a national holiday, and rather than work as I usually do, I woke up in an introspec
Published on 2011-06-25 07:03:00
That title sounds harsh and insensitive. I apologize for that. It is however an age we have been moved into. Through no choice of our own companies that manufacture and sell technology devices have figured out a way to force us to upgrade. This is th
Published on 2011-06-23 08:57:00
I believe one day the internet will completely make Television an antiquated mode of entertainment. I think we are heading there pretty quickly really, given now it isn’t uncommon to watch your fave T.V. shows and movies in some online way. Why I,
Published on 2011-06-21 19:54:00
A few months ago I told you all that I was doing tech direction (lights and sound) on a play being performed locally. The play was “Almost Main”. A campy comedy that takes place in very rural Maine with a cast that did a fine job of pulling it al
Published on 2011-06-16 18:46:00
It has been a while since my last post…apparently in looking back I skipped the entire month of May…what was I thinking. Oh yah…that would be the point of this post.
Well, I did indeed have an epiphany. When I left you all last I had taken a v
Published on 2011-04-26 10:50:00
Episode 1: Snidely Whip-Reed and The Evil Sandbox, Case of the Missing Jewell!!
Good gracious bloggers are you in for some good ol' fashioned down-home hijackery! ...That sounded vaguely dirty somehow. Anyhoo, Sugary Cynic here, with Widow Lady Lis
Published on 2011-04-22 12:14:00
When last I posted here (now realizing it has been more than 2 weeks) Id and Ego were left behind while I went away for a vacation. Why is a vacation such a big deal? Why were Id and Ego left behind? Well, I don’t think I came to fully realize its
Published on 2011-04-15 09:34:00
I am over at Lisa Brandel's blog today with a story about my Father (my hero). I hope you will stop by and give it a read.
I'm just saying.
Published on 2011-04-13 16:36:00
Well, in the last post I was vacating to go on a...vacation. It is the first vacation i have taken in over 6 years...yes, that is my own fault.
The truth of the matter is that I decided painfully to absolutely vacate from normal daily habits and act
Published on 2011-04-06 14:41:00
Well this post is a bit of a test. I am going to update you on previous posts, but if you haven’t read them (shame on you)…I mean please do.
I fixed my washing machine! As you recall form “It’s a Glam life” it had broken down. I disassembl
Published on 2011-04-03 20:25:00
Oh boy! It’s like going to the picture shows, buying popcorn and watching the coming features before the movie. Oh boy! I have it on good authority that this blog will be hijacked again by Lisa and Sugary Cyinic…and I can hardly wait. I LOVE this
Published on 2011-04-01 09:58:00
It is not a secret that i argue out loud with my Id and Ego. Everyone has those conversations...mine are just out loud.
Well it seems that earlier posts, one of which posed my Id as a female character has caused a small rift among followers to this
Published on 2011-03-30 17:00:00
It is not a secret that I embrace technology. New and growing technologies are an integral part of my life and how I make a living. My business lives largely in a virtual world and is capable of instant international real time response…ooooh, that
Published on 2011-03-28 11:38:00
I go out of town for a couple of days and come home to find that my blog has been hijacked by a horny widow. WTF? I gave Lisa the keys to the sandbox a long time ago…and now I need to rethink it all.
Lord knows I love Lisa. She is a brilliant writ
Published on 2011-03-25 09:52:00
I happen to know Ron isn’t paying any attention to his blog today. So, like the good enemy friend I am, I thought I would drive some traffic to his blog…you know, help him out. Not the nice kind of traffic though, heck no, the kind that sits a
Published on 2011-03-21 11:35:00
It appears as though I have received the Versatile Blogger Award from Roy Durham and I am honored. Roy is a writing phenomenon and a mentor to me so I am doubly honored. Now I realize that fame has its price and I must pay for the honor by telling yo
Published on 2011-03-19 11:50:00
I should tell you that this isn’t necessarily just for men only that it will touch on a topic specific to men. In the context of the subject I don’t anticipate any sympathy from the women folk.
It is time for my annual physical exam. I am pretty
Published on 2011-03-16 16:10:00
Well as you can see I let Jewell out of the basement and to punish thank me, she has stopped by with another rant story to share with you all. Please enjoy :)
I'm sorry everyone. Really. I am. Apparently Ron didn't learn his lesson the last tim
Published on 2011-03-14 19:35:00
Okay...not really, but I am at Lisa Brandels today with a guest post. You should have a look...if you love me (whimpering innocent pout). It is worth it you know...and thank you :)
Published on 2011-03-12 12:23:00
I have been absent for a while with the whole day job thingy but found myself with a whole day where time was my own and I could do whatever I wanted. Woohoo! So, how shall I spend it?
Skydiving? No…it’s too chilly out today. Mountain climbing?
Published on 2011-03-10 13:29:00
The Transcendental Tourist is a blog I have followed for quite a while, and it is to me one of the best blogs I have visited. AJ is an educator in the Philippines who travels through the south Pacific when school is out capturing the sights he visits
Published on 2011-03-06 11:42:00
What a great surprise! Lisa Brandel stopped in again and left us a present. It scared me a little at first...I thought my cycle was off. Pull up a chair, relax and give Lisa's tail...tale a read. Enjoy!
My Vestigial tail (Or how I say things to
Published on 2011-03-04 18:45:00
So…I have been absent for a short while. Did you miss me? Please…just say yes…I’m insecure and need a hug. It has been a week since I last posted and all of the fine guest posting friends have moved on so I really need to get you attention ag
Published on 2011-02-27 09:15:00
Well, Here is a treat! Lisa Brandel has stopped by for a romp in the sandbox to share a story of one of the joys of youth...or not so much. Her intro to the story sums her visit up better than I can...so let's get right to it. Enjoy!
My meat sa
Published on 2011-02-25 14:02:00
It has been a very eventful week! I want to thank everyone who guest posted and came to play in the sandbox. Alan from TBAOO, Alejandro from Raising Amelie, Paul Field from One Eye on the Rear View Mirror, Charles Sadler from Rantings of a Bald Man,
Published on 2011-02-24 08:22:00
What a lovely surprise this is! Jewell has dropped for a romp in the sanbox with a guest post. By her own admission, she doesn't play well with others and she steals sand toys...so watch your backs...but also enjoy her post and stop by her blog,
Published on 2011-02-23 05:19:00
Okay everyone, let give a big round of applause for Sarah Jane Klemis who wites the blog "Almost There". Okay, that's enough...really quiet down...that's better. Sarah travels a lot for business and one would think it would be routine after a while..
Published on 2011-02-21 19:35:00
Sugary Cynic has taken the stage with a guest post today. I have been a huge fan of hers for quite a while now and if you haven't visited her blog, you knwo you should. If you are already a follower , you know the genious that is Sugary Cynic.
Published on 2011-02-20 10:31:00
I generally don’t editorialize on this blog (except satirically), but today I can’t help myself. In a recent post by Alejandro Guzman a comment was left on his post that at first I thought was a joke. The topic…”Boycott American Women”. Upo
Published on 2011-02-19 06:03:00
I am happy to let you know that Charles Sadler (Baldy Chaz) has stopped by to play in the sandbox today with a guest post. Charles hails from Rantings of a Bald Man which is an ecclectic collection (say that 10 times real fast) of life experiences, f
Published on 2011-02-18 08:29:00
I'd like to welcome Paul Field to the sandbox for a guest post. Paul is insightful, thoughtful, funny and never short of opinion. His flued prose style will draw you in, and hold your interest, and as his blog domain suggests...keep hands inside the
Published on 2011-02-17 07:36:43
Being the travel maven that I am - I have scooted over to Australia for a bit to guest post on Alejandro Guzman's blog Raising Amelie.
Give the post a read and then stick around to catch up on AG's stories about raising his daughter and his other da
Published on 2011-02-15 18:23:00
Those of you who follow regularly know it is no secret I have daily out-loud conversations with my Id, Ego and Super Ego. They live inside my head and far be it from me to deny letting them out for air occasionally. I find this useful when grocery sh
Published on 2011-02-14 08:35:00
I am proud to welcome Alejandro Guzman to the sandbox with a guest post. Alejandro is a stay at home parent with a blog. This could be a dangerous combination but in fact He handles it all in stride with grace and humor...and it doesn't hurt tha
Published on 2011-02-13 06:12:00
Okay everyone! I am happy to announce the long awaited guest post by tbaoo. Alan is a funny, irreverent writer from down under and a bit of an enigma as well. He is very vague about his vocation stating that it is top secret. I have surmised that he
Published on 2011-02-10 16:05:00
It’s been an odd week. Business and personal stuff overlapping in ways that spin my head [in an Exorcist sort of way]. No matter…we move on. It’s no secret that I love words and language. Sometimes though, I find that rather than a situation be
Published on 2011-02-06 12:07:00
I live in Michigan which is a peninsula. Michigan boasts the longest contiguous fresh water shoreline on earth. As a result of this there is an anomaly known as “Lake Effect Weather” that is unique in its impact on this state. Briefly, when winte
Published on 2011-02-03 20:03:00
I have been sporadic about posts lately, and I won’t make excuses…life happens in spite of one’s plans. Today I read a post on FaceBook by YogaSavy that tickled me a bit. She wrote “You haven't lost your smile at all, its right under your nos
Published on 2011-01-31 20:53:00
Okay, in my last post I unleashed a math theory that my brother and I conceived in our teens…”The Theory of Four”. Apparently I didn’t explain it well and so I apologize and will explain further.
It boils down to an abstract conversion betwe
Published on 2011-01-30 07:07:00
I have been accused recently of being among other things…”A total mentalist”, “Drinking questionable beverages”, “Being strange in a brilliant sort of way”…okay, that last one even has me confused. To that end, I let my mind do whatev
Published on 2011-01-27 18:43:00
I had the torturepleasure of visiting Ron’s home state last Sunday. While I didn’t get to see him, he was tied up slaving for his mum, I did take the opportunity to snap a few shots for you all. I thought with the world wide draw of Ron’s uniq
Published on 2011-01-25 14:41:00
I’m not sure why I am fixated on zero degree temperatures, except that it was -4 when I woke up this morning. The concept of what one feels when outdoors being less than zero fascinates me. I know that negative numbers come up a lot, but it usually
Published on 2011-01-23 15:28:00
Today has produced some moments that have left me wondering if I somehow have slipped into an alternative universe. At the very least a few things happened to make me say “Hmmmm.”.
Working backwards, I woke up this morning and while sipping my f
Published on 2011-01-22 09:23:00
When I started this blog part of the purpose was to promote other blogs and grow awareness for online literature. I made it a point to post recommendations at least once a month…and fell out of that habit late in 2010. Time to get back to basics.
Published on 2011-01-20 20:41:00
I want to preface this post with a quick back-story. Melvin has been in my cartoon arsenal for many years. He is a smart and good person who tries...oh how he tries...he just never gets it quite right...
I'm just saying.
Published on 2011-01-17 12:05:00
Today is Martin Luther King Day in the US commemorating the life and work of a man who tirelessly advocated the peaceful resolve of civil rights in this country. I risk dating myself somewhat but in fact I am proud of the fact that I was around to se
Published on 2011-01-15 12:24:00
I have been a bit overwhelmed lately. Nothing major…just a few things that have distracted me and gotten me behind on important things in daily life.
I am a very private person. I very rarely let the real me come to the surface, and I will do ever
Published on 2011-01-13 04:54:00
I want to qualify this story by letting you all know that no actual pigs were harmed while writing it and Ilene the pig should not be confused with the Pig-Faced plastic surgeons that may be holding Jewell captive on an uncharted island somewhere.
Published on 2011-01-11 05:36:00
Lisa Brandel stopped by to play in the sandbox and left another great guest post for you all to enjoy.
I am a curious soul. I always have been. My curiosity has gotten me in trouble more than once, with various results. Sometimes my curiosity has p
Published on 2011-01-08 13:33:00
Anne Dickens has been a participating member and follower of this blog for some time now. Anne is a very funny, bright person who has made wonderful contributions with posts here over the past year. She also regularly stops by to see what is going on
Published on 2011-01-05 00:28:00
Well, I started this blog 18 months ago for the purpose of sharing stories of daily life from a sideways view to entertain and make you laugh. Having experienced a deeply introspective and serious state over the holidays I have decided to switch dire
Published on 2010-12-31 12:19:00
Okay, it’s New Years Eve (where I live) and as a testament to my life (or lack thereof) here I am writing a post for you to ignore until next year.
Celebrating the New Year is such an “in the moment” kind of thing. It is already tomorrow in Ne