Family Reunion

12 07 2010

It’s a hard job, but …

I spent the weekend at family reunions. One was miles away, the other was right here in town. The “miles away” one wasn’t my family, it was the family of a friend and I offered to drive. (The things I’ll do for food …)

The deal was that this reunion fell on my friend’s mother’s birthday, and my friend had told her family that she wouldn’t be able to make it. We drove down under cover of semi-heavy traffic and my friend snuck up behind her eighty-plus year old mother and kissed her on the cheek. Of course, pandemonium ensued. I endured accolades for being the deliverer of joy, I liked that, a lot. Call me Santa Claus. Tears flowed (not mine though! …okay, maybe a few were) and the result was a happy reunion. Read the rest of this entry »


Parenting 101

1 06 2010

Some people shouldn’t have kids.

I see them all over the place. They treat their children like their own second chance at getting it right and subsequently make the kids lives a living hell.

I don’t have kids. I’m sure there are people out there who will say that means I shouldn’t have an opinion. Well, sorry, I have an opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

Trash Talk

7 05 2010

If it ain’t broke, why are you replacing it?

Nothing makes my ears smoke more then the stupidity of our throw-away attitude. Your phone isn’t the latest invention? It needs an extra mega-pixel? Throw it out, get a new one. Your weed-whacker has a cord and that’s inconvenient, toss it. You’re tired of those dishes you bought last year, kick ’em to the curb. Last years clothes? Gone. There’s a new audio format available? Time for a new collection. Cars, toys, clothes, appliances, etc., etc., etc! Read the rest of this entry »

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